Crewe Alexandra Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Crewe Alexandra fan Steven Johnson, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @tFMstig. Here, he discusses the club’s youth development, the loss of key forwards this summer, and the factors behind Crewe’s poor defensive record last season. You had the worst defensive record in the Football League last… Read more →

Crawley Town Season Preview

With 16 players signing and 16 players leaving this summer, it’s fair to say Crawley have had something of an overhaul, in John Gregory’s first summer transfer window in charge. The 60-year-old, notoriously unafraid to speak his mind, has certainly been given the board’s backing to make the team his own. Paul Jones, last season’s goalkeeper,… Read more →

Coventry City Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Coventry City fan Matthew Bull, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @Matt_Digbe. Here, he discusses why Coventry City can recover from the sale of star strikers, why right-back Cyrus Christie is more than replaceable, and he assesses the club’s current off-field problems. When anyone mentions Coventry… Read more →

Colchester United Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Colchester United fan Rich Crick, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @richcrick. Here, he discusses the potential of winger Dominic Vose, the good performances from keeper Sam Walker, and the club’s youth development policy. The club has looked to reduce the wage bill so it can focus… Read more →

Chesterfield Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Chestefield fan Andrew Riley, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @Meggy1860. Here, he discusses the benefits of having a small squad, the lack of money to spend this summer, and the eye-catching quality in Chesterfield’s midfield. Chesterfield secured the title last season. Is the team’s passing quality something… Read more →

Bristol City Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Bristol City fan Daniel Besser, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @DanielBesser13. Here, he discusses a successful season for Sam Baldock, the importance of signing Wade Elliott and Nyron Nosworthy on permanent deals, and the difference boss Steve Cotterill has made since arriving at Ashton Gate.… Read more →

Bradford Season Preview

AThe Football Lab interviewed Bradford City fan James, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @jamesbcafc_. Here, he discusses the choice of Stephen Darby as captain, the lack of energy in the side last season, and the key changes made to the midfield this summer. Bradford seem to be a relatively defensive-minded… Read more →

Barnsley Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Barnsley Fan Spencer Davies, ahead of the new season. You can follow Spencer on Twitter @TheGodfatherUk. Here, he discusses the signing of Conor Hourihane, the lack of pace in the team, and the club’s restructuring of the wage bill this summer. A common criticism of Danny Wilson is that his side… Read more →

York City Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed York City fan Robert Beaumont, an author and journalist, who has followed the Minstermen for nearly 50 years. Ahead of the new season, he discusses the factors behind last season’s post-January rise in form, the potential difficulties in replacing goalkeeper Nick Pope, and whether Jake Hyde can be an effective strike partner… Read more →

Wycombe Wanderers Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Wycombe Wanderers fan @ChairBoyWWFC ahead of the new season. He discusses the club’s ownership situation, the progress of midfielder Josh Scowen, and the effect last season’s dramatic survival could have. You stayed up on the final day last season, in very dramatic circumstances. Is this an experience that will help the players grow… Read more →