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 →

Tranmere Rovers Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Tranmere Rovers fan Ryan Ferguson, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @PrentoniaPSV, and check out his portfolio here. Ryan discusses the changes to Tranmere’s defence this summer, the key role Jason Koumas can have this season, and the potential rewards for a distinctly left-field summer appointment by the club. Rob Edwards… Read more →

Stevenage Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Stevenage fan Mark Hollis, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @HollisMark. Here, Mark discusses the factor’s behind Stevenage’s relegation last season, the recent sale of Luke Freeman, and how using undiscovered talent from non-league can prove effective. If you had to pick out two or three main… Read more →

Southend United Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Southend United fan Callum Connolly, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @IcardiAndKoke, and also read his articles for Vavel. Here, Callum discusses Phil Brown’s work at Roots Hall, the need for additions to the defence, and he reluctantly accepts that the time was right for Southend to part ways… Read more →

Shrewsbury Town Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Shewsbury Town fan Pete Parker-Jones, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @THEPeterJones, and check out his Shrewsbury Town forum, Blue And Amber. Here, he discusses a busy summer for Shrewsbury, why defensive changes were necessary, and the importance of signing players on permanent deals. Too many loanees… Read more →

Portsmouth Season Preview

The Football Lab interviews Portsmouth fan Harry Davis ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @MrDavishPFC. Here, Harry discusses Portsmouth’s recent defensive improvements, manager Andy Awford’s loyalty to the club, and the advantages of being run by a Fans’ Trust. Portsmouth ended last season with an 8 game unbeaten run. How much might… Read more →

Plymouth Argyle Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Plymouth Argyle fan Callum Scaife, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @ScaifeyPAFC. Here, Callum discusses the club’s situation at boardroom level, the importance of keeping Luke McCormack free from injury, and why Reuben Reid will be a key player for the club next season. The ownership… Read more →