Leyton Orient Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Leyton Orient fan Lisa Harding, ahead of the new season. You can follow her on Twitter @SpideyNLilah. Here, she discusses the disappointment of losing the play-off final last season, the club’s change of ownership, and why winger Dean Cox will stay at Brisbane Road. Leyton Orient were at the top for… Read more →

Gillingham Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Gillingham fan Simon Chaplin, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @moodyblue2. Here, he discusses the signing of Doug Loft, the need for a defensive re-shuffle, and the highly-anticipated return of the Taylor-Hessenthaler partnership. The management team of Peter Taylor and Andy Hessenthaler, which guided the club… Read more →

Fleetwood Town Season Preview

The Football Lab posted some questions The Independent Fleetwood Town Fans Forum, and regular member ‘Fy77’ agreed to offer his thoughts on the season ahead. Here, he discusses the signing of ex-Blackpool player Keith Southern, the club’s new training complex, and argues that heavy investment hasn’t been the sole factor behind the club’s success. Having had one of the… Read more →

Doncaster Rovers Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Doncaster Rovers fan Josh Arnold, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @DrfcJosh_Arnold. Here, he discusses the club’s ownership situation, the recent shortage of signings, and the factors behind last season’s relegation. A poor run of 2pts from the start of April onwards, cost Doncaster Championship status.… Read more →

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 →