All posts tagged with: Michael O’Connor

Lincoln City Season Preview: Imps on the up

With the 2018-19 League Two season coming shortly, The Football Lab spoke to Lincoln City fan Gary Hutchinson from the outstanding The Stacey West (@staceywestblog); we also highly-recommend his 2017/18 Season Review to any EFL lover. Since Danny and Nicky Cowley took over, you’ve become the first non-league team in over a century to reach… Read more →

Vale re-write the rule book

If you were to ask a group of experts about how to run a Football League club, most would say four things: 1) Keep your best players. 2) Appoint an experienced manager with knowledge of the league. 3) Do your transfer business early. 4) Do not sign a lot of foreign players in a short… Read more →

Frail Dale thrashed at Port Vale

An industrious performance from Port Vale helped them to a 4-1 win over Rochdale. The hosts went ahead through Theo Robinson and a Michael O’Connor penalty, adding a third after the break through JJ Hooper. The play-off chasing guests reduced the deficit thanks to Calvin Andrew’s powerful shot, but paid for a day of poor defending… Read more →

League One Preview: Gameweek 1

Here are The Football Lab’s predictions for the opening round of League One fixtures. A local derby takes place at Gresty Road, as Crewe and Port Vale look to shake off their tag as pre-season relegation favourites. Southend play their first match back in League One at Fleetwood, who achieved a top half finish last… Read more →