Monthly Archives: March 2016

A lack of direction at Meadow Lane

Not for the first time, Notts County embark on a period of transition. While the arrival of new American owners looks imminent, Mark Cooper has been placed in charge of the first team until at least the end of the season. The Magpies have hugely underperformed in recent seasons and the problem, it seems, is blurred visions within the… Read more →

Change needed at Blackpool and Crewe

A dramatic finale at Gresty Road saw 10-man Blackpool climb out of the relegation zone with a priceless three points. Crewe’s Marcus Haber cancelled out Jack Redshaw’s first half opener late on, before Tom Aldred’s strike two minutes later proved to be the winner, after Brad Inman’s missed penalty in the dying moments. The away… Read more →

Fleetwood v Barnsley: Tykes finding form

This blog has been ultra-critical of Barnsley at times this season, so it is fair to give credit where it’s due. Since Lee Johnson left for Bristol City in February, caretaker boss Paul Heckingbottom has sustained the momentum, making the Tykes central contenders in the play-off scramble. The key to their recent rise, which will include a first visit to… Read more →

Barnet v Oxford: Martin Allen’s prophecy

On the 6th October, Barnet manager Martin Allen went to the Kassam Stadium as a neutral, and saw Oxford positively outplay League One Swindon in the JPT. His friend, a U’s fan, nudged and teased him whilst watching the game, saying: “how are you going to stop us?” Rather than accept the jibes, Allen just smiled before replying: “we… Read more →

Can Jackett get the best out of Wallace?

Wolverhampton Wanderers have had a disappointing season. They are 12 points off the top six, therefore effectively out of the play-off reckoning by March. The Midlands outfit have been playing uninspiring football for much of the season and carry a limited attacking threat. Their underwhelming tally of 45 goals in 37 games can be attributed to many factors:… Read more →