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Where Are They Now? Barnsley’s Division Three runners-up 1980-81

Neil Fissler takes a trip down memory lane to see what happened to the Barnsley side who finished Division Three runners-up in 1980-81.

Evans column: Give Gary Bowyer the credit he deserves for reviving Blackpool

(Photo: Action Images) By Mansfield Town manager Steve Evans WHEN I look for the potential winner of the League Two play-offs, I ask myself: Who caused us most problems? Who really gave us a game? And the team I always come back to is Blackpool. The way Gary Bowyer’s got them organised, the style of […]

Campbell can end Leeds’ frustrations in 2018

Crystal Palace striker Fraizer Campbell could be the man to fire Leeds to promotion next season, and here’s why.

Expect fireworks in the Championship play-offs

The Championship has proven to be one of the toughest divisions to get out of, with the ever-increasing level of competition across the board creating a league in which anyone can beat anyone on their day. A number of clubs who have dropped down from the Premier League can vouch for how difficult it is […]

Football Firsts: Former Plymouth Argyle forward Nick Chadwick

First match? I am not sure if it is the first game I went to, but my earliest memory is the 1990 FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace. My dad took me down to Wembley, and we used to go to Old Trafford, too, in those days. It was the day which […]

Where Are They Now? Blackburn Rovers 1991-92 Division Two play-off winners

By Neil Fissler JACK WALKER had £360 million burning a hole in his back pocket after selling his steel holding company to British Steel, so took control of his home- town club. His first master stroke was persuading Kenny Dalglish to come out of retirement following a disastrous start to the season. Don Mackay had […]

Monk says Leeds must change mentality in the play-off race

Easter Monday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat to Wolves at Elland Road saw the Yorkshire club slip out of the top-six for the first time since November 26th, and they now have a real battle on their hands if they want a shot at promotion.

Profile: Norwich City caretaker manager Alan Irvine

FORGET the two years in charge of Preston. Forget the single-season stints at the helm of West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday. Even a decade spent belting up and down the flanks at Everton, Crystal Palace and Blackburn pales in comparison to Alan Irvine’s impact as a coach. Wayne Rooney, Ross Barkley, Eric Dier, Saido Berahino, […]

Free-scoring Owl Winnall isn’t far away from Aguero’s goal record

By Ben Baker BACK in January, Sheffield Wednesday signed a striker that only Sergio Aguero and Ross McCormack had outscored since August 2013. No, not Jordan Rhodes, but Sam Winnall – and the former Barnsley man is confident he is working hard to get back among the goals as the Owls push for promotion to […]

Where Are They Now? Luton Town Division Three runners-up 1969-70

By Neil Fissler MALCOLM MACDONALD was still very much a Football League rookie when he made the switch to Luton Town in July 1969. Super Mac had started his career as a full-back before being switched to centre-forward and would become one of the most prolific goalscorers of the 1970s. He arrived at Luton after […]


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