Category: League One

The xG Files: which EFL clubs have been ‘running hot’ and which EFL clubs have been ‘running cold’?
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The xG Files: which EFL clubs have been ‘running hot’ and which EFL clubs have been ‘running cold’?

Football is a results business. It’s driven by outcomes. But, sometimes, the results (aka the outcomes) don’t offer a true reflection of the performances (aka the processes). What if your team have been playing really well but running cold in front of goal? What if your team have been creating lots of gilt-edged chances, but...

The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (28th & 29th August 2021)
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The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (28th & 29th August 2021)

#1 Fulham and West Brom have the most points in the EFL. The recently-relegated sides have amassed 13 points from their opening five games, with the Cottagers sitting on top of the Championship pile thanks to their +10 Goal Difference. Are they set for an immediate return to the Premier League? #2 After already wracking...

The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (7th & 8th August 2021)
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The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (7th & 8th August 2021)

#1 Emiliano Marcondes scored the final goal of the 2020/21 Championship season at Wembley in May. On Friday night, the new Bournemouth man scored the first goal of the 2021/22 Championship season as the Cherries drew 2-2 with West Brom. #2 A staggering 833 days after their last competitive game in their city, Coventry came...

The Near Post’s 2021/22 1-24 Predictions
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The Near Post’s 2021/22 1-24 Predictions

Happy EFL Day! To celebrate the start of the new season, we’ve made a 1-24 prediction for each league. Remember – the EFL is an unpredictable beast at the best of times, so don’t panic if we’re tipping your team for relegation! After all, who would have thought that Barnsley would reach last season’s Championship...

Five League One youngsters to keep an eye on in 2021/22 and beyond
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Five League One youngsters to keep an eye on in 2021/22 and beyond

For the purpose of this article, a ‘youngster’ is a player aged 21 or under as of August 1st 2021. Harry Darling (Milton Keynes Dons) Touted as a future England International and the darling of many neutral EFL fans, Harry will be looking to build on an impressive 2020/21 campaign. After joining MK Dons from...