Category: League Two

The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (11th & 12th September 2021)
Post

The weekend that was: ten nuggets from this weekend’s EFL action (11th & 12th September 2021)

#1 Josh Bowler’s first league goal for Blackpool condemned Fulham to their first defeat of the season and, subsequently, led to them relinquishing top spot in the Championship. #2 John Swift’s first senior hattrick has taken him to the top of the Championship scoring chart. Unfortunately for the former Chelsea man, Reading’s defensive issues continue...

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

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)
Post

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)
Post

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
Post

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 Two youngsters to keep an eye on in 2021/22 and beyond
Post

Five League Two 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. Archie Collins (Exeter City) After the departures of Ryan Bowman, Randell Williams and Joel Randall, Exeter fans could be forgiven for feeling a bit sorry for themselves. However, a number of talented players remain –...