Football League Review – League Two

by Mystical Mike

Thursday, July 10th, 2008

Coca Cola leagues

The third in a series of blogs looking at the goings on in the Coca Cola leagues…if you’re not into that sort of thing, do join us anyway…it’s a magical land of goalmouth scrambles and ageing old footballers looking for a last pay packet. I’ll buy you a Toffee Crisp if you come along for the ride…good, thanks for joining me. You look very nice today.

League Two

Finally, down in League Two and Bury’s new signing Efe Sodje reckons his new side can make the playoffs this season. He wins this week’s “Kiss of Death of the week” award. You just watch them struggle now.

One of the new hits of league football could come from Rochdale’s new striker Jon Shaw. Shaw scored twenty goals in thirty eight starts last season for Halifax and with the gap between Conference and League Two football closer than ever he shouldn’t take too long to adjust. Dale just missed out on their first promotion since the war times last season and could make it next time around with a proven goalscorer.


Another side that missed out on promotion was Darlington and their shrewd move for Stockport’s Adam Proudlock could help their attempts to break into League One this time around.

Two parties are battling to invest in Chesterfield…a game of pass the parcel is due to take place at Saltergate this week to decide which party is better. The musical chairs challenge ruled out the Monster Raving Loony Party in the preliminary round.

Bournemouth are thankfully moving out of administration and it’s good to see. If their ten point deduction didn’t come into play last season they would have been well safe and it was a shame to see them go into the basement league again. Bourmemouth is a favourite away day of mine and hopefully we’ll be returning very soon.

Brentford have moved to sign Marvin Williams from Yeovil in one of the best moves of League Two’s transfer window so far. Williams has a good talent to get behind defences and will score a lot of goals in that league. Expect the Bees to be challenging for promotion this time around with Adam Newton another handy capture from Peterborough.

Bradford are another side set for big things in League Two this season and the signing of Paul McLaren from Tranmere will be very useful, McLaren was Tranmere’s player of the year last term and turned down a new deal at Prenton Park to drop down a division.

Meanwhile, The Chuckle Brothers will be trembling in their boots as their beloved Rotherham United must wait another two weeks to see if they are to start next season with a points deduction. The Millers are in trouble again and could face a similar minus points start to that of a couple of seasons ago when they were relegated from League One after starting on minus 10.

Finally, my dark horse tip for next season in League Two are Shrewsbury Town…the double signing of Grant Holt and Richard Walker from Nottingham Forest and Bristol Rovers respectively will stand them in very good stead.

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  • Stevie

    I think we can safely say goodbye to Luton Town FC, as they will start next season on minus 30 points

    We all thought 10 points was heavy after they were found guilty of misconduct for paying dodgy agents.

    But 30-points! Wowza! Thats biggest in Football League history

    They are already 10-1 on to go down to the Blue Square.

    Remember the good days of 1988 when they beat Arsenal 3-2 to win the league cup. Mick Harford, Steve Foster Brian Stein, they are long gone now!

  • Danny Brothers

    Shocked at that penalty for Luton, they’re surely gonners now before the season even starts and will need to get around 70 points to even stand a chance of surviving!

  • JazzyG

    if they 120 points that can still win the league!

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