League 2

Wed, March 26th 2008

Lincoln City’s climb away from the foot of League Two has brought an unusual reward. Manager Peter Jackson asked for the office to be redecorated when he joined the club last year. Chairman Steff Wright suggested an incentive scheme, providing carpet tiles for every point the Imps won.

“We’ve gradually been putting the tiles down”, said Wright, “and over the past couple months the colour of the floor has changed from worn-out green to bright blue tiles.”

From: BBC



Fri, February 2nd 2007

Peterborough director of football Barry Fry has revealed that the club will sue recent signing Craig Mackail-Smith if he does not attend training on Monday

From: BBC



Fri, January 19th 2007

League chairman Brian Malwhinney: “In re-branding The Football League we made a serious, long-term commitment to encouraging a new generation of supporters to our matches. We aim to get more families and more young fans going along to watch their local Football League club. This new policy will ensure that doing so does not have a negative effect on their health.”

From: Bulls News



Fri, January 5th 2007

...Notts County, according to a survey by Littlewoods Football Pools.

The oldest club in the Football League have been through more managers (35) since 1945 than any other team except Wigan Athletic (36). The last 10 years have brought two relegations and an average league position of 14th, and last season their Football League survival was only assured on the last day when they drew at home to Bury. One of their most (in)famous fans was serial killer Harold Shipman.



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Wed, December 20th 2006

Bury have been thrown out of the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player in their 3-1 second-round replay win over Chester City

From: BBC


Chester will take their place with a home tie against Championship side Ipswich.



Tue, December 5th 2006

Paul Ince’s Macclesfield won their first game of the season with a 1-nil victory at home to Rochdale. McNeil’s goal early in the second half saw the Silkmen get the win after 19 unsuccessful attempts despite playing much of the game with 10 men.

Roll on Chelsea.


Tue, November 14th 2006

Macclesfield will investigate the incident when play was suspended in the FA Cup draw with Walsall after a number of balls were thrown on to the pitch.

About 20 balls were launched from outside the club’s Mose Rose stadium, landing at the Star Lane end.

From: BBC with picture



Wed, October 18th 2006

League Two side Darlington have outlined their reasons for sacking manager David Hodgson.

The club said the decision followed their own investigation into an alleged breach of Football League rules concerning payments to agents.

From: BBC



Tue, August 15th 2006

League new boys struggle for support

Accrington Stanley battle to win over local fans

The low attendances for League 2 new-comers Accrington Stanley’s first two home games have shocked the club’s chairman Eric Whalley, and there are fears that the club will struggle to survive.

Just 2,600 fans (including 700 opposition fans) watched Stanley’s first game after returning to the league 44 years after they slipped into non-league oblivion.

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Fri, June 23rd 2006

The Football League has lost its claim for £150m in damages from its former legal advisers over a collapsed £140m television deal.

The League’s deal with ITV digital collapsed when the TV company went bankrupt. This left many clubs without money promised to them, which many clubs had already budgeted towards playing costs and ground improvements.


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