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Friday, April 30, 2010

Talking Points - April

There's always something the lads need to get off their chest. Here's what's got them talking during April:

The Collapse-o-meter
With Leeds blowing a huge lead in the race for automatic promotion, Nobes cranks up his Collapse-o-meter to look at other sides who've bottled it.

The Boat Race
As the annual Varsity event takes place, Lakes and Turls stage their own version comparing the fortunes of Conference Premier rivals Oxford and Cambridge.

Last Roll of the Dice
After struggling Leyton Orient replace boss Geraint Williams with Russell Slade, Nobes examines whether or not late managerial changes actually work.

Nothing to shout about
Falling attendances, no cup runs, and nothing to play for at the end of the season. Nobes looks at a season of mid-table mediocrity at Walsall.

Silent stars
Turls on the unsung midfield maestros who've been key to their respective team's success in this season's Championship.

Championship Focus
The latest at both ends of the Championship as Newcastle and West Brom seal promotion and Peterbrough take the plunge.

League One Focus
Stockport are down, Norwich are nearly up, and who knows what positions the top six are going to end up in. We round-up what's going on in League One.

League Two Focus
Reviewing the action in League Two as a couple of sides sit on the brink of promotion, one side is relegated, and the closest play-off race in years continues.

Conference Focus
Grays might be down and the top five untouchable, but who's going to win the title, and who else will be getting relegated? We have the latest Conference news.

Conference North/South Focus
A close title race up north, but all over in the south. Plus important play-off and relegation issues to be decided as we round-up the latest.

Stevenage settle a score
Nobes reports on Stevenage's promotion to the Football League - 14 years after being denied the opportunity to play in the 92.

Norwich's Valley of Joy
Twelve months on from being relegated at Charlton's Valley - Norwich seal their return to the Championship at the same ground, as Nobes examines.

Up The Dale
Nobes celebrates Rochdale's success, as the club win promotion to League One - their first promotion in 41 years.

Sentimental Fools
After Plymouth are relegated from the Championship, Nobes argues that sentiment saw them act too late in trying to save their season.

Paradise Lost?
As Paul Ince resigns as MK Dons citing budget cutbacks as his reason, Nobes assesses the future of Milton Keynes dream.

Cherries on top
Nobes salutes the achievements of Bournemouth and their manager Eddie Howe after they win promotion from League Two against all the odds.

What goes up must come down
After Southend return to League Two following relegation, Nobes considers their attempt to climb back up the Football League ladder.

Magpies steal the title
After their secure the League Two title, Turls praises the job new Notts County manager Steve Cotterill has done.

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