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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Talking Points - March

The lads always have plenty to say for themselves. Here's what's got them talking during March:

Without a Trace
A few months on from the event, Lakes looks at the demise of King's Lynn and the effect losing a local football club can have on a town.

Neil or No Neil?
With Neil Warnock's appointment as the new boss of QPR, Nobes weighs up the positives and negatives of the outspoken manager.

Rising In The East
After some barren years, Turls reports on the renaissance of the three premier teams in the East Midlands - Nottingham Forest, Leicester, and Derby.

Keith Alexander (1956-2010): A Tribute
Nobes pays tribute to the Macclesfield Town manager after his sad passing.

Championship Focus
The lads taken another look at the fight for promotion and the battle against relegation in the Championship.

League One Focus
Turning the spotlight on the big issues at both ends of League One: the race for the Championship and the fight to avoid the drop to League Two.

League Two Focus
Rounding up the latest events in the basement tier of the Football League. Who's gunning for promotion and who's fighting against the drop?

Conference Focus
The latest on the race for promotion to the Football League, and who's fighting it out to stay in the top division of Non League football.

An Unsurprising Turner Events
Nobes on why nobody should be surprised by the recent managerial change at Hereford United.

Conference North/South Focus
A round-up of what's occurring at both ends of the table in both of the regional divisions of the Conference.

Preston vs. Forest: Top Trumps
Ahead of their teams facing one another, Lakes and Turls engage in a spot of Top Trumps to determine who will win the Soccer AM/MW derby.

The Rise of Phoenixes
After Chester and Farsley are forced out of business, Nobes reflects on the appearance and success stories of phoenix clubs.

Grounds for Moving
Why is there a growing trend for clubs at all levels to abandon their traditional homes and move to new purpose built arenas? Nobes investigates.

City give Johnson the Gate
After Bristol City part company with boss Gary Johnson, Nobes suggests clubs should have more patience with previously successful managers.

Tough at the Bottom?
After struggling Darlington fire manager Steve Staunton, Nobes looks at other examples of top flight players trying their hand at lower league management.

JPT Week
All the build-up to the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final between Carlisle United and Southampton.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics
Nobes explains why statistics in football can be very misleading, and highlights some of this term's anomalies which threaten to break records.

With the clocks going forward, the lads take a satirical look at some of the stories that might - or probably won't - be occurring around the divisions 12 months from now.

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