Tag Archives: Gems of the Lower Leagues
Football League YPOTY 15-16

Following in Dele Alli’s Footsteps: Football League Young Player of the Year 2016 Shortlist

by Brendan Earley The annual Football League Young Player of the Year award showcases players with real potential in the lower divisions, presented to the best player in the Football League under the age of 21, or the season in which he turns 21. Winning this award can act as a stepping stone to great things; […]

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Football League 2015/16: The Story so far – Hull City, Gillingham, Coventry City and Plymouth lead the way

With the international break taking attention away from the Premier League, let’s dip into the lower leagues and take a look at the story so far around the soon-to-be-rebranded Football League… Football League 2015/16 – Story so far Championship The Frontrunners: Hull City, Brighton & Hove Albion The Chasing Pack: Burnley, Middlesbrough, Derby County, Birmingham City […]

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20 of the best Football League players in 2014/15 – Gems of the Lower Leagues Special

It’s been a long hard season in the Football League, but the end of 2014/15 is upon us. Over this Bank Holiday weekend, Wycombe Wanderers meet Southend United in the League Two Play-Off Final, Preston North End meet Swindon Town for a place in the Championship and Middlesbrough meet Norwich City in the Championship Play-Off […]

Championship Title Race

The crazy Championship title race – Will Bournemouth hold their nerve? Or will Watford, Middlesbrough or others pounce?

This season’s Championship title race is turning into one of the most hotly contested leagues in European football with the quest to secure a golden ticket to the Premier League almost impossible to call. Leicester ran away with the league last season, but this time around there are still around eight teams, who will have […]

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Gems of the Lower Leagues: Glenn Murray

by Katie Ball In recent seasons the Football League has seen a number of strikers thrust into the limelight after their remarkable progress throughout the three divisions. This year it is Glenn Murray’s turn. The Crystal Palace frontman became the first player in Britain to hit the 30-goal mark back in March, in his team’s […]

Gems of the Lower Leagues: Matt Phillips

It has taken less than a season for winger Matt Phillips to graduate from the periphery of Blackpool’s first-team squad, to being one of the hottest prospects outside the Premier League. Here, James McMath looks at how a loan spell in the lower divisions has transformed the 20-year-old’s fortunes: What a year Matt Phillips is […]

Gems of the Lower Leagues: Jacob Butterfield

Gems of the Lower Leagues: Jacob Butterfield

Just Football’s ‘Gems of the Lower Leagues’ series continues with a look at Barnsley midfielder Jacob Butterfield. James McMath looks at why talk of a January move to the Premier League will surprise some, but not Barnsley fans. This season is going pretty well for Jacob Butterfield. He’s already scored more goals than in any […]

Gems of the Lower Leagues: Charlie Austin

Gems of the Lower Leagues: Charlie Austin

by Ally Poole Charlie Austin has made a meteoric leap from being a bricklayer playing for part-time Poole Town as late as September 2009 to free-scoring striker for Burnley in the Championship. However Austin is still only 22 and is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting players in the Football League. Austin was involved […]