04/08/12: CSKA Moscow 1-3 Zenit
05/08/12: Vasco da Gama 0-0 Corinthians
09/08/12: Liverpool 3-0 Gomel
11/08/12: Zenit 5-0 Spartak Moscow
11/08/12: Paris SG 2-2 Lorient
12/08/12: Hibernian 1-1 Hearts
12/08/12: Chelsea 2-3 Manchester City
17/08/12: Cardiff City 1-0 Huddersfield Town
18/08/12: Leeds United 1-0 Wolves
18/08/12: Newcastle United 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
18/08/12: Mallorca 2-1 Espanyol
19/08/12: Wigan Athletic 0-2 Chelsea
19/08/12: Bordeaux 1-0 Rennes
19/08/12: Manchester City 3-2 Southampton
20/08/12: Everton 1-0 Manchester United
21/08/12: Spartak Moscow 2-1 Fenerbahce
22/08/12: Braga 1-1 Udinese
22/08/12: Malaga 2-0 Panathinaikos
24/08/12: Bolton Wanderers 2-2 Nottingham Forest
24/08/12: Dortmund 2-1 Werder Bremen
25/08/12: Swansea City 2-0 West Ham United
25/08/12: Chelsea 2-0 Newcastle United
25/08/12: Juventus 2-0 Parma
26/08/12: Stoke City 0-0 Arsenal
26/08/12: Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City
26/08/12: Milan 0-1 Sampdoria
26/08/12: Getafe 2-1 Real Madrid
27/08/12: Atletico Madrid 4-0 Athletic Bilbao
28/08/12: Maribor 0-1 Dinamo Zagreb
01/09/12: West Ham United 3-0 Fulham
02/09/12: Liverpool 0-2 Arsenal
02/09/12: Inter 1-3 Roma
07/09/12: Russia 2-0 Northern Ireland
07/09/12: Wales 0-2 Belgium
08/09/12: Scotland 0-0 Serbia
11/09/12: England 1-1 Ukraine
13/09/12: Leyton Orient 1-0 Brentford
14/09/12: Charlton Athletic 0-1 Crystal Palace
15/09/12: Norwich City 0-0 West Ham United
15/09/12: Sunderland 1-1 Liverpool
15/09/12: Milan 0-1 Atalanta
15/09/12: Sevilla 1-0 Real Madrid
16/09/12: Chievo 1-3 Lazio
16/09/12: Wolves 2-1 Leicester City
16/09/12: Reading 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur
17/09/12: Everton 2-2 Newcastle United
19/09/12: Celtic 0-0 Benfica
19/09/12: Chelsea 2-2 Juventus
20/09/12: Inter 2-2 Rubin Kazan
23/09/12: Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United
23/09/12: Manchester City 1-1 Arsenal
23/09/12: Lille 1-1 Lyon
26/09/12: Pescara 1-0 Palermo
26/09/12: Napoli 3-0 Lazio
27/09/12: Siena 1-0 Bologna
29/09/12: Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea
29/09/12: Manchester United 2-3 Tottenham Hotspur
30/09/12: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Derby County
30/09/12: Aston Villa 1-1 West Bromwich Albion
01/10/12: Queens Park Rangers 1-2 West Ham United
02/10/12: Spartak Moscow 2-3 Celtic
03/10/12: Zenit 2-3 Milan
03/10/12: Manchester City 1-1 Dortmund
04/10/12: Panathinaikos 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
04/10/12: Rosenborg 0-1 Bayer Leverkusen
07/10/12: Southampton 2-2 Fulham
07/10/12: Newcastle United 0-3 Manchester United
07/10/12: Hannover 1-1 Dortmund
07/10/12: Barcelona 2-2 Real Madrid
07/10/12: Milan 0-1 Inter
12/10/12: Republic of Ireland 1-6 Germany
14/10/12: Preston North End 0-0 Milton Keynes Dons
14/10/12: Shrewsbury Town 1-0 Walsall
15/10/12: Port Vale 3-0 Oxford United
16/10/12: Belgium 2-0 Scotland
17/10/12: Poland 1-1 England
19/10/12: Bordeaux 1-1 Lille
19/10/12: Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Leeds United
20/10/12: Tottenham Hotspur 2-4 Chelsea
20/10/12: Valencia 3-2 Athletic Bilbao
21/10/12: Sunderland 1-1 Newcastle United
21/10/12: Queens Park Rangers 1-1 Everton
21/10/12: Osasuna 0-0 Real Betis
23/10/12: Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 Chelsea
24/10/12: Dortmund 2-1 Real Madrid
25/10/12: Maribor 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
28/10/12: Everton 2-2 Liverpool
28/10/12: Chelsea 2-3 Manchester United
28/10/12: Bayern Munich 1-2 Leverkusen
03/11/12: Manchester United 2-1 Arsenal
03/11/12: Bolton Wanderers 2-1 Cardiff City
04/11/12: Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle United
04/11/12: Granada 1-2 Athletic Bilbao
05/11/12: West Bromwich Albion 2-0 Southampton
06/11/12: Schalke 04 2-2 Arsenal
09/11/12: Middlesbrough 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday
10/11/12: Leicester City 2-2 Nottingham Forest
11/11/12: Lazio 3-2 Roma
11/11/12: Manchester City 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
11/11/12: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool
11/11/12: Montpellier 1-1 Paris SG
14/11/12: Northern Ireland 1-1 Azerbaijan
17/11/12: Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham Hotspur
17/11/12: Peterborough 1-4 Blackburn Rovers
18/11/12: Millwall 1-0 Leeds United
18/11/12: Fulham 1-3 Sunderland
18/11/12: Hoffenheim 1-3 Wolfsburg
19/11/12: West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City
20/11/12: Spartak Moscow 0-3 Barcelona
21/11/12: Manchester City 1-1 Real Madrid
23/11/12: Fortuna Dusseldorf 2-0 Hamburg
24/11/12: Derby County 3-2 Birmingham City
24/11/12: Palermo 3-1 Catania
25/11/12: Swansea City 0-0 Liverpool
25/11/12: Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City
25/11/12: Milan 1-0 Juventus
27/11/12: Aston Villa 1-0 Reading
28/11/12: Wigan Athletic 0-2 Manchester City
02/12/12: Norwich City 2-1 Sunderland
 
 
KEY
Liverpool= Red
Newcastle United= Black
 
 
KEY
Sunderland= Red
Newcastle United= Pale Green
 
 
KEY
Newcastle United= White
Manchester United= Red
 
 
While the Europa League has been the source of much joy with the quality of football and also the emergence of fresher faces into the competitive European mix, the format appears to detract much from the tournament’s value.
The group phase has been labelled excessive and even if you took away UEFA’s dramatisation of the draw, the group phase draw was quite an arduous process. The groups drawn are interesting in their own ways and make up a competition that is much more competitive and cosmopolitan than its more prestigious sister. Despite the difference in lustre, there is plenty to look forward to over the coming months from the Europa League as noted below.


GROUP A

Liverpool                            
Udinese                              
Young Boys        
Anzhi Makhachkala

This is one of the tightest groups in this year’s draw. Brendan Rodgers’ project at Liverpool has not started well and this will be a real test of his side. Udinese continue to be a selling club so improvement continues to reduce in margin but with Antonio Di Natale still lurking around, they’ll not be an easy prospect. Young Boys are not a team to belittle and will pose plenty of problems while Anzhi Makhachkala will probably looking to win the group with the world’s highest paid player Samuel Eto’o likely to be high up the scoring chart.

Sales Point: Eto’o and Guus Hiddink are back in Europe as part of an Anzhi team that will be looking towards the knockout rounds. With Udinese, Liverpool and Young Boys to contest, this group should be highly entertaining.

If just for one game…: Anzhi Makhachkala - Liverpool (a rather horrid trip that will test Rodgers' ability)


GROUP B

Atletico Madrid                
Hapoel Tel-Aviv              
Viktoria Plzen               
Academica

The holders couldn’t have an easier group really. The intrigue lies in just how open the contest will be to follow Atletico through to the next phase. Viktoria Plzen would appear most likely but their Israeli and Portuguese
counterparts will not have a better chance to go into 2013 still in European competition.

Sales Point: How many goals will Falcao get in this group?

If just for one game…: Atletico Madrid - Academica (if Falcao plays, netting any less than twice would be a disappointment)


GROUP C

Marseille                            
Fenerbahce                       
Monchengladbach         
AEL Limassol

Two former Champions League regulars, with a good third side complete with likely whipping boys. Monchengladbach were excellent last season and while their biggest stars have moved on, the reinforcements mean that they will provide a genuine threat to the bigger seeds. Marseille and Fenerbahce should have enough to progress but this group is one of the most likely to see a big seed miss out on progressing.

Sales Point:  Monchengladbach’s presence in European competition adds the ideal cherry to the cake providded by the established names of Marseille and Fenerbahce.

If just for one game…: Fenerbahce - Marseille (fairly obvious reasoning behind this)


GROUP D

Bordeaux                           
Club Brugge                       
Newcastle United           
Maritimo

Newcastle will be confident of progressing from this group. While Bordeaux look good, Club Brugge have seen much better days as have Maritimo (remember their games with Leeds some years back?). Of course Newcastle need to actually want to progress which thanks to recent English efforts in the Europa League is always a question mark. You’d like to think Alan Pardew will show European competition of any kind the upmost respect.

Sales Point:  The Toon Army are back on tour and have landed some pleasant and not greatly daunting destinations in the group phase. 
 
If just for one game…: Bordeaux - Newcastle United (great test of Newcastle’s European credentials)


GROUP E

VfB Stuttgart                     
FC Copenhagen                               
Steaua Bucharest            
Molde

It’s a group that will be ignored by a lot of people. People might even skip the spiel on this group. However, those European Football Experts won’t. There are plenty of stories in this group. Steaua provide entertainment in whatever situation thanks to Gig Becali’s ownership. Stuttgart and Copenhagen are good enough to target the top spot in the group. As for Molde, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s flirtation with Aston Villa came to nothing and they just might pose a threat for second place in the group. The games would appear all to be fairly close contests.

Sales Point: You could at least make half decent arguments for each team for progress. That in itself is quite something for a group in European competition.

If just for one game…: FC Copenhagen - VfB Stuttgart (the second seed hosting the top seed: the default option)


GROUP F

PSV                       
Napoli                                  
Dnipro                 
AIK

The top two seeds should provide some enjoyable matches and Juande Ramos’ Dnipro will be there to capitalise on any slip-ups from them. With the greatest of respects to AIK, it would be quite something if they managed to grab a point from this group. After watching them in the qualifying stages, it’s fair to say against opposition like this they will struggle.

Sales Point: Napoli and PSV are good to watch. Dnipro and AIK might be more cautious but there’s some genuine entertainment value in this group.

If just for one game...: Napoli - PSV (sorry, another default but looking at the two teams, this should be one of the most entertaining games of the group phase)


GROUP G

Sporting              
Basel                    
Genk                    
Videoton

The composition of this group is very likeable. Basel and Genk competed in the Champions League last season and Basel in particular impressed in progressing to the knockout rounds. Big players have left the Swiss club but you’d bet on their conveyor belt to produce more talent to keep them in European contention. Sporting looked better under Sa Pinto’s tutelage and it is difficult to look past them progressing although equalling last season’s semi-final exit might be a stage beyond them. They need to show improvement on the national stage more and it’s this that creates an opening in the group that Genk and also Videoton will like to exploit. The sight of Paulo Sousa gracing a touchline in Europe is good enough reason to think Videoton to do well. Isn’t it?

Sales Point: The aforementioned likeable group composition and the openness it exudes.

If just for one game…: Sporting - Videoton (Paulo Sousa back in Portugal is enticing enough)


GROUP H

Inter                                     
Rubin Kazan                      
Partizan Belgrade            
Neftci

Inter’s reconstruction seems to be demonstrating optimism for the future despite the present being rather poor. Them not being in the UCL evokes memories of Moratti’s experiments prior to Mourinho and the public unveiling of Calciopoli. The trips they will be making will probably be uncomfortable for the likes of say Wesley Sneijder but you’d expect them to possess enough ability to go further in the competition. Rubin Kazan remain good enough to keep the Italian side on their toes while Partizan Belgrade are Partizan Belgrade. An honourable mention goes to Neftci from Azerbaijan. Neutrals would do well to cheer on a team nicknamed the Oil Workers.

Sales Point: Watching Massimo Moratti squirm in Belgrade, Kazan and Baku. Granted he’s been to Kazan before but that had the comforting site of Champions League livery. Now with the colours of Europa League adorning stadia, he'll be hoping it's a brief detour before returning to the shades of blue they're more accustomed to.
 
If just for one game…: Neftci - Inter (playing in Azerbaijan will not have been a preferred scenario for the Nerazzurri plus these fixtures illustrate the contrast that will exist no matter how more inclusive qualification is made to be)


GROUP I

Lyon                     
Athletic Club                     
Sparta Prague                   
Hapoel Shmona

Lyon shouldn’t be here. Those were the words etched on the face of Jean-Michel Aulas throughout the draw. If they want to, they could go quite far here. Aulas’ expression might differ slightly but it’ll still maintain the same message. As for their fellow contestants, Athletic Club (Bilbao to most) remain the hipsters choice with Marcelo Bielsa staying albeit the signs are showing that the relationship might not last a whole lot longer. Want-away striker Fernando Llorente, the sale of Javi Martinez plus a reported altercation with ground staff seem to have knocked back the idea that the Basque club will be able to muscle in on the top four in Spain. They still possess enough to cause Lyon a few difficulties and should go through. Sparta Prague don’t inspire many words in the argument for their chances of further progress although they could at least stifle the bigger seeds enough to cause some entertainment. As for Hapoel Shmona, for the casual observer you’re more likely to think of The Knack's only hit record.

Sales Point: The names involved sell this fairly easily.

If just for one game…: Athletic Club - Lyon (San Mames’ last season in use and the welcoming of a team who will soon be moving into their very own “Land” offer two rather different perspectives on the game slowly getting a little closer)


GROUP J

Tottenham                        
Panathinaikos                   
Lazio                     
Maribor

This looks quite good for Spurs. Under Harry Redknapp, this would be horrific. The press would laugh along with him as he struggled with the pronunciation of opposition players. He would also treat the whole thing with great disdain. Now under Villas-Boas, Spurs will make more of an effort and for that, Spurs supporters should thank Daniel Levy. They possess more than enough talent to navigate this group and coupled with Maribor’s inadequacy and Panathinaikos’ financial predicament having an increasing negative effective on the team’s efforts, they should do it without too many problems. Lazio will hopefully not cast aside their chances for a league preference and judging by their impressive start to the season, there is plenty of positivity for them to jump above the stumbling Greek giants.

Sales Point: Andre Villas-Boas. Imagine him reading out the Panathinaikos team. 

If just for one game…: Lazio - Tottenham (If both teams go for it, this will be a good game to watch)


GROUP K

Bayer Leverkusen           
Metalist Kharkiv              
Rosenborg                         
Rapid Vienna

There are too many groups aren’t there? Bayer Leverkusen will be expecting to get through this group unscathed but the contest between the other three teams will be close. Metalist Kharkiv did well last season and for that they will be expected to go through. Rosenborg are looking better, not at the level they used to be at but they will certainly rate their chances as will Rapid Vienna. How many ultimately empty statements do you want?

Sales Point: Leverkusen are managed by co-managers and that’s not a regular thing in the professional game. 

If just for one game…: Metalist Kharkiv - Bayer Leverkusen (good old default)


GROUP L

Twente                               
Hannover 96                     
Levante                                               
Helsingborgs


Hannover 96 and Twente seem to be getting cosy in this. Levante will be delighted and revelling in their first ever European campaign. The Dutch and German teams might just be getting a little too cosy and the Spaniards just
might get through at the expense of one of them. Helsingborgs might get a few points, perhaps three when they host Levante but going further looks just beyond them given who they need to beat to get there.

Sales Point: So few people will bother with this group that you can be interested in it and look cool. Maybe. Probably not but it will bolster your European football expertise.

If just for one game…: Levante - Twente (it’s not the most glamorous of games for the Frogs faithful but they’ll be enjoying the experience because that’s what it’s all about isn’t it?)  
 
 
KEY
Everton= Blue
Newcastle United= Black
 
 
KEY
Chelsea= Blue
Newcastle United= Black
 
 
KEY
Newcastle United= White
Tottenham Hotspur= Dark Blue
 
 
There are so many in-depth season previews, we decided to keep it fairly brief. The proverbial doors were opened to supporters of those teams privileged enough to be in the Premier League, Championship, League 1 and League 2.
It's simple enough. Three words or less on how the team fared last season and three words or less describing thoughts on the upcoming campaign. It was an admittedly rushed job hence being unable to secure a fan for each club prior to self-imposed deadline. Clubs where supporters didn't come forward in time have been done by me. Should you be a fan of such clubs, get in contact and we'll happily edit it to feature your words of choice.
Thank you to all those involved.

Premier League

ARSENAL
Rich Nelson @fantana275
Last season:
Reliant on Robin.
This season:
Bould improvement.
ASTON VILLA
Last season:
McLeish, nightmare.
This season:
Give Lambert money.
CHELSEA
Graham MacAree
@MacAree
Last season:
Farce, terror, euphoria.
This season:
Transition,silly expectations.
EVERTON
Last season:
Must start better.
This season:
Where to now?
FULHAM
Last season:
Playing better football.
This season:
Keep on improving.
LIVERPOOL
Simon Furnivall
@sfurnivall
Last season:
Endlessly frustrating.
This season:
Hope.
MANCHESTER CITY
Last season:
Champions of England.
This season:
Time to dominate.
MANCHESTER UNITED
Andi Thomas
@twisted_blood
Last season:
Slightly too long.
This season:
Initial public offering.
NEWCASTLE UNITED
Last season:
Unexpected joys
This season:
Back in Europe
NORWICH CITY
Matt Ware
@holtamania
Last season:
Easy.
This season:
Hard.
QUEENS PARK RANGERS
Last season:
Minimum objective achieved.
This season:
Onwards and upwards.
READING
Rob Langham
@twounfortunates
Last season:
Guerilla.
This season:
Custer, Alamo, Scraps.
SOUTHAMPTON
Chris Mann
@equaliserblog
Last season:
Model of consistency.
This season:
Adventure.
STOKE CITY
Last season:
Fun in Europe.
This season:
Silence the critics.
SUNDERLAND
Last season:
Steadying the ship.
This season:
Goalscorers required.
SWANSEA CITY
Last season:
Surpassing all expectations.
This season:
Battle avoiding drop.
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
Greg Theoharis
@sofalife
Last season:
Harry Redknapp's capitulation.
This season:
Andre Villas-Boas' vision.
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
Last season:
Best Midlands team.
This season:
Top half again.
WEST HAM UNITED
Last season:
Mission accomplished just.
This season:
Carry on properly.
WIGAN ATHLETIC
Last season:
Still standing.
This season:
Moving up please?

Championship

BARNSLEY
Last season:
Still here.
This season:
Dare to improve.
BIRMINGHAM CITY
Last season:
Close.
This season:
Muted optimism.
BLACKBURN ROVERS
Matt Rothwell
@rothwell1010
Last season:
Circus, painful, disaster.
This season:
Steve Kean Out.
BLACKPOOL
Chris Walker
@OneDaveBamber
Last season:
Oh so close.
This season:
Need some strikers.
BOLTON WANDERERS
Neil Corcoran
@the_corkmeister
Last season:
Apathetic naivety.
This season:
Chastening purgatory.
BRIGHTON
Paul Arnold
@paulwarnold
Last season:
Amex sold out.
This season:
Push for promotion.
BRISTOL CITY
Paul Binning
@theexiledrobin
Last season:
Disastrous start. Escape.
This season:
Transition hopefully.
BURNLEY
Last season:
Jury out.
This season:
Jury still out.
CARDIFF CITY
Last season:
Bluebirds.
This season:
Red Dragons, pardon?
CHARLTON ATHLETIC
Al Gordon
@algordon_cafc
Last season:
Impeccable.
This season:
Educational
CRYSTAL PALACE
Martin Searle
@calneeagle
Last season:
Terrific then faded.
This season:
Worrying me already.
DERBY COUNTY
Last season:
Steady but unspectacular.
This season:
Play-off push please?
HUDDERSFIELD TOWN
Charlie Johnson
@footballcharlie
Last season:
Glory from despair.
This season:
Into the unknown.
HULL CITY
Last season:
Decent and pushing.
This season:
We have Bruce.
IPSWICH TOWN
Gavin Barber
@gavinbarber
Last season:
Underwhelming.
This season:
Low expecations.
LEEDS UNITED
Chris Boothroyd
@theczechup
Last season:
Leeds 0-5 Blackpool.
This season:
Optimism. What optimism?
LEICESTER CITY
Last season:
Reality check.
This season:
Ambition in check.
MIDDLESBROUGH
Last season:
Getting ready.
This season:
Must go up.
MILLWALL
Last season:
Difficult in places.
This season:
Get on it.
NOTTINGHAM FOREST
Steve Wright
@mistrollingin
Last season:
A mournful disaster.
This season:
A new hope.
PETERBOROUGH
John Verrall
@JohnVerrall
Last season:
Achieved our aim.
This season:
Hard to predict.
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY
Chris Ledger
@ChristophLedger
Last season:
Relief.
This season:
Unrealistic expectations.
WATFORD
Michael Moruzzi
@regista_blog
Last season:
Ginger beast sacrificed.
This season:
Who's that again?
WOLVES
Last season:
Long painful misery.
This season:
Progressive promotion.

League 1
 

BOURNEMOUTH
Last season:
Fun with Eddie.
This season:
Money well spent.
BRENTFORD
Richard Smith
@wilfred_diego

Last season:
One striker short.
This season:
Still no striker.
BURY
Last season:
Hard work.
This season:
Hopefully easier.
CARLISLE UNITED
John McGee
@epouvantail
Last season:
Defeat, jaws, victory.
This season:
Audacity of hope.
COLCHESTER UNITED
Last season:
Tenth again.
This season:
Take some risks.
COVENTRY CITY
Last season:
Dismal.
This season:
Give us strength.
CRAWLEY TOWN
Last season:
Flying high.
This season:
Please no relegation.
CREWE ALEXANDRA
Last season:
Beyond expectations.
This season:
Happy to stay.
DONCASTER ROVERS
Glen Wilson
@vivarovers
Last season:
Willie's Big Top.
This season:
Post experiment sanguine.
HARTLEPOOL UNITED
John Mason
@johnmason_29
Last season:
Disappointing, forgettable.
This season:
Intriguing, excitable.
LEYTON ORIENT
Last season:
Too close.
This season:
Stop looking down.
MILTON KEYNES DONS
Dan Palmer
@danmksport
Last season:
So close.
This season:
All or nothing.
NOTTS COUNTY
Stuart Brothers
@stuTNB
Last season:
Surprising.
This season:
Uncertain.
OLDHAM ATHLETIC
Last season:
Steady regular.
This season:
Needing more.
PORTSMOUTH
Last season:
Prolonged agony.
This season:
We will survive.
PRESTON NORTH END
Chris Maddock
@cruyff_des
Last season:
Absolute no show.
This season:
Anything could happen.
SCUNTHORPE UNITED
Last season:
Bizarre ordeal.
This season:
Time to jump.
SHEFFIELD UNITED
Ian Rands
@unitedite
Last season:
Rollercoaster.
This season:
Uncertainty.
SHREWSBURY TOWN
Andrew Harding
@andrewcharding
Last season:
Promotion, wahey!
This season:
Back to mediocrity.
STEVENAGE
Last season:
Enjoyable surprise.
This season:
Transitional perhaps.
SWINDON TOWN
Last season:
Paolo Di Canio
This season:
Back to back.
TRANMERE ROVERS
Last season:
Mixed bag.
This season:
Let's surprise people.
WALSALL
Last season:
Stuck.
This season:
Another struggle likely.
YEOVIL TOWN
Last season:
Standardised.
This season:
Feel-good factor.

League 2
 

ACCRINGTON STANLEY
Last season:
Goodbye John.
This season:
Hello John.
ALDERSHOT TOWN
Last season:
Getting there.
This season:
Promotion dark horse.
BARNET
Last season:
Not again.
This season:
Not again, please.
BRADFORD CITY
Last season:
Fearing further fall.
This season:
Must stay positive.
BRISTOL ROVERS
Last season:
Ultimately very disappointing.
This season:
Anticipation.

BURTON ALBION
Last season:
Odd.
This season:
Trepidation.
CHELTENHAM TOWN
Maxi Hobbs
@maxihobbs
Last season:
Almost perfect.
This season:
High expectations.
CHESTERFIELD
Last season:
Poor yet silverware.
This season:
Get back up.
DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
Last season:
Fall from grace.
This season:
Realism.
EXETER CITY
Last season:
Unexpected failure.
This season:
Steadiness will suffice.
FLEETWOOD TOWN
Last season:
We've done it!
This season:
Another promotion.

GILLINGHAM
Last season:
Inconsistency.
This season:
Hoping for consistency
MORECAMBE
Last season:
The best pies.
This season:
Trusting Bentley.
NORTHAMPTON TOWN
Last season:
A mess.
This season:
Looking up.
OXFORD UNITED
Matt Bruce
@tbfuth
Last season:
Late collapse.
This season:
Fitter and stronger.
PLYMOUTH ARGYLE
Lloyd Langman
@twounfortunates
Last season:
Tainted, miserable, eye-opening.
This season:
Pragmatic,sustainable, steady.
PORT VALE
Last season:
Worrying.
This season:
Worrying.
ROCHDALE
Sarah L
@girlonaterrace
Last season:
Prolonging the inevitable.
This season:
Fresh new start.
ROTHERHAM UNITED
Last season:
Good riddance.
This season:
Good times.
SOUTHEND UNITED
Last season:
Nearly.
This season:
Top three maybe.
TORQUAY UNITED
Ben Mayhew
@experimental361
Last season:
Unexpected progress.
This season:
One step further.
WIMBLEDON
Last season:
Learning curve
This season:
Lessons learnt.
WYCOMBE WANDERERS
Last season:
We like goals.
This season:
Just not conceding.
YORK CITY
Last season:
Return booked.
This season:
Enjoying league status.