League Two Latest (15th May)

The now-regular look at anything mildly news worthy to occur in League Two today.

  • As you read on here earlier, Swindon Town made an approach to Mansfield to talk to Steve Evans about the vacant manager role. Mansfield have rejected the offer, but don’t expect that to be the end of the story.


  • Exeter City are currently deadlocked at 3-3 in their play-off semi-final with Carlisle, but 21-year old midfielder Ollie Watkins looks set to enjoy a much bigger stage next season. Both Derby County and Aston Villa are reported to be tracking the player, a key in Exeter’s rise up the table this season. He picked up the EFL Young Player of the Year award after netting 14 times from an advanced midfield position.

  • Southport midfielder Liam Nolan will be a Football League player next year, he’s swapped Haig Avenue for the bright lights of Accrington. He has signed a one-year deal to return to professional football after he spent two years with Crewe before becoming part-time.


  • Former Imps defender Josh Gowling has lamented being ‘phased out’ by Marcus Bignot, and blames that for his recent release from Blunder Park. Gowling was unable to convince Russell Slade he was worth a new deal after losing his first team spot around Christmas, and he told the Grimsby Telegraph that ‘training everyday knowing you weren’t going to get in the side’ was ‘difficult.


Personally I always though Christine was one of his best books.
  • Former Macclesfield manager Steve King has emerged as a possible favourite for the vacant Crawley Town job. King’s most recent job was manager of Whitehawk, and he was in charge as they eliminated us from the FA Cup last season. Most recently he’s been relaxing at his home in Maine writing his latest novel… oops, sorry. Wrong Steven King.


  • Former Sheffield United striker Marc McNulty has been linked heavily with a big-money move to Mansfield Town. They seem to be the second most written about club on my site at the moment, but speculation is mounting that he is ready to snub both Bristol Rovers and Portsmouth in order to secure a big payday at Field Mill. I suppose a lot depends on whether they can hang on to the manager there.


and finally

  • Yeah okay, I can’t help myself. Forest Green regrettably secured a place in the Football League yesterday, and they’ve lost no time in being gracious and humble at their achievements. Chairman Dale Vince has declared that getting to League One will be ‘easy’ as there are three promotion spots and four play-off places up for grabs, whilst wanker Mark Cooper told the BBC that his team had an identity for playing good football whilst Lincoln were ‘long ball’. We’re not, thanks for asking, and we beat you 3-2 and 3-1. Your ‘football’ that you hold so dear, the style that had you finish 3rd and 13 points behind us, isn’t as good as you think. Mind you, he also feels that FGR are hated because they became a threat. If only he knew the truth.


  1. So how come ‘Coops’ the messiah of Trumpton village did not have the wherewithal to adapt his team to our ‘long ball’ style of play?!

  2. “That smug faced wanker Mark Cooper” (still think that’s the quote of the year) will find it easy to get out league 2. Straight back down to where he and the other welly wangers belong. You’re playing with the big boys now Cooper!

  3. … last paragraph brilliant, but you forgot about the game at Sincil Bank when he got his excuse in early about ‘our bumpy pitch stopping them from playing their passing game’ – yeah that’s right Mark C you big to$$er its never your fault always somebody or something else. Imps 4ever

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