EFL League Two is the third football competition of the Football League. From the outstanding teams of the second leaguewe can list the following:Tranmere Rovers, Lincoln City, Oldham Athletic, Mansfield Town FC, CambridgeUnited, NorthamptonTown FC and many others. Let’s talk about them in detail.
Teams of EFL League 2: Northampton Town
Northampton Town FC is the eponymous football club located in this distinctive center of Northamptonshire. Northampton Town was founded in 1897 after a meeting between the city’s school teachers. At that time, school football was on the rise, thanks to the enthusiasm of local teachers. However, they were no longer satisfied with just friendly meetings between schools, and they decided to create a city football team in order to use their example to inculcate in children a love for football. And even then, “Northampton Town” was called “shoemakers” because of the very developed shoe industry of the area. The club spent its only season in the First Division in the 1965/1966 season. “Northampton” then made it into it from the “Fourth Division” for four seasons, but, unfortunately, could not gain a foothold there. This feat until now no one could repeat anyone in England. And in 1970, “shoemakers” were defeated with a score of 8: 2, “Manchester United” in the fifth round of the FA Cup. Six of eight goals in this meeting were scored by George Best and were subsequently awarded a special prize for his achievement.
Carlisle United joined Football League Three Divison North in 1928, replacing Durham City. The cumbrians won their first match 3-2 against Accrington Stanley. In 1949, a young and promising coach, Bill Shankly, came to the club, for whom the club from the north of England became the debut team. Later, Shankly coached Workington, and only then became famous throughout the world by winning many trophies with Liverpool. Ivor Broadis led the team after the end of the Second World War, and to this day he is considered the youngest playing coach (he joined the team at the age of 23). Ivo is interested in the fact that after 3 years he sold himself to the Sunderland club for 18 thousand pounds – a very serious transfer amount at that time. Up until 1962, the club was balancing on the brink of amateur and professional leagues.
The club was founded in 1885 as a result of the merger of the teams “Bury Weslians” and “Bury Unitarians”. In the same year, Bury played its first match, beating Wigan with a score of 4: 3. In 1887, “Bury” suffered the most crushing defeat in its history, losing with a score of 0:10 to the team “Blackburn Rovers”. In 1894, “Bury” joined the Football League and was included in the Second Division, whose championship he won at the first attempt. In 1900 and 1903, “Bury” became the winner of the England Cup. At the moment, “Take” is in the championship of League Two.
Forest Green Rovers
Forest Green Roversis the club of the fourth strength of the English Division. They really do not eat meat and collect raindrops. The football club operates at the expense of 100 percent eco-friendly energy from Ecotricity, a company founded by the club’s chairman. Part of the energy is generated by solar panels which are located directly on the roof of the stadium. The team plays on a natural field, the lawn on which is leveled with a solar battery-lawn mower, and all the rainwater from the stands is processed to minimize the use of water supply. At the club stadium there are chargers for electric cars, and some employees have long acquired electric cars that are used in everyday life. But the most surprising thing is that in the dining hall of the club, they no longer served food of animal origin.
Why do we love football in principle? No matter what division your favorite club plays, the fans will always be with him to the end, supporting the team in joy and in sorrow even sometimes, despite all the problems. We tell you the story of Colchester United, which got stuck in the fourth English division. However, despite this, he continues to live our favorite game with you and periodically delight with the positive results of his few fans, who are always close to their favorite team.
Cheltenham Town FC
- Nickname: Robins (robins. a bird like that)
- Foundation year 1887
- Stadium: Waddon Road (7408)
Houses play in a red and white set of forms, while on the road playing in yellow or in white and blue. The history of football in Cheltenham is rather long. By the way, it was here in 1849 that 3 judges were used for the match for the first time. The modern club formed Albert White in 1887. Only in 1935 the club joined the Southern Football League. Dick knows where the club has been wandering all this time from 1887 to 1935 or maybe the league was formed only in 1935, I don’t know, but only 50 years later, in 1985, they still achieved a promotion (Conference National). But they were forced to live for 50 years, and after 7 seasons, without any special achievements, they flew back to the Southern League.
The appearance of Steve Cotterill at the coaching position in 1996 marked the beginning of the club’s ascent. In the first season, winning the championship returned to the previously achieved. Two seasons later went through this league in the Football League. After two seasons, having established as a League Two middle peasant, the Robins jumped over their heads, won the right to play the playoffs and then went into League One.
Here it began obscurantism. Cotterill moved to Stoke City, and his deputy did not stay at the post and a half year. The CTFC spot at the end of the standings cost him his coaching. The next coach during the season could not save the club from lowering in class. It was none other than Bobby Gould, who won the Wimbledon FA Cup with England’s most rude team in 1988 (then this one played there … like his name. Again he forgot his last name. In general, then this dude took up the movie and starred in the films Bonebreaker, Money Cards -two stem and somewhere else). And already in the 2005-2006 season; another coach, John Ward, brought the club to the second coming in League One. In the playoffs at Millenium Stadium in Kadiff, Grimsby Town was beaten.
The “achievements” of the club include the fact that their pre-match program in the 2006 season was recognized as the best in the league and hit the top ten all over England bypassing the Chelsea, MU and Liverpool programs. More serious success came to the club in the 1997-98 seasons winning the FA Trophy Cup.
FC “Morecambe” – English football club from the city of the same name, located on the west coast of England, near Liverpool. The city has about 50 thousand people. At the moment, the team is in the Second League, the fourth most important football tournament in England. The second league club came out in 2007 for the first time in its history.
In 1927, Morecambe survived a reorganization of a limited liability company with a registered capital of just £ 1,000. As a result, the team struggled for survival all the 30s and did not even think about any ambitious tasks. In the postwar years, the club, like the whole country, was almost reborn again. In 1956, Ken Horton became the head coach of Morecambe. His appointment moved the club to a dead end although victories did not fall as if from a horn of plenty but Horton had created a reserve for future accomplishments. Fourteen years from 1960 to 1974 can be called “golden of this” FC Morecam. During this period, fit a number of significant achievements for the team. For the first time in the 1961/62 season, the “prawns” managed to make their way into the third round of the FA Cap. In 1968 they won the FA Trophy, beating Burnley at Wembley with a 1-0 score. And many times became the winners of the Lancashire FA Challenge Trophy, Lancashire Senior Cup and Lancashire Combination Cup.
Exeter City Football Club is a professional football team from Exeter, England. It was created in 1901, and its name has not changed since then. In different periods of its history, the team played in different divisions of England. After several years in the lower leagues, the club moved into the second division in 2012, but it has to struggle its way to the top of the ranking with great effort in order to return to the top echelon of English football. The club does not miss the opportunity to expand the list of their achievements, which currently include 12 victories in the FA Devon St. Cup. Luke’s Challenge Bowl.
Since 1976, “Stevenage” was formed as a result of bankruptcy, “Stevenage Athletic.” In the early years of the team’s existence, the Broadhall Wei home stadium served a completely different purpose: the previous board of the bankrupt team sold the arena to a local businessman who was going to develop his activities in Hertfordshire. “Boro” in recent years, of course, has not come down entirely on professional rails, but the successes of the club in the FA Trophy and other competitions suggest that Stevenage is starting to think about its own development. For those who do not know, we recall that it was in Stevenage that Ashley Young and Jack Wilshere began their careers.
After Stevenage declared insolvency in 1999 to pay off all debts to creditors, Phil Wallace bought more than ninety percent of the team’s shares. In England, he is known as a good businessman who has made a career as chief executive officer of the Lamex Food Group. The rate at the club is on the local indigenous English. He is coached by Gary Smith, whose experience as a mentor to Stevenage was limited to Colorado Rapids. In the current squad, there are only two non-Englishmen – midfielder Michael Talasitis (by the way, he was born in England) and Irish forward Don Cohen.
Crewe Alexandra FC
In 1877 a football team was organized at the local cricket club in Crees which was named “Alexandra”, in honor of Her Highness Princess Alexandra. In the same year, the new team held their first match against the team of Nord Staffs, which ended in a 1: 1 draw. In 1884, “CreweAlexandra” held its first match in the National Cup, but it was beaten by the Glazwegian “Queens Park” with a score of 0:10.
In 1892, the “Crewe” entered the number of clubs that formed the Second Division. The first match of the championship in their history “Alexandrians” lost “Barton” with a score of 1: 7. In 1893 the team became fully professional. In 1936, “Crewe” won the Wales Cup, beating the Chester club in the final with a score of 2: 0. In the same year, Herbert Swindell (all 126 goals) scored his 100th goal. In 1937, “Crewe Alexandra” again became the winner of the Wales Cup, beating the Reel team in the replay of the final match (1: 1) 1: 3. The match against Hartlepool which took place in 1939 (0: 0), was the last game of the club before World War II.
In 1955, the club set a dubious record – 56 away games without victories. The end of the protracted series put the match against Southport, won with a minimum score of 1: 0. One of the most memorable matches in the history of “Crewe” took place in 1960. As part of the national Cup, the team hosted Tottenham Hotspur in London. A record of attendance was set at the Crewe Alexandra stadium, and the home team did not let them down, having tied 2-2 with the English football grandee. The return match in London ended in a crushing defeat of the guests 2:13. This defeat is still a record for the “railroad” in the National Cup.
Port Vale FC
Port Vale is an English football club from Barslem. It was created in 1876. It bears the nickname “brave men”. Home matches are held at the stadium “Vale Park” with a capacity of 22 356 spectators. The highest achievement of the club is the 5th place in the Second Division in the 1930/31 season. The main success of “Port Vale” was the release in 1954 in the semi-final of the FA Cup. Throughout its history, the club has twice won the Football League Cup (1993, 2001). Famous coaches of the club “Port Vale”: Jackie Moody, Gordon Hodgson, Stanley Matthews. An interesting fact is that at the request of Robbie Williams, the Port Vale team was included in the FIFA 2000 video game. Robbie granted the right to make his song “It’s Only Us” the title track of the game.
In the 2018/2019 season, the English Premier League was replenished with three clubs that had previously played in the Championship. Among the main stadiums in London where NottsCounty FC and other teams playfive sites stand out. Wembley Stadium (Wembley Stadium) – the most famous and largest stadium not only in London, but also in the UK – is not home to football teams. Its capacity is 90,000 people. Here the England national football team holds matches, and various cup matches are played. “Stamford Bridge” (Stamford Bridge) is currently undergoing a radical reconstruction; one can say that a new one is being built right on the site of the old stadium. The only part of Stamford Bridge, left over from the old days, will be the East Stand. Plans for the future: an increase in capacity to 42,000 people.
Emirates Stadium is the Arsenal football club stadium. The current (non-commercial) name “Ashbarton Grove” (the name “Emirates” will continue until 2012). It was built in 2006 for € 600 million. Capacity – 60 355 people. White Hart Lane is the home ground of Tottenham Hotspur, with a capacity of 36,214 spectators. It was built in September 1899. In the near future, the reconstruction of the stadium is planned with an increase in capacity to 58,000 people.And the last one is Craven Cottage (Craven Cottage).
Craven Cottage Stadium is small, and even after the reconstruction of 2004 it can hardly be called modern. The stadium seats 26,000 spectators. So, in places here are still preserved wooden benches on which fans sit. Despite the fact that during the last reconstruction the capacity of the stadium was increased, the club management plans to expand the sector for fans by 4,000 more.A special place in the second league of England is occupied by the following teams: Grimsby Town FC, Swindon Town FC, Crawley Town FC,Yeovil Town FC,Macclesfield Town FC, Newport County FC, andMilton Keynes Dons. You can look at your favorite football players online.