The BBC recently broadcast a live Friday night game between Exeter City and Liverpool in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. The entertaining match finished 2-2, with a Liverpool team consisting mostly of debuting teenagers twice going behind, before showing admirable resolve to secure a replay. The “magic” of the “world’s oldest cup competition”… Continue reading Take the long road? The effects of distance travelled on results
Walsall’s ascension to the heights of the League 1 table is all the more impressive because of the good form of their opponents. The same form handicap has afflicted troubled Blackpool, whereas Southend and Oldham have enjoyed contrasting fortunes on the pitch despite favourable opponents.
Studying the preceding form of a team’s opposition, Portsmouth have had an easier first half to the season at home than the rest of League 2, whilst Luton have benefitted from the poor form of their hosts. Hartlepool are squandering their advantages.