Swamped with competitors on all sides, Dagenham & Redbridge’s outstanding start to the new season seems to have gone unnoticed by everyone. This weekend, they were seeking to stay in touch at the top of League Two against Morecambe.
When Manchester City played Gillingham in the Division Two play-off final in 1999, it felt as if it was a do or die moment for the blue half of Manchester. They pulled through, and now they’re one of the richest clubs in the world.
John Barnes is having a disastrous time in charge at Tranmere Rovers and may be out of a job by this time next week. His time there, however, is a cautionary tale about the problems of appointing big name managers.
Newcastle United have started this season in the Championship, but a long trip west to Blackpool proves to be a step too far with Newcastle showing some unwelcome old habits.