A League 2 blog with an overwhelmingly pro-Torquay United bias
2011/12 League 2 Season Preview
In a bid to educate ourselves about our clubs’ opponents, fellow League 2 fans Maxi Hobbs, Danny Brothers and I have been busy researching and previewing every team in the division ahead of the new season. From Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th August we’ll each be publishing 2 team previews per day, finishing off with a final predicted table on Sunday 31st. While we’ve tried hard to be as definitive and even-handed as possible with our previews, with the best will in the world we’re bound to miss aspects that a fan of each club wouldn’t, but hopefully we haven’t done anyone’s team a disservice. A link to each post in the preview will be added below as they’re published:
AFC Wimbledon – how will the Dons fare following their rightful return to the Football League?
Accrington Stanley – can Stanley can repeat last season’s unexpected play-off challenge?
Aldershot – in which direction will the Shots progress after last season’s mid-table finish?
Barnet – is another season of struggle in store for the Bees?
Bradford City – can the Bantams begin the ascent back up the divisions?
Bristol Rovers – the Pirates have assembled an impressive squad, but is it good enough to take them back to League 1?
Burton Albion – can the Brewers steer clear of a relegation scrap?
Cheltenham Town – will the Robins spend another season fighting the drop, and will Maxi assess their chances neutrally?
Crawley Town – can the deep-pocketed Red Devils continue their march upwards?
Crewe Alexandra – have the Railwaymen cured their ironic travel-sickness?
Dagenham & Redbridge – can the Daggers bounce back into League 1, or is this their level?
Gillingham – can Hessenthaler’s men force their way into the promotion reckoning, or end up looking green around the Gills?
Hereford – will the Bulls’ fighting spirit keep them away from relegation danger?
Macclesfield Town – with several of last season’s stars having departed, can the Silkmen survive?
Morecambe – can the Shrimps bounce back after last season’s disappointing showing?
Northampton – will Danny’s excitable optimism result in his preview being a load of Cobblers?
Oxford – can the Yellows sustain a promotion push?
Plymouth – will the nightmare soon be over for the Pilgrims?
Port Vale – can the Valiants tune out the off-the-field disruptions?
Rotherham – is promotion any more likely for the Millers this time around?
Shrewsbury – so close last time, but can the Shrews go one step further and claim promotion?
Southend – can the Shrimpers sustain a promotion challenge?
will their Fascist manager march them back up the … er, will the Robins’ managerial gamble pay off?
Torquay – I made sure that I saved the best for last: can the Gulls continue to overperform?