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League One club-by-club guide


Nickname: The Cherries
Ground: Dean Court
Capacity: 10,200
Last season: 19th
Manager: Kevin Bond (October 2006)

In: Jo Kuffour (Brentford), Russell Perrett (Luton), Paul Telfer (Celtic), Marvin Bartley (Hampton & Richmond), Ryan Garry (Arsenal), Max Gradel (Leicester), Jean-Francoise Christophe (Portsmouth), Asmir Begovic (Portsmouth), Jason Pearce (Portsmouth), Garreth O'Connor (Bunley)

Out: James Hayter (Doncaster), Steve Fletcher (Chesterfield), Stephen Purches (Leyton Orient), Karl Broadhurst (Hereford), Marcus Browning (Weymouth), Callum Hart, James Coutts (Weymouth), Conal Platt (Weymouth), Shaun Maher, Stephen Cooke (Halesowen), Curtis Allen, Jack Haverson (Grays), Michael Standing (Oxford Utd)

BBC Sport verdict: The squad is smaller than last season, so loan signings are likely to be crucial to the club's hopes of success. However, it could be another long, hard year for the Cherries.

Key man: Darren Anderton

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Nickname: The Seagulls
Ground: Withdean Stadium
Capacity: 6,960
Position last season: 18th
Manager: Dean Wilkins (September 2006)

In: Andrew Whing (Coventry), Nicky Forster (Hull)

Out: Paul Hinshelwood (Torquay), Chris Breach, Richard Martin, Georges Santos, Lloyd Skinner, Chris Winterton

BBC Sport verdict: With their new stadium finally being given the go-ahead, Brighton are on the up. But the play-offs may be too much to ask.

Key man: Nicky Forster


Nickname: The Pirates
Ground: The Memorial Stadium
Capacity: 11,916
Last season: Sixth in League Two (promoted via play-offs)
Manager: Paul Trollope (September 2005)

In: David Pipe (Notts County), Joe Jacobsen (Cardiff), Andy Williams (Hereford)

Out: James Hunt (Grimsby), Darren Mullings (Torquay), Scott Shearer (Wycombe), Ollie Barnes (Salisbury)

BBC Sport verdict: Favourites to go back down but the Pirates may just cause a surprise or two under impressive boss Trollope.

Key man: Rickie Lambert


Nickname: The Cumbrians/Blues
Ground: Brunton Park
Capacity: 16,651
Last season: Eighth
Manager: Neil McDonald (June 2006)

In: Andrew Cook, Chris Howarth (Bolton), Danny Carlton (Morecambe), Marc Bridge-Wilkinson (Bradford), Danny Graham (Middlesbrough), Ged Dalton, Joe Garner (Blackburn)

Out: Anthony Williams (Wrexham), Karl Hawley (Preston), Kevin Gray (Chesterfield), Liam Atkin, Derek Holmes (Rotherham), Paul Murray, Raphael Nade (Ebbsfleet United)

BBC Sport verdict: Close to the play-offs last year but could find life harder without the goal threat of Karl Hawley.

Key man: Danny Graham


Nickname: The Robins
Ground: Whaddon Road
Capacity: 7,407
Last season: 17th
Manager: John Ward (November 2003)

In: Ben Gill (Watford), Lee Ridley (Scunthorpe), Aaron Ledgister (Bristol City), Andy Lindegaard (Yeovil), Craig Reid

Out: Kayode Odejayi (Barnsley), Steve Guinan (Hereford), Craig Armstrong (Gillingham), JJ Melligan (Leyton Orient), Michael Whittington (Gloucester City), Shane Paul (Halesowen Town)

BBC Sport verdict: Summer sales could mean a season of struggling lies ahead for the Robins.

Key man: Paul Connor


Nickname: The Railwaymen/Alex
Ground: Gresty Road
Capacity: 10,046
Last season: 13th
Manager: Dario Gradi (June 1983)

In: Steven Schumacher (Bradford), Eugen Bopp (Rotherham), Billy Jones (Exeter), Colin Daniel (Eastwood Town), Chris McCready (Tranmere), Daniel O'Donnell (Liverpool)

Out: Darran Kempson (Shrewsbury), Darren Moss (Shrewsbury), Luke Varney (Charlton), Jon Otsemobor (Norwich), Billy Jones (Preston), Richard Sutton (Stafford), Paul Bignot (Kidderminster), Cavell Coo (Altrincham)

BBC Sport verdict: Will settle for mid-table and will be interesting to see how coach Steve Holland does as he begins to take over from Dario Gradi.

Key man: Steve Holland


Nickname: Rovers
Ground: Keepmoat Stadium
Capacity: 15,231
Last season: 11th
Manager: Sean O'Driscoll (September 2006)

In: James Hayter (Bournemouth), Sam Hird (Leeds), Neil Sullivan (Leeds), Martin Woods (Rotherham), Richie Wellens (Oldham), Gordon Greer (Kilmarnock)

Out: Adam Brown, Rob Pacey, Jan Budtz (Hartlepool), Sean Thornton (Leyton Orient), Jon-Paul Pittman (Crawley), Liam Green (Boston)

BBC Sport verdict: Have spent wisely in the summer and O'Driscoll will be confident of a real crack at promotion.

Key man: James Hayter


Nickname: The Gills
Ground: Priestfield Stadium
Capacity: 10,952
Last season: 16th
Manager: Ronnie Jepson (November 2005)

In: Aaron Brown (Swindon), Barry Cogan (Barnet), Delroy Facey (Rotherham), Simon King (Barnet), Craig Armstrong (Cheltenham), Efe Sodje (Southend), Simon Royce (QPR), Derek Stillie (Dundee United), Steve Lomas (QPR), David Graham (Sheffield Wednesday)

Out: Danny Jackman (Northampton), Matt Jarvis (Wolves), Danny Spiller (Millwall), Leon Johnson (Wycombe), Clint Easton (Hereford), Brent Sancho, Frannie Collin, Luke Howell (Milton Keynes Dons), Dean McDonald (Inverness Caledonian Thistle), Michael Flynn (Blackpool)

BBC Sport verdict: After big upheaval at the Priestfield, Jepson's side could fall just short of a play-off place.

Key man: Steve Lomas


Nickname: Pools
Ground: Victoria Park
Capacity: 7,629
Last season: Second in League Two
Manager: Danny Wilson (June 2006)

In: Arran Lee-Barrett (Coventry), Jamie McCunnie (Dunfermline), Jan Budtz (Doncaster), Godwin Antwi (Liverpool), Ian Moore (Leeds), Robbie Elliott (Leeds)

Out: Dimitrios Konstantopoulos (Coventry), John Brackstone (Darlington), Michael Proctor (Wrexham), Eifion Williams (Wrexham), Darrell Clarke (Salisbury), Phil Turnbull (York), Tony Davison, Carl Jones, Mark Tinkler, Craig Hignett, Jim Provett (Bury), Darren Williams (Bradford)

BBC Sport verdict: Back in League One and will settle for a season well away from the drop zone.

Key man: James Brown


Nickname: The Terriers
Ground: Galpharm Stadium
Capacity: 24,500
Last season: 15th
Manager: Andy Ritchie (April 2007)

In: Frank Sinclair (Burnley), Malvin Kamara (Port Vale), Danny Cadamarteri (Leicester)

Out: Adnan Ahmed (Tranmere), Mark Hudson (Rotherham), Martin McIntosh (Mansfield), John McAliskey (Mansfield), Paul Rachubka (Blackpool), John McCombe, James Hand, Adam Wilson, Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool)

BBC Sport verdict: Will be desperate to avoid last season's struggles, but the play-offs are a big ask again.

Key man: Matt Glennon


Nickname: The Whites
Ground: Elland Road
Capacity: 40,204
Last season: 24th in Championship (relegated)
Manager: Dennis Wise (October 2006)

In: Casper Ankergren (Brondby), Leon Constantine (Port Vale), Curtis Weston (Swindon), Alan Thompson (Unattached), Andy Hughes (Norwich)

Out: Sam Hird (Doncaster), Neil Sullivan (Doncaster), Ian Moore (Hartlepool), Hayden Foxe, Robbie Elliott (Hartlepool), Stephen Crainey (Blackpool), Armando Sa, Kevin Nicholls (Preston), Robbie Blake (Burnley), David Healy (Fulham), Richard Cresswell (Stoke)

BBC Sport verdict: A torrid summer and are set to start the season 15 points adrift. Should aim for survival before even thinking of the top six.

Key man: Jermaine Beckford


Nickname: The O's
Ground: Brisbane Road
Capacity: 9,271
Last season: 20th
Manager: Martin Ling (September 2003)

In: Stuart Nelson (Brentford), Paul Terry (Yeovil), Tamika Mkandawire (Hereford), JJ Melligan (Cheltenham), Stephen Purches (Bournemouth), Sean Thornton (Doncaster), Wayne Gray (Yeovil), Adam Boyd (Luton)

Out: Adam Tann (Notts County), Glynn Garner (Shrewsbury), John Mackie (Brentford), Justin Miller (Port Vale), Shane Tudor (Port Vale), Gary Alexander (Millwall), Craig Easton (Swindon), Derek Duncan (Wycombe), Donny Barnard, Phil Mulryne, Luke Guttridge (Colchester), Matt Lockwood (Nottingham Forest)

BBC Sport verdict: Will miss the talismanic Matt Lockwood and Ling would surely settle for another season of survival.

Key man: Adam Boyd


Nickname: The Hatters
Ground: Kenilworth Road
Capacity: 9,975
Last season: 23rd in Championship (relegated)
Manager: Kevin Blackwell (March 2007)

In: David Edwards (Shrewsbury), Alan Goodall (Rochdale), Darren Currie (Ipswich), Paul Furlong (QPR), Paul Peschisolido (Derby), Chris Perry (West Brom), Don Hutchison (Coventry), Richard Jackson (Derby)

Out: Michael Leary (Barnet), Peter Holmes (Rotherham), Danny Stevens, Russell Perrett (Bournemouth), Shaun Ross, Adam Boyd (Leyton Orient), Leon Barnett (West Brom)

BBC Sport verdict: Unlucky in his time at Leeds, Blackwell will see this season as the perfect opportunity to enhance his reputation. Need a good start though.

Key man: Chris Perry


Nickname: The Lions
Ground: The New Den
Capacity: 20,146
Last season: 10th
Manager: Willie Donachie (September 2006)

In: Scott Barron (Ipswich), Andy Frampton (Brentford), Danny Spiller (Gillingham), Gary Alexander (Leyton Orient), Ryan Smith (Derby)

Out: Tony Craig (Crystal Palace), Jack Obersteller (Tranmere), Adam Cottrell (Welling), David Amoo (Liverpool), Marvin Williams (Yeovil), Filipe Morais (Hibernian), Marvin Elliott (Bristol City), Chris Zebroski (Torquay), Poul Hubertz (Northampton)

BBC Sport verdict: Have let a few players leave but boss Donachie has added some quality too and they will be pushing for the top six.

Key man: Neil Harris


Nickname: The Cobblers
Ground: Sixfields Stadium
Capacity: 7,653
Last season: 14th
Manager: Stuart Gray (January 2007)

In: Colin Larkin (Chesterfield), Ian Henderson (Norwich), Giles Coke (Mansfield), Danny Jackman (Gillingham), Joe Howe, Daniel Jones (Wolves), Poul Hubertz (Millwall)

Out: David Hunt, Pedj Bojic, Sean Dyche, Ian Taylor (retired), Jerome Watt, Danny Green, Fred Murray

BBC Sport verdict: The Cobblers would be delighted to repeat last season's mid-table feat and they might just do that.

Key man: Mark Bunn


Nickname: The Reds
Ground: City Ground
Capacity: 30,602
Last season: Fourth
Manager: Colin Calderwood (May 2006)

In: Neil Lennon (Celtic), Matt Lockwood (Leyton Orient), Chris Cohen (Yeovil), Arron Davies (Yeovil), Kelvin Wilson (Preston)

Out: Spencer Weir-Daley (Notts County), Gary Holt (Wycombe), John Curtis (QPR), Jack Lester (Chesterfield), Rune Pedersen, Nicky Eaden, Kevin James, Robert Hughes, Vincent Fernandez, John Thompson (Oldham), Paddy Gamble

BBC Sport verdict: Favourites for the third year in a row, Forest have spent big and bought well this summer and promotion this time around is crucial for the City Ground outfit.

Key man: Neil Lennon


Nickname: The Latics
Ground: Boundary Park
Capacity: 13,624
Last season: Sixth
Manager: John Sheridan (June 2006)

In: Craig Davies (Verona), Jean-Paul Kalala (Yeovil), John Thompson (Nottingham Forest), Mark Crossley (Fulham), Lee Hughes, Mark Allott (Chesterfield), Michael Ricketts (Preston), Stuart Giddings (Coventry)

Out: Will Haining (St Mirren), Chris Porter (Motherwell), Danny Philliskirk (Chelsea), Simon Charlton, Alan Blayney, Gareth Owen, Chris Hall, Kallum Higginbotham, Paul Edwards (Port Vale), Craig Rocastle (Port Vale), Paul Warne (Yeovil), Richie Wellens (Doncaster), Jack Obersteller (Wycombe)

BBC Sport verdict: Have added plenty of experience to their squad and look a good bet for the play-offs again at least, despite the loss of Chris Porter.

Key man: Craig Davies


Nickname: The Valiants
Ground: Vale Park
Capacity: 22,356
Last season: 12th
Manager: Martin Foyle (February 2004)

In: Shane Tudor (Leyton Orient), Justin Miller (Leyton Orient), Marc Richards (Barnsley), Paul Edwards (Oldham), Craig Rocastle (Oldham), Keith Lowe (Wolves), Callum Willock (Unattached)

Out: Michael Walsh, Rhys Weston (Walsall), Mark Soboljew, Christian Smith, Michael Husbands (Macclesfield), Nathan Lowndes, George Abbey, Danny Sonner (Walsall), Malvin Kamara (Huddersfield), Leon Constantine (Leeds)

BBC Sport verdict: Must replace the goals of the departed Constantine and may have to settle for another season of mid-table obscurity.

Key man: Luke Rodgers

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Nickname: The Shrimpers
Ground: Roots Hall
Capacity: 12,392
Last season: 22nd in Championship (relegated)
Manager: Steve Tilson (November 2003)

In: Tommy Black (Crystal Palace), Nicky Bailey (Barnet), Charlie MacDonald (Ebbsfleet), Kerrea Gilbert (Arsenal), Garry Richards (Colchester), Zoltan Liptak (Lombard FC Papa)

Out: Freddy Eastwood (Wolves), Efe Sodje (Gillingham), Joel Ledgister (Oxford), Justin Lawson (Grays)

BBC Sport verdict: Striker Eastwood leaves a massive hole to fill but unless Southend tighten up at the back they could struggle once more.

Key man: Zoltan Liptak


Nickname: The Swans
Ground: Liberty Stadium
Capacity: 20,000
Last season: Seventh
Manager: Roberto Martinez (February 2007)

In: Guillem Bauza Mayol (Espanyol), Angel Rangel (Terrassa), Matty Collins (Fulham), Jason Scotland (St Johnstone), Ferrie Bodde (ADO Den Haag), Darryl Duffy (Hull City), Dorus de Vries (Dunfermline)

Out: Andy Oakes (Darlington), Izzy Iriekpen (Scunthorpe), Adebayo Akinfenwa, Pawel Abbott (Darlington), Tom Williams (Wycombe), Tom Williams (Wycombe), Lee Trundle (Bristol City), Willy Gueret (Milton Keynes Dons)

BBC Sport verdict: Like Southend, will miss their talisman in Trundle. Need Duffy to start hitting the net to bolster their annual play-off push but may be just off the pace.

Key man: Darryl Duffy


Nickname: The Robins
Ground: The County Ground
Capacity: 15,728
Last season: Third in League Two (promoted)
Manager: Paul Sturrock (November 2006)

In: Barry Corr (Sheffield Wednesday), Hasney Aljofree (Plymouth), Craig Easton (Leyton Orient), Chris Blackburn (Morecambe), Miguel Comminges (Reims), Kaid Mohamed (Carmarthen Town), Steve Adams (Sheffield Wednesday), Ibon Arrieta (unattached)

Out: Ashan Holgate, Ricky Shakes, Curtis Weston (Leeds), Aaron Brown (Gillingham), Mustapha Carayol (MK Dons), Gareth Whalley (Altrincham)

BBC Sport verdict: Sturrock's squad looks thin and they might struggle to establish themselves back in League One at the first time of asking.

Key man: Hasney Aljofree


Nickname: Rovers
Ground: Prenton Park
Capacity: 16,587
Last season: Ninth
Manager: Ronnie Moore (June 2006)

In: Antony Kay (Barnsley), Danny Coyne (Burnley), Adnan Ahmed (Huddersfield), Ben Chorley (MK Dons)

Out: Kevin Ellison (Chester), Gavin Ward (Chester), Olly James (Forest Green), Jason McAteer (retired), Danny Harrison (Rotherham), Chris McCready (Crewe)

BBC Sport verdict: Just short of the play-offs last time around, Rovers might be a good bet to go one step further this season.

Key man: Ian Goodison


Nickname: The Saddlers
Ground: Banks's Stadium
Capacity: 11,500
Last season: Champions in League Two (promoted)
Manager: Richard Money (May 2006)

In: Danny Sonner (Port Vale), Paul Hall (Rushden & Diamonds), Tommy Mooney (Wycombe), Carlos Carneiro (Panionios FC), Paul Boertien (Derby), Eddy Sonko (Xanthi Skoda), Rhys Weston (Port Vale)

Out: Tony Bedeau (Torquay), Craig Pead (Brentford), Kris Taylor (Hereford), Hector Sam (Notts County), Mark Wright (MK Dons), Par Cederqvist, Geordie Lyall, Chris Westwood (Peterborough), Dean Keates (Peterborough)

BBC Sport verdict: Boss Money faces an uphill battle to keep the Saddlers out of the four relegation places.

Key man: Tommy Mooney


Nickname: The Glovers
Ground: Huish Park
Capacity: 9,400
Last season: Fifth
Manager: Russell Slade (June 2006)

In: Paul Warne (Oldham), Gary Dempsey (Aberdeen), Darryl Knights (Ipswich), Marc Bircham (QPR), Jerahl Hughes (Crystal Palace), Lloyd Owusu (Brentford), Curtis Ujah (Reading), Marvin Williams (Millwall), Lee Peltier (Liverpool)

Out: Jean-Paul Kalala (Oldham), Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest), Arron Davies (Nottingham Forest), Paul Terry (Leyton Orient), Andy Lindegaard (Cheltenham), Anthony Tonkin (Forest Green), Gavin McCallum, Danny Barker, Jake Smeeton, Bradley Thomas (Crawley), Danny Webb, Craig Pead, Wayne Gray (Leyton Orient)

BBC Sport verdict: Will do remarkably well to repeat last season's amazing feat, especially after such an astonishing summer turnover of players.

Key man: Marc Bircham.

Coca-Cola Football League One Table
30 January 2010 17:06
    P GD PTS
1 Norwich 29 34 63
2 Leeds 27 29 60

3 Charlton 28 20 55
4 Colchester 27 13 49
5 Swindon 26 8 48
6 Millwall 28 11 46

7 Huddersfield 26 20 45
8 MK Dons 28 4 43
9 Bristol Rovers 26 -3 38
10 Brentford 27 -3 34
11 Southampton 27 15 33
12 Carlisle 26 -3 33
13 Walsall 25 1 32
14 Yeovil 28 -5 31
15 Southend 28 -7 31
16 Hartlepool 29 -10 31
17 Leyton Orient 27 -10 31
18 Exeter 29 -11 30
19 Gillingham 28 -7 29
20 Brighton 27 -13 28

21 Oldham 25 -10 26
22 Tranmere 27 -22 26
23 Wycombe 29 -22 23
24 Stockport 27 -29 16

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