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Championship
Leeds United putting automatic promotion at risk with inconsistent form
15:00 Sunday 21st April 2019

That Marcelo Bielsa has stayed at Leeds until the end of the season is commendable given his antecedents. Of course, it has not been without some drama. A spying incident on Frank Lampard's Derby County made the headlines back in January,…

Championship
Is Tony Pulis entirely to blame for Boro's late-season slump?
09:00 Wednesday 10th April 2019

A few months ago, all eyes at the Riverside envisioned a place in the Championship playoffs, if not direct promotion to the Premier League. Expectations lowered dramatically in the last few weeks. Now, Middlesbrough will be thankful just…

Championship
David Cotterill triggered by Jack Grealish assault
09:00 Tuesday 12th March 2019

Newton’s Three Laws of Motion are more universal than you might realise. Beyond physical movement, they also apply to emotions. For those of you who didn’t pay attention in physics class, the Three Laws are: 1. Every object persists…

Premier League
What happened to Ryan Sessegnon?
09:00 Tuesday 5th March 2019

Ryan Sessegnon was the best player to come out of the Championship last season. His age made his consistent performances more amazing. There were calls in some quarters for the youngster to be included in England’s World Cup squad.…

Championship
Why Middlesbrough must extend Jon Obi Mikel immediately
15:00 Thursday 28th February 2019

Every team needs a Mikel. Those were the words of former England manager Steve McClaren after his QPR side succumbed 2-nil to Middlesbrough at the Riverside. If there was ever any doubt regarding John Mikel Obi influence on Boro it was soundly…

Championship
3 young players choosing between Premier League struggles and Championship success
15:00 Tuesday 19th February 2019

Before we get started, it’s pertinent to point out just how difficult and demanding the Skybet Championship is. Besides being the richest second-tier league in the world; The level of competitiveness in the Championship is high enough…

Premier League
Is Frank Lampard on his way to the Chelsea dugout?
12:00 Thursday 14th February 2019

After a well-decorated playing career in which he won the Premier League, Champions League and several other trophies, Frank Lampard took his first job as a manager last summer. The decision to take over at Derby County and continue the…

League One
Will Grigg Relights the Fire
17:00 Thursday 7th February 2019

The famous song goes, Will Grigg’s on fire, your defence is terrified… but recently… not so much. It has been embers at best. Why? It’s evident he’s dreaming of third-tier football where he flourished, yet…

Fa Cup
Does Ashley Cole have enough left in the tank to help Frank Lampard?
08:00 Saturday 26th January 2019

The most common advice for new writers is 'write what you know'. Similarly, retired players embarking on managerial careers often draw on their former clubs for players and good counsel. Sir Alex Ferguson loaned academy and fringe players…

Championship
Dean Smith, John Terry, troubled times at Aston Villa. Why?
15:00 Thursday 24th January 2019

Just before the second week of October 2018, Aston Villa decided to pull the plug on Steve Bruce. This followed a terrible run of form that featured one win in nine Championship matches which left Villa 12th in the standings. Bruce was almost…

Championship
How does losing Harvey Barnes affect West Brom's promotion push?
17:00 Thursday 17th January 2019

Taking a player on loan is often seen as a ‘risk-free’ move. After all, you are getting the services of a professional without paying a transfer fee. For clubs below the Premier League, these deals can be vital. But it’s…

Championship
Why Nottingham Forest can’t afford to see Red in East Midlands derby
08:00 Monday 17th December 2018

We’ll witness a fierce clash between two historic rivals when Derby County hosts Nottingham Forest at Pride Park on Monday night.  After 21 Championship matchdays, playoff contenders are emerging from the early season shadows. Two…

Championship
Sheffield United v West Brom: Who will head into the festive period full of cheer?
12:00 Friday 14th December 2018

Death, taxes and an unpredictable season of Championship football: three of life's certainties. Since August, seven teams have perched atop the league table. Two are set to meet tonight in a match that could decide who heads into the festive…

Championship
Yannick Bolasie's long road back from ACL purgatory
09:00 Friday 14th December 2018

For the first time in nearly a year, Yannick Bolasie started a league game. It came in the Championship against Nottingham Forest but, as the saying goes, it was a start. Injuries and a dip in form at Everton combined to frustrate the Congolese.…

League One
Portsmouth on right path to the Championship
09:00 Tuesday 4th December 2018

It’s been eight hellish years for Portsmouth since slipping into the English football dungeon. Toiling in obscurity, drifting back and forth between the lower ranks became Pompey's norm. The elites treated them with scorn. Under…