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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…

Championship
Rudy Gestede has been an unfortunate flop for Middlesbrough
12:00 Monday 3rd December 2018

Rudy Gestede made his first Championship appearance for Middlesbrough in over a month on November 27. The striker lasted only 27 minutes before coming off with a hamstring injury. It was his first league start of the season after recovering…

Championship
Norwich's reaction to Pulis and Bielsa nipping at their heels? Farke it
12:00 Saturday 1st December 2018

There's a manager hogging the headlines in the Championship and it's not Frank Lampard. The Chelsea legend works wonders with Derby. Fans salivate at the prospect of seeing him across different stadia in the English second tier,…

Championship
What happened to Oliver Burke?
12:00 Friday 30th November 2018

Oliver Burke was left out of the matchday squad while West Bromwich Albion enjoyed a 2-1 win over Ipswich Town on 23 November. The 21-year-old’s last first-team appearance for the Baggies was more than three weeks ago. His lack of playing…

Championship
Aston Villa v Birmingham: Anatomy of a Derby
08:00 Sunday 25th November 2018

Every season tells a new story. Sometimes it's the same tale with different characters, a bit like Baz Luhrman's Romeo and Juliet with a gangsta culture backdrop. People remember when Rafael Benitez took the reins at Chelsea, outraging…

Championship
Can Norwich City maintain form to gain Premier League promotion?
17:00 Wednesday 14th November 2018

Norwich City is proving this season's surprise package in the Championship. The Canaries lead the way with 33 points from 17 games. They have played some impressive football en route to the top.   Having plied their trade in the…