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Simon Hahn

Lifelong sufferer following Darlington FC from League Two to the Northern League. Freelance Sports and data journalist. Living for 3pm on Saturday.


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Fa Cup
FA Cup First Round: Where will the shocks come?
09:00 Friday 8th November 2019

The FA Cup First Round draw is always a date to circle on the English football calendar. Once again, it didn't disappoint. The draw took place two weeks ago, setting the stage for the drama to unfold this weekend. League One and…

Championship
Can Woodgate stop Boro sliding into the abyss?
15:01 Sunday 3rd November 2019

Before the season started I wrote a piece asking if Jonathan Woodgate was the right man for Middlesbrough. It's fair to say the 39-year-old has endured a torrid first three months in charge. The question is, can the former centre-back…

League One
Is Phil Parkinson the right manager for Sunderland?
17:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

Experienced manager Phil Parkinson took over at Sunderland last week, hoping to get the Black Cat’s back on track in their bid to return to the Championship. Is he the right man to turn their fortunes around? Before being sacked…

Fa Cup
FA Cup Fourth Qualifying round: Who will make the first round draw?
17:01 Friday 18th October 2019

It is the final qualifying round of the 2019/20 FA Cup. This weekend could change everything for some of the clubs in the competition. The 24 National League clubs join the 40 teams that progressed from the previous round. Thirty-two spots…

Fa Cup
FA Cup Third Qualifying round games to look out for
19:01 Thursday 3rd October 2019

The FA Cup qualifying rounds keep coming thick and fast as we're rapidly approching the first round proper. We're now at the third qualifying round which takes place this weekend. Sides left in the competition are…

Football League Player Watch
An EFL combined Rovers/Wanderers XI
17:00 Friday 27th September 2019

Welcome to the fourth and final instalment of EFL combined XIs from four sets of clubs who share the same name. If you need to catch up, the all-City XI can be found here, the all-United XI here and the all-Town XI here.  The concept is…

Football League Player Watch
An EFL all-Town XI
17:00 Thursday 26th September 2019

It's Thursday which often means Europa League. There's a bit of confusion in this year's tournament with Wolfsburg of the Bundesliga and Wolfsberg of the Austrian Bundesliga both featuring. That's nothing compared to English…

Football League Player Watch
An EFL all-United XI
17:01 Wednesday 25th September 2019

If you've travelled much, you might have noticed that places in different parts of the world share the same name. This has a great deal to do with the limited imaginations of famous English-speaking explorers. There's a Paris, Texas…

Football League Player Watch
An EFL all-City XI
17:00 Tuesday 24th September 2019

Former heavyweight champion George Foreman notoriously named all five sons and one daughter after himself. As a footballing nation, England is not quite that bad. The fact remains you'll find a ridiculous number of Cities, Towns, Uniteds,…

Fa Cup
Where are the FA Cup 2nd Qualifying round upsets?
12:00 Friday 20th September 2019

The campaign is now well and truly underway. We've had the early-season mad rush followed by the international break. Now things are finally settling down into a rhythm with the FA Cup also in full flow. Ahead of the latest qualifying…

League One
Sorry, Premier League clubs shouldn't rescue poorly run small clubs
15:00 Saturday 31st August 2019

This week ended with awful news. League One club Bury were thrown out of the Football League, the first side to suffer this fate since Maidstone in 1992. Their expulsion raised a huge debate surrounding a number of issues in modern-day…

Non League
Do Bradford Park Avenue suddenly think they're an Italian club?
17:00 Wednesday 14th August 2019

The 2019/20 season is barely underway but already two managers have been sacked in the National League North. One is Garry Thompson. Why did Bradford Park Avenue pull the trigger so quickly?  Among England's oldest football clubs,…

Premier League
2019/20 Sheffield United Premier League preview
17:00 Saturday 3rd August 2019

Under Chris Wilder, Sheffield United secured a return to the Premier League for the first time since 2007 by finishing second in the Championship last season. They overachieved last year thanks to a fantastic team spirit. Once they got to rolling,…

Championship
2019/20 Championship preview
15:00 Friday 2nd August 2019

As is the case every Championship season, 2019/20 will be an open affair. Last campaign, Sheffield United proved any team at this level can get on a roll to gain promotion. The division is arguably the most competitive anywhere. With…

League One
2019/20 League One preview
19:02 Thursday 1st August 2019

There was much drama in League One last season. Teams at both ends of the table could hardly be separated. Should we expect the same in 2019/20?   New sides Of this campaign's seven new League One teams, two are in dire straights.…