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Championship
No Rooney turn; All roads lead to Derby
09:00 Saturday 10th August 2019

If it isn’t the man Premier League fans love to hate. Wayne Rooney, having left English football last summer to join MLS, has agreed his next destination once contract terminates at DC United. Do not adjust your monitor;…

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…

Championship
Can Phillip Cocu build on Frank Lampard's foundation at Derby? 
08:02 Sunday 14th July 2019

Phillip Cocu has a tough task filling the massive void left by Frank Lampard at Derby County. Simply put, the Dutchman must carry on that same attractive, result-oriented brand started by his predecessor. With a history of developing emerging…

Managerial News
Questions people aren’t asking about Frank Lampard
09:00 Wednesday 10th July 2019

It’s not conjectured anymore. Frank Lampard landed his dream job. This is by far the biggest leap in his managerial career. Okay, so it's the only leap. The fact remains there is more than a significant gap between the 26th-ranked…

Premier League
3 youngsters who can thrive at Frank Lampard's Chelsea
08:00 Thursday 4th July 2019

Modern times call for modern solutions. With the Maurizio Sarri era a relatively short one even for the Blues, Chelsea are shifting gears. Roman Abramovich is exiting his Italian phase and isn't looking for a marquee manager. Perhaps the…

Premier League
Why Frank Lampard shouldn't take over as Chelsea manager this summer
08:01 Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Chelsea Football Club has always been synonymous with chopping and changing their managers like it's going out of fashion. Roman Abramovich has found a style of ownership that works for him and his beloved Blues. However, the Stamford Bridge…

Premier League
Will Chelsea allow Frank Lampard to promote young talent?
08:30 Sunday 16th June 2019

Barcelona has La Masia. Manchester City has their Elite Development Squad. Ajax has its Youth Academy. None of these clubs has as many young players featuring on loan for other European clubs as Chelsea. Before the 2018/19 campaign finished,…

Championship
Ticket to England waiting at Wembley for Grealish, Mount & others?
12:00 Monday 27th May 2019

Monday’s the day everybody dreads. However, a part of the country will be at their happiest on this particular Monday. As thousands of Derby County and Aston Villa supporters flock into Wembley bubbling with promotion dreams,…

Championship
Derby County leading the way with exemplary loan system use
17:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

Derby County's place in the Championship play-off final is secure. The Rams' place in the Premier League is one final hurdle away. Despite stumbling at the last, Frank Lampard's side pulled together and overcame the two-goal deficit…

Youth Scout
Has Frank Lampard coached Mason Mount into the Chelsea XI?
15:00 Saturday 18th May 2019

This season’s Championship play-off final will be a battle royale, not just between two massive clubs, it’ll be a showdown between two of the most promising English midfield talents – Jack Grealish and Mason Mount. The younger…

Championship
EFL Championship Playoff Preview
12:00 Wednesday 8th May 2019

For the majority, the curtain has come down on the 2018/19 Football League season. However, the show goes on for a few select clubs. Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa and Derby County all seek the same ticket to the Premier…

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
Promotion pushes at stake as Rams invade Forest
08:00 Monday 25th February 2019

At season's end, two Championship teams will win promotion to the Premier League. Four others will vie to be the third. The money on offer in the top flight is a powerful motivator. With between 12 and 14 games remaining in their seasons,…

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…

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…