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Championship
Is Michael O'Neill the hero Stoke City needs?
12:01 Thursday 14th November 2019

When Stoke City fired manager Nathan Jones nine months into his tenure, questions were asked about who should take the vacant position. Since the departure of Mark Hughes in 2018, the situation in Staffordshire has gone from bad to worse, a…

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…

Italy
Jack Rodwell and the Italian bench
09:00 Monday 28th October 2019

In the early 2010s, Jack Rodwell was a name circulating around the Everton camp. Here was a youngster with the potential to help Everton craft themselves into a top club. Just over a hundred games later, J-Rod was a firm favourite…

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…

League One
Is Jack Ross Sunderland's loss?
09:01 Tuesday 15th October 2019

When we arrived at the club 18 months ago we appointed Jack because we felt that he was the right man to take Sunderland forward over a number of years. Jack has worked extremely hard and helped us achieve stability and I sincerely…

League One
Can Ipswich regain promotion to the Championship?
12:00 Friday 13th September 2019

After appointing Paul Lambert in October 2018, Ipswich Town faced the prospect of relegation to League One. The former Norwich man raised a few eyebrows when given the job after guiding Aston Villa and Stoke City to…

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.…

Premier League
Why Steve Bruce’s Newcastle appointment is the latest insult to Toon Army
19:01 Thursday 18th July 2019

After allowing Rafael Benitez to walk three weeks ago, Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley bore the brunt of fans’ criticism, a role which the British billionaire has made his own since taking over in 2007. Any right-minded person would…

Football
What next for Adam Johnson after leaving prison?
15:00 Tuesday 26th March 2019

After spending three years in HMP Mooreland, a penal institution, Adam Johnson was released. The ex-England international was sentenced to serve six years for sexually grooming an underage teenager. He served just over three. Johnson’s…

Football
Is David Moyes becoming a forgotten man in football?
09:00 Thursday 21st March 2019

Getting the opportunity to manage Manchester United is a dream job for most managers. So it was for David Moyes in 2013. But then, ‘the Chosen One’ became ‘the Rejected One’ in just a matter of months. It was a manager’s…

League One
Should the EFL Trophy be this season's most anticipated cup final?
15:00 Friday 15th March 2019

Domestic cup finals are losing their significance in modern day football, where Premier League positions and the Champions League are the main priority. However, one showpiece this year is guaranteed to be huge for both clubs, and…

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…

League One
Why did Didier Ndong and Papy Djilobodji scorn Sunderland?
08:00 Sunday 30th September 2018

Most 21st century Sunderland supporters could easily pick their worst ever team from the recent crop. In less than 12 months, the North East club surrendered both Premier League and Championship status. The Black Cats landed flat on their back…

League One
League One Preview: How every team is shaping up for 2018/19
08:00 Saturday 4th August 2018

League One fans are bracing themselves for another roller-coaster ride this season. There are some new boys in town. Sunderland, Burton Albion and Barnsley all succumbed to relegation from the Championship last term. Accrington Stanley,…

League One
The top 5 signings in League One so far in the transfer window
08:00 Monday 30th July 2018

Like the Championship, League One is a competitive, unpredictable division. In 2018/19, the league is home to historic clubs such as Sunderland, Bradford City, Charlton Athletic and Portsmouth, all aiming for promotion. The last campaign proved…