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League One
Phil Parkinson stabilised Sunderland; Can he lead them to promotion?
09:00 Sunday 1st March 2020

When Phil Parkinson took over in October many Sunderland fans were wary about his ability to turn their fortunes around. Jack Ross took them to the brink of promotion last year in the playoff final at Wembley but ultimately could…

Transfers
Can Lewis Morgan be a hit at Inter Miami?
17:00 Sunday 23rd February 2020

Celtic thought they signed a star for the future when they snapped up young winger Lewis Morgan from St Mirren in January 2018. Still raw, the pacey wide man impressed in the Scottish Championship and was tipped for a bright career. Not so…

Premier League
Jack Rodwell: A second chance at second chances?
12:00 Thursday 16th January 2020

When Sheffield United signed Ravel Morrison last July, sceptics raked Chris Wilder over the coals. Morrison barely played in previous stints in Mexico, Italy, England and Spain. All were cut short due to the gifted midfielder's propensity…

League One
Has Duncan Watmore finally left the treatment table behind?
17:01 Tuesday 7th January 2020

Five years ago Duncan Watmore seemed to have a bright future ahead of him. His flaming ginger hair burned as brightly as the fiery talent he possessed in abundance. After being released from the Manchester United academy system in…

League One
Raging Bull: Can Oxford United gore Manchester City?
15:01 Thursday 5th December 2019

The EFL Cup is much maligned by Premier League and Championship alike. Teams rotate. Fixtures pile up. Most involved consider it a blessing in disguise to be eliminated as soon as possible. Oxford United buck that trend in 2019. A stuttering…

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…