Tag Archives: English Championship
Moussa Dembele

Moussa Dembele: Celtic hero, Rangers assassin and Scottish football’s first £20m man?

Over the years Celtic Park has played host to some of the most prolific goalscorers in Scottish football history; the likes of Larsson, Dalglish, McClair and McGrory having all etched their names into Celtic folklore thanks to their goal scoring exploits. However, since Henrik Larsson’s departure in 2004 Celtic have struggled to fill the void […]

Aston Villa send scouts to watch non-league starlet against Liverpool

Aston Villa are among the Football League clubs monitoring the progress of Chester FC youngster Sam Hughes, according to the Chester Chronicle. The West Kirby-born 19-year-old is having a stellar season in the National League at Chester, making 19 appearances in the fifth tier of English football. His performances at centre-back have prompted clubs up […]

St. Andew's Stadium Birmingam City

Midlands Chinese takeover: After Gary Rowett’s Birmingham City sacking how are WBA, Aston Villa and Wolves faring under new ownership?

Birmingham City fans pinching themselves at being seventh in the Championship table with limited resources and finally rid of controversial owner Carson Yeung came back to reality with a bang this week, after the club announced the sacking of popular manager Gary Rowett. OFFICIAL: Birmingham City Football Club has parted company with Manager Gary Rowett. […]

Jacob Murphy

Derby, Newcastle, Brighton… Five Championship players ready for the Premier League

We’re 10 games into the new Premier League season now, but which teams in the league below have players whose sights could be set higher? In what’s been an intriguing Championship season so far let’s take a look at five Championship players who already look ready for the Premier League, in a Gems of the […]

Adebayor free agent

Need a low-cost left-back, Liverpool? Free agents: 13 footballers your club could still sign for free

It’s the stuff of nightmares – your star player gets injured in a friendly against Andorra and you’ve only got callow youth players as back up. After the scrapping of the emergency loan system, free agents will become even more vital this season. Clubs looking to save some money, or plug a gap in an […]

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Hull City and the Anatomy of a Crisis Club. How did it get to this?

So what on Earth is going on at Hull City, then? Adam Boufkir takes a look at the crisis club who stunned the champions on matchday one… Generally it is no surprise to see the three promoted teams start any Premier League season as favourites for relegation. However, whilst Middlesbrough have flexed their financial muscles […]

Alan Curbishley

The Interview – Alan Curbishley: “The British manager is being squeezed out of English football.”

It is now approaching eight years since Alan Curbishley last strolled out onto the touchline as manager of a football club. For those who remember him, sat there in dugouts at The Valley, Upton Park and around the country for 17 years, this seems almost incredible, so ingrained is the Forest Gate-born 58-year-old in the […]

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Stubborn Burnley ready to fight again… even if it all hinges on Gray

There are so many narratives in the Premier League ahead of the new season that one of the better ones has been criminally overlooked. With plenty of gravelly laughs and more than a few stern words, Sean Dyche is preparing his side for a second crack at the Premier League in three seasons. And, on the […]

Alex Pritchard Norwich

Ross McCormack, Alex Pritchard and 12 of the most notable Championship summer transfers so far

Sick of pre-season’s muted celebrations and 22 half time substitutions already? Well, fear not! The Football League 2016/17 season kicks off this weekend. The Championship, part of the newly-branded ‘EFL’, is one of the most competitive leagues in the world; countless times have promotion favourites been relegated and vice versa. So ahead of the big […]