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Author Archives: Dan Trelfer

Can QPR Cope With The Captain Curse?

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Several teams have managed to put together some pretty decent runs in the Championship this season. All of them, though, are susceptible to poor form and bad results. This is partly because this is a tight league with little difference … Continue reading

Hughton’s Appointment Is Great News For Rest Of The Championship

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It’s difficult to argue too much with Newcastle’s recent decision to appoint Chris Hughton as their permanent manager. After all, Newcastle are two points clear at the top of the table, averaging two points per game and are undefeated at … Continue reading

Are The Cracks Showing For Blackwell Once More?

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It is probably against all the rules of a blog to direct the reader away in the first paragraph, but I think it’s worth it. Before you read this little ramble, have a listen to the BBC interview with Kevin … Continue reading

Will Southgate Last The Season?

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Newcastle and Middlesbrough entered the Championship from the wrong direction yet still boasted two of the most talented squads in the history of the division. With Newcastle’s off-field dramas threatening to do serious damage, many expected Middlesbrough, with their more … Continue reading

Championship Animals: Newcastle Will Fail And Other Predictions

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Less than two weeks to go until the new Championship season. Squads are coming together. Some managers are content, others are panicking. Fans are enjoying a final fortnight of optimism before reality sets in. With this in mind, here are … Continue reading

Magilton Leads The Championship Sack Race

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Of the 24 teams that kicked off the Championship just under a year ago, eleven now have new managers. In the majority of cases, the manager was removed due to perceived failings. Being a Championship manager is like being a … Continue reading

Newcastle The New Leeds? Eight Reasons The Championship Will Not Be A Walk In St James’ Park

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Newcastle fans must have watched Leeds United’s loss to Millwall in the League One play-offs and shuddered. It was like watching The Ghost of Football’s Future. Two clubs of similar size with similarly raucous fans, they are teams that by … Continue reading

The No-Big-Four-Allowed EPL Team Of The Season

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As we near the end of what has been and still is an exciting season in the EPL, the various gongs and awards are being given out. As usual, they create plenty of controversy, particularly in the case of Ryan … Continue reading

Southampton and Charlton’s Demise Is Nothing New

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Sheffield Wednesday, QPR, Manchester City, Wimbledon (aka MK Dons), Leeds, Oldham, Nottingham Forest, Swindon, Leicester, Barnsley, Bradford. Soon to be joined by another two and probably three in Charlton, Southampton and Norwich. All these clubs have tasted the sweet nectar … Continue reading

What On Earth Is Happening At QPR?

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Supporting QPR requires a person to be able to switch emotions between exasperation, anger, incredulity, despair and, on rare occasions, joy on an almost daily basis. 1st September 2007. I stood outside Loftus Road looking in silence at the memorial … Continue reading

How Should Cardiff Be Punished For Coin-Throwing Incident?

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There were some tremendous games at all levels of British football on Sunday. Cardiff and Swansea battled out a thrilling 2-2 draw. Luton gave the Football League a poke in the eye by winning a wonderful Johnstone Paint Trophy Final … Continue reading

Crazy Keepers: Is Paddy Kenny The Last Of A Dying Breed?

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Back in the day, commentators, football writers and outfield players all used to laugh at goalkeepers. They were sometimes described as ‘a breed apart’ but mostly they were bluntly referred to as ‘mad’. Keepers were allowed to have rushes of … Continue reading

McCarthy’s No Genius, So How Come Wolves Are Going Up?

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If I asked 23 fans who individually supported all the teams of the Championship except Wolves whether they would welcome Mick McCarthy with a smile as their new manager, I suspect I could count the number of affirmative answers on … Continue reading