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Carling Cup Third Round Draw

The draw for the third round of the Carling Cup has been made and here are the draws for the Championship Clubs still alive. The matches will be played the week of 22 September. Arsenal v Sheffield United Brighton Hove& Albion/Man City v Derby County Burnley v Fulham Rotherham United […]

Carling Cup Second Round Results

The Second Round of the Carling Cup is finished and the 16 CCC teams that made it to the Second Round, 10 made thier way to the third round which will be drawn live on Sky Sports Saturday August 30th and played the week of the 21st of September. I […]

Carling Cup Second Round Draw

Here are the match-ups for the CCC clubs that have advanced to the Second Round of the Carling Cup. Ties will be played on August 26th and 27th at 7:45 GMT unless otherwise changed. August 26th  Burnely v Oldham Athletic (League One) Cardiff City v MK Dons (League One) Coventry […]

The Season Has Begun!

On Saturday the CCC season officially started as 24 teams battle to win promotion to the English Premier League and the riches that would come with that promotion. For the three promoted teams, Swansea City, Nottingham Forest and Doncaster, they are looking to establish themselves and avoid an immediate return […]

Round Up Of CCC Transfers 26 July 208

Barnsley: In: Roberto Colace (Newells Old Boys, Und), Out: Istvan Ferenczi (Ferencvaros, Und) Blackpool: In: Matt Gilks (Norwich, Und), Adam Hammill (Liverpool, loan) Burnley: In: Diego Penny (Coronel Bolognesi, Und) Crystal Palace: In: Calvin Andrew (Luton Town, Und), Jose Fonte (Benfica, Und), Simon Thomas (Borehamwood, nominal)  Derby County: In: Rob […]

Pride Park Lives Up To Its Name

Despite having the worst year that a football fan could have if you supported Derby County like I do, the loyalty showed by the clubs fans were  recognized in a Sky Sports survey. Even as Derby only claimed one win last season (1-0 v Newcastle) the Derby faithful sold out […]

CCC Club Snapshots: Derby County

Derby County Founded: 1884 Nickname: The Rams Ground: Pride Park (33,597) Last Season: 20th in the EPL 11 points (that hurts to type) FA Cup Winners: 1945/46 Community Shield Winners: 1975/76 First Division Winners: 1971/72, 1974/75 Second Division/CCC Winners: 1911/1912, 1914/1915, 1968/69, 1986/87 Derby is one of the 12 founding […]

CCC Transfers As Of 10 July 2008 Part I

Barnsley In: Luke Steele (West Brom, Free), Ian Hume (Leicester City, 1.2M), Mounir El Haimour (NE Xamax, undisclosed), Darren Moore (Derby, Free) Out: Paul Reid (Colchester, Free) Birmingham City In: Lee Carsley (Everton, Free), Kevin Phillips (West Brom, Free) Out: Mikael Forssell (Hannover 96, free) Rafael Schmitz ( Lille, end […]

2008/2009 Championship TV Schedule On Sky Sports

Sky Sports has announced its schedule of televised Championship matches for the first few months of the 2008/2009 season. Here’s the schedule: Sunday, August 10: Nottingham Forest v Reading Saturday, August 16: Bristol City v Derby County Saturday, August 30: Watford v Ipswich Saturday, October 4: Coventry City v Southampton […]

The Silly Season Is Off And Running

While officially the transfer window isn’t open yet clubs are making signings that will become official on July 1st. It might be a free transfer of a player who is out of contract or a transfer involving money or just plain rumors involving players and clubs, the silly season has […]

Derby move on

Derby have booked their place in the Championship play-off final after a thrilling semi-final against Southampton. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg, Southampton mounted a comeback but saw their dreams dashed as they lost in a penalty shoot-out. A powerful header from Darren Moore put Derby up by two goals […]

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7 Observations From Premier League’s Boxing Day Matches

While we romanticize about Boxing Day fixtures in English football, the two things I often forget are (1) the matches are often low-scoring encounters since the quality of the pitch and weather this time of the year isn’t the greatest, and (2) there’s often a surprise result in store. We […]

Premier League Launches Official Weekly Podcast

The Premier League has launched an official podcast, which will be released every Thursday evening with a preview of the upcoming weekend’s fixtures as well as analysis and trivia questions. The first episode was released last week to very little fanfare featuring Ian Payne as host and Nigel Winterburn as […]

Who’s your favorite co-commentator?

While soccer commentators are often in the spotlight more because they do most of the talking in a match, the role of a co-commentator cannot be understated, especially when it’s a good one. In the case of a co-commentator, sometimes less is more. Co-commentators add their expert opinions and color to a […]

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Jose Mourinho denies rift with brooding Diego Costa

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Diego Costa despite the striker’s unhappy reaction to being dropped to the bench for the scoreless draw at Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho admitted the pair had argued at half-time during the mid-week Champions League victory away to Maccabi Tel Aviv and Costa’s mood […]