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Catching up on the Championship’s races for promotion, play-offs and avoiding relegation

This season has proved to be one of the most gripping ever, with nothing between the top six and very little defining the relegation places. As always, managerial dismissals have been a talking point but some of the football being played deserves it’s plaudits and is sure to make the […]

Ferguson Relief As Preston Beat Ipswich – Roy Keane Under Fire

Darren Ferguson will be breathing a sigh of relief tonight as his Preston side recorded their first victory in seven games with a solitary Iain Hume goal.

Unfortunately Middlesbrough’s victory over high flying Cardiff means that the Lilywhite’s remain grounded at the foot of the table, but they are now within two points of safety as Scunthorpe fall into the drop zone due to the postponement of their game against Nottingham Forest.

Can Ipswich Town’s Carling Cup Run Save Roy Keane?

Last night Ipswich Town defeated Premiership side West Bromwich Albion by a solitary Grant Leadbitter goal, to secure a place in the last four of the Carling Cup.
The only team in the Championship remaining in the competition, this is a welcome boost for a team that is struggling for form and still reeling from a rout in the East Anglian derby last Sunday.

Sir Bobby Robson Documentary: 1933-2009

One of the misfortunes of living outside the United Kingdom and supporting English football is that when a legend dies, there are incredible heartwarming documentaries and news programs shown in the UK profiling that hero but they’re unavailable due to rights restrictions where I, and many of you, live. Such […]

F.A. Cup Third Round Draw

The thrid round of the FA Cup draw is out and here is who the teams of the CCC will face. The ties will be played the weekend of January 3, 2009. If the tie is tied then a replay will be played. Portsmouth v Bristol City – Ashton Gate […]

Championship Club Active In Loan Market

The transfer window may be closed but Championship Teams are still active in the loan market. Deals that are struck between clubs about transfers won’t go through until Janruary 1st, 2009. Here is the latest activity in the loan market: Andy Todd: From Derby County to Northampton Town Keith Gillespie: […]

Carling Cup Round Three Scores

Here are the scores for the Championship teams that were still alive in the Third Round of the Carling Cup. Arsenal 6 ( Bendter 31′, 42, Vela 44′, 50′, 87′, Wilshere 57′) Sheffield United 0 Burnley 1 ( Rodriguez 88′) Fulham 0 Rotherham 3 ( Fenton 20′, Harrison 56′, Broughton […]

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 […]

CCC Club Snapshots: Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town Founded: 1878 Nickname: Tractor Boys Ground: Portman Road (30,311) Last Season: 8th in the CCC 69 points FA Cup Winners: 1977/78 UEFA Cup Winners: 1980/81 FA Youth Cup Winners: 1972/73, 1974/75, 2004/05 First Division Winners: 1961/62

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 […]

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Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid, UEFA Champions League Semi-Final 2nd Leg: Open Thread

Take a moment and savor yesterday’s entertaining display by Real Madrid against Bayern Munich. While today’s game between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid will be exciting, it’ll be for much different reasons as both defensively-minded clubs clash to determine who will play Los Blancos in the final in Lisbon next month. […]

Serie A day 1 – Are AC Milan Back?

The most important talking point of Serie A’s day 1 was the AC Milan comeback. The Rossoneri, leaded by club’s legend Filippo Inzaghi at his debut on the bench, won for 3-1 at home against Lazio. The Rossoneri side deserved the three points, thanks to an amazing performance in front […]

Premier League Midseason Analysis: London vs. Manchester

It isn’t exactly halfway through the season, but all of the clubs are 18 games into their 2011-12 campaign except for Everton and Tottenham (both are 17 games in) who have to make up their first round fixture due to the London Riots. One of the things I like to […]

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Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies aged 63

Long-serving Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63 after a short battle with cancer, the English second-tier club announced on Wednesday. Gartside joined the Bolton board in 1988 and had served as chairman since 1999, overseeing the club’s 11-year stint in the Premier League between 2001 and 2012, […]