It’s often said that if you’re going to get promoted from the Championship to the Premier League, going via the playoffs is the best way to do it. Of course, managers, players and supporters of those clubs in English football’s second tier would snap your hand off for an automatic […]
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 […]
For soccer fans in the United States, FOX Sports has surprisingly decided to show the FA Cup 3rd Round replay between Ipswich Town and Southampton instead of Tottenham versus Burnley, which is due to FOX picking up the BBC 1 feed from the UK, but we’ve got you covered below […]
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.
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.
Anybody could tell you that Ipswich Town’s 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Derby on Saturday was a vital result. Defeat or another draw from the team and the alarm bells may of been ringing frantically at Portman Road, but 15 games into the 09/10 season and the Suffolk outfit have […]
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 […]
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 duck at a shooting gallery. It’s a question of ‘when’, […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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. […]
Manchester United assistant Ryan Giggs has praised the relationship between himself and manager Louis van Gaal. Immediately after United’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle, rumors began to spread regarding Giggs happiness while working under Van Gaal given the reaction of Van Gaal and Giggs mid-week (see below). Cameras had shown the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Robert Lewandowski netted twice to seal Bayern Munich’s 3-0 win at ten-man minnows VfL Bochum on Wednesday to reach the German Cup semi-finals. Bayern have drawn Werder Bremen at home, while Hertha Berlin will host Borussia Dortmund, in the semi-finals to be played on April 19-20. This is the seventh […]
Antoine Griezmann has been one of the standout players in Europe this season scoring 19 goals in all competitions for Atletico Madrid. His outstanding performances have once again led to the former Real Sociedad forward being linked with a move away from the Vicente Calderon next season – just two years […]
Qatar’s World Cup organizers said on Wednesday that six laborers building stadiums for the 2022 tournament suffered work-related injuries last year but there were no fatalities. Qatar has been widely condemned for its treatment of almost two million foreign workers. Critics have estimated that several thousand workers could die in […]
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, Paris Saint Germain’s Qatari owners and a Chinese group are among investors looking at purchasing a majority stake in David Beckham’s Major League Soccer team, the Miami Herald reported. Citing an unnamed source close to the negotiations, the newspaper said Beckham has been around the world […]
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, […]