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 […]
Andre Villas-Boas Admits Defiant Hugo Lloris Couldn’t Remember Lukaku Blow & Insisted He Stayed On: Nightly Soccer Report
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas admitted Sunday that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris couldn’t remember the blow he received to the head from Romelu Lukaku in the Everton-Spurs match, and that Lloris insisted that he play on in the match. The surprising revelation from Villas-Boas underpins the argument that English football is not adequately […]
Hull boss Steve Bruce has demanded an apology from out-of-favour defender Paul McShane. The Republic of Ireland international, who is a fans’ favourite and the club’s longest serving player, has featured just six times this season and has not been seen since the Burnley defeat on November 8. Since then […]
Torres was visibly irritated when subbed off in the 74th minute with the scoreline still two-nil. He wanted his hat trick against Blackburn, but Rafa Benitez’s message was clear: save it for Chelsea. As Liverpool visit Stamford Bridge needing to score at least three goals to survive in the Champions […]
Imagine an all-star team of footballers featuring the top names in the sport. Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, Cesc Fabregas, Fernando Torres, Thierry Henry, Robinho and David Villa. Now imagine all of these players on the same team, Manchester City. Before yesterday, that notion sounded ridiculous, but now that the Abu Dhabi […]
Tottenham Hotspur are coming into this year’s January transfer window in a very good moment after a successful festive period where they picked up 10 points out of 12 culminating in that fantastic display against Chelsea on New Year’s day. This season was always going to be one of transition […]
UEFA’s Gianni Infantino said he would work to clean up FIFA from “day one” if elected leader after an evening of close discussions with his Asian rival Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa. Infantino told AFP that he would instigate reforms immediately if he is elected on Feb. 26 to […]
Premier League clubs splashed out almost £130 million ($195 million, 185 million euros) on agents’ fees last year in a £15 million increase on the previous 12 months. Liverpool spent the most of any club as they paid out £14.3 million to the sport’s middle men over the last two […]
Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels has hit back at criticism from the German media as the World Cup winner struggles for form and says Bayern Munich’s success is not helping his club’s cause. Hummels found himself on the bench for second-placed Dortmund on Sunday in their 4-1 win at home […]
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was officially honored by the Guinness Book of Records on Monday after his stunning five-goal haul in a single Bundesliga match sent four records tumbling. Lewandowski needed just eight minutes, 59 seconds to score five goals after coming off the bench in the second half […]
Here are the 10 things we learned from the second legs of the MLS Conference Championships. 1. The Finalists Are Set The Columbus Crew SC and Portland Timbers will contest MLS Cup 2015 at MAPFRE Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 6, at 4:00 p.m. ET. The match will be broadcast by […]