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 […]
Leeds United under Simon Grayson rose from a League One side to a promotion contender into the hallowed Premier League. Grayson took over and steadied a rocking ship and has to be given credit for this. Despite starting strongly in Grayson’s first full season in charge, Leeds stumbled near the […]
Leeds United have long enjoyed the support of boisterous fans with Elland Road considered as one of the most intimidating and hostile environments for visiting teams. Despite the financial crisis which resulted in the fall of Leeds into the third tier of English football for the first time, the Whites […]
Things could have been so different for Sheffield Wednesday. The Yorkshire club, currently in League One, were the first English club to give a trial to French legend Eric Cantona in 1992. As you’ll see from the video accompanying this article, Cantona even played one game for Wednesday, albeit an […]
Manchester United legend Nobby Stiles was, for at least one day, a Leeds United supporter. If you don’t believe me, watch the video below to see a clip of Stiles being interviewed during half-time of the Leeds United against Coventry City match from 1987. The match, which was played at […]
This week’s stand out result for entertainment value in the Championship this weekend has to be the game between Burnley and Leeds at Turfmoor.
Leeds entered the game in the play off places whilst Burnley were sitting in the top half of the table within striking distance of the play off mix.
Due to the weather it was a much reduced Championship fixture list with Doncaster, Hull, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest and Portsmouth all unable to host a match due to pitch and safety concerns. This did not stop this weekend being action packed with each fixture averaging three goals per game. […]
Overall the draw is a tough one for the Championship with more than 10 sides facing Premiership opposition, whilst increasing the chances of a relative upset it also means that a strong Championship presence in the fourth round and beyond is limited.
Tomorrow night two of the promoted sides from League One Millwall and Norwich, face each other in a division where making the step up from the division below, does not automatically limit the ambitions of that club to securing safety.
This season two previously established Premier League sides and a London team at peace with it’s less than wholesome image, have set out to prove that in the Championship, you are only as good as your last performance and clamber their way towards the promised land of the Premier League.
So with a third of the season already under their belts how have the three promoted teams fared so far?
We have just passed the quarter mark on the season and it’s time to take a look at how the clubs are faring. This is the first of three installments covering each of the 24 clubs in the nPower Championship. I hope you will feel free to add your comments […]
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 of life in the Premier League only to later sup […]
The Carling Cup returns on Tuesday and four Championship sides are still in the mix for the Cup.Here are the fixtures for Round Four of the Carling Cup. Derby County v Leeds United – Pride Park Stadium 2:45 pm est Swansea City v Watford – Liberty Stadium 2:45 pm […]
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 […]
All of the action in the Coca-Cola Championship takes place on Sunday with only the play-off places to be decided. A recent report from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group estimates that promotion from the Championship to the Premiership will be worth about £60m. The three promoted teams are guaranteed at least […]
The news just keeps getting worse for Leeds United Football Club (LUFC). The club has called in administrators and is facing a major financial crisis. LUFC had made a public appeal for would-be investors to contact the club as a last-gasp chance to stave off administration. With a Supporters Trust […]
I keep using the word “unbelievable” to describe so many of the events this past weekend in football whether it was Man United’s comeback win against Everton, or the unbelievable (in a disgusting sense) developments at Elland Road. To relive the moments that happened to Leeds after the debacle of […]
Here’s video footage of the relegation battle from the Championship including the demise of Leeds and Southend along with the already-relegated Luton Town (who were top of the table near the beginning of the season). Likes(0)Dislikes(0)
A massive win for Birmingham on Sunday in a tough Midlands derby with Wolverhampton sent the Blues back to the top of the Championship. On-loan striker Andy Cole opened the scoring, Nicolas Bendtner powered in a header and Cameron Jerome scored late on before Colin Doyle’s late penalty save sealed […]
Today’s episode of Soccer Morning features guest Thomas Rongen and David Amoyal. Hosted by Jason Davis and produced by Trevor Hayward, Soccer Morning features interviews with prominent journalists, players and coaches in addition to taking listener calls. Jason kicks off today’s show with David Amoyal as they look back at Italy’s […]
Liverpool will visit Australia for the first time in their history for a summer pre-season tour, as well as announcing that the club will play in Thailand. On July 24, Liverpool will play A-League side Melbourne Victory at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, which has a capacity of 100,018. “We […]
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini is to investigate the spate of muscle injuries that threatens to undermine his side's return to form. City could have to play through the Christmas program without a recognized senior striker and their captain after a costly 1-0 victory over Barclays Premier League bottom side […]
NBC Sports Group has gone all-in on the Premier League this Saturday with Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Man City matches to be shown live on national TV networks in the United States. After NBC’s decision earlier this month to begin broadcasting select Premier League matches on USA Network, this Saturday is […]
The funny thing about the Premier League is that you never quite know how things will turn out until matters play out on the pitch. Before the weekend, many were waxing poetic on Chelsea’s very realistic chance of thrashing Sunderland by four, maybe five to Sunderland’s sad nil. Sunderland failed […]
West Ham have struck a deal with Dutch second division side VVV-Venlo that will see young players loaned between the two clubs. The Hammers announced the deal on Tuesday after extensive research from academy manager Terry Westley to find what he considered the right match-up. Westley’s son, Sam, has already moved […]
Saturday night’s CONCACAF Cup game between USA vs. Mexico was viewed on average by an audience of 1.56 million people on FOX Sports 1. While the viewing audience size didn’t beat the 5.1 million who watched the game on Univision, the number still was decent considering competition from baseball on a Saturday night. […]
Sam Allardyce arrived at Sunderland having been left in little doubt as to the task ahead of him. Here, Press Association Sport considers some of the major issues in the new manager’s in-tray as he looks to turn the Black Cats’ season around. HOME SICKNESS The Stadium of Light has […]
Today’s Soccer Morning features listener calls and the latest soccer news. You can listen to Soccer Morning live via the World Soccer Talk LIVE page at www.worldsoccertalk.com/live. During the show, you can tweet your questions or observations live to @soccermorning Or better yet, you can call in with your questions […]
After struggling with poor TV viewing figures for live Bundesliga games so far this season, FOX Sports has decided to throw a “Hail Mary” and show 8 Bundesliga games live on the over-the-air FOX network in 2016. The games will be shown from January through May in the second half of the […]