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).
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 […]
Spain’s entire 23-man squad, on paper, is the strongest in the tournament. They have players that possess unbelievable technical skills, and include many of the greatest passers in the game today. When a team can afford not to start Cesc Fabregas and David Silva, then you know they’ve got some […]
Lothar Matthaus spoke out on Germany’s squad just days before the opening day of the World Cup, and had very little praise for his national side. Matthaus, who is Germany’s most capped player of all time with 150 caps, is a living legend of the game. Maradona said about Matthaus, […]
USMNT striker Clint Dempsey scored the quickest goal in the history of the USA in the World Cup with a goal in the first minute of the game against Ghana at World Cup 2014 in Natal. It was the perfect start for the United States with Dempsey scoring the goal […]
Roy Hodgson: We Agonized And Argued Over Whether to Pick Andros Townsend Against Montenegro: Daily Soccer Report
England manager Roy Hodgson is looking like a master tactician today after his decision to add Andros Townsend as a surprise call up to the England squad for the games against Montenegro and Poland, which was crowned by Townsend’s goal that confirmed the win for England at Wembley. The 4-1 […]
As I mentioned last week, we’re going to take a look at the UEFA Cup, this companion competition to the Champions League. The UEFA Cup evolved from the old Inter-Cities Fairs Cup, which was founded in 1955, two weeks after the founding of the European Champion Clubs’ Cup. The original […]
Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez has restated his support for French striker Karim Benzema amid increasing criticism of Benzema’s off-field behavior in his homeland. Benzema has been charged in France for his alleged participation in a blackmail case involving international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. French Prime Minister […]
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique admitted he feels for Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan missed out on joining teammates Lionel Messi and Neymar as one of the three finalists for the 2015 Ballon d’Or. Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo will join Messi and Neymar on the podium in Zurich on Jan. 11 […]
Lower division clubs were dealt a dose of Premier League reality on Tuesday, with three fixtures in the Capital One Cup quarterfinals between Premier and Football League sides going the way of top-tier clubs. The results leave Manchester City, Everton and Stoke in the competition’s final four, with the semifinals’ […]
Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants to protect his status as the Bundesliga’s top scorer in order to win the 2015 African Footballer of the Year title. “Of course it’s important for me to be the top scorer, because I want to be Africa’s Footballer of the Year,” he told the […]
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls took a swipe at Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema on Tuesday, saying that great sportsmen should set a moral example. “A great sportsman should set an example. So many kids, so many young people … see themselves in well-known sports people,” Valls told […]