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Tag Archives: Championship League

Championship Game of the Week – Sheffield United v Crystal Palace

Posted on by Kristian Downer

This week’s game of the week was the Saturday evening kick off at Bramall Lane, which was screened live on BSKYB. Those fortunate enough to catch the game either from the stands or via their television were treated to a five goal thriller featuring two sending offs, three penalties and a bucket load of late drama. Continue reading

Leeds United: Marching On With Caution

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

It’s hard to deny that Leeds United fans have had to suffer for the past half a decade. It was always one of England’s biggest teams, in the 60′s and 70′s Leeds were in the same mould as what the … Continue reading

How Appointing Pearson Changes Hull’s Fortunes

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

Not too long ago, I wrote a blog regarding the six new teams that would be playing in the Championship next season via relegation and promotion. One of these teams is Hull City, a side that has had an adventurous … Continue reading

Can QPR Finally Fulfil Promises Of Promotion?

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

Back in 2007, when Flavio Briatore and his consortium took control of Queens Park Rangers, there were hopes from fans and promises from the owners that QPR would quickly gain promotion and become an established Premier League side. The owners, … Continue reading

Congratulations/Commiserations – You’ll Be Playing In The Championship Next Season

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

It certainly doesn’t feel like every season we see six different teams in the Championship, and depending what way you enter the league can often dictate expectations for a club. After the weekend’s League One Playoff final, we now know … Continue reading

R.I.P Besian Idrizaj

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

The agent of Swansea striker Besian Idrizaj has unfortunately told the media of the players death due to a heart attack on May 15th in his family home in Linz, Austria. Although not a regular in the Swansea side, it … Continue reading

What Parachute Payment Changes Mean To The Football League

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

If you have seen the news recently regarding parachute payments, you may have also heard that many clubs originally were against the proposal, mainly those who were in league’s one and two. It could appear that the football league has … Continue reading

Being A Football Fan Can Be A Fickle Old Folly

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

In Europe, following a football team can be a lot like gaining another sibling. You even see in places like Argentina, where money is scarce, people will come out to see their team and live every moment of their season … Continue reading

EPL Talk Forums Open!

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

EPL talk has gone under a number of changes in recent months and is constantly growing. Now with a number of sister sites (including this very Championship Talk site!), the team is broadening it’s horizons and trying to bring you … Continue reading

FA 3rd Round Cup Preview: Championship Chances

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

I remember sitting this year in anticipation of the 3rd round draw as per usual after watching Kettering battle to a draw against Leeds United I had a feeling that this could be a draw to remember. My mate who … Continue reading

Hughton’s Appointment Is Great News For Rest Of The Championship

Posted on by Dan Trelfer

It’s difficult to argue too much with Newcastle’s recent decision to appoint Chris Hughton as their permanent manager. After all, Newcastle are two points clear at the top of the table, averaging two points per game and are undefeated at … Continue reading

A rebuke of Stan Collymore’s idea to scrap promotion and relegation

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

Unless you only prefer to read the opinions of actual celebrated and well-recognised figures in football, you’ve probably come across Stan Collymore’s ludacris proposal to “make the Premiership better”. If you can’t be bothered to read through it (and I … Continue reading

The Inevitable Axe Of Gareth Southgate Confirmed: What Now For Middlesbrough F.C?

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

After winning 2-0 on Tuesday night, Gareth Southgate was relieved of his duties as manager hours after the game. Despite being quite a popular player for the club, Southgate could never quite get the same level of support in his … Continue reading

Will Southgate Last The Season?

Posted on by Dan Trelfer

Newcastle and Middlesbrough entered the Championship from the wrong direction yet still boasted two of the most talented squads in the history of the division. With Newcastle’s off-field dramas threatening to do serious damage, many expected Middlesbrough, with their more … Continue reading

Magilton Leads The Championship Sack Race

Posted on by Dan Trelfer

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 … Continue reading

Newcastle The New Leeds? Eight Reasons The Championship Will Not Be A Walk In St James’ Park

Posted on by Dan Trelfer

Newcastle fans must have watched Leeds United’s loss to Millwall in the League One play-offs and shuddered. It was like watching The Ghost of Football’s Future. Two clubs of similar size with similarly raucous fans, they are teams that by … Continue reading

Southampton and Charlton’s Demise Is Nothing New

Posted on by Dan Trelfer

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 … Continue reading

What On Earth Is Happening At QPR?

Posted on by Dan Trelfer

Supporting QPR requires a person to be able to switch emotions between exasperation, anger, incredulity, despair and, on rare occasions, joy on an almost daily basis. 1st September 2007. I stood outside Loftus Road looking in silence at the memorial … Continue reading