Quarter Season Predictions 2016/17: The Championship

Matthew Smith | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Also getting relegated are Blackburn, whose malaise under poor ownership looks to be leading them closer to a Coventry-esque plughole, and Barnsley, who after such a fiery start are doing the opposite of last campaign and falling with an irreversible air. Expect Paul Heckingbottom to be in the Prem and third favourite for the England job next season then.

Quarter Season Predictions 2015/16: Was I Right?

Matthew Smith | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Many words have been used to describe the last season in English football, but one more than any other: unpredictable. A quarter of the way through t...

The Champions by Romina Ressia

Romina Ressia | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Romina Ressia

"The Champions" project explores how the contemporary society sees and values things like glory and success. It talks about preconceptions and our val...

Could You Hold It In on a Match Day

Martin Emery | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Sport
Martin Emery

Hopefully the #holditin Campaign will gather pace, and make the decision makers at football clubs realise that with the introduction of Changing Places, more fans can access the Matchday Experiance, which provides a great Business model for a stable future.

Quarter Season Predictions 2015/16: Championship

Matthew Smith | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

As has so often been proven, making pre-season predictions about league football is the most certain way for a journalist, blogger or pundit to make a...

The New Season Brings Excitement, but Not for the Premier League

Matthew Smith | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

At this stage, anything could happen this season. Bournemouth could storm to the title with 110 points. Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal could all get relegated. Brendan Rogers could be revealed as a terrifying space lizard from Mars. They are all possibilities. They are all improbable, however (although I'm still not sure about Rogers).

Hey, Russell Slade!

Chris Saunders | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Saunders

The club started the season with a wealth of options in every area. Some had to go. But a few of the players Slade has let go for next to nothing (or literaly nothing) were far too good for that kind of treatment...

Assessing the Top Six Championship Clubs: Can They Make it to the Premier League?

Joe Cooper | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

Last year at Christmas, Burnley, QPR and Leicester were the top three clubs in the league, with play-off final losers Derby fourth. As such, it seems a good time to assess the Championship's front-runners and whether they have what it takes to gain the prized promotion to the Premier League.

Quarter-Season Predictions: The Championship

Matthew Smith | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Who will be celebrating promotion? Usually the relegated sides are the safe option, and had I written this in August, I would most likely have predicted that Wigan, Fulham and Norwich would all be challenging for the top six, all in the top ten, and at least one returning to the promised land of grotesque amounts of TV money...

Ravel Morrison - A New Start at Cardiff City?

Chris Saunders | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Saunders

At the same stage in his career, Leon Jeanne was a highly hyped, pacey, skillful midfielder with the world at his feet. He had a few off-field issues, but City took a chance on him. Now he plays for Weston-Super-Mare. Nothing against Weston-Super-Mare. It's a nice place. I visited once. But let's hope Morrison doesn't go the same way.

Smell My Cheese! Magath Admits He Told Hangeland To Use Cheese To Treat Injury

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Sport

Felix Magath has admitted he suggested Brede Hangeland use cheese to treat a thigh injury during his disastrous tenure as Fulham manager. Magath, 6...

Is This The Best Football Tweet Of The Year?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Sport

Florent Malouda provided football's tweet of the year following rumours he could join Birmingham City. Former Chelsea winger Malouda was unimpresse...

A Championship Return for Cardiff City

Chris Saunders | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Saunders

On paper, for the 2014/15 season Cardiff City probably have one of the strongest squads the Championship has ever seen... Ole Gunnar Solksjaer showed us last season how much he enjoys tinkering with personnel, formation and tactics. He's going to have a field day trying to select a team from around 32 serious candidates. For what it's worth, here is my pick.

Drenthe Treats Reading Fans To Fifa Tournament... At His House

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Sport

Roystone Drenthe's career has taken him from Real Madrid to Reading, via Everton but the Dutchman hasn't let his decline affect his generosity, as he ...

Leicester City's Owners Are No Vincent Tan

Chris Whiting | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Whiting

Last season's dominance, Leicester, as well as being plugged as potential dark horses for next season have been slated for an immediate return to the second tier too. I would be lying if it didn't irritate me that my team has been written off by some (mostly Forest fans) before they've even really been assessed.

Player Focus: Five Championship Stars Hoping to Make the Premier League Grade

Martin Laurence | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Sport
Martin Laurence

The transition between the Championship and Premier League is a tricky one, and one that Leicester, Burnley and QPR will be looking to cope with this season following their promotion into England's top-flight... Here we look at five that impressed in England's second tier last season hoping to prove that they can make the grade at the very top.

Why Did Fulham Pay £11million for Ross McCormack?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

The Scot is more similar to locals than a Dutchman or a Spaniard... McCormack is a marquee and that could mean shirt sales. As the Championship's top scorer last season, the striker's record suggests a decent chance of promotion for whomever he plays.

Leeds Batter FC Gherdeina 16-0... But Fall Short Of Scoring Unlucky 17th

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Sport

Leeds United hammered FC Gherdeina 16-0 in northern Italy but fell one goal short of registering an "unlucky" 17th. Ross McCormack Joins Fulham For...

No, We're Not Forgetting The Decimal Point, McCormack Has Joined Fulham For £11m

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport

Yesteryear, it was Leeds United who unfathomably paid over-the-odds for average players with few international caps to their name. The days of Peter R...

Derby Complete Biggest Deal of the Summer

Aaron Gratton | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Sport
Aaron Gratton

Forget Luis Suarez's proposed £80m move to Barcelona, Derby have already clinched the deal of the summer by tying Will Hughes down to a new four-year contract... Hughes has been likened to legendary Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes - not because he can't tackle - but because the boy can play.

'I Am A Man, Not A Number!' Kenny Axed By Madcap Owner Over Date Of Birth

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Sport

The mad, mad world of Leeds United took another turn for the farcical this week as new owner Massimo Cellino axed goalkeeper Paddy Kenny over his date...

Who Ate All The Pies? Paddy Kenny Did (Vine)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Sport

Paddy Kenny was never regarded as the most natural of athletes, and the Leeds United goalkeeper looks to have indulged a little too much during the cl...

England's Football League World Cup Squad

Aaron Gratton | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Sport
Aaron Gratton

What would England's World Cup squad have looked like if Roy Hodgson could only pick players in the Football League? Well, here's an educated guess.

Why QPR Showcase Everything That Is Wrong With Football's Finances

Chris Deeley | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Deeley

Queens Park Rangers are a lucky, lucky club... But their luck doesn't start and end with a last minute goal taking them up. That Zamora goal saved the hides - for now - of a club facing some serious financial problems.

Predicting the Fates of the Premier League's Newest Clubs

Joe Cooper | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Sport
Joe Cooper

After QPR sealed their return to the top-flight by narrowly beating Derby in the Championship play-off final, the 20 teams of the Barclays Premier League were confirmed for next season. The three teams coming up are already relegation candidates, but it's highly unlikely that all three will go down...