Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. There is unlikely to be too much festive cheer in the air for Mick McCarthy over the Christmas period as he tries desperately to solve his Ipswich team’s issues with consistency. The Tractor Boys, who missed out on the play-offs by five points last season, have not managed to 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. In the midst of a busy schedule under a manager seemingly intent on fighting the world, Manchester United are wrapped up in their own challenges at the moment but it would have been interesting to know if anybody at Old Trafford took more than a passing interest in Wigan’s 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. An eye-watering twenty different managerial combinations have taken charge of Queens Park Rangers since Ian Holloway departed the club in 2006, but now, in case the headlines his opinions generate have been missed, he is back at Loftus Road aiming to “restore pride”. Holloway referenced the excess of Flavio 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. For the first time since 2011, when Arsenal travelled up to Yorkshire for an FA Cup tie, Elland Road will be a sell-out on Sunday for when Leeds United welcome Newcastle. Both clubs have gone through difficult recent periods, but this weekend the 39,460 seater-stadium will be packed with 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. Of the 13 players Chelsea have dotted around the Football League on loan, three of them scored at the weekend. Tomas Kalas and Lucas Piazon both netted in Fulham’s 5-0 rout of early league leaders Huddersfield while Tammy Abraham got one in Bristol City’s 2-2 draw with Barnsley. Meanwhile 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. Simon Grayson was being realistic after he saw his team thrashed 6-0 by Newcastle in their midweek EFL Cup tie. The Preston North End manager even had time for a laugh when asked if there would be a different outcome when they host the Magpies in the league this 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. Five months ago, Alan Stubbs was holding aloft Hibernian’s first Scottish Cup for 114 years after defeating Rangers in the final. Now, after leaving to take charge of Rotherham back in June, he is without a job, wondering what possessed him to move south. Stubbs lasted just 13 league games 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. “I relish the challenge of trying to take the club where it wants to go and needs to be” said Steve Bruce while Steve McClaren said “I am very motivated to put things right for the club and supporters.” Two managers were being unveiled at respective new clubs, Aston 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. Coming hot on the heels of the sting that brought down the now former England manager Sam Allardyce in the Telegraph’s investigation into football corruption are the revelations that eight Premier League managers– both current and former- are alleged to have taken bungs. The allegations were made in a 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. It was billed as something of a coup when, almost a year ago, Jack Grealish chose England ahead of the Republic of Ireland, the country of his grandparents. 12 months later Grealish has yet to play for his country and his hopes of doing so must be as distant 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. With the vast riches of the Premier League now more alluring than ever, few have tried harder to jump up from the second tier than Derby County. Since Steve McClaren directed them to a heart-breaking play-off final defeat to QPR in 2014, Mel Morris, the co-founder of the tech 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. Oliver Burke scored and made two more goals in the 4-3 defeat of Burton Albion on the opening day of the season. He then netted twice as Nottingham Forest beat Wigan Athletic by the same score-line before bagging another as Leeds United were seen off 3-1. The exciting Scotsman 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. Only 45 minutes before kick off in Blackburn’s EFL Cup second round game with Crewe on Tuesday night and the scene was dispiriting. Ticket prices were reduced to £12 with children priced at only £2, yet interest was scarce and the walkway around the stadium resembled a ghost town. 

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Adam’s latest “The Championship Corner” column. Aston Villa were heading for a second home win in a week when goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini lined up a clearance with four minutes to go. However, they did not foresee Huddersfield defender Michael Hefele charging the kick down to deflect it in from 30 yards for a freak equaliser. 

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The second installment of “The Championship Corner” column by Adam Gray. Arriving with a big profile, Jaap Stam remained humble and reticent over Reading’s chances in his first managerial opportunity. “Of course, when you play football yourself you can think you want to become a manager but it does not make you a good manager”, 

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