We are now five games into the new Championship season and surprisingly Cardiff currently sit top of the pile having picked up maximum points. Cardiff are closely followed by Ipswich who until last weekend also had a 100% record but regardless of their strong starts, neither of these sides are necessarily favourites for promotion. One
The Championship campaign gets underway in 31 days and the league’s elite have started to make a statement. Undoubtedly, loads more deals will happen before Sunderland take on Derby in the Championship opener but what are the signings of the summer so far? John Terry (Chelsea to Aston Villa) – Free The Blues legend
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The Championship has been described as the hardest, the toughest and the most competitive league to compete in. Whilst the Premier League has evened up in the last seven years, the Championship has over a dozen clubs each year who legitimately believe in their chances of promotion. This had led to a merry-go-round of managers in
Fernando Forestieri has had a tumultuous start to the 2015/2016 Championship campaign. The young Italian has shown so much potential, but almost scuppered his progress after a spat with Sheffield Wednesday. A goal against Wigan and Aston Villa means he is slowly beginning to find the form that saw him light up the Championship. What
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
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.
The first installment of a new column about everything English Championship by O-Posts mainstay and top football writer, Adam Gray. It will be up and going for the entirety of the 2016/17 campaign. Enjoy! Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle present a daunting task for Fulham in the season opener on Friday night but after finishing off pre-season
Aitor Karanka was Jose Mourinho’s assistant coach at Real Madrid and it was the Portuguese who advised Karanka to take the job at Middlesbrough back in 2013. While Mourinho adjusts to life after his sacking from Chelsea, Karanka is thriving in the north east and his former mentor was among the crowd on Saturday lunchtime
Okay, I’m going to stick my neck firmly on the chopping block here and state that Bolton is a good value bet to take the Championship title. If you have a look at all the different odds available with the various bookies, they are a best-priced 12/1 with some of them at the time of
After emerging in the Championship last term, many were not sure what to expect from Brighton this year. While the Seagulls were very impressive last season, there was a worry that they could suffer from the dreaded second-season syndrome this time around. Following the opening couple of months of the campaign, the jury is certainly
Considering the fact that Blackpool were regarded as regular candidates for the drop in the Championship several years ago, it’s simply incredible to see how much progress the Seasiders have made over recent times. However, having lost in the playoff final last term, there were some people who wondered just how the Bloomfield Road outfit
There is no doubt that there was plenty of attention focused on Blackburn last term, mostly for the wrong reasons. Protests were constantly made at Ewood Park for the removal of Steve Kean as manager and following the club’s relegation from the top flight, most people expected Rovers to finally remove Kean from his position.
In the second installment of the “Championship so far series”, it is Midlands outfit Birmingham that will be looked at. After managing to experience a hugely successful campaign last term which saw them finish in 4th place, the Blues missed out on the chance to return to the Premiership after suffering a defeat in the
In the first of the “Championship so far” series, South Yorkshire outfit Barnsley will be analysed. It would be fair to say that most people regarded the Tykes as definite candidates for the drop at the start of the season, yet Keith Hill’s men have started rather successfully by their own standards and currently sit
Jordan Rhodes has today finalised his move to Blackburn Rovers in a record breaking deal for Huddersfield. The bid, rumoured to be £8million, was Blackburn’s fifth bid for the Scottish international this summer until the Terriers reluctantly accepted the offer. The 22-year-old joined on a five-year-deal as he aims to help Rovers return to the