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Championship Review: Week 1

Embed from Getty Images   Fulham 1-0 Newcastle A Matt Smith header earned Fulham a shock win over title favourites Newcastle in the opening game of the new Championship season. Slavisa Jokanovic’s side struck just before half time as Tom Cairney’s dangerous cross was met by Smith, giving Newcastle’s debut ...

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Championship Preview: Week 1

For many fans, the unbearable wait for the return of the football season is so very nearly over. The SkyBet Championship explodes back into life this weekend and promises to bring its usual madness and unpredictability with it. A third of the clubs have new managers with many appointing big ...

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Football League Trophy: Competition Revamp not what English Football Needs

  During the Football League’s annual conference, their members voted in favour of including Premier League (EPL) U21 sides into the Football League Trophy (formerly Johnstone’s Paint Trophy) for a trial next season, which would mean that the competition – usually reserved for clubs within League One and Two – ...

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Simon Grayson: Preston’s Saving Grace

Embed from Getty Images Preston North End manager Simon Grayson has had a great three years at the club. When he took over Preston in 2013, his job was to help the club survive in League 1, following the team’s decline under Graham Westley. However, the Yorkshireman had other ideas ...

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Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0 Brentford

Embed from Getty Images   Brighton 3-0 Brentford Knockaert (27′), Hemed (43′), Murphy (90’+3), Brighton move up to 3rd in the Championship table after a demanding 3-0 victory over promotion chasing Brentford. The home side could have taken the lead after 90 seconds when Jamie Murphy’s blocked shot fell to ...

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