Tag: championship

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Wigan Athletic’s managerial dilemma – Thoughts on Gary Caldwell, Warren Joyce and more

Gary Caldwell was sacked as Wigan Athletic manager on Tuesday last week after just two wins in 14 games this season. Last season’s League One title was not enough to save the Scot, for whom the Championship ha

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What can Nigel Pearson bring to Aston Villa?

David Moyes has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant manager’s role at Aston Villa. It is believed that Moyes contacted the club himself to say that he would not be taking on the challenge at Villa Park.

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Is new Leyton Orient boss Kevin Nolan ready for management?

With the news of Kevin Nolan becoming the new Leyton Orient player-manager, I was wondering – at what age do footballers actually think they’re past it these days? Obviously he still has a love for the game or else he

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Chris Hughton provides the consistency and stability that Brighton desperately need

As we limped towards Championship survival towards the end of last season with a grand total of one goal and two points in seven games, I, and a fair few Brighton and Hove Albion fans, were sceptical about the appoin

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A Football League young XI

The Football League is full of young talent. More than ever coaches and managers are looking towards their youth team and academy prospects to boost numbers in the first team. The money saved and the potential sale valu

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The race for Championship promotion

The Championship is probably one of the most competitive leagues in the world, with it being virtually impossible to predict who’ll get promoted to the promised land of the Premier League come the end of the season. Here

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The price of football: Birmingham City v Bolton Wanderers

With the price of football hogging the headlines recently and a large amount of fans feeling disillusioned with the cost of going to a game whatever the level, I thought I would have a look first hand at a game this

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The inevitable ‘sacking’ of Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins

Mark Robins has a history of spurring relegation tipped sides into promotion contenders, albeit only at League One level. I thought it was inevitable that he would emulate something similar to his season with Barnsley, howeve

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Stability in the Championship – is it really the key?

The word stability in football is a deeply ambiguous term. It can be used to describe any number of teams (apart from Blackpool) in myriad different ways. Stability is a term barked by chairmen, managers and players alike,