Monthly Archives: December 2014

Tranmere Rovers mid-season review

The Football Lab interviewed Tranmere Rovers fan Ryan Ferguson. You can follow him on Twitter @PrentoniaPSV Tranmere made the unconventional appointment of Rob Edwards as manager in the summer. Why didn’t that work out? Ultimately, Edwards was just the wrong man at the wrong time. As the club languished in League One for more than… Read more →

Shrewsbury Town mid-season review

The Football Lab interviewed Shrewsbury Town fan Pete Parker-Jones. You can follow him on Twitter @THEPeterJones You’ve only dropped 2 points at Greenhous Meadow this season. Has your consistent home form helped build some confidence among supporters? Absolutely. Imperious home form was the main factor between our previous promotion under Graham Turner so obviously seeing… Read more →

Burton Albion mid-season review

The Football Lab interviewed Burton Albion supporter Adam Drew. You can follow him on Twitter @adamBAFCdrew Gary Rowett left for Birmingham City in October, and was replaced by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. How has the change of manager affected the players? The uncertainty surrounding Gary Rowett and his future seemed to affect the players more than… Read more →

Weekend Predictions: 28th December

Here are this blog’s predictions for Sunday’s games in the Championship, League One and League Two. In the Championship, Millwall manager Ian Holloway has become one of the most under pressure managers in the Championship, and his next opponents, Bournemouth, are capable of running riot away from home. Ipswich can get a 13th win of… Read more →

League One Predictions: Gameweek 23

In League One, Crewe Alexandra look for a third consecutive win against promotion contenders Preston, who have won 4 of their last 5. Oldham and Barnsley threaten to produce a high-scoring game, as both sides are leaking goals at the moment, while relegation strugglers Yeovil and Leyton Orient are both in desperate need of a… Read more →

League Two Predictions: Gameweek 23

In League Two, AFC Wimbledon and Exeter can build on wins the week before, as they beat Portsmouth and Cheltenham respectively. Cheltenham will hope to recover from that defeat when they host Newport, although the Exiles have lost just twice since August. Luton Town can get a 9th consecutive home win when they play Portsmouth, who have one of the… Read more →

Southend United mid-season review

The Football Lab interviewed Southend United fan Callum Connolly. You can follow Callum on Twitter @IcardiAndKoke Southend are 5th in the table, though many fans are unhappy with the football on show, and only 4 teams have scored fewer goals. How would you sum up the first half of the season? Following the play off… Read more →

Boxing Day Predictions

Here are this blog’s thoughts on Boxing Day fixtures in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two. In the Premier League, Manchester City aim for a 9th consecutive win at West Brom, who lost to relegation rivals QPR last time out. Burnley look to continue their impressive form against Liverpool, who scored a dramatic late… Read more →