Monthly Archives: February 2017

Brighton 1-2 Newcastle: Six Things

Newcastle’s late comeback at Brighton saw them victorious in a crucial game at the top of the Championship – but what are the key talking points? Darlow kept Newcastle in it Brighton went ahead through Glenn Murray’s 10th minute penalty, but the fact they did not score more in the opening 20 was largely down… Read more →

Four teams who could win the Championship title

Image: “newcastle united vs middlesbrough” (CC BY 2.0) by nyaa_birdies_perch The Championship is a notoriously competitive domestic league. The Premier League may have all the glitz and the glamour, but the second tier of English football is very tough and things change every week. The 2016-17 Championship campaign is proving to be hugely exciting and entertaining. Newcastle United… Read more →

Manchester United 3-2 Southampton: Seven Things

A Zlatan Ibrahimovic brace helped Manchester United lift the EFL Cup with a fortuitous 3-2 victory over Southampton – but what have we learned from the final? Southampton threatened down the left Once Ryan Bertrand’s cross caused a moment of indecision in United’s back-line in the opening exchanges, it seemed that would be Southampton’s main strength. The… Read more →

Mansfield 2-1 Newport: Six Things We Learnt

Shaquile Coulthirst’s scored the winning penalty as Mansfield came from behind to beat 10-man Newport 2-1 – but what have we learnt from the game? Mansfield attack early Under previous regimes, Mansfield Town played direct football that was safe and aimless. Under Steve Evans, they still play direct, often to the industrious Pat Hoban, but do so… Read more →