Monthly Archives: August 2017

Millwall August Review: first win secured

With a two-week break from the Championship for internationals, this is a good time to review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of  Millwall. What we said in pre-season “Millwall won promotion last season largely based on aggression, power and Shaun Williams’ deliveries for Steve Morrison,… Read more →

Southend v Rochdale: depleted squads

On the opening day, Southend United beat promotion favourites Blackburn 2-1 with an excellent performance. Michael Kightly was the best player on the pitch, Jermaine McGlashan was at his speedy best while John White and Anton Ferdinand had strong games at centre-back. That result, and the performances of White and Ferdinand, now looks like an… Read more →

Wolves August Review: impressive start

With a two-week break from the Championship for internationals, this is a good time to review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Wolverhampton Wanderers. What we said in pre-season “Much-needed defensive improvements have been made. Ruben Neves adds quality in midfield, even if the attack… Read more →

Forest’s August Review: goal-fests

With a two-week break from the Championship for internationals, this is a good time to review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Nottingham Forest. What we said in pre-season “Ben Brereton and Zach Clough have the potential to tear up the league for Nottingham Forest,… Read more →

Reading’s August Review: solid start

With a two-week break from the Championship for internationals, this is a good time to review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Jaap Stam’s Reading. What we said in pre-season “With Danny Williams and Ali Al-Habsi leaving, Reading’s squad has been weakened a little. Jon… Read more →

Aston Villa’s August Review: improvement needed

With a two-week break from the Championship for internationals, this is a good time to review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Aston Villa. What we said in pre-season “While Aston Villa boast some of the league’s most technically gifted players, the current direct system can stifle creativity. Their… Read more →

Leeds’ August Review: more adaptable?

With a two-week break from the Championship for internationals, this is a good time to review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Leeds United. What we said in pre-season “The task for Thomas Christensen will be to maintain the solidity Leeds United showed under Garry… Read more →