All posts in category: Championship

Ashley must back Rafa over Shawcross deal

With Newcastle United set for a swift Premier League return, owner Mike Ashley must learn from his mistakes. He targeted young, overseas players with a high potential sell-on value, but the result was a team lacking experience and character, culminating in relegation. Rafa Benitez, among the highest-profile managers in Europe, will not tolerate the same… Read more →

Why Pocognoli should stay at Brighton

The most obvious examples of Brighton & Hove Albion’s impressive recruitment would be Glenn Murray and Anthony Knockaert, who appear to have fired them to promotion. It is important however, not to underestimate the importance of loanee Sebastien Pocognoli, who scored an excellent goal in Friday’s victory at QPR. His 18th minute injury with Brighton… Read more →