All posts in category: Championship

Blackburn reaching their peak

What a difference 2 weeks can make in football. A fortnight ago, Blackburn were being held at half-time by managerless Birmingham City, they were putting in a very lacklustre performance, and chants of: “Bowyer, sort it out” were coming from the fans. Blackburn went on to win that match, and they followed it up by… Read more →

Championship Predictions: Gameweek 15

In the Championship’s televised games this weekend, Norwich look to end their winless streak against a Bolton side starting well under Neil Lennon, while Gary Rowett starts his Birmingham career with a Midlands derby against high-flying Wolves. This blog covers the match between draw specialists Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday, while Huddersfield, unbeaten in 6, face… Read more →

Neil Lennon’s First Test

Neil Lennon takes charge of Bolton Wanderers as a man highly-regarded, in the world of football management. However, his only job to date has been at Celtic, and this blog would argue that success in Glasgow provided little insight into his credentials. Celtic won the league for 3 consecutive seasons under him, yet on 2… Read more →

Midweek Predictions: 30th September

With no midweek League One & League Two games, the Championship takes centre-stage. Here’s a brief look ahead to all 12 games in the second tier this Tuesday and Wednesday. Brighton v Cardiff Brighton have had as many league goals from their centre-backs (3), as they have had from their forwards this season. Manager Sami Hyypia is still… Read more →

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QPR Season Preview

The Football Lab spoke to QPR fan @bexhoops ahead of the new season. Here, he discusses the importance of keeping striker Charlie Austin fit, the need for more creativity in midfield, and he argues that with referees, Joey Barton’s reputation counts against him. Having had by far the biggest wage budget in the Championship last… Read more →