All posts in category: Features

Ipswich August Review: out of the blue

During this two-week break from the Championship for internationals, we review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Cardiff City. What we said in pre-season “Emyr Huws looks a good addition for Ipswich Town while Bersant Celina may have the creative spark to replace Tom Lawrence. Boardroom frugality… Read more →

Derby County August Review: mixed start

During this two-week break from the Championship for internationals, we review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Derby County. What we said in pre-season “With Andre Wisdom, Curtis Davies and Tom Huddlestone joining, Derby County will have more muscle this year, but not so much… Read more →

Bolton August Review: timid Trotters

During this two-week break from the Championship for internationals, we review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Bolton Wanderers. What we said in pre-season “As well as Bolton did in the third tier, many of their players were found wanting when last tried in the second,… Read more →

Barnsley August Review: good home form

During this two-week break from the Championship for internationals, we review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Barnsley. What we said in pre-season “More key men leave Barnsley, who have won just twice since Conor Hourihane and Sam Winnall’s January exit. Young summer signings have talent… Read more →

Burton Albion’s August Review: Mason signs

During this break from the Championship for internationals, we review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Burton Albion. What we said in pre-season “While Burton’s squad might have reduced in size, barring expired loan deals it hasn’t in quality. Stephen Warnock and Jake Buxton add experience at… Read more →

Birmingham August Review: late business

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 Birmingham City. What we said in pre-season “A modernizing Championship will catch out tactically limited sides, of which Birmingham may be one. While… Read more →