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Wolves v Cardiff: who has the staying power?

Two of the three remaining teams with a 100% Championship record this season, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City meet to give us an early indication as to who might last the distance. Wolves’ success underlines the modernization of the division. They have recruited their coaching team and lots of players from overseas, largely through the… Read more →

Doncaster v Blackpool: positive starts

The path these clubs have trodden over the last half a decade are almost symmetrical. Since meeting on the opening day of the 13/14 Championship season, both clubs then suffered relegation from this division in 15/16 but returned at the first attempt. They look stronger for the experience. Blackpool performed well at big boys Bradford… Read more →

Swindon v Exeter: taking chances

Exeter could have scored more than just the one goal in their victory over Cambridge last week. After Reuben Reid tucked away the rebound from his fifth minute penalty, Liam McAlinden missed two good chances, Lloyd James one while David Wheeler hit the post with his header. The Grecians might have had slices of luck… Read more →

Gillingham v Bradford: centre-backs key

It is fair to say that Bradford City’s performance, in their 2-1 win over Blackpool last week, was not a vintage one. They relied largely on their centre-backs: Matthew Kilgallon for his man-of-the-match performance and Nat Knight-Percival for his opener just before half-time, after Timothee Dieng flicked on Nicky Law’s free-kick. Another centre-back, Gabriel Zakuani,… Read more →

Premier League Season Preview 2017-18

Chelsea won their second title in three years last season, but there were plenty of enticing stories elsewhere. Tottenham said goodbye to White Hart Lane with another impressive campaign as both Merseyside clubs progressed significantly. Bournemouth made the top half while Burnley bridged financial waters to win more than half their home games. What’s in… Read more →