Swindon must hand Williams new deal

In this modern footballing culture of hiring and firing, it is easy to look at a team performing well under a new manager with a hint of cynicism. But Swindon Town appear to be on the right track under caretaker manager Luke Williams. Last season, the Robins reached a play-off final playing pretty football, whilst developing… Read more →

The Burnley View: Clarets lead the way

Burnley find themselves in a commanding position in the Championship promotion race. Why are they performing so well? Who is their star man? Where can they improve? Will they go up? Answering all these questions, and more, is Clarets fan Jamie Smith (@JamieSmiff). Have a look at Jamie’s podcast for all opinions on Burnley No Nay Never (@NoNayNeverNet). Burnley… Read more →

McBurnie gives Gas firepower

For evidence of how the new owners may aid the progress of Bristol Rovers, look no further than Monday’s loan signing of Oliver McBurnie. New chairman Steve Hamer was once involved with Swansea City at boardroom level, having been a chairman there between 1997 and 2000. It seems, his contacts with the club have helped the club carry out a deal for… Read more →

Warnock boost welcome for Wigan

Stephen Warnock‘s loan move to West Lancashire is a strong indication of Wigan Athletic’s finances and pulling power. The 34-year-old has been one of the best players for Derby County, a club with ambitions of promotion to the Premier League. Since manager Paul Clement was sacked in the East Midlands and replaced by Darren Wassall, the left-back… Read more →

Bristol City fix right-back problem

Bristol City’s 2-0 defeat to rivals Cardiff on Saturday re-emphasized one key weakness in the Robins squad… right-back. Mark Little had been a stand-out performer in the team’s League One title winning campaign the year before, but that had been as a right wing-back. Without the insurance of an extra centre-back behind him, Little’s lapses in… Read more →

Why Witney is right for Walsall

Stability. In essence, that is what enabled a League One club with modest resources to go from battling relegation in January 2011, to striving for promotion five years later. There were peaks and troughs in that time, but the club refused to be swayed by the bad runs and stuck, admirably, to its long-term plan.… Read more →

Historic derby win for solid Burnley

The East Lancashire derby. Pride, passion, emotion, history and prestige are all themes one might associate with that rivalry, which has not seen Burnley triumph at Turf Moor since 1971. Not that Sean Dyche was getting over-excited by proceedings: “it’s just about three points for us”. The former Watford boss played down the extrinsic importance of the… Read more →