Nottingham Forest mid-season review

The Football Lab interviewed Nottingham Forest supporters Andi and Jo Cartwright. You can follow them on Twitter @Forest_Andi and @jo_cartwright_ Nottingham Forest always seem to have one stage of the season in which they go a number of games without winning. Is this related to the lack of stability at the club? No I don’t… Read more →

The East Anglian Power Shift

This Championship promotion race is one of the most exciting we have had for a very long time. While we do not have a situation whereby any midtable team can break into the play-offs – a 14 point gap between 6th and 10th testifies to that – the battle for the top 2 is as tight as ever. Currently, the… Read more →

Weekend Preview: 28th February

Here are this blog’s predictions for the weekend’s games in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two. In the Premier League, Burnley look to climb out of the relegation zone when they play Swansea, who come into the match fresh from a 2-1 victory over Manchester United. Arsenal must bounce back from a disappointing night… Read more →

Aston Villa mid-season review

The Football Lab interviewed Aston Villa supporter Matt Whitehouse. You can follow him on Twitter @The_W_Address Aston Villa have scored the lowest amount of goals in the Premier League. Is this down to a lack of quality, or negative tactics from your previous manager, Paul Lambert? The quality isn’t necessarily the issue. However players brought… Read more →

Championship Preview: Gameweek 34

In the Championship, Birmingham search for their first win in 10 games when the play promotion hopefuls Brentford, who have returned to form after a turbulent period for the club. Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough will play out what could be a low-scoring affair at Hillsborough, as the teams boast the 2 best defensive records in… Read more →

League One Preview: Gameweek 33

In League One, Coventry play their first match without manager Steven Pressley against MK Dons, who picked up an impressive win over Peterborough last time out. Likewise, Oldham have their first game without Lee Johnson, as they host in-form Preston. Doncaster look to recover from back-to-back defeats when they play relegation threatened Colchester, who have shown… Read more →

The Kit Symons Fallacy

To quote the name of a football fanzine, ‘There’s Only One F in Fulham’. On the evidence of Tuesday’s match against Wolverhampton Wanderers, the F stands for ‘Frustrating’, to put it mildly. The Cottagers had plenty of possession at Molineux, but didn’t do enough to reward the small band of supporters who made the evening… Read more →

Colchester United mid-season review

The Football Lab interviewed Colchester United supporter Richard Crick. You can follow him on Twitter @richcrick You had a reasonable start to life under manager Tony Humes, but seem to have regressed over the last few months. Would you say it was a case of the natural ‘honeymoon period’ ending? When Tony was appointed there… Read more →