Championship Predictions: Gameweek 17

The Championship’s Friday night kick-off is a Lancashire derby, as Neil Lennon looks to continue his good start at Bolton with a win against underachieving Wigan. Saturday’s early game is a Midlands affair, as a Derby side struggling at the back without keeper Lee Grant, face Wolves, who lost 2-1 at Ipswch last time out.… Read more →

What We Learnt This Weekend

This weekend’s football has seen Manchester United slip down to 10th place after a 1-0 defeat to Man City, who have maintained their gap from Chelsea to 6 points. Lee Clark gets off to a losing start at Blackpool, while his successor at Birmingham, Gary Rowett, started with a valuable point at Molineux. Winning streaks… Read more →

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 →

Good start for Mark Robins

Since Mark Robins has taken charge, things have been looking up at Glanford Park. Scunthorpe have taken a respectable 5 points from his first 4 games, 2 of which were against teams in the play-off position. One of them was Peterborough United, who Scunthorpe beat 2-1 on Saturday to go 1 point off safety. A… Read more →

Stanley are play-off contenders

If the League Two season had started when John Coleman took over at the Crown Ground, Accrington Stanley would be joint-top. Sometimes a manager is just made for one football club, and that has certainly been the case here. Coleman, and assistant Jimmy Bell, had been at Accrington for some 13 years, and after a… Read more →