Championship Predictions: Gameweek 15

In the Championship’s televised games this weekend, Norwich look to end their winless streak against a Bolton side starting well under Neil Lennon, while Gary Rowett starts his Birmingham career with a Midlands derby against high-flying Wolves. This blog covers the match between draw specialists Charlton and Sheffield Wednesday, while Huddersfield, unbeaten in 6, face… Read more →

League One Predictions: Gameweek 16

There will be 2 Yorkshire Derbies in League One on Saturday. Out-of-form sides Bradford and Doncaster go head-to-head at Valley Parade, while Sheffield United look to stay in the promotion mix with a win against Barnsley, who have improved after a tough start. This blog covers the task ahead for relegation strugglers Walsall and Scunthorpe,… Read more →

What we learnt this weekend

This weekend’s football has seen the rare scenario of Manchester City fans cheering a Manchester United goal, as Van Persie’s equalizer restricted Chelsea’s distance to 6 points, and the not-so rare scenario of Massimo Cellino sacking a manager prematurely. League One’s relegation strugglers of last season, Notts County, have now moved up to 3rd with… Read more →

Weekend Predictions: 25th October

Here are this blog’s previews for the weekends games in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two. For a full list of the predictions, go to the table at the bottom. Premier League Man Utd v Chelsea Jose Mourinho usually sets his teams up quite conservatively in the big games, particularly away from home. When… Read more →

Thoughts on ‘Universality’ by Matt Whitehouse

‘Universality’ is an essential read for anyone who has a passion for football. In his stimulating, compelling and thoroughly well-written book, Matt Whitehouse highlights the tactical trends emerging in the modern game. The driving factor behind these new developments Whitehouse discusses, has been the search for fluidity and flexibility. Many teams now prefer to operate with more midfielders,… Read more →

Midweek Predictions: 21st October

Here are this blog’s preview of Tuesday night’s round of matches in the Championship, League One & League Two. To see all the predictions, go to the table at the bottom. The Championship Rotherham v Fulham Rotherham battled to a 2-1 win against Leeds on Friday night. Although they perhaps didn’t have as much technical quality as… Read more →

Weekend Predictons: 18th October

Here are this blog’s previews for the weekend’s games in the Premier League, Championship, League One & League Two. For a full list of the predictions, go to the table at the bottom. Premier League Newcastle v Leicester There have been 2 main problems for Newcastle this season. They have defended poorly, and not been… Read more →

Neil Lennon’s First Test

Neil Lennon takes charge of Bolton Wanderers as a man highly-regarded, in the world of football management. However, his only job to date has been at Celtic, and this blog would argue that success in Glasgow provided little insight into his credentials. Celtic won the league for 3 consecutive seasons under him, yet on 2… Read more →