All posts tagged with: Ben Pringle

Newport County 0-1 Tranmere Rovers Six Things: Super White Army secure back-to-back Play-Off promotions

Tranmere Rovers have secured back-to-back promotions thanks to Connor Jennings’ 119th-minute header, which gave them a 1-0 victory over Newport County in the League Two Play-Off Final. Here’s our Six Things from the game. Newport’s energy Newport began with a 4-4-2 shape, rather than the 3-5-2 their starting XI is also capable of, which showed… Read more →

Mansfield v Crawley: Evans arrives

It is fitting that Steve Evans begins his Mansfield Town tenure by facing the club at which he once spent five successful years. After the Scot’s departure in April 2012, the likes of Richie Barker, John Gregory, Dean Saunders and Mark Yates have not been able to match his success at Broadfield. Meanwhile, Evans has won back-to-back… Read more →

Reading v Preston: Dutch courage

Preston and Reading might both use a three-at-the-back system at the Madejski stadium, but their respective implementations of it will be very different. While Simon Grayson seeks a third centre-back for defensive comfort, Jaap Stam hopes the avante-garde nature of his tactics will lend his team unpredictability in the final third. Pre-season suggests Reading will operate with… Read more →

Championship Preview: Gameweek 2

Here are The Football Lab’s predictions for 2 of the weekend’s games in the Championship. Middlesbrough look for a first league win, and goal, of the season against Bolton Wanderers, while Brighton search for a 3rd win in the space of a week on their trip to Fulham. Middlesbrough v Bolton Middlesbrough began their Championship… Read more →

Rotherham United Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Rotherham United correspondent Russ Vernon, who shares his views ahead of the new season. You can follow Russ on Twitter @_sportscoverage Last season was a difficult one for Rotherham United. Could it be argued that the club stayed up due to the inadequacies of Blackpool, Wigan and Millwall, rather than on its’ own… Read more →