All posts tagged with: Chris Hughton

Four teams who could win the Championship title

Image: “newcastle united vs middlesbrough” (CC BY 2.0) by nyaa_birdies_perch The Championship is a notoriously competitive domestic league. The Premier League may have all the glitz and the glamour, but the second tier of English football is very tough and things change every week. The 2016-17 Championship campaign is proving to be hugely exciting and entertaining. Newcastle United… Read more →

FA Cup Preview: Mad Dog and Big Sam return

This weekend’s FA Cup action sees Martin Allen and Sam Allardyce return to their former clubs, Brentford and Bolton Wanderers respectively. The Football Lab discusses whether those two bosses will have a successful return and also looks at Championship high-flyers Brighton, who entertain League One MK Dons. Bolton v Crystal Palace Sam Allardyce spent eight… Read more →

Brighton Season Preview: Murray’s return

Brighton & Hove Albion have reached the Championship play-offs in three of the last four seasons. In that time, their average home attendance has remained above 25k. With excellent facilities, a ruthless team and strong characters throughout the club, they surely have all the essentials to get into the Premier League. Twitter account @BrightonFanbase assess their chances of doing so. Brighton finished… Read more →

Slick Owls defeat defensive Seagulls

Sheffield Wednesday had finished their league season in poor form but if they or their fans were nervous about their play-off semi-final with Brighton, it did not show. A rocking Hillsborough saw the Owls produce a fine performance of slick, attacking football to secure a 2-0 win over their toothless south-coast visitors. The decision to… Read more →

Championship Preview: Rotherham’s revival

Here are The Football Lab’s previews for all 12 of Tuesday night’s Championship matches. Bristol City and Rotherham look to continue their climb away from relegation danger. Chris Hughton returns to St Andrews as manager of promotion-chasing Brighton, Burnley and Cardiff look to build on good form while a disappointing 2016 means Hull and Derby must… Read more →