All posts tagged with: David Perkins

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 →

Rochdale Season Preview: Henderson the key

With the 2018-19 League One season coming up, The Football Lab spoke to Rochdale fan DD (@_DailyDale)… In your first three seasons in League One, it felt like you sustained play-off challenges by playing front-foot, high-tempo football regardless of the circumstances. Did fear creep in during last season’s brush with relegation? I think it was… Read more →

Wigan Athletic Season Preview: Latics on the up?

Life is never dull at Wigan Athletic. They were briefly 2nd in their first season in the top flight, then had numerous great escapes after Roberto Martinez took over five years later. A historic FA Cup win in 2013 shortly preceded the club’s eventual relegation, a play-off finish the following season rescued by Uwe Rosler. A disastrous 14/15… Read more →

Warnock boost welcome for Wigan

Stephen Warnock‘s loan move to West Lancashire is a strong indication of Wigan Athletic’s finances and pulling power. The 34-year-old has been one of the best players for Derby County, a club with ambitions of promotion to the Premier League. Since manager Paul Clement was sacked in the East Midlands and replaced by Darren Wassall, the left-back… Read more →