All posts tagged with: Kenny Jackett

The Rotherham View: poor recruitment

Rotherham United have been the Championship’s masters escapology in recent seasons. This year however, the 12 point distance to safety looks insurmountable, even for them. Where have things gone wrong? Who has provided the flashes of light? And is the rest of this season less about staying up, and more about re-kindling some belief that the… Read more →

Manager exits: the rise of image preservation

English football’s sacking culture is widely discussed and criticized by many. What is not talked about as much is this year’s increase in manager exits by other means. Since the end of last season, 22 managers or head coaches from the top flight down to League Two have left their clubs for reasons other than a sacking. This may be resignation, mutual… Read more →

Snodgrass free-kick splits Hull and Wolves

Robert Snodgrass’ last minute free-kick kept Hull’s slim automatic promotion hopes alive in a tight 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Tigers got an early goal thanks to Adam Diamonde’s tap-in but were pegged back by Dave Edwards’ header. Snodgrass’ winner was a touch harsh on Wolves, who had shown defensive discipline to keep the promotion challengers at… Read more →

Can Jackett get the best out of Wallace?

Wolverhampton Wanderers have had a disappointing season. They are 12 points off the top six, therefore effectively out of the play-off reckoning by March. The Midlands outfit have been playing uninspiring football for much of the season and carry a limited attacking threat. Their underwhelming tally of 45 goals in 37 games can be attributed to many factors:… Read more →

Bluebirds Victorious at Molineux

A Craig Noone brace helped Cardiff City to a 3-1 win at Molineux on Saturday. In an afternoon of long-range strikes from the visitors, Joe Ralls followed suit with the third goal after Michal Zyro had reduced the deficit from close range. Russell Slade’s side were no better than Wolves in the middle third of the pitch, but it was… Read more →

The Mega FA Cup Third Round Preview

Here are The Football Lab’s previews for all 32 of the weekend’s FA Cup ties. Holders Arsenal kick-start their defence of the trophy when they host Sunderland, who are battling relegation in the Premier League. Steve Evans and Neil Redfearn meet their old club when Leeds play Rotherham, as does Dean Smith when his Brentford side welcome Walsall. Northampton face MK Dons… Read more →