All posts tagged with: Mike Williamson

Oxford United Season Preview: end of an era

Tidy football, shrewd recruitment, two Wembley finals, seven cup scalps, 205 goals, one promotion… oh, and a highest finish in 18 years. The last two seasons could not have gone much better for Oxford United, but the orchestrator of them, Michael Appleton, has now departed. Supporter George Elek of the excellent Not The Top 20 Podcast reflects on his… Read more →

The Wolves View: Lambert the right choice?

Wolverhampton Wanderers have hit something of a brick wall. Following a progressive two seasons, they stagnated in the Championship last term, due to a combination of an unambitious board, key player exits and dull football. All three of those things arguably changed in the summer, yet head coach Walter Zenga’s reign lasted just 87 days. Fosun International… Read more →

Championship Preview: will Fulham win at Turf Moor?

Here are The Football Lab’s thoughts ahead of Tuesday night’s Championship fixtures. All 12 games are covered, including a key relegation clash between goal-shy MK Dons and managerless Charlton, swashbuckling Sheffield Wednesday against unbeaten Brighton and Gray-inspired Burnley versus in-form Fulham. Birmingham v Blackburn Blackburn’s results have picked up recently and the club have been rewarded… Read more →

Newcastle United Season Preview

The Football Lab interviewed Newcastle United fan Carl Hudson, ahead of the new season. You can follow him on Twitter @jabbinho Steve McClaren has been named as the club’s new manager. Some fans have a suspicion that he is something of a ‘yes man’ who will act only in the interests of Mike Ashley, while… Read more →