All posts tagged with: Will Hughes

Premier League Season Preview 2018-19

Manchester City dominated the Premier League last season; their route to a third title in seven years being a mere procession. Elsewhere, Liverpool thrilled the neutrals, Arsene Wenger bowed out at Arsenal, Huddersfield and Brighton survived their first campaigns at this level in the modern era while Burnley attained European football. What’s in store for… Read more →

Derby County August Review: mixed start

During this two-week break from the Championship for internationals, we review how all 24 teams have looked in their first five league games. Here’s our assessment of Derby County. What we said in pre-season “With Andre Wisdom, Curtis Davies and Tom Huddlestone joining, Derby County will have more muscle this year, but not so much… Read more →

Championship Season Preview: 2017-18

Though Newcastle United won the Championship title last season, one might say that Brighton and Huddersfield won the hearts of the neutrals. The duo ended 34 and 45 year top flight exiles respectively, the former with three games to spare, the latter via a Wembley shoot-out. Who will make history this year? Here’s our predictions.… Read more →

Watford Season Preview: ambition at Vicarage Road

Watford finished 17th last season with 40 points, five fewer than the previous year. There appears to be a mainstream viewpoint from non-Hornets that the club’s fans and owners should by definition be happy with mere survival. Supporter Bradley Hayden, from superb Golden Boys site The Watford Blog, challenges that assumption and discusses why change was… Read more →

Diluted visions at Derby

Exactly a year ago, this blog wrote an article about the structural problems at Derby County. They were in the top six at that time but this blog noted the internal power struggles, which subsequently burgeoned after Nigel Pearson’s appointment. Pearson and Steve McClaren are the two managers they have appointed this season yet lasted… Read more →

QPR v Derby: Rams impressing

Steve McClaren began the 13/14 campaign as a coach under Harry Redknapp at QPR. He played a big part in the team’s early season organization and run of 1-0 victories. Following Nigel Clough’s sacking at Derby County however, McClaren took the job at Pride Park. His Rams side then became the best team in the… Read more →