Category Archive: Championship League

Championship League Football (Soccer) News

Sep 22

Carsley’s Blues end losing run with draw at Derby

Birmingham earn a point at Derby in caretaker manager Lee Carsley’s first game in charge since the sacking of Harry Redknapp.

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Sep 22

Alex Neil: ‘Preston get disregarded as we haven’t been in the Premier League’

Young Scot reckons he has grown since a Premier League promotion then sacking at Norwich and reveals he has decided to stick to his guns after a decent start at Deepdale and with a visit from Millwall due on Saturday

Typically the play-offs do not go well for Preston North End. No one in English league history has fallen so many times – nine – in the post-season than the Lancashire club. That is not to say that if you had offered their fans a top-six finish in pre-season, when their manager Simon Grayson was poached by Sunderland, they would have turned you down. But now, under Alex Neil, even at this early stage in the season, there are genuine hopes of a top-two finish and promotion to the Premier League for the first time.

It is not just the numbers – fourth in the table, one defeat in eight, two points from the top – that support this theory, but the manner in which they have gone about their business: no Championship side have conceded fewer goals and they look incisive and attractive going forward, with the much-coveted Jordan Hugill leading the line.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/sep/22/preston-north-end-alex-neil-deepdale-manager-norwich

Sep 22

Christie’s late goal earns Boro point at Fulham

Aboubakar Kamara and Cyrus Christie score late goals as Fulham and Middlesbrough draw at Craven Cottage.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41289622

Sep 22

David McGoldrick: Ipswich Town striker targeting double-figured goal tally

Ipswich striker David McGoldrick aims to at least double last season’s goals total after a good start to the new campaign.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41360916

Sep 22

Norwich City 0-0 Bristol City

Norwich City and Bristol City play out a disappointing goalless draw in their Championship match at Carrow Road.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41289623

Sep 22

Hourihane free-kick sets up Villa win over Forest

Conor Hourihane’s 50th league goal of his career helps Aston Villa to victory over Nottingham Forest at Villa Park.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41289745

Sep 21

EFL clubs indicate support for closing transfer window earlier

English Football League clubs indicate they would be in favour of closing the transfer window early from the 2018-19 season.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41351447

Sep 21

Caretaker boss Carsley sees long-term future with Blues

Birmingham City caretaker boss Lee Carsley has ‘long-term’ ambitions to stay with his boyhood club Birmingham City.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41349792

Sep 21

Hugill still giving ‘100%’ to Preston despite transfer request

Preston striker Jordan Hugill says he was never going to “throw his toys out the pram” after a transfer request was rejected.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41349950

Sep 21

Christie revived after Middlesbrough move

Defender Cyrus Christie says the “tight-knit” Middlesbrough squad revived his love of football after leaving Derby.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41352589

Sep 21

Conor Shaughnessy: Leeds United defender signs new four-year deal

Leeds United defender Conor Shaughnessy signs a new four-year deal with the Championship leaders.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41347267

Sep 20

Wales midfielder Ledley joins Derby until January

Championship club Derby County sign out-of-contract Wales midfielder Joe Ledley on a deal until January.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41334032

Sep 20

Phil Parkinson: Bolton Wanderers boss says club are ‘in a difficult position’

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson admits his side are “in a difficult position’ with them bottom of the Championship table.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41336681

Sep 20

Dean Smith says EFL Cup exit will not affect Brentford’s morale ahead of Bolton game

Dean Smith insists Brentford’s EFL Cup exit will not affect their morale ahead of Saturday’s Championship match at Bolton.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41332615

Sep 19

Andy Reid: Fawaz Al Hasawi made mistakes at Forest but wasn’t malicious

Fawaz Al Hasawi made “lots of mistakes” when he owned Nottingham Forest but cared about the club, says ex-Reds captain Andy Reid.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41320428

Sep 19

‘Bristol City goal gifs can benefit on the pitch’

Bristol City head coach Lee Johnson says the club’s viral online goal celebrations can have an influence on the pitch.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41323222

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