• Derby County: Despair, Daring To Dream And Achieving The Impossible

    Following the financial mismanagement under former owner, Mel Morris, Derby County were deducted 21 points for this season. You would be forgiven for thinking that this was the end and that this would consign Derby to relegation. But on the halfway stage of the season somehow the dream is...
  • Misfiring Villains far short of Premier League target

    Aston Villa are not a typical Championship club. Not many teams in the division average over 30,000 for home attendances and can boast of winning the European Cup, like the Villains did in 1982. Only Nottingham Forest have won that particular trophy (twice), but in contrast to our local...
  • Can County’s ageing squad save them from relegation?

    Four  games into the Nolan/Hardy era and things are looking up for County. The Magpies are unbeaten in 3 home games – suffering just one defeat at the hands of Grimsby, County have managed to move out of the relegation zone. After bringing in his old pal Shola Ameobi...
  • Who Will Avoid the Drop? Championship Review Part 2

    The second tier of English football is widely regarded as the most exciting in Europe, and that has been further enhanced by this pulsating season. The battle to stay in the Championship is looking as though it will once again go down to the wire. Blackpool and Wigan Athletic...