Championship Preview: Hull and Burnley eye top spot for the weekend, leaders Middlesbrough visit Leeds on Monday night
Feb12

Championship Preview: Hull and Burnley eye top spot for the weekend, leaders Middlesbrough visit Leeds on Monday night

Both Hull City and Burnley have the opportunity to top the Championship standings this weekend as current league leaders Middlesbrough don’t play until Monday night when they visit Leeds United (19:45). Aitor Karanka’s men, who despite having not won a league outing since January 12, are one point clear of their nearest rivals Hull in second after £9m New Year signing Jordan Rhodes salvaged an all-important precious point...

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Top 5: Championship automatic promotion contenders
Feb12

Top 5: Championship automatic promotion contenders

The Championship is renowned for being the league where anything can happen… And where it usually does! The competitive nature of the division was demonstrated last season, when outsiders AFC Bournemouth were crowned champions after only managing to secure the title and promotion on the final day of the campaign. With only a third of the season remaining there are still no clear title contenders, no runaway winners and no...

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Top 5: Championship automatic promotion contenders

Sheffield Wednesday (Current Position: 6th) Carlos Carvalhal’s Sheffield Wednesday are the surprise package of the season. Whilst the side have been steadily improving since promotion from League One back in 2011/12, the Owls are currently on track for their highest ever finish in the second tier since relegation from the Premier League back in the 1999/2000 season. The team from Hillsborough are unbeaten in six their last outings and...

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Championship Round-Up: Burnley close in on top two, Bolton win to leave Charlton rock-bottom
Feb08

Championship Round-Up: Burnley close in on top two, Bolton win to leave Charlton rock-bottom

Middlesbrough missed the chance to go top of the Championship on Saturday after drawing 1-1 with Blackburn. The hosts are now level on 56 points with Hull City, but had to come from behind to rescue a point. New signing Jordi Gomez, on loan from Sunderland, put Rovers ahead on his debut with a terrific 20-yard strike with just 20 minutes left to play which looked to have sealed an unlikely victory for the visitors. Until David Nugent...

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More three points on the road will drive Sheffield Wednesday towards a top four finish
Feb05

More three points on the road will drive Sheffield Wednesday towards a top four finish

Undoubtedly, the January transfer window has been a success for Sheffield Wednesday. I am aware that the Wednesday faithful are more than happy with the constructive signings made in the window as progression continues both on and off the field of play. You could say the best business was done early signing the likes of Gary Hooper and Jack Hunt on permanent deals. Hooper has now bagged seven goals in 14 games and is expected to play...

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Championship Preview: Leaders Hull visit third-placed Burnley, plus second-bottom and third-bottom clash
Feb05

Championship Preview: Leaders Hull visit third-placed Burnley, plus second-bottom and third-bottom clash

Championship leaders Hull City visit Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon looking for their fifth consecutive league win against third-placed Burnley. Back-to-back victories over QPR, Cardiff City, Charlton Athletic and Fulham have propelled the Tigers to the top of the table, with Steve Bruce’s side establishing a slender one-point gap over runners-up Middlesbrough due to their short blip. Hull could hand a debut to midfielder Nick...

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