Millwall mix: Wembley woe, jubilant January business and below-par players
Feb05

Millwall mix: Wembley woe, jubilant January business and below-par players

Well; that’s the Wembley dream over, then. For the next three months, anyway. Despite winning the second-leg by a single goal to nil, Oxford United pipped Millwall to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final on Tuesday night, as they won 2-1 on aggregate. The Yellows became the third League Two side to dump the south London outfit out of a cup this season, after Barnet and Wycombe’s victories in the Capital One Cup and FA...

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League One: Manager, Player and Goal of the Month (January)
Feb03

League One: Manager, Player and Goal of the Month (January)

Player of the Month: Sam Winnall (Barnsley) It’s no surprise that Winnall’s hot streak of form has coincided with Barnsley’s resurgence this month. The former Scunthorpe striker netted an astonishing seven goals in five games to fire his side to within touching distance of a play-off place. He also scored two in the last game in December, taking his current streak to nine goals in his last six outings. He began the month with a header...

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League One Round-Up: Walsall climb into second, Southend nearing the play-offs
Feb03

League One Round-Up: Walsall climb into second, Southend nearing the play-offs

Walsall moved up into second place in League One after defeating Doncaster Rovers 2-1 at the Keepmoat Stadium. Two quick-fire second-half goals set the Saddlers on their way. Sam Mantom and Andy Taylor scored within four minutes of each other to give the visitors all three points to move them just a point behind league leaders Burton. Liam Mandeville netted Donny’s consolation as the hosts stay 16th. Southend leapt up to seventh...

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Off-field squabbles continue to overshadow Blackpool’s on-field success
Feb03

Off-field squabbles continue to overshadow Blackpool’s on-field success

As per usual at Blackpool Football Club; off the field issues have been talked about more than events on the pitch. Last week; two supporters were jailed and handed football banning orders for their actions on the final day of last season, the infamous Huddersfield Town abandonment. Now while you obviously cannot condone their actions, it is hugely disappointing to see such punishments handed out. The Oyston family acting like this...

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Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round
Feb02

Top 5: Players of the FA Cup Fourth Round

League One Shrewsbury Town are the lowest-ranked team to progress into the FA Cup fourth-round after their dramatic 3-2 victory against Sheffield Wednesday thanks to Jack Grimmer’s 97th minute winner. Wins for Manchester City and Chelsea have set up the most high-profile tie of the fifth-round, with the Citizens travelling to Stamford Bridge later this month. Elsewhere; there were wins for Manchester United, Reading,...

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Awards: FA Cup (Fourth-Round)
Feb02

Awards: FA Cup (Fourth-Round)

Player of the Round: Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) Having scored his first goal in the competition in the last round at Norwich City; the 19-year-old once again showed the potential he has to become an established part of Man City’s first-team in the near future after playing a part in all four goals at Villa Park. The Nigerian international opened the scoring four minutes into the game to sweep home a clearance off the line...

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