A view from the Championship – Part 2
Opinion / The Championship

A view from the Championship – Part 2

Last weekend’s Championship matches saw yet more managerial changes, gaffs from both players and officials, and a change in fortune for a relegation candidate or two. The Tykes’ Renaissance continues Without a home league win since September, and without a manager since Keith Hill’s sacking in December, Barnsley fans would have been forgiven for writing off … Continue reading

La Liga / Opinion / Premier League

Had Sir Alex Ferguson really not heard of Michu?

In the build-up to Manchester United’s match against Swansea City last month, Sir Alex Ferguson said he had never heard of the Swans’ free-scoring Spaniard before he signed for them. But was that a rare admittance of scouting oversight or a cannily-timed fibbed? Michu was, after all, the top-scoring midfielder in La Liga last season.  … Continue reading

A view from the Championship – Part 1
Opinion / The Championship

A view from the Championship – Part 1

The latest round of Championship matches saw impressive wins for the top three, another controversial refereeing decision and a few more turns on the managerial merry-go-round. Two-for-one yellow cards Another weekend, another dodgy refereeing decision; although in truth this was less dodgy, more ridiculous. The 0-0 result in the Yorkshire derby between Huddersfield and Sheffield … Continue reading