Football League / The Championship

Charlton Athletic – Wembley’s greatest ever game?

One of the joys of football is its transience.  There is always another match, always the prospect of elation to overshadow the previous week’s disappointment.  In short, most games only stay in the mind until the next one kicks off. But some are forever etched in a club’s legacy.  For the perennially successful, these games … Continue reading

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

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

Opinion / The Championship

Five Championship prospects not called Wilfried Zaha

With all the hype surrounding Crystal Palace’s latest wonder kid, and an almost inevitable transfer to the Premier League fast approaching, here are five other players currently making waves in the Championship who seem destined for the top. Jordan Rhodes – Blackburn Rovers Too obvious?  Probably.  But the 22-year-old Scottish striker just can’t be ignored.  … Continue reading

Whatever happened to John Bostock?
Opinion / Premier League / The Championship

Whatever happened to John Bostock?

Four years ago, 16-year-old John Bostock moved from Crystal Palace to Tottenham Hotspur for pennies.  At least that’s what then Eagle’s chairman Simon Jordan claimed. The actual price, decided by a tribunal, was £700,000. But ask any Palace fan at the time and they’d have told you that was akin to buying Harrods’ stock at … Continue reading

Opinion / The Championship

Charlton Athletic – Twenty years back at The Valley

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Charlton Athletic’s first match back at their home ground, after seven seasons sharing Selhurst Park with Crystal Palace. To English football fans, the concept of ground-sharing invokes anger at its very suggestion.  But for Charlton they had no choice.  They became the reluctant but necessary lodgers at the home … Continue reading