Championship: Doing the Double

The following list shows the number of times each club in the Championship won home and away against one of their rivals during the 2012/2013 Championship season. Every single one of the 24 clubs managed to achieve this feat against at least one of their opponents during the season. ==== 7 Cardiff City: Millwall, Blackburn Rovers, Leeds United, Blackpool, Birmingham […]

Premier League: Doing the double over other clubs

If a club wins both the home fixture and the away fixture during a league season then they are said to have “done the double” over that side. In the Premier League during the 2012/2013 season 16 of the 20 sides did the double over a rival. The following lists show the teams that each club in the Premier League […]

Brentford vs Wigan Athletic: Freight Rover Trophy Final 1985

Brentford vs Wigan Athletic: Freight Rover Trophy Final 1985

Brentford and Wigan Athletic will make trips to Wembley over the next few weeks for differing reasons. Brentford will be playing in the League One play-off final against Yeovil Town, whilst Wigan Athletic will feature in the first FA Cup Final of their history against Manchester City. Despite these heady days for both clubs it’s not the first time Brentford […]

League One 2012/2013: Players who started the first and last game of the season for their club

The following list shows the players who started the first and last league games for their League clubs in the 2012/2013 season. Stevenage (8) – James Dunne, Luke Freeman, Marcus Haber, Darius Charles, Chris Day, Mark Roberts, David Gray and Bondz N’Gala. Carlisle United (7) – Liam Noble, Brad Potts, Lee Miller, James Trevor Berrett, Danny Livesey, Matthew James Robson […]

Margaret Thatcher and the curse of the Norwegian commentator

Only 32 short years after this was recorded, everyone mentioned in this famous commentary has now passed away. “We are the best in the world! We are the best in the world! We have beaten England 2-1 in football!! It is completely unbelievable! We have beaten England! England, birthplace of giants. Lord Nelson, Lord Beaverbrook, Sir Winston Churchill, Sir […]

Being a Football Manager in 2013

Being a Football Manager in 2013

The subject of managerial changes has arisen a few times this season. Generally these changes have been presented in a negative light by the media and fans. Often as “good men” are fired from positions in which they appeared to be safe. Both Nigel Adkins and Brian McDermott steered their respective clubs to excellent promotions in 2011/2012 and were then […]

Loan players at Championship clubs

The vast majority of clubs in the Championship supplement their squads with players on loan from the Premier League or further afield. In fact, many clubs depend on taking a few players on loan at the start of every season and often pay substantial loan fees in order to do so. It’s a fact of life in the Championship. However, […]