Another weekend of Championship football saw a flurry of goals, the leaders show their fighting spirit, Boro bounce back, Palace and Birmingham continue their fine form and the Lions finally roar. All these and more are covered in TheHardTackle’s Top 6 highlights of Round 13 of the Championship. ——————– 10-men Saints escape with a point Five points clear going in to the weekend, leaders Southampton travelled to The Madjeski Stadium to face Reading. The Royals were the better side for large periods, with Simon Church, Adam Le Fondre and Mikele Liegertwood all going close. At the other end, Reading keeper Adam Federici pulled off a stunning save to keep out an Aaron Martin header. On 71 minutes, the home side took a deserved lead when Liegertwood fried in after a Jobi McAnuff free-kick had hit the post. Six minutes later, Reading were also a player up as Saints skipper Dean Hammond was sent-off for a second yellow card. . But […]
Npower Championship midweek saw Southampton move clear, Boro lose their unbeaten run against Forest, a new Ince hit the headlines and goals galore at Peterborough. All these and more are covered in TheHardTackle’s Top 6 highlights of Round 12 of the Championship.
After a two-week international break, the NPower Championship returned at the weekend. In a strange round of action, 9 0f the top 10 failed to win, Forest continued to struggle, whilst Leeds finally hit some form. All these and more are covered in TheHardTackle’s Top 6 highlights of Round 11 of the Championship. ——————– Derby-Southampton ends in a draw The big game of the weekend saw leaders Southampton travel to third-placed Derby County. Nigel Clough’s home side had the best possible start when Theo Robinson netted after Ben Davies’ 3rd minute shot had been saved. But the Saints showed why they are the team to beat so far the season, as they fought their way back into the match. Brazilian midfielder Guly Do Prado twice went close, before Jose Fonte saw a header cleared off the line. In the second-half, Nigel Adkins’ table-toppers continued to pepper the home goal, with Rams keeper Fraser Fielding in inspired form. He saved well from […]
TheHardTackle's guest author Claire Bowdler looks at the man, and his men, behind the unbeaten start of Middlesbrough's championship campaign.
After a bizarre hammering away to Peterborough, Ipswich seem to have turned the corner. TheHardTackle's guest author Ashley Symonds tells you how.
TheHardTackle's guest author Josh Billinge takes a look at the rise of Southampton under manager Adkins and with a vastly talented set of players. Can they sustain their position?
Sven Goran Eriksson, Steve McLaren, Southampton, Ipswich, Blackpool and others take the headlines in TheHardTackle’s Top 6 highlights of Round 10 of the Championship.
Midweek saw another round of fixtures in the NPower Championship and it didn’t disappoint with shocks galore, last minute goals and plenty of comebacks. All these and more are covered in TheHardTackle’s Top 6 highlights of Round 9 of the Championship.
A new manager sees a change of fortune, the Top 3 fail to win, a former England manager finally has something to cheer, whilst the points are shared almost everywhere else. All these and more are featured in TheHardTackle’s Top 6 highlights from Round 8 of the Championship.
Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool travel to the Amex stadium to face Gus Poyet's Brighton in a match that is expected to be highly competitive. TheHardTackle takes a look at Poyet's success at Brighton.