Reading came out on top in the big match of the week, whilst Southampton were hammered down by the Seaside and at the bottom, Coventry City finally escaped from the bottom three. Here, TheHardTackle picks a NPower Championship Team of the Week for Round 40:- ————— Ai??. GK ai??i?? Maik Taylor (Millwall) Millwall held Cardiff City to a 0-0 draw, with keeper Maik Taylor in inspired form. Cardiff were looking for a home victory to halt a poor run and boost their play-off hopes, but former Northern Ireland keeper Taylor was at his best. First he denied Stephen McPhail and then produced further stops to keep out efforts from Kenny Miller and Joe Mason to give the Lions a well-earned point. RB ai??i?? Inigo Calderon (Brighton and Hove Albion) Brighton had defender Inigo Calderon to thank for rescuing a point against fellow play-of hopefuls Middlesbrough. Tony Mowbrayai??i??s visitors took a deserved lead early in the second-half when Marvin Emnes near […]
TheHardTackle's guest author Jamie Harden looks forward to the big clash between two promotion chasing sides West Ham and Reading. Watch out Jimmy Kebe?
Npower "Championship Tenner" is a weekly column that tells you the top 10 things to look forward to in England's 2nd division. In this edition, Second plays third, Fourth plays fifth, Saints look to move closer to the Premier League and the battles for play-off and relegation hot up.
TheHardTackle's guest author Ashley Symonds tells you why manager Paul Jewell and owner Marcus Evans are the way forward for Ipswich Town.
The weekend of action in the NPower Championship saw the top two enhance their promotion credentials, West Ham come from two behind to rescue a point, Watford continue their march up the table and Coventry's home form edge them closer to safety. Here, TheHardTackle assesses the action and picks a NPower Championship Team of the Week for Round 39.
Billy Sharp scored against his old club Doncaster at the weekend to give the Saints a vital win. TheHardTackle's guest author Josh Billinge looks at Sharp's quiet start to life at St. Mary's
Npower “Championship Tenner” is a weekly column that tells you the top 10 things to look forward to in England’s 2nd division. In this edition, Forest bask in the glory of hitting seven at Leeds, Reading must play without their lucky charm, there is a chink of light for crisis-club Portsmouth and “The Entertainers” are finally back. —- 1. Seven-Up Forest on a high…. Result of the week, if not the season so far in the Npower Championship, was Nottingham Forest’s stunning 7-3 victory over Leeds United at Elland Road. Star of the show was winger Gareth McCleary, who helped himself to four goals as Steve Cotterill’s men moved further clear of the relegation zone. Next up for a Forest team high on confidence is two games against in-form sides; fourth placed Brighton at home on Saturday, followed by a trip to local rivals Leicester City on Tuesday, a side which thumped Forest 4-0 in a FA Cup replay earlier […]
The weekend of action in the NPower Championship saw the Football League Player of The Year prove it was the right choice, Reading win again and a series of stalemates. Here, TheHardTackle assesses the action and picks a NPower Championship Team of the Week for Round 37.
Southampton striker Rickie Lambert was recently crowned Championship Player of the Year. TheHardTackle's guest author Josh Billinge takes a look at the rise of the Saint.
“Championship Tenner” is a weekly column that tells you the top 10 things to look forward to in England’s 2nd division. In this edition, there is a double header of fixtures again, the Championship Player of The Year aims to fire the leaders, Ian Holloway faces his former club and Ipswich town look for revenge. —- 1. Two sets of fixtures again Things couldn’t be any tighter as the Championship season draws to a climax. The top three are seperated by only three points, whilst with only a six point gap between fourth and 11th, there are plenty of teams in the race for a play-off place. At the bottom it is just as tight. Portsmouth are rooted to the bottom following their points deduction, but above them the likes of Coventry City, Doncaster Rovers and Nottingham Forest has seen more clubs pulled into the relegation dogfight, with seven points seperating five teams. The next week could see the league […]