The Fratton Park faithful had a roller-coaster side with plenty of names linked to the vacant managerial post. In the end, they had to settle for an untested manager. TheHardTackle's guest author Tony Goodall describes the supporters' lack of optimism towards this appointment.
Nigel Adkins' Southampton have won an incredible 17 straight matches at home. TheHardTackle's guest author Josh Billinge tells you the reasons behind it.
After sacking Keith Millen so early in the season, the fans were unsure of new manager Derek McInnes. However, they've been relatively pleased with the new manager. Does he show signs of lasting the distance? TheHardTackle's guest author Paul Binning explores the question.
Npower Championship club Cardiff's supporters have seen Malky Mackay to hopes of promotion. And in Joe Mason, they have unearthed a gem! TheHardTackle's guest author Paul Gronow describes the Welsh club's season thus far.
The Top three all get maximum points, Cardiff move to fourth, Good and Bad boys strike for Donny and Peterborough in another goal-fest. All these and more are covered in TheHardTackleai??i??s Top 6 highlights of Round 16 of the Championship.
Midweek saw yet another round of Championship matches. Football took a back seat at an emotional Keepmoat stadium, Southampton won at home again, Leicester won away and Leeds were hammered. All these and more are covered in TheHardTackleai??i??s Top 6 highlights of Round 15 of the Championship.
Another weekend of Championship football saw the Top two both win, Derby return to form, a marvellous goalkeeping display, Millwall continue their renaissance and the bottom four all pick up at least a point. All these and more are covered in TheHardTackleai??i??s Top 6 highlights of Round 14 of the Championship.
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 TheHardTackleai??i??s Top 6 highlights of Round 13 of the Championship. ai??i??ai??i??ai??i??ai??i??ai??i??ai??i??ai??i?? 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 TheHardTacklea��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 TheHardTacklea��s Top 6 highlights of Round 11 of the Championship. a��a��a��a��a��a��a�� Derby-Southampton ends in a draw The big game of the weekend saw leaders Southampton travel to third-placed Derby County.A�Nigel Clougha��s home side had the best possible start when Theo Robinson netted after Ben Daviesa�� 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 Adkinsa�� table-toppers continued to pepper the home goal, with Rams keeper Fraser Fielding in inspired form. He saved well from […]