It is a busy week ahead in the second tier of English football, with plenty of games to look forward to. Here, TheHardTackle takes a look at 10 things to look out for in the next 7 days of NPower Championship action: ———– 1. 24 games over four days With almost two-thirds of the season gone, we are starting to reach the business end of the campaign. From now on in, the fixtures will come thick and fast with teams desperately fighting to avoid relegation or keep alive their dreams of promotion to the Premier League. This week sees a taste of what is in store as Saturday’s round of fixtures is quickly followed by a midweek set on Tuesday. With 24 games in four days, there promises to be lots of entertainment, goals and talking points. With six points on offer for all sides and the table extremely close, there could be a completely different complexion on the Championship table […]
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After the international break, Man United travel to London to face a much improved West Ham side. Avram Grant’s Hammers have found a new wind in their sails and are slowly clawing their way out of the dreaded relegation dog fight. Can they hurt the Red Devils?
While one team is battling relegation, the other is looking to make a comeback into Europe's biggest competition. Liverpool make the trip to London to take on West Ham United. TheHardTackle previews the game.
Arsenal travel to Upton Park as they try to find some goal-scoring form before a crucial League Cup match in the mid-week. West Ham, sitting in the bottom of the table, have their similar encounter against Birmingham in the midweek. TheHardTackle brings you the Match Preview