Championship latest transfer news for 2017 – 2018 and Beyond
- Mon, 20 May 2019 12:58:42 +0000: Ten Championship players Premier League clubs have on their radar | Ben Fisher - Championship | The Guardian
Jack Grealish, who deserves a bigger stage, leads the talent ready to take the step up to the highest level
As a fascinating Championship season draws to a close we select 10 players who could thrive in the Premier League next season. We have not included players who have been on loan from Premier League clubs this season, such as Harry Wilson and Tammy Abraham, and neither have we picked players from the two automatically promoted teams (Norwich and Sheffield United) as those players are set to play in the top division next season anyway.Continue reading...
- Sun, 19 May 2019 07:30:08 +0000: Pleasure of promotion is potent despite likelihood of pain to follow | Paul Wilson - Championship | The Guardian
Suspension of disbelief will be necessary as fans of Norwich, Sheffield United and either Aston Villa or Derby contemplate Premier League life. Luckily football supporters are good at that
It was a privilege to be at Elland Road for the play-off second leg between Leeds and Derby, not only because it was one of the most grippingly exciting Championship games of the season but because it was a throwback to a rawness and immediacy that is gradually disappearing from football at the top level.
Walking in to the ground late along with hundreds of others affected by an M62 closure in late afternoon, it was impossible not to be struck by the raucousness and sheer volume that could be created by 36,000 inside a boxy old stadium.Continue reading...
- Fri, 17 May 2019 08:45:17 +0000: Jonathan Woodgate a contender for Middlesbrough job after Tony Pulis leaves - Championship | The Guardian
• Pulis’s contract not renewed after failing to win promotion
• Woodgate is first-team coach at Middlesbrough
Jonathan Woodgate is in strong contention to become Middlesbrough’s manager after Tony Pulis’s departure following 18 months in charge at the Riverside.
Middlesbrough’s announcement that Pulis’s contract would not be renewed came as no surprise in the wake of the team’s narrow failure to qualify for the Championship play-offs.Continue reading...
- Thu, 16 May 2019 12:52:32 +0000: 'Stop crying, Frank Lampard': Derby mock Leeds song in victory celebrations – video - Championship | The Guardian
Leeds United's Spygate song came back to haunt them after their defeat to Derby County in the play-off semi-finals.
In January, the Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa, had admitted to sending someone to spy on Derby and were subsequently fined £200,000 by the English Football League. Their supporters later started singing a new version of 'Stop Crying Your Heart Out', which contains the lyrics: 'All of the spies, are hidden away. Just try not to worry, you'll beat us some day, we beat you at home, we beat you away. Stop crying, Frank Lampard'.
But after Derby County reached the play-off final with a 4-3 aggregate win over Leeds, Rams fans and players created their own rendition of the Oasis song ...Continue reading...
- Wed, 15 May 2019 22:31:23 +0000: Frank Lampard says revenge for Spygate was not Derby’s play-off motivation - Championship | The Guardian
• ‘I haven’t thought about that for a long time,’ says Lampard
• Manager says Derby will be underdogs in final against Villa
Frank Lampard praised his Derby players after securing a place in the Championship play-off final as his side gained revenge for “Spygate” in mid-season in the best possible way.
“We weren’t crying over the spying incident, I haven’t thought about that in a long time,” the Derby manager said after beating Leeds for the first time in four attempts this season to set up a Wembley meeting with Aston Villa on 27 May.
I spy with my little eye, something beginning with WContinue reading...
Archived News for the Championship has been added below:
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:08:35 +0000: Burton announce Flanagan departure - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sky Bet Championship | BBC
Burton Albion announce that defender Tom Flanagan is to leave the club, despite having "verbally agreed" a new deal.
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:17:38 +0000: Leeds United buy back Elland Road - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sky Bet Championship | BBC
Championship side Leeds United buy back their Elland Road ground, 13 years after selling it.
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:08:39 +0000: Bond reunited with Redknapp at Birmingham - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sky Bet Championship | BBC
Birmingham City appoint Kevin Bond as Harry Redknapp's number two - the fifth time they have worked together.
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 17:03:41 +0000: Ipswich sign Cardiff midfielder Huws - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sky Bet Championship | BBC
Ipswich Town sign midfielder Emyr Huws from Championship rivals Cardiff City, while goalkeeper Dean Gerken agrees a new deal.
- Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:26:51 +0000: Ex-England midfielder Parker retires - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Sky Bet Championship | BBC
Ex-England, Charlton and Tottenham midfielder Scott Parker announces his retirement from football.
Today has seen the signing of young striker Charlie Strutton for struggling side AFC Wimbledon after he had impressed Terry Brown whilst on a three week trial earlier in the year. Barnsley have today signed winger David Cotterill on a free transfer which could see the player making his debut for the club this weekend.
Championship top dogs West Ham have today sealed the double signing of Ravel Morrison from Manchester United as well as Ricardo Vaz Te from Barnsley. The young starlet ravel Morrison is believed to have attracted a lot of interest from some of Europe’s biggest clubs such as Barcelona, Roma and Paris St Germain but has decided to stay in the English divisions.
Vaz Te has had an extremely good season so far with the Portuguese striker already netting ten times for former club Barnsley.
Sussex club Brighton have completed the signing of two Manchester City players on loan until the end of the season which again cemented the up and coming clubs ambition to gain entry into the premier league. The club has signed Abdul Razak and Gai Assulin who are both midfielders who have failed to break through into the first team at Manchester City. On another plus side for the Sussex club their influential winger craig Noone has committed his future to the club stating he is more than happy at the seagulls amid speculation that he could be joining Cardiff City in the summer after the Welsh club had a £1.2 million offer turned down by Gus Poyet in January.
Cardiff Cities formidable striker has today stated that he would indeed be extremely happy to extend his loan spell at league one side Scunthorpe United with the striker claiming he prefers life at the club. Cardiff winger Peter Whttingham has today stated that he is convinced he made the correct decision to commit himself to the Welsh club amid speculation that he could have joined West Ham during the January transfer window.
Richard Keogh has again reinforced his commitment to Coventry City by stating he would be more than happy to open contract negotiations with the club before the end of the season. This will be great news for manager Andy Thorn as he is already looking to bolster his squad for next season and would have thought of it as a detrimental loss to have lost Keogh for next season.
Ben reeves has today made his switch from Southampton to league two team Dagenham & Redbridge on a twelve month loan deal. Southampton have also gladly received back today forward Ryan Doyle from his loan spell at Bury and the influential forward is more than happy to be back.
Leeds United new boy boss Neil Warnock has today signed the Portsmouth forward Danny Webber on a deal that will see him at the club until the end of the season. Warnock has today also stated that he will have to wait until the end of the season before he can make any new moves for players until he assesses the financial situation. James Harper has today completed his move to Wycombe from title chasing league one team Hull City on a short term loan deal which will see him remain for just over a month.
Hull City have finally completed an interesting and what they hope will be a extremely beneficial loan deal for Joshua King. The Manchester united starlet will remain with the side until the end of the season with the possibility of extending it past that date.