Championship season review – Brentford, Brighton & HA, Bristol City, Burton

Brentford:¬†10th Although there were never any seriously realistic hopes of reaching the play-offs, or any concern about possibly being drawn into a relegation scrap, it was far from a dull season from Brentford. The reflection of stability, a young side full of technically gifted individuals proved as entertaining as they were inconsistent, in the process doing enough to suggest that promising times lie ahead. One thing that was fairly constant throughout was their strong home form, only dropping two points from their first five outings at Griffin Park in a…

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Championship Season Review – Birmingham, Blackburn, Bolton, Brentford

Birmingham City: 10th For the second year in a row, Birmingham City have finished 10th in the Championship, but the contrast between the two seasons is massive. In 2014-15 Gary Rowett took over a side that looked to be headed for relegation and galvanised them, whereas this time around they were very much in the play-off picture until fading away during the closing weeks as a strong home record deserted them. At the beginning the aim was to stay clear of danger and maybe push for another top half finish,…

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Top 10 most important strikers in The Championship

With almost three quarters of the season behind us, it’s time to look at some of the most remarkable statistics in The Championship, England’s second tier football league. Hull City is leading the way, being trailed shortly by Burnley, Middlesbrough and Brighton, while also¬†Derby and Sheffield Wednesday are not done contending for promotion to the Premier League. At the bottom, three clubs are in serious trouble, as Charlton, Bolton and Rotherham have to make up a lot of ground to avoid being relegated to the League One. But who has…

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Chelsea confirm exit of highly-rated young midfielder

Chelsea have agreed a deal with Championship side Brentford over the future of young midfielder John Swift, according to the Daily Express. The England under-20 international has signed for the West London side on a one-month loan deal, with The Express claiming that he will go straight into the side to take on Derby County this weekend. Swift made just one appearance for The Blues’ senior team, but featured 20 times for Swindon Town during a season-long loan in League One. Stand in Brentford boss Lee Carsley expressed his delight…

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