League One season review

After five years of seeing pre-season optimism fade away into increasing depths of mediocrity, supporters of Sheffield United awaited 2016-17 with bated breath as their side again approached a campaign as favourites for promotion under another highly regarded new manager. This time it was self-confessed Blades fan Chris Wilder who took over the reins following the bitterly disappointing tenure of Nigel Adkins. Fresh from leading Northampton Town to a storming League Two title success, Wilder soon introduced a 3-4-3 formation, which would eventually turn out to be the most effective…

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Championship Season Review – Charlton, Derby, Fulham, Huddersfield

Charlton Athletic: 22nd (relegated) A season which began in encouraging fashion soon became one to forget as Charlton descended into turmoil, suffering relegation to the third tier after four seasons back in the Championship. It was never in doubt once the downward spiral began, with results on the pitch eventually marred by the sheer weight of protests towards the club’s Belgian owners. After a mid-table finish in 2015 there was optimism around in South London and that was enhanced by an opening day victory over Queens Park Rangers. Further positive results…

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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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Former Man United legend Sir Alex Ferguson named as Premier League’s most influential figure

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been named as the most influential person in Premier League history. READ MORE: Manchester United Transfer News Ten unstoppable players Manchester United almost signed Man United would lucky to sign key target, says ex-Real Madrid chief In a list compiled by the Daily Mail, the veteran tactician saw off competition from the likes of Roman Abramovich, Rupert Murdoch and Richard Scudamore to exert his influence on the top flight. Current Premier League managers Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho also featured amongst the…

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Done deal: Liverpool confirm Joe Gomez signing

Liverpool have announced the signing of Charlton Athletic youngster Joe Gomez on their official website. READ MORE: Kondogbia keen on Liverpool move Nine Premier League bargain buys Liverpool defender rejects claims he’s signed new deal The 18-year-old England under-19 international has penned a long term deal with the Reds after manager Brendan Rodgers identified him as top young talent to take the club forward in the future. Gomez made 24 appearances across all competitions for the South Londoners last term, in what was an outstanding breakthrough season into first team…

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Liverpool to complete first summer signing by Friday

Liverpool have reportedly agreed a fee with Charlton starlet Joe Gomez after triggering his release clause with the South London club, according to the Metro. READ MORE: Liverpool to rival Man United for Firmino Reds target two Raheem Sterling replacements Raheem Sterling laughing gas: Star caught using legal high AGAIN The Championship youngster impressed for the Addicks last term, and has since attracted the interest of Arsenal and Manchester City this summer, as well as the Reds. But it now appears that the Reds have won the race to snap…

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