Championship season review – Rotherham, Sheff Wed, Wigan, Wolves

Rotherham United: 24th (relegated) It is difficult to know where to start with Rotherham. This was simply a season to forget; one which saw the club relegated pretty much before it had even begun. Not for many a year has a side finished with so few points, as a squad packed full of journeymen and loan players found itself truly incapable of competing at Championship level. Having pulled off a magnificent escape from the drop in 2015-16, the following summer was actually sprinkled with hints of optimism, with Alan Stubbs having…

Read More

Championship Season Review – Reading, Rotherham, Sheff Wed, Wolves

Reading: 17th It was clear that Reading underachieved badly in 2014-15, so manager Steve Clarke quickly set about building a squad that would make a bid for the play-offs at the very least. Some high profile loan signings arrived including Chelsea starlet Lucas Piazon and Benfica’s Ola John, but it did not spark a flying start as results early on proved tough to come by. That was until the end of August, when something clicked and they were suddenly unplayable, wiping the floor with both Brentford and Ipswich Town in…

Read More

Championship season review: Sheff Wed, Watford, Wigan, Wolves

Sheffield Wednesday: 13th This was a season that saw Sheffield Wednesday make strong progress both on and off the pitch, as they performed solidly throughout to achieve a comfortable mid-table finish, while owner Milan Mandaric handed over the reins to ambitious Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri. Stuart Gray had earned the manager’s job on a permanent basis after guiding the Owls clear from a precarious position in 2013-14, and they looked a force to be reckoned with early on, winning at Brighton & Hove Albion, more than playing their part in…

Read More