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Alex Neil will now go head to head with Mourinho, Wenger and Van Gaal. Photo: Grant Stantiall (via Flickr).

How The Alex Neil Effect Won Promotion For Norwich

Monday 25th May will go down as one of the most famous days in Norwich City’s history. A first appearance and victory at the new Wembley and their first visit to the national stadium for 30 years saw them book an immediate return to the Premier League. However, the result was just the icing on the cake of what was …

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Wembley is the best place to win promotion but the worst place to lose out on it. Photo: Jon Candy (via Flickr).

Championship Play-Off Preview

After a 46 game marathon which produced the most incredible and dramatic race for automatic promotion in recent history, we’re now less than 48 hours away from the start of the play-off sprint. Bournemouth and Watford have already reached the finish line and the promised land of the top flight. However, the immediate futures of the four teams who were …

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They may not be visiting grounds like Old Trafford but Norwich fans have got more to cheer this season. Photo: Blue Square Thing (via Flickr).

How Norwich Have Turned Their Fortunes Around

A few months ago, I wrote about the appointment of Neil Adams as Norwich City manager and how the former winger, radio pundit and youth team coach would be a success in the Carrow Road hot seat. When Adams was named as Chris Hughton’s replacement, he had just five games to save Norwich from the drop and four of these …

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Photo: Calcio Streaming (Via Flickr).

Why Leeds Are Heading Nowhere Under Cellino

The recent sacking of David Hockaday at Leeds United will not have come as much of a surprise to anyone but his dismissal by the notoriously ruthless owner Massimo Cellino leaves the proud Yorkshire club in yet another state of disarray and brings the suitability of the Italian businessman for the job into serious doubt. It has been well-documented that …

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Neil Adams has a busy summer ahead of him which will see many players coming and going out of Carrow Road. Photo: Pittaya Sroilong (via Flickr).

Why Neil Adams Needs To Prove Himself This Summer

Having been appointed as Norwich City’s permanent manager around a fortnight ago, Neil Adams looks set to be joined by fellow former Canary Gary Holt who will become his assistant after leaving his post as manager at Falkirk. The pair will now preside over what is expected to be a very busy summer at the club during which many changes …

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Without the play-offs, great occasions like this wouldn't happen. Photo: Tom (via Flickr).

Why The Play-Offs Add So Much To The English Game

The league tables may well be finished and completed but for twelve teams in the Football League pyramid, the season and the drama doesn’t end there. Thanks to the play-offs, the dream of promotion stays alive for these clubs. Well, six of them at the time of writing (with all of the semi-final ties decided). However, despite all the excitement …

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What has gone wrong at Birmingham City?

Birmingham City’s 1-0 defeat to Wigan Athletic last night has left the Blues in a desperate situation at the bottom of the Championship. 18 games without a victory at St Andrews has seen them fall from the safety of mid-table to potentially replicating what rivals Wolves did last year. Their awful home form this season alongside issues off the pitch …

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Match Report: Watford 4-0 Millwall

Giuseppe Sannino’s second game in charge of Watford saw them comfortably dispatch a Millwall side who were second best throughout. Two penalties and goals from Fernando Forestieri and Ikechi Anya sealed a first home win since the 28th of September for the Hornets.  After an impressive draw at Portman Road, Sannino stuck with the same 3-5-2 formation, but made 2 changes. Ikechi Anya …

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Midweek Championship preview

All 24 teams are involved in the NPower Championship on either Tuesday or Wednesday night and Footyblog.net takes a look at the matches of the week. Tuesday night Burnley v Watford 19:45 Burnley fell off the top of the table on Saturday following a 2-1 away defeat to Huddersfield and will be looking to bounce back against under performing Watford, who …

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Andrew Johnson celebrates his goal vs. Bolton.

Championship: QPR Beat Bolton In Battle Of Former Premier League Teams

In a quick blast from the Sky Bet Championship, Queens Park Rangers took control of 1st place after seeing off Bolton Wanderers by a 1-0 score line at the Reebok Stadium in the early kickoff of the day. The lone QPR goal came through Andrew Johnson in the 54th minute, with Johnson just managing to stay onside and tap home …

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