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The Unlucky Promotion Hunters

With the season coming to an end, there is only few things left to play for in English football. Alongside the FA Cup final on Saturday, the two following days are the remaining play-off finals after Millwall won the first promotion through the play-off route from League One. Everyone hears about the success stories and the winners are usually the …

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The intimidating Lions return

Millwall. Just the team name brings the intimidation factor. Even though that is the case, the London club is one of the first names other fans will be looking for on next seasons Championship fixtures after they won their play-off final against Bradford 1-0 on Saturday. From personal experience, the away day to Millwall is fascinating, getting up early doors …

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Relegation not the only worry for Blackburn Rovers

 22 years after the winning the Premier League title, Blackburn Rovers have been relegated to League One alongside Rotherham and Wigan. Rovers began the final day in the relegation zone level on points with Nottingham Forest and needed to better Forest’s result to escape the drop due to an inferior goal difference. Despite winning 3-1 away at Brentford, Rovers couldn’t …

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Sunderland’s nightmare continues

Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at home to Bournemouth confirmed that Sunderland will be playing in the Championship next season. After 10 seasons in the Premier League with little to no success under numerous managers, Josh King’s 89th minute winner proved costly and sent Sunderland into the second tier. This result led to manager David Moyes revealing he would take his time …

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Championship: The ups and downs

With two games to play and automatic promotion finished in the Championship, the only complications left are who will win the title, who will secure the last 3 play off positions and who will join Rotherham in League One next season. Let’s start with the simple part which is the title race between already promoted Brighton and Newcastle. If second …

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Wagner’s Terriers charge to the play offs

Huddersfield Town became the first club in this year’s Championship to secure their place in the play-offs. This came after a dominating performance at Molineux gave them a 1-0 victory in a game where Wolves rarely threatened. The Yorkshire club have cemented their place in the top six in manager David Wagner’s first full season in England. The former Borussia …

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Promotion secured but what next for Newcastle United

Newcastle United are back in the top flight of English football. Monday nights convincing 4-1 demolition of Preston North End saw them gain automatic promotion with two games left to play. There were nerves in the air at St James Park when Preston’s Jordan Hugill scored to equalise on a night where that could be the only positive for a …

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The Championship teenager destined for the Premier League

Every year, a young player bursts on to the scene in the English Football League and gets Premier League sides licking their lips with anticipation. Dele Alli and Gareth Bale both started their trade in the lower leagues looking to build their reputation and secure a move to the top flight which ended successfully for both when they got their …

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