The Championship used to be the term given to the sides winning England’s top flight at the end of the season.
That all changed in 1992 with the inception of the Premier League, but arguably winning the Championship now is more lucrative than it ever was back then. It might be England’s Second Division, but the prize on offer is huge. It is believed promotion to the Premier League is worth around £170m. To some degree, it can make or break a team’s fortunes for many, many years, with smaller clubs such a Stoke City, Bournemouth and Burnley all achieving promotion and building success on the back of that. Continue reading Which Championship Teams to Bet on for Promotion
England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has sensationally claimed that the disappointing form shown by both the National team, and more recently his league team, stating that their current run is heartbreaking but he is confident that the team will bounce back.
Rashford was speaking after watching United get beaten 1-0 by Arsenal during the weekend. The Red Devils were relatively confident of a home victory knowing that Arsenal have been very poor against the top teams in away matches. However, a second-half penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was able to settle the game while United are only had a limited number of options going forward. Continue reading Rashford: England & United form is ‘heartbreaking’
When Jose Mourinho was sacked as Manchester United manager it would have hardly come as a surprise to anyone in world football and in all likelihood, Mourinho probably wasn’t that shocked either. Mourinho’s sacking was a long time in the offing after a turbulent spell at Old Trafford that left the club lingering in sixth position with a points total of 26 which is the club’s lowest at this stage of the season since the 1990/1991 campaign.
It looks bad on paper but it was even worse in reality with the players having very obviously given up on trying to impress Mourinho. The disharmony in the dressing room was there for all to see and some may have questioned why it took vice-president Ed Woodward this long to pull the trigger. Continue reading Molde lend Solskjaer to United to help steady ship
Former England manager Steve McClaren insists former England captain is deserving of his farewell cap, considering his amazing international career for England.
Rooney is on the verge of stepping out in the famous red and white colours of England for his last game in Thursday’s fixture against United States, live on Sky Sports, with the proceeds of the game going towards The Wayne Rooney Foundation. Continue reading McCLAREN: ROONEY FAREWELL CAP DESERVED
There’s perfectly solid reasoning to back a number of nations as World Cup winners but not many are priced as high as Belgium, who currently sit with odds of 12/1 but are arguably just as capable as some of the favourites.
After what felt like a lifetime of waiting, World Cup 2018 is almost finally upon us and one site that have been waiting as anxiously as us are Footy Accumulators, who’ve already put together World Cup odds pages> for every qualified nation, opening the door to recommended bets and tips on every aspect of the highly-anticipated competition. Continue reading Belgium looking enticing to win the World Cup
After each transfer window passes by, more and more transfer rumours surface, and more and more are crushed – these rumours just didn’t come true at all, and were probably made up by someone pretending to be ‘in the know’, but then there are others however that do go through and actually happen.
One of the rumours that has come to light in recent times was Mesut Ozil’s possible January transfer to the Spanish outfit Barcelona – whether or not it is indeed true is a whole other debate! Continue reading Is Ozil off to Barcelona?
Arsenal playmaker Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is facing a trcky situation at the Emirates Stadium, which is set to jeopardise his place in the England squad for the Russia 2018 World Cup. The 23-year old star has been a regular face in the Premier League for many years now, having first made the headlines when he was just 17 years old. With the pace of the game now, he needs to make the right career move to be able to last long else he could lose out to time.
The Three Lions midfielder is thinking of his prospects if he remains at Arsenal or moves elsewhere – but where exactly? The versatile player was impressive in the wings last term so admirers are in abundance, even though his fitness records are a concern. The player wants assurance of regular football in the forthcoming season after starting just 16 Premier League game last term. Continue reading DECISION TIME FOR OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN
Fantasy Football is an important part of every football season, especially for fans. Being able to ‘manage’ a selection of the best players in the Premier League is every fans dream. Apart from selecting your players, another tasks which every fan must go through is naming your team.
This process is almost as stressful as deciding which teams you Continue reading The best fantasy football names
There are reports that at least 36 people have been arrested in Lille, France, following clashes with the French police who are trying to maintain order at Euro 2016. The police claim the arrests were made on Wednesday, and also mentioned that at least 16 people have been taken to the hospital following injuries they sustained.
Flares were set off and riot police charged at the fans using tear gas, even after the continental football governing body, UEFA, threatened to disqualify England if the violence that has been on for days continued. There were a lot of clashes between English, Russian and French fans, attracting condemnation from all quarters. Continue reading Friction in France as Euros Kick Off
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe believes that sometimes reading too much of the press can bring its own problems – especially in the current day and age, where 24 hours a day needs to be filled on the likes of SkySports and online. Whilst it’s difficult to stay away from the various sorts of reports and articles, Howe thinks it’s absolutely imperative.
Continue reading Howe wary of the media