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A guide to Wembley Stadium pubs and bars

Are you planning a visit to Wembley Stadium to cheer on your team?

And you would like to find the best places to enjoy a pint (or three) before the big match? Well you’re in luck here’s our guide to Wembley Stadium pubs and bars. (more…)


“Don’t worry son. It’s never boring being a Leicester City fan”

My Dad used to say, “it’s never boring being a Leicester fan” – and to him, that was perhaps true.

But for me, who spent his teenage years watching Craig Levein, Nigel Worthington and Gary Megson, life as a City supporter contradicted my Old Man’s words. (more…)


Thank you, Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson was once attacked by a pack of wild dogs whilst on a hiking trip in the Carpathian mountains.

Knowing he was in trouble, Pearson backed against a tree and waved his walking poles in vain to deter the vultures. (more…)


Proud to call Jobi McAnuff the Reading captain

The headlines this weekend will be dominated by Wayne Rooney’s wonder goal, Liverpool’s SAS inspired title challenge and Arsene Wenger’s nightmare 1000 game milestone at Stamford Bridge.

However in the Championship Reading continued their push for an immediate return to the Premier League. (more…)


When did QPR become a brand?

Last night Queens Park Rangers succumbed to another defeat, this time at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday.

Down to ten men, the R’s lost 3-0 to a mid table team on a midweek evening. (more…)


Countdown to kick-off: Championship 2013-14 season preview

In this installment of ‘Countdown To Kick-Off’ (the 2nd of 3) I preview and predict every Championship teams’ fortunes.

I’ll probably be wrong with many but here are my predictions! (more…)


East, East, East Midlands!

The return of Premier League football to the East Midlands is imminent.

Top flight football has plotted its route around the East Midlands over the past few years, with the region not having a representative since 2008, but we’ll keep that particular season quiet, eh Derby? (more…)


Do Crystal Palace and Co. have what it takes?

First of all, congratulations to Crystal Palace for beating Watford and securing a place in the Premier League next season.

It is not easy to win the play-offs and we have to give them credit for achieving promotion. (more…)


Cardiff City: Mid-season assessment of the Bluebirds

Twenty one games in, forty-four points amassed, and top of the Championship.

The Malaysian owners’ insistence that red was a lucky colour is gaining credibility by the week. (more…)


Nigel Pearson: How to lose friends and alienate people

As the 8,000 or so Leicester City fans trundled disconsolately out of the King Power Stadium on Tuesday night, they will have been ruthlessly reflecting on one of the Foxes most humbling defeats in years.

Yes, it may have ‘only’ been the Capital One Cup, and yes, we may have fielded a team made up of fringe players and those coming back from injury, but the fact remains: Leicester had conceded four – at home – against League Two side Burton Albion, in a 4-2 defeat. (more…)


Introducing the world’s most lucrative football match

Over the last few days we have talked about some of the other ’smaller’ non-league finals held at Wembley Stadium.

But on the 19th May it won’t come much bigger for Blackpool and West Ham United, that’s why we’re switching our attention to the Championship Play-Offs. (more…)