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  • Marching on Together – How Leeds United Side Can Build for the Premier League

    Up, Down and Back Again   Since their relegation in 2004, Leeds United have often been seen as underachievers. Poor ownership, dire finances and plain old bad luck have seen them fall as far as League One, allowing their neighbours in Sheffield to take their place as the best team in Yorkshire. After a brief…

  • Craig Bryson 2013/14: A Season Primed for the Premier League

    Since their infamous 11-point Premier League season in 2007/08, Derby County have without a doubt been the most successful club not to make it back to the top flight. Eight consecutive top 10 finishes, four of which saw them reach the play-offs between 2012 and 2020, and still that seemingly cursed points record has repelled…

  • Aden Flint 2014/15: An Anomaly in the Dying Art of Goal-Scoring Defenders

    Whenever the topic of goal-scoring centre-backs in English football arises, there is one man who often springs to mind. After an extraordinary 19-goal season in 1990/91, Manchester United’s Steve Bruce set an unbeatable precedent in a subsection of the game that has slowly dwindled ever since.   During that year under Sir Alex Ferguson, Bruce…

  • Omari Hutchinson: Kieran McKenna’s Cobham Star

    Football academies have been a huge part of the ever-growing development of the game, giving young players the chance to grow and learn the club’s philosophy before breaking into the first team and making the impact they have always dreamt of. As the saying goes, if you’re good enough you’re old enough and Omari Hutchinson…

  • Coventry City: Pushing for a Premier League Return

    Playoff despair culminated the 2022/23 season for Coventry City, losing on penalties to Luton Town, who completed their fairy-tale story and made their way to England’s top-flight yet again. It would have been easy for those in the club to hang their heads, wondering what more they could do to enter the promised land after…

  • Blackburn Rovers – A Tumultuous Tale

    Blackburn Rovers, the Lancashire club that has had to trade the acclimatisation of success for the lesser expectations of lower league football over the last decade, has found themselves in freefall and at risk of a second relegation to League One in the club’s history. The legendary late Jack Walker is still living and breathing…

  • Josh Sargent Shining for David Wagner’s Norwich City

    After a long period on the sidelines due to injury, Josh Sargent has made his return to the Norwich City side and seems to have picked up the form he had at the start of the season. Strong, powerful, and full of running, he has proven to be a handful for Championship defenders, scoring 10…

  • Jack Clarke: The Prolific Winger Lighting it Up at the Stadium of Light

    At 23 years of age, it has been quite the whirlwind career for Jack Clarke. After a decade at Leeds, Clarke made the move to Tottenham in 2019 for £10 million plus add-ons on the back of an impressive campaign that would see him win Leeds’ Young Player of the Year for 2018/19. He returned…

  • Plymouth Argyle: The Green Army On the Rise

    Plymouth Argyle’s first season in the Championship since the 2009-10 season has been seen as a success for many on the South Coast. Although it may not seem like something special is brewing at Home Park when looking at their current position, true onlookers will know the setbacks the pride of Cornwall has overcome in…

  • Southampton – The Red and White Remontada

    After 11 years in the Premier League, Southampton were relegated to the Championship following the 22/23 campaign, ending over a century of PL football on the South Coast. It was only in the 2016/17 campaign when they were playing in the Europa League under Claude Puel after taking over from Ronald Koeman. The Saints have…