Nottingham Forest v Leicester City: A blue view on red territory

Before Christmas, I wrote a bit of a preview of Leicester City’s trip to Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup Third Round for the excellent Forest site Seat Pitch. With the game fast approaching, here’s an excerpt and a link to the full article as these two East Midlands clubs attempt to give their faltering seasons another timely boost after both registered much-needed victories to welcome in the New Year.

The Championship: some not-so-vital statistics

The Seventy Two deals primarily with opinions rather than facts. So here’s one statistic or record for each current Championship club. If you know of any better ones, leave them in the comments.


BARNSLEY

Most consecutive second tier games without failing to score (44 between 2nd October 1926 and 8th October 1927).

BIRMINGHAM CITY

Won the first-ever second division title in 1892/3.

BLACKPOOL

Only Championship team so far this season …

The second best Championship moment of 2011

This really sums up football. Imagine Lewis McGugan connects with that volley as the ball comes back to him on the edge of the area. Imagine it flies into the net in front of a joyous, disbelieving Nottingham Forest away end. Imagine it doesn’t elude McGugan at the last millisecond and leave him in a crumpled heap as Darren Pratley hares off towards the halfway line. You could even imagine

Revisiting our predicted Championship table

Back in the summer,  a series of posts from a variety of guest writers brought about a predicted Championship table. The final entry in the series was written by Blackpool blogger Chris Walker and you can find the final predicted table below, with each team’s actual current league position in brackets:


  1. Nottingham Forest (22nd)
  2. Birmingham City (14th)
  3. West Ham United (2nd)
  4. Leicester City (11th)
  5. Cardiff City (5th)
  6. Hull City (4th)

The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 21 of 25

If form is temporary and class is permanent, then we shouldn’t worry too much about Nottingham Forest’s current league position when considering whether Northern Ireland’s number one is among the best players outside the Premier League. You decided he is and voted him one of the 25 best players in the Championship, which means Joe Harrison had to write about him.


Lee Camp (Nottingham Forest)

Lists of this type rarely …

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