Five Stars: Doncaster Rovers’ Best Players in the 21st Century

It has been a meteoric rise through the divisions for Doncaster Rovers over the past decade or so. Rovers fan Lee Croft picks his favourite five players from a glorious period for the Keepmoat club.

After what is possibly seen as the most successful decade or so in Doncaster Rovers Football Club’s history, with promotion to the Football League via the first-ever Conference play-offs, winning the League Two title, the …

The Championship run-in: a very brief overview

At this stage of the Championship season, most teams have stabilised at a position that reflects their overall quality. There are some anomalies, of course, with Portsmouth perhaps the most pressing of these – Pompey have won their last five – but, generally speaking, you can measure the task ahead by a team’s league position.

So let’s do precisely that. Listed below is the current Championship table including the average …

Which Championship managers are bound for the Premier League? Part 2

The second part of this mini-series has been a little while coming. Apologies for that, but it is well worth the wait. Included below are the views of some of the Championship’s top bloggers and most prolific tweeters on whether the man in charge of their club is destined to manage in the Premier League.

Tony Mowbray (Middlesbrough)

by @smog_blog

Tony Mowbray has already managed a Premier League team – …

The best that the Championship has to offer

It should go without saying but it seems worth re-enforcing that it would be difficult for any casual viewer to see every Football League team in action over the course of a season. Of the three divisions, the Championship certainly receives the most coverage but even this can be a devil to keep track of.

Things are made even trickier these days given the revolving door of short-term loan signings …

Talking point: Will the magic of the FA Cup affect promotion hopefuls?

For Championship promotion candidates, is this the worst season to remain in the FA Cup? QPR, Cardiff City, Norwich City and Leeds United are all out of the competition but the likes of Watford, Swansea City and Nottingham Forest remain. Given how competitive the division is this year, will that prove a help or hindrance?

On one hand, you could argue that momentum is the most important factor of all …