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 …

Manager moves: Darren Ferguson is the new old face at Peterborough United


Darren Ferguson returns to Peterborough United. It is a return that seemed almost unthinkable when he left the club and was appointed as the new manager of Preston North End. In the latest of his Manager Moves roundup, Mike Holden tracks the events that led to Fergie junior’s second shot with the London Road side.

Better the devil you know. That’s how Darren Ferguson summed up his decision to return …

After Preston North End, where next for Darren Ferguson?

Preston North End have sacked manager Darren Ferguson after less than a year in charge at Deepdale. Perhaps Darren was never destined to follow his father’s footsteps and manage Manchester United, but he is still a football manager trying to make a living. So, in light of his latest setback, where next for Darren Ferguson?

As early as August 17th, his card was marked.

Some managerial appointments are made …

Testing times for Fryatt and Hume

Tradition suggests that the latest reunion of former Leicester City strike partners and firm friends Matty Fryatt and Iain Hume should be taking place this Saturday at Oakwell when Sven-Goran Eriksson’s men travel to face Barnsley.

Instead, it has already happened. Hume is on loan at Preston, who suffered defeat yesterday at the Walkers Stadium.

Oakwell would be the more obvious venue given that solitary goals by Fryatt and Hume …

Do home bankers exist in the Championship?

When Norwich City, Leeds United and Millwall were promoted back to the Championship at the end of last season, each had a point to prove.

Norwich v Leicester

Norwich, in particular, were immediately burdened with the weight of expectation that is now foisted upon every club that go up as champions. Paul Lambert’s side were viewed by many as play-off contenders, mostly due to the recent tendency for Football …