North west neighbours aim to restore golden era

It seems fitting that Ross Wallace has ended up plying his trade in the footballing heartlands of Lancashire, last making a summer switch from Preston North End to Burnley. The Scotsman would not look out of place in the heyday of Lancashire football, resplendent in billowing white shorts.

Proximity dictates that it was not a popular move among supporters of the former but these two clubs have bigger fish to …

Ferguson must improve unimpressive Preston

Spare a thought for Preston North End fans. To be propping up the rest of the Championship even at this early stage of the season is bad enough, but to see your closest rivals sitting pretty in a Champions League spot is sure to leave a sour taste. Blackpool may be lighting up the Premier League, but for their Lancashire cousins, life is anything but a beach.

The appointment of …

The Championship goes back to school

Three words that plagued me as a child. You would barely be out of the door for the final time at the start of the summer before those three words would appear in big, bold letters whenever you went anywhere near a shop. Three words that would magically become four when spoken out loud. Back to bloody school.

Alright, fine! I’m coming back, don’t worry! I don’t have much bloody …

Write the Future: The Championship 2010/11

Ahead of the big Championship kick-off next weekend, we asked supporters, bloggers and regional newspaper journalists about their thoughts on the forthcoming season.

Here are their predictions of what lies in store over the next few months, preceded by a quick who’s who of those involved:

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