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

The third best Championship moment of 2011

This was clearly a special moment for Norwich City fans, but it was also a great goal. David Fox puts in a fantastic deep cross to the back post, Simeon Jackson peels off his marker and finishes superbly. Norwich scored better goals in the second half of last season without doubt. However, to score an excellent goal like this at such a crucial moment in their season said everything about

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 …

The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 20 of 25

The story of Middlesbrough’s Marvin Emnes and his time in British football so far is a three-part saga. And the third and current part is so successful at the time of writing that the as-yet unwritten fourth may concern his glorious return to the Premier League. Few could have seen it coming during the first period of his time with Boro.


Marvin Emnes (Middlesbrough)

I can split my experience of …

The 25 Best Players in the Championship – as voted for by you: Part 5 of 25

We are now one-fifth through our look at the 25 best players in the Championship, as voted for by you. The fifth in our list – which, it is worth mentioning again for any new readers, is not in any particular order – is a hero of the lower leagues.


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Gary Taylor-Fletcher (Blackpool)

Blackpool’s unlikely ascent to the Premier League eighteen months ago carried many lower league journeymen into the …

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