Who are the most important players in the Championship promotion race?

With the Championship promotion race moving into the final two months of the season, let’s take a look at the key players for each of the teams currently sitting in the top six. Rather than blandly regurgitating tired tales of Rickie Lambert’s goalscoring prowess or Peter Whittingham’s range of passing, perhaps it would be more useful to delve into some statistics to see how effective some of the best players …

Why are Leicester City allowing Matt Mills to move on loan to Leeds United?

So Leicester City defender Matt Mills might be off to Leeds United on loan for the remainder of the current season. Given that Mills had a price tag of around £4.5million on his head when moving from Reading in the summer, why is there the possibility that he will be shifted out so soon?

When Mills arrived in the East Midlands in early July, he came with a reputation of …

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.


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


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


Only Championship team so far this season …

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 11 of 25

Reading enjoyed their best result of the season so far this weekend when dispatching West Ham United at the Madejski. Central to this fine performance was their Malian winger Jimmy Kebe – frustrating at times but undeniably gifted.

Jimmy Kebe (Reading)

What to say about Jimmy Kebe? Disinterested for long periods, occasionally explosive, a game-changer and a man that can stretch an entire defence by himself – he is anything …