Joe Hart might be surplus to requirements at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola, but he is still a wanted man, with The Times reporting that Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers are both keen on the 31-year-old. It’s been a bad season for Hart, with the experienced goalkeeper left out of Gareth Southgate‘s England squad for the […]
Category: EFL Championship
The English Football League Championship (often referred to as the Championship for short or the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons) is the highest division of the English Football League and second-highest overall in the English football league system, after the Premier League. Each year, the top finishing teams in the Championship are promoted to the Premier League, and the lowest finishing teams are relegated to League One.
The Football League Championship, which was introduced for the 2004–05 season, was previously known as the Football League First Division (1992–2004), and before that was known as Division Two (1892–1992). The winners of the Championship receive the Football League Championship trophy, the same trophy as the old First Division champions were handed prior to the Premier League’s inception in 1992.
The Championship is the wealthiest non-top flight football division in the world and the seventh richest division in Europe. With an average match attendance for the 2015-16 season of 17,578, the Championship ranked second after the German 2. Bundesliga as the most-watched secondary league in the world.
In the 2015–16 season, Burnley were the division champions, Middlesbrough were the runners up, and Hull City were promoted via the play-offs. At present, Ipswich Town hold the longest tenure in the Championship, last being out of the division in the 2001–02 season when they were relegated from the Premier League.
Fulham and Aston Villa are said to be keen on Hannover striker Niclas Füllkrug, according to reports from German outlet Bild. The promotion-hopefuls are preparing for this season’s Championship play-offs as they bid to reach the Premier League and have already identified a target to strengthen their attack. Cardiff City, who are already promoted to […]
Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Everton, Fulham and Celtic are interested in Rubin Kazan striker Sardar Azmoun and could battle it out for his signature this summer, reports the Daily Star. The 23-year-old joined Rubin from FK Rostov last summer and has scored and created 10 goals in 25 games in all competitions for his new […]
Celtic had been linked with Yeovil Town defender Tom James since March, but Bristol Post have revealed the Hoops have competition from Bristol City for his signature. The 21-year-old joined Yeovil from Cardiff City in January 2017 and has gone on to make 48 appearances in all competition for the Glovers. James, a Welsh u19 […]
The Championship is at the stage of the season where teams just games away from achieving automatic promotion, the play-offs and avoiding relegation. Leeds look set to finish in mid-table mediocrity as they sit too far from the playoffs without enough games to realistically make up the deficit but also won’t be sucked into a […]
Leeds United defender Aapo Halme has confirmed he’s returned to training after two months out with a foot injury, reports Finnish publication Iltalehti. The 19-year-old picked up the injury not long after joining the Yorkshire giants from HJK Helsinki in January. He’s still waiting to make his debut. The 6ft 4 centre-back, a Finnish u21 […]
According to a report from The Sun on Sunday, Celtic are hoping that they will be able to see off the challenge of Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion and Aston Villa by making a whooping £5 million bid for Nick Powell this summer. The Seagulls tried to sign the Wigan Athletic man during […]
This season, Southampton fans have been asking themselves a question that they haven’t had to worry about for a while. What happens if we go down? The prospect of relegation, which would likely lead not only to the departure of the manager but also most of the key players in the squad, does not bear thinking about, but it is a real […]
West Ham United look set to make Fulham’s Ryan Fredericks their first signing of the summer and should follow it up with a move for Celtic star. The Hammers are reportedly showing interest in a number of Fulham players this season and were also linked with a bid for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele during the […]
Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan would be a perfect temporary option for Celtic after Craig Gordon‘s injury. According to The Yorkshire Evening Post, England Championship side Leeds United are considering a move for Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan – but Celtic should join the race to sign the keeper after injury hit to Gordon. Leeds do have […]