Category: Feature Story

24 September 2020 0

Lamouchi looking to move on from Forest collapse

By Total Football News

Watch Huddersfield vs Nottingham Forest live on Sky Sports Football from 7pm on Friday; Kick-off 7.45pm.

Last Updated: 24/09/20 3:41pm

There is no way to sugar-coat it. Last season ended in disastrous circumstances for Nottingham Forest.

A shoo-in for the top six for the majority of the campaign, they even briefly flirted with pushing towards the automatic-promotion spots around the turn of the year. A failure to

10 September 2020 0

Championship fans predict their club’s fate

By Total Football News

We asked fans from all 24 Sky Bet Championship clubs to tell us their hopes and expectations for the 2020/21 season...

Barnsley

Carlo van de Watering, @RedsReport_

What are your hopes for the season? To improve on last season’s great escape and compete rather than survive in this division.

Hopeful finish? 14th

Expected finish? 17th

What player do you need to keep hold of? Alex Mowatt. A leader on and …

28 August 2020 0

How QPR lifeline saved Eze’s career

By Total Football News

Eberechi Eze exhales deeply.

"That's a long story," he laughs, pausing for thought as he prepares to answer Sky Sports presenter David Jones' question about his footballing journey so far.

The 22-year-old had starred for Mark Warburton's QPR side in just his third full season as a professional, scoring 12 goals, providing eight assists and earning widespread acclaim before the Championship campaign was halted due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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24 August 2020 0

Why rising England prospect Loader joined Porto

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Danny Loader has moved from Reading to Portuguese giants Porto

Danny Loader has moved from Reading to Portuguese giants Porto

As Danny Loader turns 20, the next challenge for one of English football's new golden generation looms large. His move to Porto brings with it the prospect of Champions League football. It is an exciting opportunity for a young man who found himself on the fringes at Reading.

Loader's reputation survived a season in which, on the face of it, …

4 August 2020 0

The BMW driving Brentford towards glory

By Total Football News

Watch Brentford vs Fulham in the Championship play-off final on Sky Sports Football from 7pm on Tuesday; Kick off 7.45pm

Last Updated: 04/08/20 6:09am

4:26 Sky Sports speaks to Brentford’s fantastic ‘BMW’ front three of Said Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins ahead of the Championship play-off final

Sky Sports speaks to Brentford’s fantastic ‘BMW’ front three of Said Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins ahead of the Championship play-off

31 July 2020 0

Ninth time lucky in the play-offs for Brentford?

By Total Football News
Brentford have lost all eight of their Football League play-off campaigns

Brentford have lost all eight of their Football League play-off campaigns

Since the 1990/91 season, Brentford have lost in all eight of their play-off campaigns.

It's an unwanted statistic that has lingered over the West London club for decades, but after overcoming Swansea in the semi-final, Thomas Frank's men have the chance to set the record straight and banish the streak to the history books.

Here, we take a look …

29 July 2020 0

How Watkins went up a level

By Total Football News
Ollie Watkins had to make changes to his game as a youngster at Exeter

Ollie Watkins had to make changes to his game as a youngster at Exeter

The Premier League beckons for Ollie Watkins. The 24-year-old forward has emerged as one of the stars of the Championship having scored 26 goals for Brentford this season - the most recent of them helping the Bees past Swansea to secure a place in the play-off final at Wembley.

It is the sort of return that …

27 July 2020 0

Frank striving to end Brentford’s play-off curse

By Total Football News

Brentford head coach Thomas Frank caused quite the stir when Charlton visited Griffin Park three weeks ago.

Taking advantage of the drinks break that has become commonplace since the football season restarted at the end of June, the Dane, encircled by his players, put on an animated display as his side trailed 1-0 with 20 minutes to play - with the help of a magnetic tactics board.

The 116-year-old stadium

24 July 2020 0

Championship Team of the Season

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WhoScored.com run through their 2019/20 Championship Team of the Season...

Last Updated: 24/07/20 2:23pm

The final day of the Championship season provided entertainment and then some as West Brom confirmed their automatic promotion spot alongside Leeds, while Swansea snuck into the playoffs at the death.

Here, WhoScored.com run through their team of the season using their unique rating system...

Goalkeeper: Marek Rodak (Fulham) - 6.77 rating

21 July 2020 0

Championship: Who’ll go up and down on chaotic final day?

By Total Football News

The Sky Bet Championship season reaches its conclusion on Wednesday evening - and there are matters to settle at both ends of the table in what promises to be a thrilling finale.

Leeds have already been crowned champions but the second automatic promotion spot is up for grabs, while the battle for the play-off places and the scrap against relegation have gone down to the wire.

From the permutations to …