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EFL Championship: Analysing the hunt for promotion

With the New Year around the corner, The English Football League Championship hasn’t disappointed thus far.   The half way point of the season was reached on Boxing Day, with the promotion race heating up with every 90 minutes of football. The Christmas top six after the weekend’s fixtures featured Brighton and Newcastle as the top two, which many would’ve predicted prior to the start of the season. …

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How have Glenn Murray’s goals guided Brighton within touching-distance of promotion?

When Chris Hughton signed Glenn Murray on loan from Bournemouth in the summer, it was definitely seen as a statement of intent from Brighton to go one better than last season’s play off defeat. The former front man rejoined The Seagulls after a frustrating time with Eddie Howe’s side, and with the all time record for most Championship goals in one season (30). …

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Tottenham: French midfielder rumoured; clubs keen on youngster; Spanish ‘keeper linked

Tottenham Hotspur have had a low-key transfer window thus far, with just two new names walking through the door at White Hart Lane, namely Victor Wanyama and Vincent Janssen. However, despite the arrival of Wanyama, well known throughout his time at both Southampton and Celtic as a thoroughly effective midfield destroyer,  Spurs have still been linked with another central defensive …

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Why Brighton are the Championship team of the season?

Five defeats and 72 goals scored, that’s the form of Champions. In the Championship, it was. Burnley won the title with the same stats while Middlesbrough went up after nine defeats and just 63 goals scored. Yet, Brighton will remain in the Championship for the 2016-17 season as their luck, and form cost them in their play-off tie against Sheffield …

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Who will come out on top in the Championship play-offs?

When Mike Dean finally brought proceedings to an end on Saturday afternoon after 99 minutes of football at the Riverside between Middlesbrough and Brighton, the teams who would play out this seasons Sky Bet Championship Play-Offs were confirmed. It was final day heartbreak for Brighton, with the 1-1 draw seeing Boro take the second automatic promotion spot by virtue of their …

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Opposing views: Derby County vs Brighton fan preview

Embed from Getty Images Championship leaders Brighton Hove Albion travel to Pride Park Stadium this weekend, as Chris Hughton’s men look to remain the only unbeaten side among England’s top four divisions. However, Paul Clement’s Derby; in fine form themselves, will be out to spoil the Seagull’s party. What will the outcome be when these two sides meet? Here’s what …

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Who will win the Championship promotion race?

Embed from Getty Images With over a third of the season gone it seems like a good time to cast one’s eyes at how the Championship promotion race is hotting-up. Promotion from the English second tier has been big business for some time now, but with the new £5.14 billion TV deal coming into play next season, the importance of …

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Are the Seagulls soaring to the top?

Embed from Getty Images Any football fan worth his or her salt will be able to regurgitate the phrase, “well the Championship, most competitive league isn’t it? Anything can happen.” Whilst I believe this football cliché to be entirely true, you’d have been hard pushed to find a fan in Brighton (or Hove) to have predicted the Seagull’s fantastic start …

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Joey Barton, Bobby Zamora and the second tier comeback

“Strange some people think I’ll be playing in the Championship next season. Good one!”, read a tweet from Joey Barton in May 2013, before he then went on to make 37 league and play-off appearances in the Championship for QPR. His incredulity was born of a supreme confidence in his own ability and an expectation he would depart newly relegated …

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