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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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Is this 22-year-old striker the answer to Reading's problems upfront?

It was only last week that Reading’s Director of Football Brian Tevreden said that the Berkshire outfit were looking to sign a fast and physical striker to bolster the club’s striking options in January. However, a goal on his first ever league start for Reading would have certainly left Dominic Samuel as a front-runner for the starting position.   Samuel …

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How close are Reading to making a play-off push this season?

Since the arrival of Jaap Stam in the summer to replace the outgoing Brian McDermott following a poor finish to the season; things have definitely improved and the feeling around the Madejski Stadium is a lot more positive than it was just a few short months ago. It was a return to forget for Brian McDermott, but Stam has quickly …

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Will this new signing take Southend United to the next level?

Phil Brown is often full of surprises and in recent months his surprises of declaring his love for Bolton, touchline bans and dressing room fall outs haven’t always been well received by the Roots Hall faithful, but with the signing of Simon Cox, he’s put a smile back on Southend fans’ faces. The experienced forward arrives on a free transfer …

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Is Jaap Stam the right man to move Reading forward?

Following the departure of Brian McDermott from the Madejski after a particularly tough end of the season which saw Reading once again struggling in the league; there has been one name that has been getting mentioned time and time again in relation to the now vacant managerial position in Berkshire – Jaap Stam. It may not have been the first …

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Three signings to help Reading push for promotion

This season will not be one that sticks in the memory for very long among Reading fans. The campaign started off with a great deal of promise and a great run of form that saw the Royals sitting second in the Championship in mid-October. However, the season soon lost momentum and Reading found themselves back in a very similar situation to …

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