Mired in mediocrity the EFL Championship affords little preparation for the culture shock awaiting those promoted from it

The English Football League(EFL) Championship: highly competitive, much of a muchness, or of such a poor standard that it is merely rearing the next battery farmed, low quality fodder for next season's Premier League? Notwithstanding the enforced Covid-19 break the Championship season is roughly at the mid-April stage, a point where the league table has…

Nathan Jones to rid Stoke City’s squad of its ‘final payday’ mentality

Far removed from his relative fastness at Kenilworth Road former Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has in the first few weeks of taking the Stoke City hotseat been left in no doubt of the enormity of the task ahead. Chastening home defeats to Shrewsbury, in the F A Cup, and Preston North End bookended a…