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Stuart Connolly

Self-proclaimed football fanatic and a passionate Leeds United fan. Love talking about football with anyone I can, and waiting for the day that Scotland qualify for a World Cup...it could be a long one.

The Championship: Points Deduction Heats Up Battle For Survival

With Blackpool already relegated from the Championship to League 1, two unwanted positions in the relegation zone remain.   As of Wednesday night, the battle to avoid the drop was seen as a melee between Millwall and Rotherham. Wigan sat in 23rd position 5 points from safety needed to win both remaining games and get some other favourable results to …

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The Championship: Race For The Top Two Heats Up

Four teams and only two spots available, with just two games remaining for the Championship’s top four sides, it will be a nail biting finish. As it stands Watford are sitting at the top of the table with 85 points, only a point clear of second-placed Bournemouth and third-placed Middlesbrough, who are both two points clear of Norwich, who sit in fourth. …

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English Football League: The Championship New Boys

As the Championship season enters the back end of September, Stuart Connolly gives his insight into how some of the new players in the league are faring so far.  The Sky Bet Championship season may only be six games old but it’s fair to say that some new players have taken life in this division in their stride, while others …

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Sky Bet Championship – Matchday 5 Review

Matchday Five in the Sky Bet Championship is over and a few teams are standing out with some great early showings, while others are standing out for the wrong reasons with some second-rate performances. With this round of fixtures over the Championship is taking a two week break due to the International Break which is accommodating friendlies and European Championship …

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Is David Hockaday The Right Man For Leeds United?

It appears David Hockaday is in a race against time to save his Leeds United job, with Wednesday’s clash with Bradford City seemingly crucial to his future. After a disappointing season in which Leeds finished 15th, Brian McDermott left the club by mutual consent on the 30th of May 2014. Shortly after he had left, the names began to fly as …

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Sky Bet Championship: Full Of Surprises

The 2014 Sky Bet Championship may be just three fixtures old, but already it has thrown up countless surprises. Stuart Connolly is here to tell us why we love this competitive division. The Sky Bet Championship, to many, is thought of as one of the most competitive divisions in the football world. That could be down to how much promotion …

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