Championship Round Up
The first Saturday of the Football League season kicked off this afternoon and what an afternoon of football in the NPower Championship it was.
That is unless you were like me and were unfortunate enough to see your team take a caning at home on the opening day of the season ( Bristol City fan for my sins that I am ).
The early match saw Sven’s Leicester away to Coventry. Just for reference Footie Online will from this moment onwards refer to Leicester City as Sven’s Leicester.
Very similar to the BBC highlights show referring to Ipswich Town as Roy Keane’s Ipswich when the former Manchester United star took over the manager’s hotseat at Portman Road.
Well Sven got off to the perfect start and the bookies favourites for the NPower Championship title, Leicester City did enough to see off Coventry 1 – 0 at the Ricoh arena. No doubt that match will get lots of coverage on the Football League Highlights show this evening….
Relegated Birmingham and one of the outside chances for promotion though were on the end of a 2 – 1 defeat away to Derby.
Of the promoted teams coming up from League 1, it was a day of success all round, with Brighton and Peterborough both winning their matches 2 -1 and Southampton beating Leeds United 3 – 1 at St Marys.
Play Off finalists Reading were held at home 2 – 2 by Millwall and Nottingham Forest managed by another former England boss in Steve McClaren, drew a blank, with their game ending 0 – 0 against Barnsley at the City Ground.
As for my team and the match I attended this afternoon at Ashton Gate. Well we got ceremoniously thumped 3 – 0 by Ipswich Town, with the Tractor Boys showing already that they will be in the mix come May. City’s nemesis from his Cardiff City days, Michael Chopra scoring a brace.
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Posted by DaveS
on August 6, 2011. Filed under NPower Championship
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