While the Premier League grabs the lion’s share of the football headlines in England, there are more than three times as many professional clubs below the top flight with stories of their own to tell. To celebrate those working away from the limelight, we’ve ranked the top 20 managers based on their achievements with EFL clubs.
With COVID-19 causing havoc among the sporting world, we are taking a look at the latest football coronavirus news in terms of fixtures being postponed. Major leagues and competitions have been shut down around the globe, with a number of high-profile players and managers already affected by the disease.
With almost all professional football shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, we’re jumping on the eSoccer bandwagon with Ultimate QuaranTeam predictions. League Two outfit Leyton Orient have hit the headlines by organising this FIFA 20 tournament, which has attracted interest from clubs across the globe.
Newport have shown they can cope with the pressure of big matches this season and are fancied to see of Tranmere in Saturday’s League Two play-off final. County managed to beat Premier League outfit Leicester and Championship side Middlesbrough in the FA Cup and that experience can stand them in good stead.
We’ve studied the different game states by adding up how much time each club has spent winning, drawing and losing in league matches this season. We’ve also identified which player is their club’s lucky charm and looked at how much goals scored in the last minute of each match affect the final outcome.
With the turn of the year coinciding almost perfectly with the halfway point of the domestic season, we wanted to hand out some half term awards to the clubs and players who have put in the most encouraging performances so far. We’ve crunched the numbers across the Premier League and EFL – up to 31st December 2018 – to reward those who have caught our eye.