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Andy Ryan

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A fan of QPR, Thierry Henry and ludicrous cup upsets. Have written for When Saturday Comes Magazine and legendary QPR fanzine, "A Kick up the Rs". Editor of Jilt Magazine (www.jilt.org.uk) - nothing to do with football but quite fun.

Why Jay should stay at Cardiff

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If the papers are to be believed, Jay Bothroyd could choose to go to Fulham, Birmingham or even Chelsea. He would be best off...

The 3 men who Burnley, Crystal Palace and Preston should appoint

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Crystal Palace . . . Steve Coppell Coppell is one of the best English managers around. In management for 26 years, his CV is bursting...

Nigel Clough's moment of rage will lift Derby County

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Nigel Clough usually comes across as calm and composed. There are few emotions on show in his post-match interviews. After the 5-2 defeat against...

The Watford Way: Attack really can be the best form of defence

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Most teams are cautious when playing the teams near the top of the division. They are respectful. They get men back in numbers. Watford, on...

QPR, Adel Taarabt and the Neil Warnock approach to man-management

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When choosing a captain, a manager looks for a cool head, a player who will keep his composure and set an example for the...

Boxing Day Predictions: Leeds will finally lose, Cardiff will finally win

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QPR v Swansea Two sides having great seasons but going through bad patches; both have won just 2 of their last 6. The meanest defence in...

Doncaster Rovers: Living the dream. With style.

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7 years ago Doncaster were playing in the Conference. They hope to spend this season fighting for a place in the Premier League. Donny are...

The Preview: Predicting wins for Pompey and Leeds

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After QPR's first defeat and only a draw for Swansea, the opportunity is there for other sides to close in on the lead pack. Barnsley...

Transfer Talk: Chopra won't go but Loach might join Villa

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Michael Chopra to QPR This would be one hell of a deal;  star striker and fan's favourite leaving for top of the table rivals. In...

The Hot Seats: The managers who aren't sitting comfortably

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Darren Ferguson Widely rated as a hot prospect, Darren Ferguson has quickly become something of  a Jonah. 13 months ago he left Peterborough bottom of...

Championship Review: And it was all looking so upside down . . .

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With 13 minutes to go in yesterday's games, things were looking oh so sweet for the relegation zone trio. Palace were winning at Elland...

Plenty to see despite the snow

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5 games are postponed but 14 hardy sides will be getting on with it despite "The Big Freeze". The chill will be particularly icy...

The Weekly Gossip: Why Arsenal shouldn't buy Jason Steele

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Jason Steele to Arsenal "The story is complete nonsense. We have no intention of selling Jason for £4m or any other fee" So that sounds...

What is Aaron Ramsey doing in the Championship?

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This is without doubt one of the best bits of business that has been carried out this season and one which might well prove...

Now that's how you win a derby. And we have a front-runner

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Game of the weekend - QPR  2  Cardiff  1 How many times will Adel Taarabt, QPR's mercurial Moroccan maverick, be the difference for them? His...

Top of the table clash and the rest of the weekend ahead

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Barnsley v Watford How have they been doing? Barnsley are on a roll, with 3 straight wins. Watford aren't; 1 win in 8. Two mid-table...

The Weekly Gossip: The battle for a former "next big thing"

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David Wheater (Middlesbrough) to Aston Villa, Everton or Stoke He may only be 23 but it feels like David Wheater has been around a while....

Topping the table is harder than it looks

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The Big Result - Cardiff 0 Notts Forest 2 No-one is being allowed to sit comfortably on the top of this year's Championship. Nothing like...

The Championship Weekend Ahead (20th-21st Nov)

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Barnsley v Portsmouth How are they doing? Barnsley are having a mixed time of it. They have 2 straight wins away from home but have...

Why Cardiff should want Michael Chopra to play for India and the whole of...

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Chopra's Indian dilemma In a rather surprising piece of news, Cardiff's Michael Chopra is considering playing for the Indian national team. For the player himself,...

Barnsley win away (just to make Keano that little bit angrier) and the weekend's...

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The biggest shock Ipswich 1  Barnsley 3 The team that can't win away has gone and done it twice in five days. The result and how...

The Championship Weekend Ahead (13th-14th Nov)

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Burnley v Watford How have they been doing? Struggling. Burnley have 1 win in their last 7, Watford have 2 from their last 8. Check out ....

Championship Chat: The Weekly Gossip Review

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Welcome to a new feature in which I'll look at the transfer rumours swirling around the division, trying to distinguish the possible from the...

Derby look the business, QPR hang on to their record (just . . .)...

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Derby might just be the real deal While Derby's recent form has been excellent, this win away at Portman Road was as impressive as any...

Tuesday Night Predictions (9th Nov)

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Burnley v Doncaster DRAW Donny have enough to get a point against a Burnley side going through a bad patch (1 win in in their last...

Championship review (6th-7th Nov): Bellamy is no Bothroyd, Healy returns and things look horrible...

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Cardiff struggle without Jay Swansea dominated this South Wales derby to a degree that was, at times, embarassing for their hosts. They were far better...

Weekend predictions (6th-7th Nov)

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Barnsley v Leicester DRAW There are signs of improvement at Leicester but Barnsley are as good as anyone at home. / Bristol City v Preston BRISTOL WIN Home side will...

Blackpool, West Brom and Newcastle are doing the Championship proud

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Ten games into the Premier League season and all three of the new boys are in the top half. They've all grabbed some famous...

A Cypriot joins QPR, Championship clubs battle to keep their players and can Leicester...

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Georgios Tofas arrives at QPR While I haven't seen Tofas play, the length of time he has spent on trial and the fact that Neil...