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Football News Roundup – February 7, 2016

  • Bullen impressed by hero Hooper
    Gary Hooper fired Sheffield Wednesday into the Championship play-off zone with two second-half goals in an outstanding 2-1 win over Birmingham City at St Andrew's.
  • Wolves 'targeting play-offs'
    Wolves manager Kenny Jackett believes that his side can still reach the Championship play-offs despite losing further ground after their 0-0 draw at Reading.
  • When does the loan window open?
    The winter transfer window has closed - but Football League clubs will get the chance to strengthen their squads for the run-in when the loan window opens on Tuesday.
  • Wolves held at Reading
    Wolves' outside hopes of a Championship play-off place received a dent when they were held to a 0-0 draw at Reading.
  • Champ round-up: Burnley beat Hull
    Burnley earned a 1-0 win over leaders Hull on Saturday to blow the race for the Championship title wide open.
  • Nigel Clough's #One2Eleven
    Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough picked his #One2Eleven on The Fantasy Football Club.
  • Hooper seals Owls comeback
    Gary Hooper spearheaded Sheffield Wednesday's revival with two goals in three minutes to enable the Owls to boost their promotion aspirations with an impressive 2-1 Sky Bet Championship win over Birmingham at St. Andrew's.
  • WATCH: Redknapp's weekend preview
    Jamie Redknapp previews the weekend's Premier League action, including Saturday Night Football and Super Sunday fixtures.
  • Newcastle v West Brom preview
    Steve McClaren is facing a defensive injury crisis as Newcastle prepare to host West Brom on Saturday.
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6Feb/16Off

Football News Roundup – February 6, 2016

  • Bruce named manager of month
    Hull manager Steve Bruce and forward Abel Hernandez have landed January's Sky Bet Championship awards.
  • Merson's predictions
    The business end of the Premier League season is fast approaching and Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson looks ahead to the latest round of top-flight fixtures.
  • Ollie's predictions
    Sky Sports' Ian Holloway predicts the outcomes of the big games in the Football League, and sees Jordan Rhodes scoring against Blackburn.
  • Shilton: Foxes like famous Forest
    Leicester City can count on many new-found supporters as they continue the unlikeliest of title challenges.
  • Ranieri: We're still underdogs
    Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri says his team remain the underdogs in the Premier League title race, despite their three-point advantage at the top of the table.
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Football News Roundup – February 5, 2016

  • On Soccer AM...
    Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield, ex-Blackburn midfielder David Dunn and actor Phil Daniels are on the Soccer AM sofa this weekend.
  • Top three revealed for January
    The top three contenders in each division for the PFA Fans' Player of the Month for January have been revealed - so vote now and have your say.
  • Loan Watch: Wilson, Toral star
    Which Premier League players impressed on loan in the Football League last month?
  • Foster: Berahino needs to focus
    West Brom striker Saido Berahino has been urged by team-mate Ben Foster to forget about posting comments on social media sites and concentrate instead on his football.
  • Bruce nominated for January award
    Hull, Burnley and Birmingham are strongly represented in the nominees for the Sky Bet Championship Awards for January.
  • Did Villa pave the way?
    Fifteen years ago last month, Juan Pablo Angel became Aston Villa's record signing at £9.5m from River Plate.
  • Afobe's Arsenal reunion
    Benik Afobe was with Arsenal for 15 years before being sold to Wolves last year but his goalscoring feats have got him back to the Premier League in quick time. Ahead of the new Bournemouth signing's reunion on Sunday, Adam Bate examines the journey so far…
  • Injury blow for Evatt
    Chesterfield defender Ian Evatt is set to miss at least two months after tests showed his Achilles injury is worse than first feared.
  • Ayew apologises for dismissal
    Aston Villa forward Jordan Ayew has issued an apology after he was needlessly sent off at West Ham on Tuesday night.
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4Feb/16Off

Football News Roundup – February 4, 2016

  • WATCH: Dowie reacts to Vardy goal
    Watch the Soccer Special panel's reaction to Jamie Vardy's wonder goal in Leicester's 2-0 win over Liverpool.
  • Barnsley duo up for award
    Barnsley's much-improved form of late has been reflected in the nominations for the Sky Bet League 1 Manager and Player of the Month awards.
  • More gloom for Garde
    Jordan Ayew’s red card for aiming an elbow at Aaron Cresswell ended Aston Villa’s hopes of a result at West Ham and the 2-0 defeat leaves Remi Garde’s men facing relegation. Adam Bate was at Upton Park to see the latest instalment in Garde’s nightmare reign…
  • Klopp: I nearly clapped Vardy
    Jurgen Klopp admitted he nearly clapped Jamie Vardy after the Leicester striker scored twice against Liverpool to keep the Foxes top of the Premier League.
  • Pulis: Berahino to stay
    Tony Pulis insists Saido Berahino will stay at West Brom for the long-term, amid continued speculation over his future at the club.
  • Tuesday stats
    With the help of Opta, we round up the best Premier League stats and facts from Tuesday's games...
  • Clement remains upbeat
    Derby head coach Paul Clement remains upbeat about his team's chances of automatic promotion despite a disappointing goalless draw at home to Preston.
  • Ranieri: Leicester hold no fear
    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri insists his side hold no fears in the race for the Premier League title.
  • L1/L2 Round-up: Walsall go second
    Walsall moved into second place in Sky Bet League 1 as Sean O'Driscoll had a happy return to Doncaster.
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3Feb/16Off

Football News Roundup – February 3, 2016

  • Lennon praises Bolton display
    Bolton boss Neil Lennon hailed his players after they staged a dramatic comeback to earn a well-deserved 2-2 draw in their Sky Bet Championship clash against Wolves.
  • Champ round-up: Ipswich win late
    Ipswich substitute Brett Pitman scored a dramatic 89th-minute goal to seal a 2-1 win for Ipswich over luckless Reading.
  • Bolton fight back to hold Wolves
    Bolton staged a dramatic late comeback to salvage a deserved point in a 2-2 Sky Bet Championship draw against Wolves at Molineux.
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  • What did your club buy?
    Premier League clubs broke £1bn transfer spending for the first time in league history after spending £172.65m in this winter window.
  • Seize the moment, says Ranieri
    Claudio Ranieri insists Leicester must capitalise on their once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the top of the table.
  • Cobblers pair up for award
    Sky Bet League Two leaders Northampton Town could land an awards double after the nominations for the Manager and Player of the Month for January in the division were announced.
  • Leicester v Liverpool preview
    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will welcome back several first-team regulars against Leicester City after making 10 changes in the FA Cup fourth-round clash with West Ham United.
  • Merson's transfer window grades
    The transfer window has closed - and every Premier League club must make do with what they have until the end of the season.
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2Feb/16Off

Football News Roundup – February 2, 2016

  • Hamburg eye Inler loan move
    Hamburg are interested in signing Leicester's Gokhan Inler on loan, according to Sky Germany.
  • Berahino 'going nowhere'
    Saido Berahino is not expected to leave West Brom on Deadline Day, according to Sky sources.
  • Premier League ins and outs
    Who has your team signed? Who's been shipped out?
  • Pritchard set for West Brom
    Alex Pritchard will have a deadline-day medical at West Brom ahead of a proposed loan move, according to Sky sources.
  • Who does your club need?
    With just hours until the transfer window closes, Premier League clubs are stepping up their efforts to bring in new players before the deadline.
  • Shrewsbury to host Man Utd
    Shrewsbury have been drawn at home to Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round.
  • Leicester v Liverpool preview
    Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp will welcome back several first-team regulars against Leicester City after making 10 changes in the FA Cup fourth-round clash with West Ham United.
  • When does the window close?
    As the January transfer window creaks shut, we look at the closing times across the continent - and why some deals can be rubber-stamped after the deadline...
  • LISTEN: Sunday Supplement Podcast
    Catch Sunday's show as the panel discussed the north London rivalry, Saido Berahino and Daniel Sturridge's injury problems.
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1Feb/16Off

Football News Roundup – February 1, 2016

  • FA Cup talking points
    It was an FA Cup fourth-round Saturday short on upsets as most of the Premier League big boys kept their names in the hat.
  • McDermott eyes FA Cup run
    Reading manager Brian McDermott revealed his affection for the FA Cup after his side beat Walsall 4-0 in the fourth round.
  • Ighalo 'makes it look easy'
    Quique Sanchez Flores praised Odion Ighalo's goalscoring instincts after the Watford striker's late winner at Nottingham Forest.
  • Pulis hails Berahino
    West Brom boss Tony Pulis talked up Saido Berahino's goalscoring prowess, amid interest in the striker ahead of Monday night's transfer deadline.
  • Garde: It's about Villa, not me
    Remi Garde says his own reputation does not matter as he fights to lift Aston Villa in the wake of another heavy defeat.
  • QPR agree El Khayati fee
    Queens Park Rangers have agreed a £350,000 fee with Burton Albion for winger Nasser El Khayati, according to Sky sources.
  • Bristol City rue missed chances
    Sky Bet Championship strugglers Bristol City paid dearly for missed chances as Birmingham held firm for a goalless draw at Ashton Gate.
  • Vydra scores two as Reading win
    Matej Vydra scored twice as Reading eased into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 victory over Walsall at the Madejski Stadium.
  • Posh earn West Brom replay
    Peterborough twice fought back from a goal down to earn a FA Cup replay with West Brom as it finished 2-2 after a thrilling finale at The Hawthorns.
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31Jan/16Off

Football News Roundup – January 31, 2016

  • Money well spent?
    We look at January Deadline Day signings who struggled to match their great expectations...
  • LVG: Our confidence is back
    Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United's players are firing again after they eased into the FA Cup fifth round with a 3-1 win at Derby.
  • Albion complete Sandro deal
    West Brom have completed the loan signing of QPR midfielder Sandro.
  • Senderos joins Grasshoppers
    Philippe Senderos has joined Grasshoppers on a six-month deal after leaving Aston Villa earlier this week.
  • Martial stars as Utd progress
    Anthony Martial set up two as Manchester United progressed to the FA Cup fifth round with a 3-1 victory over Derby on Friday night.
  • Sprockel & Jenner leave County
    Notts County have announced that Civard Sprockel and Julian Jenner have left the club by mutual consent.
  • Freedman embraces Clough example
    Dougie Freedman says he is embracing Brian Clough's example at Nottingham Forest and is using it to shape the club's future as they prepare to face Watford in the FA Cup this weekend.
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Football News Roundup – January 30, 2016

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Football News Roundup – January 29, 2016

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