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29Apr/17Off

Football News Roundup – April 29, 2017

  • Prutton's EFL predictions
    With the end of the season on the horizon, who is David Prutton tipping to win this weekend?
  • Prutton's predictions
    With the end of the season on the horizon, who is David Prutton tipping to win this weekend?
  • Blackburn v Aston Villa preview
    Connor Mahoney will return to the Blackburn fold for their crunch clash with Aston Villa at Ewood Park.
  • Blackburn vs Aston Villa preview
    Connor Mahoney will return to the Blackburn fold for their crunch clash with Aston Villa at Ewood Park.
  • Walsall v MK Dons preview
    Walsall boss Jon Whitney is expected to keep faith with some of the club's youngsters ahead of their final game of the season against MK Dons.
  • Notts County v Blackpool preview
    Matt Tootle faces a race against time to be fit for Notts County's final home game of the season against play-off hopefuls Blackpool.
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28Apr/17Off

Football News Roundup – April 28, 2017

  • LISTEN: EFL Weekly podcast
    Isaac Hayden, Mark Warburton, John Sheridan and Michael Flynn feature on the latest EFL Weekly podcast.
  • Derby v Wolves preview
    Marcus Olsson is doubtful for Derby as they prepare to host Wolves in their final home game of the season.
  • Weekend permutations
    It's the final day of the 2016/17 season in Sky Bet League One while there could be promotion and relegation issues decided elsewhere this weekend.
  • Robinson banned for three games
    Birmingham defender Paul Robinson will serve a three-match suspension with immediate effect after an incident at Aston Villa on Sunday.
  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch Premier League goals and highlights from the midweek Premier League action.
  • WATCH: Throw-in 'KOs' Sanchez
    Watch as Alexis Sanchez is taken out by Christian Fuchs' throw-in at point-blank range in Arsenal's 1-0 win over Leicester.
  • Shakespeare: Loss disappointing
    Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare said he was disappointed not to come away from Arsenal with a point following their 1-0 defeat on Wednesday.
  • Wenger: Let's gamble for top four
    Arsene Wenger insists Arsenal remain in the top-four hunt but must "gamble" to win their remaining games.
  • Late own goal hands Arsenal win
    A late Robert Huth own goal kept Arsenal's top-four hopes alive with a 1-0 victory over Leicester at the Emirates on Wednesday night.
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27Apr/17Off

Football News Roundup – April 27, 2017

  • Taylor handed two-match ban
    Wales defender Neil Taylor will serve a two-match suspension in the wake of his red card for a late challenge on the Republic of Ireland’s Seamus Coleman.
  • Shakespeare: Vardy firing again
    Jamie Vardy is getting back to his best as he prepares to face the club he could have signed for over the summer, says Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare.
  • Tyler's stats: Joy at Anfield
    Martin Tyler brings you the best stats around ahead of the next set of Premier League fixtures.
  • Wagner: Extraordinary achievement
    Huddersfield manager David Wagner labelled it "an extraordinary night" after his side booked a place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs with a 1-0 win at Wolves.
  • Eagles earns Vale victory
    Chris Eagles' late goal ensured Port Vale will take their relegation fight to the last day of the season as the Valiants claimed a vital 1-0 Sky Bet League One win at Walsall.
  • Huddersfield seal play-off spot
    Huddersfield Town guaranteed their place in the Sky Bet Championship play-offs with a 1-0 win against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday night.
  • Wolves 0-1 Huddersfield recap
  • Robinson faces FA charge
    Paul Robinson has been charged with alleged violent conduct, following an off-the-ball incident during Birmingham's trip to Aston Villa on Sunday.
  • PL interest in Jakupovic
    A number of Premier League teams are looking at Hull City goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic as a summer transfer target, Sky sources understand.
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25Apr/17Off

Football News Roundup – April 25, 2017

  • Champ play-offs state of play
    Five teams can still make the Championship play-offs as we approach the season finale. Who will sneak in and who will fall agonisingly short?
  • Wolves v Huddersfield preview
    David Wagner is not worried by Huddersfield's faltering form as his side try to overcome the disappointment of missing out on automatic promotion by punching their play-off ticket.
  • Merson's predictions
    Paul Merson is back to predict the midweek Premier League fixtures, including Chelsea v Southampton, Crystal Palace v Tottenham and Man City v Man Utd.
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24Apr/17Off

Football News Roundup – April 24, 2017

  • Redknapp confident despite loss
    New Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp was encouraged despite a derby defeat to Aston Villa which leaves him with just two games to preserve the club's Championship status.
  • Gabby sinks Redknapp's Blues
    Gabriel Agbonlahor's first goal of the season ensured Harry Redknapp's opening game in charge of Birmingham ended in defeat as Aston Villa ran out 1-0 winners in the Sky Bet Championship.
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23Apr/17Off

Football News Roundup – April 23, 2017

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22Apr/17Off

Football News Roundup – April 22, 2017

  • Weekend permutations
    With less than a month to go in the 2016/17 season, there could be promotion and relegation issues decided this weekend.
  • Southgate praises 'colossus' Ugo
    England manager Gareth Southgate has paid tribute to Ugo Ehiogu and spoken of the "true partnership" he shared with his former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough team-mate.
  • Southgate: Ugo a credit to football
    England manager Gareth Southgate has paid tribute to Ugo Ehiogu and spoken of the "true partnership" he shared with his former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough team-mate.
  • WATCH: Merson's Ehiogu tribute
    Paul Merson paid an emotional tribute to his former team-mate and friend Ugo Ehiogu, who passed away on Friday at the age of 44.
  • TFFC: Win Freund's team sheet
    Steffen Freund will be picking his #One2Eleven onThe Fantasy Football Club on Friday.
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21Apr/17Off

Football News Roundup – April 21, 2017

  • Tributes to Ugo Ehiogu
  • Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44
    Former England international Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44 after collapsing at Tottenham's training ground.
  • LISTEN: EFL Weekly
    Promotion-winning Brighton boss Chris Hughton features on the latest EFL Weekly podcast - and you can listen here.
  • McCormack undergoes jaw surgery
    Nottingham Forest loanee Ross McCormack will not play again this season after he underwent surgery to remove five cysts from his jaw, Sky sources understand.
  • Prutton's EFL predictions
    As we enter the business end of a scintillating EFL season, David Prutton offers his Championship, League One and League Two predictions.
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20Apr/17Off

Football News Roundup – April 20, 2017

  • EFL teams of the year revealed
    The PFA have announced their respective teams of the year for the Championship, League One and League Two, with Brighton, Sheffield United and Plymouth well represented throughout the divisions.
  • PFA reveal EFL teams of the year
    The PFA have announced their respective teams of the year for the Championship, League One and League Two, with Brighton, Sheffield United and Plymouth well represented throughout the divisions.
  • Weekend permutations
    With less than a month to go in the 2016/17 season, there could be promotion and relegation issues decided this weekend.
  • Rise of three at the back
    Arsenal became the 17th team to play three at the back this season, while Chelsea are on course to become the first Premier League champions to win the title with the system. We look at the rise of the tactical trend...
  • Atleti's experience decisive
    Leicester's Champions League adventure is over after a 2-1 aggregate defeat in their quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid, an opponent who showed all their knockout know-how to progress, writes Pete Hall.
  • Cottee hails 'incredible' Foxes
    Tony Cottee says Leicester should be praised for succeeding where Arsenal, Man City and Tottenham have failed.
  • Papers: Jose joins Keane queue
    All the latest transfer news and gossip from Wednesday's papers, as Jose Mourinho targets Burnley defender Michael Keane.
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19Apr/17Off

Football News Roundup – April 19, 2017

  • WATCH: Northern clubs to move south?
    Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher discuss the power shift towards the south in the Premier League and ponder whether northern clubs could base their training facilities in the south to help attract players.
  • Redknapp: I didn't hesitate
    Harry Redknapp does not have a “magic wand” but insists he did not hesitate in accepting the challenge of leading Birmingham to safety in the Sky Bet Championship.
  • Tottenham on the rise
    Tottenham forward Heung-Min Son has topped the Sky Sports Power Rankings for a second week running.
  • Birmingham appoint Redknapp
    Birmingham City have appointed Harry Redknapp as their new manager following the resignation of Gianfranco Zola.
  • Leicester 'pinching themselves'
    Craig Shakespeare says Leicester City are still pinching themselves at the prospect of reaching the Champions League semi-finals.
  • Leicester v Atletico Madrid preview
    Leicester will look to overcome a 1-0 defeat to Atletico Madrid in Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg.
  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch Premier League goals and highlights from the Easter weekend, including wins for Arsenal, Man Utd, Tottenham, Everton and Man City.
  • Pulis: WBA focus on survival
    West Brom manager Tony Pulis admits they must still prioritise survival ahead of cracking the Premier League top six.
  • Terry's options
    We look at John Terry's options after the Chelsea legend confirmed he will leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season.
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