MidlandsFootball.co.uk Your source for footy in the Midlands! Derby, Forest, Wolves, Villa, etc…

15Nov/18Off

Football News Roundup – November 15, 2018

  • Whelan: I never cared about criticism
    Glenn Whelan insisted he has never been cowed by the criticism that has come his way during his Republic of Ireland career.
  • Taylor pulls out of Wales squad
    Aston Villa defender Neil Taylor has withdrawn from the Wales squad for the forthcoming matches against Denmark and Albania due to injury.
  • Doherty withdraws from ROI squad
    Wolves defender Matt Doherty has withdrawn from Republic of Ireland's squad to face Northern Ireland and Denmark because of a facial injury.
  • Checkatrade: Spurs U21 qualify
    Tottenham U21s qualified for the knockout rounds of the Checkatrade Trophy despite a 3-2 defeat to Portsmouth in Southern Group A.
test
Filed under: News Roundup Comments Off
14Nov/18Off

Football News Roundup – November 14, 2018

  • Champ fans rate season so far: Part 1
    From best and worst performances to how the manager is getting on and their hopes for the rest of the season, we have asked fans from all 24 Sky Bet Championship clubs to assess their club's campaign so far.
  • Wolves' Doherty doubtful for ROI
    Wolves' Matt Doherty is a doubt for Republic of Ireland duty after sustaining a face injury.
  • PL clubs to discuss foreign player limit
    Premier League clubs are to discuss a Football Association proposal that would see the number of foreign players in squads reduced to deal with Brexit, Sky Sports News has been told.
  • Premier League XI so far
    Which players would make the best Premier League XI so far this season? We used the Sky Sports Power Rankings to find...
  • Premier League clubs to discuss VAR
    Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be high on the agenda at Thursday’s meeting of Premier League shareholders and could lead to a vote on whether to introduce it next season, Sky Sports News understands.
  • Pennant on prison: I didn't have a clue
    Jermaine Pennant says he was a "ticking time bomb waiting to explode" when he was sent to prison at 22 and thanked Birmingham City for saving his career.
  • Schmeichel: Emotions raw in Cardiff
    Kasper Schmeichel admits "emotions are still very raw" as he returns to Cardiff - where Leicester City won their first match after their owner's death - with Denmark.
  • Tyler's stats: Arsenal's first-half woes
    Where would Arsenal be in the table if games finished at half-time? Who is the most potent defender for headed goals?
  • Giggs: Schmeichel has shown class
    Ryan Giggs hopes Kasper Schmeichel is able to focus on football after the Leicester helicopter tragedy, as the Denmark goalkeeper prepares to make a poignant return to Cardiff.
test
Filed under: News Roundup Comments Off
13Nov/18Off

Football News Roundup – November 13, 2018

test
Filed under: News Roundup Comments Off
12Nov/18Off

Football News Roundup – November 12, 2018

  • LISTEN: Goals on Sunday podcast
    Listen to the Goals on Sunday podcast as former Arsenal, Liverpool, Birmingham and Stoke winger Jermaine Pennant joined Ben Shephard and Chris Kamara on the show.
  • Arsenal vs Wolves preview
    Arsenal could end the weekend three points off the top of the Premier League, with Sunday's clash at home to an out-of-form Wolves side (kick-off 4.30pm).
  • PL goals: Rondon double, Austin anger
    Watch goals from Saturday's Premier League games as Newcastle, Tottenham and Cardiff all won while Leicester paid tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
  • PL review: Cardiff, Newcastle win
    Cardiff and Newcastle claimed valuable victories at the bottom of the Premier League on Saturday, while Charlie Austin launched an astonishing attack on the match officials after Southampton's 1-1 draw with Watford...
  • Dyche: Occasion bigger than game
    Burnley boss Sean Dyche conceded that the result wasn't important as Leicester paid tribute to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
  • 'Performance honoured Vichai'
    Leicester City boss Claude Puel said Leicester City honoured Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a performance full of intensity against Burnley.
  • West Brom thump sorry Leeds
    West Brom moved into the Championship play-off places as a sublime second-half performance earned them a thumping 4-1 win over promotion rivals Leeds at the Hawthorns.
  • Butland earns point for Stoke
    Jack Butland produced two superb saves to help Stoke secure a point from a 0-0 draw at Nottingham Forest.
  • Adams hat-trick denies Hull comeback
    Che Adams scored a hat-trick as Birmingham came from behind to earn a point against battling Hull at St Andrew's in a thrilling 3-3 draw.
test
Filed under: News Roundup Comments Off
10Nov/18Off

Football News Roundup – November 10, 2018

  • Nuno refuses to prioritise results
    Nuno Espirito Santo has refused to prioritise results over performances as Wolves look to recover from a three-game losing streak.
  • EFL: Five things to look out for
    We cast our eye over five things to look out for in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two this weekend.
  • Merson's predictions
    Paul Merson is back with his final round of Premier League predictions ahead of the international break...
  • Birmingham vs Hull preview
    Birmingham are without Gary Gardner for the visit of Hull on Saturday.
  • Derby vs Aston Villa preview
    Derby will again be without Mason Mount for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Aston Villa.
  • Leicester vs Burnley preview
    Leicester are set for an emotional homecoming when they face Burnley on Saturday in their first match at the King Power Stadium since the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
  • Jutkiewicz, McClaren win October awards
    Birmingham City striker Lukas Jutkiewicz has been named the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month for October.
test
Filed under: News Roundup Comments Off
9Nov/18Off

Football News Roundup – November 9, 2018

  • LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast
    Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Reading midfielder Dave Edwards and Liam Rosenior join David Prutton.
  • Prutton's EFL predictions
    David Prutton returns with his Sky Bet EFL predictions ahead of the weekend fixtures, but who is he tipping for victory?
  • Super 6 stat pack
    Another week sees another £250,000 there for the taking, and we have compiled a stat pack to boost your chances of winning the lot.
  • Arsenal qualify in Checkatrade
    Arsenal U21s secured their place in the second round of the Checkatrade Trophy with a 3-1 win over League Two side Forest Green.
  • Leicester confirm plans for Saturday
    Leicester have announced their plans to honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha during Saturday's home match against Burnley - the first game at the King Power Stadium since the owner died in a helicopter crash.
test
Filed under: News Roundup Comments Off
8Nov/18Off

Football News Roundup – November 8, 2018

  • Gibbs-White: Learning from the best
    Morgan Gibbs-White was 12 years old when Wolves last played Arsenal in the Premier League in 2012.
  • Who should be top of the Championship?
    It looks like it is going to be one of the tightest races for promotion in the history of the Sky Bet Championship this season.
  • Goalless at Meadow Lane
    An inspired Ross Fitzsimons kept Oldham at bay as Notts County held onto a valuable point with a goalless draw at Meadow Lane.
  • Charlton move into top six
    Lyle Taylor's ninth league goal of the season helped Charlton climb back into League One's play-off spots as the Addicks claimed a dominant 2-0 win at Walsall.
  • Vardy auctions box for Vichai Foundation
    Jamie Vardy and wife Rebekah will auction off their executive box for Saturday's game against Burnley to raise money for the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation.
  • 'Minimal chance' for helicopter victims
    There was "minimal opportunity" of survival for the five people who died in a helicopter crash outside Leicester City's stadium, an inquest has heard.
  • Tyler's stats: Unbeaten starts, but no title
    Which teams have had long unbeaten starts and not won the title? Can anyone match Spurs' run against promoted sides?
  • Helicopter crash inquest to open
    An inquest into the death of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the four others who died in a helicopter crash on October 27 will open on Tuesday.
test
Filed under: News Roundup Comments Off
7Nov/18Off

Football News Roundup – November 7, 2018

test
Filed under: News Roundup Comments Off
6Nov/18Off

Football News Roundup – November 6, 2018

test
Filed under: News Roundup Comments Off
5Nov/18Off

Football News Roundup – November 5, 2018

  • LISTEN: Gary Neville podcast
    Gary Neville reflects on Tottenham's 3-2 win at Wolves on Saturday evening, as well as defending his comments about the north London club on Monday Night Football.
  • PL goals: Rashford, Anderson star
    Watch Premier League goals and highlights from Saturday's games, as Manchester United, Newcastle and Everton secure wins.
  • WATCH: Did disallowed goal cost Wolves?
    Wolves' Raul Jimenez saw his goal wrongly ruled out for offside in their 3-2 defeat to Tottenham - but might it have got them a point had it been allowed?
  • Nuno rues referee decision
    Nuno Espirito Santo feels hard done by after Raul Jimenez saw a goal wrongly disallowed in Wolves' 3-2 defeat by Tottenham on Saturday.
  • PL review: Utd late show, Toon win
    On a frantic day in the Premier League, Leicester paid tribute to their owner, Manchester United grabbed a late win and Arsenal got a point against Liverpool.
  • Spurs hold off late Wolves fightback
    Harry Kane scored for the first time in four league games as Tottenham moved into fourth with a nervy 3-2 win over Wolves at Molineux.
  • 'Shameful of ref to book Gray'
    Phil Thompson believes referee Lee Probert should "hang his head in shame" after booking Demarai Gray for his celebration in Leicester's 1-0 win at Cardiff.
  • Schmeichel 'so proud' of Leicester
    Kasper Schmeichel described himself as "so proud" after Leicester beat Cardiff in their first game since the death of club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
  • Leicester honour Vichai with win
    Leicester City honoured owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha with a victory as they beat Cardiff City 1-0 on an emotion-filled day at the Cardiff City Stadium.
test
Filed under: News Roundup Comments Off