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Football News Roundup – November 21, 2018

  • Tyler's stats: Martial eyeing record?
    Is Anthony Martial close to setting a Manchester United record? Which manager has the highest goals-per-game ratio? Is Liverpool's defence on track to break records?
  • 10 PL calls VAR would have changed
    Video assistant referees are coming to the Premier League next season - but which key decisions this term would have been overturned if the officials were permitted to check a replay?
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Football News Roundup – November 20, 2018

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Football News Roundup – November 18, 2018

  • PFA: Purkiss is ineligible as chairman
    The Professional Footballers' Association insists current chairman Ben Purkiss is ineligible to continue in the role as he is a non-contract player at Walsall.
  • England striker Wilson 'shows character'
    Callum Wilson has shown "character" to bounce back from injury and play a starring role for England, according to his former Coventry manager Mark Robins.
  • Who's on Sky Sports this weekend?
    Get the lowdown on who's playing in the Premier League this weekend, and who's on your favourite shows on Sky Sports.
  • Exeter vs Northampton preview
    Exeter winger Chiedozie Ogbene could make his Sky Bet League Two return against Northampton after featuring in the Checkatrade Trophy match against Bristol Rovers.
  • Notts County vs Cheltenham preview
    Steve Chettle will remain in charge of Notts County when they host fellow strugglers Cheltenham in League Two on Saturday.
  • Burton vs Coventry preview
    Burton forward Marvin Sordell may be denied the chance to play against his former club Coventry on Saturday.
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Football News Roundup – November 16, 2018

  • Champ fans rate season so far: Part 3
    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.
  • Summer window to close early in 2019
    The Premier League has announced a reduced summer transfer window will continue next year and will close the day before the start of the new season.
  • PL clubs agree to Scudamore bonus
    Premier League clubs have agreed to pay a £5m bonus to outgoing chairman Richard Scudamore over the next three years.
  • The unluckiest club is...
    Which clubs have hit the woodwork most and what would the table look like if those shots had gone in? We check the stats...
  • McGinn withdraws from Scotland squad
    Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has withdrawn from Scotland's squad ahead of Saturday's Nations League clash against Albania.
  • EFL Trophy: Southend, Notts County win
    Southend United and Notts County both won on Wednesday night to progress to the knockout stages of the Checkatrade Trophy.
  • Transfer Centre
    The latest news and gossip as from around the world, including latest interest in Manchester United pair Ashley Young and Chris Smalling.
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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.
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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.
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Football News Roundup – November 13, 2018

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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.
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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.
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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.
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