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Football News Roundup – October 12, 2017



  • 'Nothing personal towards Redknapp'
    Steve Cotterill insists his decision to take charge of Birmingham was purely to do with wanting to be a manager again and "nothing personal" towards Harry Redknapp.
  • Championship table predictor
    The stats-based Sky Sports Predictor is tipping Leeds for Championship glory and for Aston Villa to finish 17th.
  • EFL: Essential stats
    Each week we'll be taking a look back at some essential stats from the weekend's action in the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two...
  • Are referees behind VAR?
    With less than three months until video technology becomes a reality in English football, preparations for its arrival are going up a gear.
  • Red cards on the rise?
    There have been 12 red cards in the Premier League this season - but are we seeing more dismissals than in previous years?
  • Shortest and tallest PL XIs
    Gordon Strachan claimed Scotland have a genetic height deficiency after failing to qualify for the World Cup - but what would the shortest and tallest Premier League XIs look like?
  • Inside the Wolves project
    Brazilian striker Leo Bonatini arrived in England after moves to Italy, Portugal and Saudi Arabia. Adam Bate caught up with him to hear his story and find out more about the Wolves project ahead of the big local derby against Aston Villa at Molineux on Saturday.
  • How did your PL internationals do?
    With World Cup Qualifiers nearing their conclusion, we look at how Premier League players got on during the international break.
  • McAuley desperate for game-time
    Gareth McAuley is determined to return to peak physical condition for Northern Ireland's World Cup play-off next month, even if it means playing for West Brom's Under-23s.
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