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Football News Roundup – October 4, 2018



  • Sacking Bruce 'a mistake'
    Sacking Steve Bruce was "premature" and "a mistake" despite Aston Villa's poor start to the season, The Debate panel agreed.
  • McCarthy would welcome Villa talks
    Mick McCarthy would welcome the chance to speak to Aston Villa about their vacant managerial position, Sky Sports News understands.
  • Who next for Aston Villa?
    With Steve Bruce sacked by Aston Villa on Wednesday, who will take charge next? Sky Bet take a look at the managerial favourites.
  • Monk charged by FA over Brentford red
    Birmingham manager Garry Monk has been charged by the FA with "using abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official" during Tuesday night's 1-1 draw at Brentford.
  • Bruce sacked by Aston Villa
    Steve Bruce has been sacked as Aston Villa manager, according to Sky sources.
  • Police probe Bruce cabbage thrower
    West Midlands Police have opened up an investigation after a cabbage was thrown in the direction of Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce during the 3-3 draw with Preston at Villa Park on Tuesday.
  • Birmingham to appeal Kieftenbeld red
    Birmingham are planning to appeal the red card shown to midfielder Maikel Kieftenbeld in Tuesday night's ill-tempered draw at Brentford.
  • Prutton's EFL predictions
    David Prutton returns with his Sky Bet EFL predictions ahead of the midweek fixtures, but who is he tipping for victory?
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