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Football News Roundup – August 18, 2017

  • Preston v Reading preview
    Reading could hand a debut to Leandro Bacuna against Preston.
  • Stockdale: I put my family first
    David Stockdale has revealed that putting his family first was the reason behind leaving Premier League side Brighton to join Birmingham this summer.
  • LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast
    The first edition of the EFL Matters podcast is here, as Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway and pundit Andy Hinchcliffe joined David Prutton to discuss all the latest talking points in the Championship, League One and League Two.
  • Trio chase Saints' Gallagher
    Southampton are in talks with a number of clubs over a loan deal for striker Sam Gallagher, according to Sky sources.
  • Prutton's EFL predictions
    David Prutton returns with his latest round of predictions ahead of this weekend's Sky Bet EFL matches.
  • Downing in talks with Birmingham
    Birmingham City are in advanced talks with Middlesbrough winger Stewart Downing, Sky sources understand.
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Football News Roundup – August 17, 2017

  • Onazi denied work permit
    Birmingham's move for Trabzonspor midfielder Ogenyi Onazi is off after the Nigeria international was denied a work permit, according to Sky sources.
  • Onazi wait frustrates Redknapp
    Birmingham City's bid to sign Trabzonspor midfielder Ogenyi Onazi has stalled, Sky sources understand, with Harry Redknapp increasingly frustrated over transfers.
  • Your club's record attendance...
    Tottenham could break the Premier League attendance record at Wembley on Sunday. But what is each Premier League club's highest attendance?
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Football News Roundup – August 16, 2017

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Football News Roundup – August 15, 2017

  • Birmingham v Bolton preview
    Birmingham could hand Isaac Vassell a debut at home to Bolton after he joined from Luton.
  • Hull v Wolves preview
    Hull head coach Leonid Slutsky is unlikely to make any changes for the home game against Wolves.
  • Reading v Aston Villa preview
    Leandro Bacuna could face familiar opponents on his Reading debut against former club Aston Villa on Tuesday night.
  • Prutton's EFL predictions
    David Prutton returns with his Sky Bet Championship predictions for the first round of midweek games this season.
  • Birmingham sign striker Vassell
    Birmingham City have secured the services of Luton Town striker Vassell on a four-year contract.
  • WATCH: PL saves of the week
    There were some fantastic saves on the opening weekend of the 2017/18 Premier League season, and we have picked out some of the best in our round-up.
  • Premier League hotlist
    Who were the best Premier League players from the weekend games? We take a look at the man-of-the-match performances in our hotlist.
  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch goals and highlights from the weekend's Premier League games, including Manchester United's big win over West Ham.
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Football News Roundup – August 14, 2017

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Football News Roundup – August 13, 2017

  • WATCH: EFL goals of the day
    Watch the best goals from Saturday's EFL action, including stunning strikes by Jacques Maghoma and Andreas Bouchalakis.
  • Birmingham edge past Robins
    Jacques Maghoma displayed a brilliant piece of individual finishing to score Birmingham's winning goal against Bristol City.
  • Wolves win at Derby
    Wolves ended a run of three defeats at Pride Park with a convincing 2-0 victory over Derby.
  • Cardiff thump Aston Villa
    Aston Villa's difficult to start to the new Championship season continued as they were thrashed 3-0 by Cardiff.
  • WATCH: Did Dean miss handball?
    Jamie Carragher thought referee Mike Dean missed a blatant handball in the build-up to Arsenal equalising goal against Leicester - is Carra right?
  • LISTEN: FNF Podcast
    Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville join Kelly Cates to discuss Arsenal's 4-3 win against Leicester on the opening night of the Premier League season.
  • Shakespeare: Set plays cost us
    Craig Shakespeare says conceding from set plays cost Leicester a victory against Arsenal on Friday rather than substitutions.
  • WATCH: Arsenal 4-3 Leicester
    Olivier Giroud came off the bench to head home a late winner for Arsenal in a topsy-turvy Premier League opener against Leicester.
  • Arsenal late show stuns Leicester
    Arsenal produced a stunning late comeback to beat Leicester 4-3 as the Premier League returned in thrilling fashion on Friday night.
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Football News Roundup – August 12, 2017

  • Cardiff v Aston Villa preview
    Cardiff have no new injury concerns for the Sky Bet Championship visit of Aston Villa.
  • Notts County v Chesterfield preview
    Notts County's performance in the Carabao Cup has given manager Kevin Nolan a selection dilemma ahead of the league visit of Chesterfield.
  • Pulis agrees new WBA contract
    Tony Pulis has agreed a new contract as West Brom head coach which commits him to The Hawthorns until 2019.
  • Soccer Saturday season predictions
    The Soccer Saturday pundits provide us with their predictions for who will win the Premier League, make the top for, go down and win the Golden Boot.
  • Merson's predictions
    The long wait is finally over - Premier League football is back and so too are Paul Merson's predictions!
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Football News Roundup – August 11, 2017

  • Carabao Cup second-round draw
    Sheffield United will face Leicester and Blackburn will host local rivals Burnley in the second round of the Carabao Cup.
  • Villa loan Amavi to Marseille
    Aston Villa defender Jordan Amavi has joined Marseille on loan with a view to a permanent deal.
  • Prutton's EFL predictions
    David Prutton returns with his latest round of Sky Bet EFL predictions ahead of another weekend of action in the Championship, League One and League Two.
  • Championship table predictor
    The stats-based Sky Sports Predictor is tipping Fulham for Championship glory after the first round of matches.
  • RESULT: Championship table predictor
    The stats-based Sky Sports Predictor is tipping Fulham for Championship glory after the first round of matches.
  • Middlesbrough dig in over Gibson
    Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk is insisting that Ben Gibson is not for sale.
  • Who scored your club's first PL goal?
    With the start of the new season now just around the corner, we look at who netted your club's first goal in the Premier League…
  • QUIZ: Guess the Tyler commentary
    As we embark on another Premier League season, we look back at some of Martin Tyler's famous commentaries, and ask you to match them up with the goal.
  • Ultimate Premier League guide
    With the start of the new Premier League just around the corner, we have got you covered with everything you need to know ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
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Football News Roundup – August 10, 2017

  • Bruce: Villa youngsters will learn
    Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce believes their Carabao Cup test at League Two Colchester will be valuable experience after they progressed to the second round with a 2-1 win.
  • Villa edge past Colchester
    Aston Villa squeezed into the second round of the Carabao Cup after a 2-1 win over Colchester on Wednesday evening.
  • Marseille close in on Amavi
    Aston Villa left-back Jordan Amavi is close to completing a loan move to Marseille, Sky sources understand.
  • Watch Carabao Cup goals NOW!
  • Who will top PL scoring charts?
    Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette would claim the Golden Boot and score a Premier League record of 40 goals this season - if he plays every game and replicates his goal ratio at Lyon last term.
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Football News Roundup – August 9, 2017

  • Kinsella‚Äôs Villa reunion
    Lewis Kinsella was a part-time plumber after being released by Aston Villa. Now he is set to face them in the Carabao Cup with Colchester United. Adam Bate caught up with him to find out why his team-mates have been giving him stick ahead of Wednesday’s tie…
  • Colchester v Aston Villa preview
    Kyel Reid has been added to the Colchester squad ahead of the Carabao Cup clash with Aston Villa.
  • Leicester sign striker Thomas
    Leicester have signed striker George Thomas from Coventry on a three-year deal.
  • Carabao Cup R1 Tuesday preview
    The 2017/18 Carabao Cup first round gets underway on Tuesday night, with 18 Sky Bet Championship sides in action.
  • Power Rankings are back!
    The Sky Sports Power Rankings are back for the 2017/18 Premier League season - in addition to a new La Liga Power Rankings.
  • Morgan impressed with Iheanacho
    Leicester captain Wes Morgan has been impressed with new signing Kelechi Iheanacho in pre-season training.
  • Your improved Sky Sports app
    The Sky Sports mobile app just got even better… but you'll need to log in to get the full personalised experience!
  • Who starts strongest?
    The 2017/18 Premier League season kicks off on Friday - but which team typically has the strongest start?
  • On The Debate this week...
    Sky Sports counts down to the new Premier League season with a brand new nightly football debate show.
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