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27Aug/16Off

Football News Roundup – August 27, 2016

  • Ollie's predictions
    Sky Sports pundit Ian Holloway is back to give us his views on the Sky Bet EFL action.
  • Win Sinclair and Vassell prizes
    Frank Sinclair and Darius Vassell will both be picking their #One2Elevens onThe Fantasy Football Club on Friday evening.
  • When is Deadline Day?
    Time is running out for clubs to recruit new signings for the 2016/17 season - but when is Deadline Day and what time does the transfer window close? Find out here...
  • Merson's predictions
    Sky Sports football pundit Paul Merson is back to predict another round of Premier League games.
  • On The Fantasy FC...
    We are back with another action-packed Fantasy Football Club show on Friday evening.
  • How to follow Deadline Day
    With the end of the transfer window approaching, here are all the ways to follow the Deadline Day action with Sky Sports.
  • Charlie's CL draw verdict
    Charlie Nicholas has backed Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham to make the Champions League knockout stages, but believes Leicester and Celtic will struggle.
  • Ranieri hopes for CL qualification
    Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has targeted qualification from the Champions League group stage.
  • Pep returns to Barca with City
    Pep Guardiola will return to Barcelona after Manchester City were drawn with the Spanish side in the Champions League.
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26Aug/16Off

Football News Roundup – August 26, 2016

  • Page can't wait for United
    Northampton manager Rob Page has told Sky Sports News HQ he cannot wait to pit his wits against Jose Mourinho in the EFL Cup. 
  • Drinkwater commits to Leicester
    Leicester midfielder Danny Drinkwater has signed a new five-year contract which keeps him at the King Power Stadium until 2021.
  • Champions League newcomers
    Leicester are preparing for their maiden campaign in the Champions League having stormed to the Premier League title last season.
  • When's the Champions League draw?
    Manchester City saw off Steaua Bucharest in their Champions League play-off to join Leicester City, Arsenal and Tottenham in the group stage draw.
  • Northampton to face Man Utd
    Northampton Town have been handed a dream draw in the EFL Cup third round against Manchester United, while Accrington Stanley were rewarded for their win over Burnley with a trip to West Ham.
  • Brit sides' CL opponents?
    We look at who Leicester, Arsenal, Tottenham, Man City and Celtic could face in the Champions League group stage draw.
  • Forest land keeper Stojkovic
    Nottingham Forest have signed Serbia goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic on a two-year deal.
  • Regionals: No Jose deals with Wenger
    The latest from Wednesday's regional newspapers, with Manchester United reportedly set to reject any move for Phil Jones from Arsenal.
  • Saivet joins Saint-Etienne
    Newcastle's out-of-favour midfielder Henri Saivet has joined Ligue 1 club Saint-Etienne on a season-long loan.
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25Aug/16Off

Football News Roundup – August 25, 2016

  • Dragovic joins Leverkusen
    Leicester target Aleksandar Dragovic has joined Bayer Leverkusen from Dynamo Kyiv, the Bundesliga club announced on Tuesday.
  • Cobblers hero wants United next
    Northampton penalty hero Kenji Gorre has targeted Manchester United after the Cobblers shocked West Brom in the EFL Cup.
  • Norwich hit Coventry for six
    Norwich cruised into the EFL Cup third round with an emphatic 6-1 win over League One Coventry at Carrow Road.
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24Aug/16Off

Football News Roundup – August 24, 2016

  • Costa shines on Wolves debut
    Wolves forward Helder Costa sparkled on his full debut as he masterminded their 2-1 win against Cambridge in the EFL Cup at Molineux.
  • EFL Cup: Watford, West Brom out
    Watford and West Brom were the Premier League casualties on a night when most of the top-flight sides made light work of their EFL Cup second-round ties.
  • Leicester still ready to spend
    Leicester City are ready to spend to make further additions to their title-winning squad if the right opportunity arises, the club's vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has said
  • Drogba dismisses Villa link
    Didier Drogba has dismissed rumours he is in Birmingham ahead of a shock move to Aston Villa.
  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch every goal from all 10 of the weekend's Premier League games, including Friday's match between Man United and Southampton and both Super Sunday clashes.
  • When is Deadline Day?
    Time is running out for clubs to recruit new signings for the 2016/17 season - but when is Deadline Day and what time does the transfer window close? Find out here...
  • Derby v Carlisle preview
    Craig Forsyth is a fresh injury absentee for Derby ahead of their EFL Cup tie against Carlisle.
  • Racecourse ban for EFL duo
    MK Dons' Samir Carruthers and Crawley Town's James Collins have received nationwide bans from racecourses by the British Horseracing Authority.
  • Norwich v Coventry preview
    Ivo Pinto has joined Norwich's growing injury list ahead of their EFL Cup tie against Coventry at Carrow Road.
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23Aug/16Off

Football News Roundup – August 23, 2016

  • Baggies eye Rodriguez loan
    West Brom and Southampton have had positive talks about Jay Rodriguez possibly moving to the Hawthorns on loan, according to Sky sources.
  • When's the Champions League draw?
    If Manchester City can see off Steaua Bucharest in their Champions League play-off they will join Leicester City, Arsenal and Tottenham in the group stage draw.
  • WATCH: Goals of the Week
    Week two of the Premier League produced yet more eye-catching goals, including these six crackers for you to feast your eyes on….
  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch every goal from all 10 of the weekend's Premier League games, including Friday's match between Man United and Southampton and both Super Sunday clashes.
  • WATCH: Saves of the Week
    Watch the best saves made in the Premier League this weekend...
  • WATCH: Pundit weekend review
    Alan Smith, Niall Quinn and Jamie Redknapp look back on the weekend's Premier League action, which saw wins for Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea.
  • McAuley continues NI career
    West Brom defender Gareth McAuley has decided to continue playing international football with Northern Ireland.
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22Aug/16Off

Football News Roundup – August 22, 2016

  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch every goal from all eight of the weekend's Premier League games, including Friday's match between Man United and Southampton
  • WATCH: Foxes' two penalty shouts
    Leicester City felt they should have been awarded two penalties in their goalless draw with Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening.
  • WATCH: Goals of the Day
    Week two of the Premier League produced yet more eye-catching goals, including these five crackers for you to feast your eyes on….
  • WATCH: Did Costa take a dive?
    It would seem that wherever Diego Costa goes controversy isn't too far behind.
  • Derby agree Wilson loan
    Derby County are set to sign Manchester United striker James Wilson on loan for the rest of the season.
  • Ranieri: Referee had a good game
    Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri refused to criticise referee Mark Clattenburg following his side's goalless draw with Arsenal at the King Power on Saturday evening.
  • Di Matteo pleased with progress
    Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo believes his team are heading in the right direction after they were held to a goalless draw at Derby County.
  • Derby hold off Aston Villa
    Derby County held Aston Villa to a goalless draw at the iPro Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday.
  • Saturday's top PL stats
    We pick out the best stats from Saturday's Premier League games with the help of our friends at Opta.
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20Aug/16Off

Football News Roundup – August 20, 2016

  • TFFC: Win Carson's team sheet
    Derby County goalkeeper Scott Carson will be picking his #One2Eleven onThe Fantasy Football Club on Friday evening.
  • Pulis urges Evans to stay
    Tony Pulis has urged Jonny Evans to stay at West Brom amid speculation linking him with a move to Premier League rivals Arsenal.
  • Drinkwater close to new deal
    Danny Drinkwater is close to agreeing a new contract with Leicester as the club continue to tie down their star players.
  • Mahrez: My Leicester adventure
    Riyad Mahrez says he signed a new Leicester contract to "continue the adventure" with the Premier League champions.
  • Police probed over Atkinson
    Two West Mercia officers are under criminal investigation following the death of ex-Aston Villa footballer Dalian Atkinson after he was Tasered by police.
  • Blackburn v Burton preview
    Blackburn defender Shane Duffy is suspended for the visit of Burton after being sent off in the midweek defeat at Cardiff.
  • Ranieri sure of Mahrez stay
    Claudio Ranieri revealed he was always confident Riyad Mahrez would commit his long-term future to Leicester City.
  • Merson's predictions
    Sky Sports football pundit Paul Merson is back to predict another week of Premier League games.
  • Derby v Aston Villa preview
    Derby boss Nigel Pearson expects to have an unchanged squad for the visit of Aston Villa.
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19Aug/16Off

Football News Roundup – August 19, 2016

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18Aug/16Off

Football News Roundup – August 18, 2016

  • Shinnie goes on Hibs loan
    Andrew Shinnie has joined Hibernian on a season-long loan deal from Birmingham, subject to international clearance.
  • Mahrez: Clubs could tempt me
    Riyad Mahrez has admitted he could leave Leicester if "two or three" of the world's leading clubs come calling.
  • Caldwell frustrated by draw
    Wigan may have salvaged a point in the final minute against Birmingham, yet Gary Caldwell's overriding emotion was one of frustration that his team could not claim all three in a 1-1 draw.
  • McCarthy fuming after 0-0 draw
    Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy was left "fuming" after his side's 0-0 Sky Bet Championship draw at Wolves.
  • L1: Evans fires Chesterfield top
    Ched Evans fired a double to take his tally to four in as many games as Chesterfield climbed top of Sky Bet League One with a 2-0 home win against Walsall.
  • Ipswich earn point at Wolves
    Ipswich goalkeeper Bartosz Bialkowski earned his side a Sky Bet Championship point with an impressive display in a 0-0 draw against Wolves at Molineux.
  • Another stalemate for Coventry
    Coventry failed to score for the third league game running as they played out another 0-0 draw in front of their home fans.
  • Davies nicks Wigan late point
    Substitute Craig Davies' 90th-minute equaliser earned Wigan a point in a 1-1 draw with a Birmingham side who had looked to have claimed victory courtesy of a controversial goal.
  • UEFA considers CL changes
    UEFA is considering changing the format of the Champions League so that the top four teams from the top four European leagues would qualify automatically for the competition.
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17Aug/16Off

Football News Roundup – August 17, 2016

  • Shinnie set for Hibs loan move
    Birmingham midfielder Andrew Shinnie is set to join Scottish Championship side Hibernian on a season-long loan.
  • Atkinson was in 'manic state'
    Former Aston Villa striker Dalian Atkinson threatened to kill his elderly father in a "manic state" before he was Tasered by police, his brother has claimed.
  • Ollie's predictions
    Sky Sports pundit Ian Holloway is back to give us his views on the midweek Sky Bet EFL action.
  • The stats behind moving stadium
    West Ham host Bournemouth on Super Sunday hoping to make a smooth transition to the London Stadium, but what do the stats tell us about moving homes in the Premier League era?
  • Who shone on their debut?
    New season, new ball, new teams, new managers, but how did the new players fare on their debuts in the Premier League?
  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch every Premier League goal from all 10 games on the opening weekend of the season.
  • WATCH and VOTE: Goals of the week
    Watch the best Premier League goals from the opening week and vote for your favourite...
  • WATCH and VOTE: Saves of the Week
    Watch the best saves from the opening week of the Premier League season and vote for your favourite...
  • Ranieri: Drinkwater for England
    Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri believes playing Champions League football will help Danny Drinkwater to force his way into the England team.
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