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29Sep/16Off

Football News Roundup – September 29, 2016

  • VOTE: Champ Player of the Month
    Vote now for your Championship PFA Fans' Player of the Month for August and September.
  • Di Matteo: Why can't we kill games?
    Roberto Di Matteo admits he is finding it hard to understand why Aston Villa keep conceding late goals after the draw at Barnsley.
  • What we learned from CL
    It was a good night for English clubs as Leicester and Tottenham earned 1-0 victories in the Champions League.
  • Foxes targeting Europe?
    Leicester City maintained their 100 per cent Champions League record with a 1-0 win over Porto on the night that European football came to the King Power. Adam Bate was there to see it and explains why Europe could be where the magic happens for them in 2016/17…
  • L2: Plymouth beat sorry Orient
    Managerless Leyton Orient's week went from bad to worse as they slumped to a third successive defeat after being reduced to nine men after just 14 minutes against Sky Bet League Two leaders Plymouth.
  • Super Stead for County
    Two goals from Jon Stead were enough for Notts County to claim a 2-0 win at Exeter that moved them into the Sky Bet League Two play-off places.
  • WATCH: Bendtner nets for Forest
    Nicklas Bendtner finally got off the mark for Nottingham Forest - his first goal in English football in over two years - but it wasn't enough to secure victory for Philippe Montanier's side on Tuesday night.
  • Ranieri hails Foxes' response
    Claudio Ranieri says he is not surprised by Leicester's early success in the Champions League after they beat Porto 1-0 on Tuesday.
  • Cobblers win on the road
    John-Joe O'Toole scored his second goal in as many games to give Northampton their first away win of the season as they beat Swindon 3-1 at the County Ground.
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27Sep/16Off

Football News Roundup – September 27, 2016

  • Ex-England striker Sewell dies
    Former England, Notts County, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa and Hull City striker Jackie Sewell has died at the age of 89.
  • Ollie's midweek predictions
    The Sky Bet EFL is back for some midweek action and Ian Holloway returns too with his predictions.
  • Vardy regrets casino incident
    Leicester and England forward Jamie Vardy fears the controversy in which he was engulfed in last summer has left a "permanent stain" against his name which is "worse than a criminal record".
  • Barnsley v Aston Villa preview
    Barnsley will be without Saidy Janko and Aidy White for the home game against Aston Villa.
  • Wigan v Wolves preview
    Wigan have no new problems as they look to halt a seven-match winless run against Wolves.
  • Birmingham v Preston preview
    Birmingham boss Gary Rowett is hopeful he can recall Clayton Donaldson for the Sky Bet Championship match against Preston after the striker missed the weekend's 1-1 draw at QPR.
  • Slimani: Dragon slayer
    Why Porto have every reason to fear Leicester striker Islam Slimani, the Dragon slayer.
  • 'New rules affecting Leicester'
    Danny Simpson says Leicester are struggling to get to grips with the Premier League crackdown on set-piece defending.
  • VOTE: EFL goal of the day
    There were several memorable goals scored in the EFL on Saturday, but which was the best?
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26Sep/16Off

Football News Roundup – September 26, 2016

  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch every goal from Saturday's Premier League games, including wins for Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool and Tottenham.
  • WATCH: Goals of the day
    Philippe Coutinho, Heung-Min Son, Fernando Llorente... Who scored the best goal of the day in the Premier League?
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25Sep/16Off

Football News Roundup – September 25, 2016

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24Sep/16Off

Football News Roundup – September 24, 2016

  • George Boateng's #One2Eleven
    Former Aston Villa, Middlesbrough and Hull City midfielder George Boateng names his #One2Eleven on The Fantasy Football Club.
  • Rafa: Villa are a massive club
    Rafael Benitez has warned Newcastle they face a tough test against Aston Villa when they travel to Villa Park on Saturday.
  • TFFC: Win Boateng's team sheet
    George Boateng will be picking his #One2Eleven onThe Fantasy Football Club on Friday evening.
  • Watch United, Crolla on Now TV
    Man Utd v Leicester City and Anthony Crolla's title fight headline a massive weekend of sport on Sky Sports and you can watch it all with Now TV...
  • Watch Man Utd, Crolla on NOW TV
    Man Utd v Leicester City and Anthony Crolla's title fight headline a massive weekend of sport on Sky Sports and you can watch it all with NOW TV...
  • Wolves v Brentford preview
    Wolves boss Walter Zenga is likely to make several changes after the 2-0 EFL Cup defeat at Newcastle on Tuesday.
  • QPR v Birmingham preview
    Sandro has given QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink a selection dilemma for the visit of Birmingham.
  • Peterborough v Walsall preview
    Andrew Hughes is back in contention for Peterborough following his one-match suspension which saw him miss the 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United after he was sent off against Port Vale.
  • Derby v Blackburn preview
    Goalkeeper Scott Carson remains a doubt for Derby ahead of the visit of Blackburn.
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23Sep/16Off

Football News Roundup – September 23, 2016

  • On The Fantasy FC...
    Max, Rachel and Merse are joined by former Feyenoord, Aston Villa, Coventry City, Middlesbrough, Hull City, Skoda Xanthi, Nottingham Forest, T-Team and Netherlands international midfielder George Boateng on this week's The Fantasy Football Club.
  • EFL rejects Prem B sides, Old Firm
    The EFL have announced that any possible reform of the English structure will not involve the introduction of Premier League B teams or the Old Firm clubs into the pyramid.
  • EFL rejects B teams, Old Firm
    The EFL have announced that any possible reform of the English structure will not involve the introduction of Premier League B teams or the Old Firm clubs into the pyramid.
  • Jedinak: Sky the limit for Villa
    Aston Villa midfielder Mile Jedinak says the sky is the limit for his new club, but they must start performing consistently.
  • LISTEN: EFL Weekly - Jedinak, Grigg
    Mile Jedinak and Will Grigg feature on the latest EFL Weekly podcast - and you can listen right here!
  • Ollie's predictions
    The Sky Bet EFL is back for another weekend of action and Ian Holloway returns too with his predictions.
  • Key Battle: Bailly v Vardy
    Eric Bailly faces Jamie Vardy at Old Trafford on Saturday. We check the stats to see whether the Man Utd man or Leicester striker will come out on top...
  • Mourinho v Ranieri
    Manchester United’s clash with Leicester City on Saturday pits Jose Mourinho against Claudio Ranieri once more. It’s a meeting of two very different characters and a rivalry that’s turned on its head in the past year, writes Adam Bate…
  • Villa probe Grealish reports
    Aston Villa boss Roberto di Matteo has confirmed the club is conducting an internal investigation over reports of an alleged breach of club discipline by young midfielder Jack Grealish.
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21Sep/16Off

Football News Roundup – September 21, 2016

  • Lyden signs new Villa deal
    Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Lyden has pledged his future to the club by signing a two-year contract extension.
  • De Bruyne tops Power Rankings
    Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne has topped the Sky Sports Power Rankings this week.
  • King wants EFL Cup success
    Leicester City midfielder Andy King insists the Premier League champions have a taste for silverware following their title success.
  • Six of the very Best
    Northampton’s cup clash with Manchester United brings back memories of George Best…
  • Wenger: Don't write off Bendtner
    Arsene Wenger has urged former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner to seize the chance to restart his career with Nottingham Forest this season.
  • Ranieri once tried to sign Conte
    Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has revealed he failed in an attempt to sign Antonio Conte at Fiorentina.
  • Charlie's EFL Cup predictions
    Charlie Nicholas has provided us with the EFL Cup third round predictions, starting with Tuesday night's eight games.
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20Sep/16Off

Football News Roundup – September 20, 2016

  • Meet George Boateng on Fantasy FC
    You can be a part of The Fantasy Football Club this week....
  • Newcastle v Wolves preview
    Boss Rafael Benitez will await a decision from disciplinary chiefs ahead of Newcastle's EFL Cup third round clash with Wolves after launching an appeal against Vurnon Anita's dismissal at the weekend.
  • WATCH & VOTE: PL Goals of the Week
    From Jordan Henderson to Granit Xhaka, we present the best seven goals from the weekend's Premier League action.
  • Your team's best penalty taker
    Sanchez or Cazorla? Vardy or Mahrez? Austin or Tadic? We name Premier League clubs' best penalty takers...
  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch every goal from the weekend's Premier League games, including wins for Watford, Tottenham, Man City and Arsenal.
  • WATCH: PL Saves of the Week
    From Thibaut Courtois to Jordan Pickford, we present the top nine saves from the weekend's Premier League action.
  • LISTEN: Sunday Supplement podcast
    Neil Ashton is joined by the Daily Telegraph's Matt Law, the Daily Star's Jeremy Cross and Oliver Kay of The Times for this week's Sunday Supplement podcast.
  • Simpson praises Foxes' Slimani
    Leicester defender Danny Simpson insists record signing Islam Slimani is prepared to get his hands dirty despite his huge price tag.
  • Bilic: I will turn this around
    Slave Bilic has vowed to improve West Ham's defensive displays after they conceded four goals for a second week in a row against West Brom on Saturday.
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19Sep/16Off

Football News Roundup – September 19, 2016

  • WATCH: Slimani's debut double
    Leicester City’s record signing Islam Slimani made a big impression on his Premier League debut, scoring twice in a 3-0 win over Burnley.
  • WATCH: Premier League goals
    Watch every goal from Saturday's Premier League games, including wins for Man City, Arsenal and Everton.
  • WATCH: Masuaku's two handballs
    West Ham got off to the worst possible start playing away against West Bromich Albion when Arthur Masuaku conceded a needless penalty at The Hawthorns.
  • WATCH: Brilliant Fletcher flick
    Steven Fletcher produced a sublime piece of skill to set up fellow forward Gary Hooper for Sheffield Wednesday's opener at Birmingham City.
  • Round of applause for Fielding
    Manager Lee Johnson revealed Bristol City's players gave Frank Fielding a round of applause in the dressing room after his second-half heroics helped earn an unlikely point in a 1-1 draw with Derby.
  • Hughton thankful for late winner
    Brighton manager Chris Hughton was relieved to see his side clinch their second 1-0 victory of the week and climb into the Championship play-off places thanks to Tomer Hemed's 88th-minute penalty against Burton.
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18Sep/16Off

Football News Roundup – September 18, 2016

  • Villa boss happy with a point
    Mick McCarthy and Roberto Di Matteo were content with a point after Ipswich and Aston Villa played out a 0-0 draw at Portman Road.
  • Bore draw at Portman Road
    Ipswich Town and Aston Villa played out a largely dismal 0-0 draw at Portman Road in a game that only threatened to burst into life in the final few dramatic minutes.
  • No way through at Portman Road
    Ipswich Town and Aston Villa played out a largely dismal 0-0 draw at Portman Road in a game that only threatened to burst into life in the final few dramatic minutes.
  • Championship: Terriers march on
    Huddersfield extended their lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship courtesy of a 2-1 victory over QPR at the John Smith's Stadium.
  • Pulis: Owners to decide my fate
    Tony Pulis knows West Brom's new owners will have the final say on his future at the club.
  • Ollie's predictions
    The Sky Bet EFL is back for another weekend of action and Ian Holloway returns too with his predictions.
  • Merson's predictions
    Sky Sports football pundit Paul Merson is back with another round of Premier League predictions.
  • Cheltenham v Notts County preview
    Cheltenham manager Gary Johnson could make changes to his team when they host Notts County on Saturday.
  • Ranieri calls for Prem focus
    Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has told his history-making Foxes to forget about their Champions League heroics.
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