Former England striker set to join Championship outfit

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Aston Villa striker, Darren Bent is set to temporarily end his nightmare stint at Aston Villa with a loan move to Championship side, Brighton according to reports from the Express. The former England poacher has been unable to break his way into the first team at Villa Park and is now expected to join up with Brighton in the next 48 …

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Everton looking at Championship star

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Roberto Martinez is ready to call upon Shaun Maloney and form a reunion between the pair. Martinez signed Maloney for Wigan in 2011 after joining from Celtic and now the Spanish manager is ready to call upon the scot once again. Maloney, 31, still plies his trade with Wigan in the Championship but his contract is up in the summer. …

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Cardiff’s Vincent Tan slams Wigan’s Whelan & Mackay

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Cardiff City’s controversial owner Vincent Tan has waded into the debate surrounding Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan and the club’s new manager Malky Mackay. BBC Sport carry the quotes from Tan who famously sacked Mackay from Cardiff City in December 2013. Tan has not withheld his thoughts over the appointment of Malky Mackay as Wigan boss, especially following perceived racist …

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Birmingham City’s Moussi donates his wages to charity

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Birmingham City have announced the signing of Guy Moussi until 18 January 2015. BBC Sport report that Moussi has decided to give all his wages to four different charities over the short term deal. The French midfielder began his career with Angers in France before moving to Nottingham Forest in June 2008. His first season in English football was injury …

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Wigan appoint controversial Malky Mackay as manager

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Wigan Athletic have today confirmed that Malky Mackay will be the club’s new manager, this is despite an ongoing investigation by the FA into alleged racial text messages sent by him during Mackay’s time in charge of Cardiff City. Malky Mackay is 42-years-old and the Scottish born manager had a full career as a defender playing in Scotland and England for …

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England – Does QPR’s Charlie Austin deserve a call?

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In July I labelled QPR striker Charlie Austin as one of my players to watch moving up to the Premier League from the Championship this season. Well so far he has done a pretty good job of it with 6 goals in 10 Premier League games, something that his teammate Joey Barton thinks, deserves a call up to Roy Hodgson’s England …

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Everton boss Roberto Martinez set for Italian move?

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Roberto Martinez is one of the hottest prospects in football management and at only 41-years of age, he has a long future ahead of him. Martinez was thought to have been considered for the Barcelona job after the Spanish giants were impressed with his performances at Swansea City, Wigan Athletic and most recently Everton. The Daily Mirror understand the Spaniard now …

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Liverpool update – Adam Lallana: best still to come

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Liverpool spent heavily in the summer transfer window following the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona. This campaign was supposed to be a successful one as the club finished second in the Premier League last season, however things haven’t go so smoothly so far as the Reds sit in 7th with just 14 points from 9 games. Now Adam Lallana, …

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QPR – Can Shaun Wright-Phillips earn a starting place?

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Shaun Wright-Phillips was once one of the hottest prospects in British football when the winger broke through into the Manchester City first team squad as a youngster. Now at 33-years-old, Talksport believe he won’t move on from Loftus Road and vows to fight for a starting place. Wright-Phillips, 5ft 5 1/2ins, joined Manchester City in 1995 after his release from Nottingham …

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Spurs update – Assou-Ekotto’s wages holding up exit

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Tottenham Hotspur are desperately trying to get rid of unwanted Cameroon international Benoit Assou-Ekotto. However, according to the Daily Mirror the player’s wages are holding up any potential deal. Assou-Ekotto is 30-years-old but is nowhere near the Spurs full side meaning his £40,000-a-week wages are being paid with no appearances being made. The left-back began his career in France with …

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Tom Ince – The teenage prodigy, now flop set for Notts Forest?

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Tom Ince… What can be said? Daddies boy? Full of potential? A major flop? Well maybe all three count? Son of the famous Paul Ince, Tom was offered a chance to play regular Premier League football with Cardiff City in the summer of 2013 but turned them down as he was awaiting a Liverpool move. This summer he turned down …

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Leeds United sack manager Darko Milanic after just 32 days

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Leeds United have perhaps the craziest owner in the football league and that is saying something when you compare him to Vincent Tan of Cardiff City! However, Massimo Cellino has now disgraced the once great Leeds United again by sacking Head Coach Darko Milanic after just 32 days in charge. Leeds has slipped to 18th in the Championship following today’s …

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Liverpool update – Joel Ward a surprise target?

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Liverpool’s defence has been woeful at times this season, only sometimes masked by the criticism of £16m signing Mario Balotelli. Now The Guardian believe 24-year-old Crystal Palace defender could be a possible target for Brendan Rodgers. Joel Ward began his career on the South Coast with Portsmouth in 2006 and worked his way through the club’s academy. He spent the …

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Arsenal & Tottenham to fight for youngster Gray

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North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are set to do battle over Birmingham City’s young winger Demarai Gray. The Sun believe that Gray will cost the winner around £2m. The 5ft 10in 18-year-old has become an important player for manager-less Birmingham City this season, featuring in 10 of the Blues’ 13 opening Championship fixtures. Whilst Birmingham sit in 21st …

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Tony Pulis reveals he did want Cardiff City job!

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Cardiff City have in recent seasons become something of a farce at times. A Malaysian cohort took over in May 2010 and invested heavily until in May 2012 the controversial decision was announced to change the club’s home strip from blue to red. Cardiff eventually earned promotion to the Premier League under Malky Mackay for the 2013/14 season but then sacked …

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5 Championship players who could be of interest to the Premier League

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As speculation surrounding the January transfer window comes to the fore, here are 5 Championship players who may be of interest to the Premier League… Bakary Sakho has been a sensation for the newly promoted Wolves this season. 7 goals to his name and a constant threat in attacking areas, Kenny Jackett will have to be ready to quash any …

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Birmingham City seek Karl Robinson as new boss

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Yesterday Birmingham City sacked their manager Lee Clark following a difficult start to the season that continued the poor form from the last campaign. Now Sky Sports News report the Midlands club have approached MK Dons for permission to speak to their manager Karl Robinson. 41-year-old Lee Clark joined Birmingham City in June 2012 after a successful and long spell with …

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Birmingham City part company with Lee Clark

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Birmingham City have today announced that manager Lee Clark and his assistant Steve Watson have been sacked with immediate effect. The 41-year-old Geordie has been at the club since June 2012 but now leaves Birmingham with the club languishing in 21st place in the Championship. Clark started his career in football as a midfielder and played for Newcastle, Sunderland and …

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Sheffield United ‘hold talks’ with rapist Ched Evans

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Sheffield United manger Nigel Clough has answered questions from the media today about the future of convicted rapist and striker Ched Evans. Clough spoke to BBC Radio Sheffield that the club’s owners will make the final decision on whether they will re-sign the Welshman. Ched Evans was born in North Wales and had spells with Rhyl and Chester City before beginning …

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