5 Championship starlets who could join the Premier League

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The Championship is blessed with a number of starlets who take to the field each week, but will these 5 gems be snapped up by bigger fish? 1.Bakary Sako 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 …

QPR – Taarabt drama finally coming to an end?

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QPR’s long running issues with midfielder Adel Taarabt could be coming to an end in January. That is according to TalkSport who think Serie A club Atalanta want Taarabt. 25-year-old Adel Taarabt spectacularly fell out with manager Harry Redknapp who accused him of being a few stone overweight. Taarabt then went to a national newspaper taking his top off to …

Newcastle – Schwarzer targeted to fix goalkeeping crisis!

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Newcastle United are experiencing something of a goalkeeping crisis. Tim Krul is currently on the treatment table and back-up keeper Rob Elliot was taken off injured against Chelsea on Saturday. Third choice Jak Alnwick came on as a second half sub versus Chelsea for his professional debut and helped Newcastle hang on for the win but now Alan Pardew needs …

Brighton complete Darren Bent deal

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Championship outfit, Brighton Hove Albion have completed the big name signing of Darren Bent on loan from Aston Villa. The 30-year-old joins Sami Hyypia’s side who are struggling to keep their heads above the relegation zone. Bent has played just 8 times this season, 7 of which came off the bench as substitute appearances for Villa. Hyypia has expressed his …

Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all chasing Patrick Roberts

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Premier League trio; Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea are all said to be chasing young English sensation, Patrick Roberts of Fulham according to the Mirror. All three sides are keen to get their hands on the attacking outlet who currently plies his trade in the Championship. A player touted with a bright future, it seems the trio want to snap up the …

Arsenal update – Chris Smalling a January target?

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Chris Smalling – sent off in the Manchester Derby and costing Manchester United the clash. He has received heavy criticism from Red Devils fans and has in some ways failed to live up to the potential he first promised but now the Daily Mirror believe he could be set to an Arsenal switch. Arsenal have had serious defensive problems this …

QPR – Will Adel Taarabt feature against Chelsea?

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Harry Redknapp has told Sky Sports that the row between himself and maverick winger Adel Taarabt could be over this weekend as he is in contention to play against Chelsea. The 25-year-old had previously been accused of being “three stone overweight” by the QPR boss. Adel Taarabt began his career in France with Lens and then in 2007 Tottenham Hotspur signed …

Clint Dempsey to return to the Premier League in January?

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Clint Dempsey was a popular figure in the Premier League during his spells for Fulham and Tottenham Hotspur, now the World Cup star with his country USA, is ready to return according to the Daily Mirror. Clint Dempsey is currently employed by MLS side Seattle Sounders and as his season across the pond comes to a close it is believed …

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 …

3 man shortlist for Fulham job

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Fulham’s quest to find a new manager to succeed Felix Magath has taken another turn and it seems the London club have whittled down their candidates to just 3. Kit Symons Chris Hughton Steve Clarke The candidates were selected by owner Sahid Khan, but was aided by a 5 man team made up of Brian McBride, Danny Murphy, David Daly, …

Zola favourite for Fulham job

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Former Chelsea legend, Gianfranco Zola has emerged as the front-runner to become the next manager of Fulham according to Sky Sports News. According to the betting odds, Zola went from 18/1 to 6/4 since Tuesday afternoon and is now said to be in pole position for the job at Craven Cottage. Club owner, Sahid Khan has pulled together a panel of …

Former Fulham star linked with vacant managerial position

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Former Fulham centre midfielder, Danny Murphy has insisted that he would be interested in taking over the helm at Fulham to succeed the departed Felix Magath. Magath was relieved of his duties last night after only taking over in February. The German could not stop the London club from relegation from the Premier League and have since found themselves at …

Ex-Premier League star joins Sunday league side!

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Former Premier League midfielder Simon Davies has joined Welsh Sunday league club Solva on a deal that sees him pay £3 per match. Wales Online reported the story that the ex-Wales captain will now be paying his subs instead of earning the £30,000-a-week he used to be on! Simon Davies began his career with Peterborough United in Division Three but …

Former Chelsea assistant named new Jordan coach

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57-year-old Ray Wilkins has today taken up a new role in international management by accepting the Jordan head coach job. The former Chelsea assistant who was most recently assistant at Fulham till February will begin planning for his first game against Malaysia on 11 October. Ray Wilkins had a career that spanned 24 years and saw him play 695 career league …

Fulham hunt three new bodies before 11pm deadline

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Fulham are in talks to sign three new players before the 11pm transfer window deadline this evening. According to Sky Sports News HQ they are interested in Jermaine Beckford from Bolton Wanderers, Mark Hudson from Cardiff City and Matt Smith from Leeds United. Jermaine Beckford is a Jamaican international striker who is vastly experienced in the Championship has also played …

Crystal Palace on the verge of signing former Fulham defender

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Former Fulham captain and defender, Brede Hangeland is on the verge of joining Premier League side Crystal Palace according to reports from The Daily Mail. The towering defender was released by relegated Fulham last season in over an email – not to the delight of the Norwegian. Hangeland now looks ready to make a comeback to the Premier League will Hull …

Review of the Premiership part 4: Everyone else, West Brom to QPR

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Simon Poulter of What Would David Bowie Do? rounds up the season West Bromwich Albion (49 pts, GD -4) 8th OK, to be third at the end of October was the sort of start Baggies fans could have only dreamed of. And we have been there before with unfancied sides enjoying the nosebleed reaches of the table within the season’s …

Arsenal update – Wilshere, Cazorla and others face late fitness tests

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After drawing with Everton at the Emirates on Tuesday Arsenal’s game against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday is a must win for the Gunners. However it looks like Arsene Wenger has got some serious worries on the injury front. Wenger said “there are a number of uncertainties about our squad. At the back everyone should available. In midfield we …

Spurs striking dilemma; Why Ade Should Get Nod Over Defoe

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Spurs’ striker situation this season has been peculiar. At the start of the campaign, Andre Villas-Boas opted for Jermain Defoe as his lone forward, despite the permanent signing of Emmanuel Adebayor, who was probably more suited to that role. Defoe performed well early on, combining goalscoring with impressive movement and improved link-up play. Surprisingly, Villas-Boas switched to a 4-4-2 to …

Arsenal rival Fulham in chase for Dutch keeper

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It seems that Arsenal’s search for a new keeper didn’t end with speculative moves for Pepe Reina. According to an Italian paper Dutch international goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg fancies a move to the Premiership and Arsenal and Fulham are competing for his £3.5million signature. The story broke first in Gazzetta dello Sport (Stekelenburg is current at Roma) which suggest that both …