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Wolves, Birmingham and Reading on alert as PNE star demands move

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Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill has demanded a transfer from the club.

Wolves and Reading both had bids of around £8 million rejected by Preston last week, but Sky Sports says the 25-year-old is keen to force a move away from Deepdale.

Preston boss Alex Neil had insisted Hugill wouldn’t be sold, despite interest in the player throughout the summer.

Championship: Newcastle Crowned Champions And Blackburn Relegated On Nerve-Shredding Final Day (Photos & Video)

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With the top spot and the final relegation berth still on the line going into the finalmatch, the Championship certainly delivered in terms of last day jitters at both end of the table.

Newcastle were finally crowned champions of a league they were supposed to walk, hammering Barnsley 3-0 while fellow contenders Brighton succumbed to a late equaliser against Aston Villa to finish up in second.

FA Cup Fourth Round Preview: Birmingham City vs West Brom

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A resurgent Birmingham City side will hope to become the first side to defeat Tony Pulis' West Bromwich Albion when the Baggies make the short trip...

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Wigan 1 v Blackpool 0

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When Wigan beat Blackpool 1-0 at the DW Stadium on a warm day back in August this year, it was expected that The Latics would again make a push for promotion back to the Premier League under manager Uwe Rosler, while Blackpool would face a season of toil.



442 magazine even had Wigan favorites for automatic promotion.

Video: Liverpool defender sent-off for foul on team-mate

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A strange incident from the Championship game between Blackpool and Birmingham, where Liverpool youngster Jack Robinson was shown a red card for a foul on team-mate Jordon Ibe. Robinson, on loan with the Seasider, was deemed to have denied a clear goalscoring opportunity to Ibe, who made his loan move to Birmingham last week.

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Redknapp may extend surprise spell with Birmingham

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London (AFP) – Harry Redknapp says he is open to extending his shock return to management at Birmingham City beyond the end of this season.

The “football mad” former Tottenham boss, 70, has been hired by Birmingham’s Hong Kong-based owners in a desperate bid to avoid relegation from the Championship following Gianfranco Zola’s resignation with just three games remaining.

Redknapp may extend surprise spell with Birmingham

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London (AFP) – Harry Redknapp says he is open to extending his shock return to management at Birmingham City beyond the end of this season.

The “football mad” former Tottenham boss, 70, has been hired by Birmingham’s Hong Kong-based owners in a desperate bid to avoid relegation from the Championship following Gianfranco Zola’s resignation with just three games remaining.

‘Fed up’ Harry Redknapp takes Birmingham job

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London (AFP) – Veteran English manager Harry Redknapp said he had returned to football as the new boss of Championship strugglers Birmingham City on Tuesday because he was “fed up” with his time away from the sport.

The 70-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur boss has replaced Gianfranco Zola, whose dismal four months in charge of second-tier Birmingham ended on Monday with the Italian declaring “I sacked myself”.

Zola ends desperate spell as Birmingham boss

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London (AFP) – Gianfranco Zola resigned as manager of Birmingham City on Monday after a dreadful run of results since he took over at the Championship club just four months ago.

The 50-year-old Italian was a controversial appointment by the club’s Chinese owners after they sacked Gary Rowett, who had Birmingham well placed to challenge for a place in the play-offs, in December.

Zola ends desperate spell as Birmingham boss

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London (AFP) – Gianfranco Zola resigned as manager of Birmingham City on Monday after a dreadful run of results since he took over at the Championship club just four months ago.

The 50-year-old Italian was a controversial appointment by the club’s Chinese owners after they sacked Gary Rowett, who had Birmingham well placed to challenge for a place in the play-offs, in December.

Zola resigns as Birmingham manager

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London (AFP) – Gianfranco Zola resigned as manager of Birmingham City on Monday after a dreadful run of results since he took over at the Championship club just four months ago.

The 50-year-old Italian was a controversial appointment by the club’s Chinese owners after they sacked Gary Rowett, who had Birmingham well placed to challenge for a place in the play-offs, in December.

Villa’s Bruce has to settle for draw on Birmingham return

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce remains unbeaten as Aston Villa manager but his side were unable to get the better of one of his former clubs Birmingham City as their Championship match ended 1-1 on Sunday.

Bruce, who played for Birmingham and had a six year stint as manager before upping sticks in 2007, has so far guided Villa to two draws and a win since replacing Roberto di Matteo, who was sacked after a poor start to their second tier campaign.

Villa’s Bruce has to settle for draw on Birmingham return

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London (AFP) Steve Bruce remains unbeaten as Aston Villa manager but his side were unable to get the better of one of his former clubs Birmingham City as their Championship match ended 1-1 on Sunday.

Bruce, who played for Birmingham and had a six year stint as manager before upping sticks in 2007, has so far guided Villa to two draws and a win since replacing Roberto di Matteo, who was sacked after a poor start to their second tier campaign.

Chinese group complete takeover of Birmingham

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London (AFP) Chinese group Trillion Trophy Asia (TTA) completed their lengthy takeover of English club Birmingham City on Monday making it the third club based in the city to fall under Chinese control.

The confirmation of the purchase of the second tier side by TTA who are controlled by 55-year-old Hong Kong businessman Paul Suen and his business partner Daniel Sue brings to a definitive end the stormy ownership of disgraced businessman Carson Yeung.

Chinese group complete takeover of Birmingham

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London (AFP) Chinese group Trillion Trophy Asia (TTA) completed their lengthy takeover of English club Birmingham City on Monday making it the third club based in the city to fall under Chinese control.

The confirmation of the purchase of the second tier side by TTA who are controlled by 55-year-old Hong Kong businessman Paul Suen and his business partner Daniel Sue brings to a definitive end the stormy ownership of disgraced businessman Carson Yeung.

Match Previews

Match preview: Philadelphia Union at Orlando City SC-THURSDAY

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We take a look at the upcoming Philadelphia-Orlando match. Here is a few things to watch when the teams take the field in central Florida.

Preview: Aston Villa vs Birmingham City

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Aston Villa vs Birmingham City preview Aston Villa have to calm the stormy waters by defeating their local rivals Birmingham City in Tuesday's...

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Birmingham City

4-2-3-1 vs Birmingham: Leeds United predicted starting XI, Team news, Key Stats

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Birmingham City vs Leeds United Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

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Birmingham City, placed 14th in the Championship, are going through a poor run of results at the moment, having won just twice in their last 15 games.

Birmingham manager Zola says Spector could move to MLS

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Jonathan Spector has played in England for the entirety of his professional career, suiting up for Manchester United, Charlton Athletic, West Ham and, ultimately, Birmingham City. However, it appears his time in England may be coming towards its end as an offer from MLS has come in.

Birmingham manager Gianfranco Zola says Spector has received offers that could see him return to the U.

Arsenal

This Arsenal youngster has earned a place in Gunners first team

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Does Jon Toral have any chance of getting first team action next season? With all club competitions now finished for English football this season, we can sit back and review what the season has been like for the Arsenal players, in terms of who has performed and who hasn't. It is also a time where [.

Is this Jon Toral’s last chance to become an Arsenal star?

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When Jon Toral arrived at Arsenal from La Masia all those years ago along with Hector Bellerin, we thought that the half-English lad was the most promising, but we all know now that Toral was held back by injury while Bellerin has gone on to become first choice at the Emirates. But it looks like [...

Should Arsenal let young Gunner Iwobi leave?

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It would be just about typical of the way things are going for Arsenal at the moment if Arsene Wenger was to let the young Nigeria international forward Alex Iwobi go to one of the Championship clubs that want him on loan, only for yet another injury to hit the Arsenal front line and leave [...]

Alex Iwobi linked with move to Birmingham or Reading

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Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi is wanted by Championship sides Birmingham City and Reading, according to the Daily Mirror. The Nigerian starlet, aged...

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TEN big-game Arsenal defeats – Which one hurt the most?

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The painful days. By Galen Sona Arsenal 0 v 2 Bayern Munich Champions league 2013 This was the round of 16 of the champions league. We started the game like a house on fire and we were all over Bayern in the first 15 mins. It was some great stuff from Arsenal. Why it hurts? [...]

Ranger’s move for brilliant Arsenal youngster still in doubt (plus video)

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The Arsenal and USA starlet Gedion Zelalem was expected to go off for a six-month loan deal at Glasgow Rangers, but now it seems that the deal could be hijacked by Fulham, Charlton or Birmingham City as more clubs have been alerted to his availability. Zelalem has been in excellent form for the USA in [.

Arsenal plot move for Birmingham City’s Demarai Gray

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Arsenal will join the race for Birmingham City wonderkid Demarai Gray this summer, according to The Sun on Sunday. Gray, aged 18, is tipped to leave...

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Tottenham and Arsenal chasing Birmingham winger Demarai Gray, Liverpool and Man City interested

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North London rivals Tottenham and Arsenal are battling to sign Birmingham winger Demarai Gray. Both Spurs and the Gunners are keen to add the...

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Nikola Zigic maintains that Arsenal tried to sign him

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Former Birmingham City striker Nikola Zigic has repeated claims that Arsenal tried to sign him before the transfer window closed. The 6ft 8in forward...

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O novo craque do Bessa

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O Boavista ainda não pontuou neste regresso Primeira Liga e a direcção do emblema axadrezado decidiu fazer um esforço no sentido de dar a Petit mais e melhores opções. E eis que surpreendeu ao assegurar a contratação de Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, um extremo esquerdo que admiro há muito mas que, aos 28 anos, nunca conseguiu verdadeiramente "explodir" e confirmar o talento que demonstrou precocemente.

Arsenal want ex-Birmingham striker Nikola Zigic, claims agent

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Former Birmingham City striker Nikola Zigic is a transfer target for Arsenal, according to his agent. The Gunners are being linked with a host of...

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Will Arsenal take Hull lightly? No Chance says Wenger

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The subject of Arsenal, the trophy drought and the shock defeat by Birmingham City in our last major final was bound to come up, and will do many times before Arsenal run out on to the Wembley turf on Saturday. And it is no surprise that Arsene Wenger is not all that keen on focusing [...]

Arsenal will NOT mess up another trophy chance says Szczesny

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All this talk about nine years without a trophy is getting more tired and boring for Arsenal fans than the average TV schedule on Dave, but the fact is that, should the Gunners fail to win the FA cup at Wembley in May, that is how long it will have been since Patrick Vieira scored [...]

Leicester City

Photo: Demarai Gray in a Leicester shirt after signing from Birmingham

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BREAKING: #lcfc sign winger @Demarai7 from Birmingham City. #GrayLCFC pic.twitter.com/Oz61oDPjQy Leicester City (@LCFC) January 4, 2016...

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Birmingham’s Demarai Gray on his way to Leicester

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Leicester City are closing in on the signing of Birmingham City forward Demarai Gray, according to BBC Radio 5 Live reporter Pat Murphy. Speaking...

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Liverpool

Snapshot: Liverpool Ladies Retain WSL Title After Incredible Final-Day Drama

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By Alan Duffy

In an incredibly dramatic final day of action, outsiders Liverpool Ladies secured the WSL title after leapfrogging Chelsea and Birmingham to thetrophy.

Finding themselves in third place at the start of the day, behind leaders Chelsea and second-placed Birmingham, the Reds pulled off an incredible title victory by beating Bristol Academy 3-0 courtesy of goals fromNatasha Dowie, Lucy Bronze and Fara Williams (courtesy of a penalty).

Video: Birmingham vs Liverpool held up due to tampon on the pitch

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The Women's Super League match between Birmingham and Liverpool last weekend involved one of football's more unusual delays. The referee...

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The Rest

USL announces expansion franchise in Birmingham

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USL officially announced Tuesday afternoon that it would add an expansion franchise in Birmingham, Alabama. The franchise would join the league in 2019 but will play in the PDL starting in 2018.

The owners of the Birmingham team include Jeff Logan, co-owner of the minor league baseball team Birmingham Barons, James Outland, founding and managing partner of New Capital Partners and Lee Styslinger, III, chairman and chief executive officer of Altec, Inc.

Photo: Aston Villa fans leave funny banner at Birmingham City

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Nothing like getting one over your neighbours is there #Villa? #FACupFinal #getcarriedaway http://t.co/JK84v35iRJ pic.twitter.com/bZoEqeKxn8 ...

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Birmingham away

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The season starts here. After the chaos of the last... well it seems like forever, doesn't it, we can start to think about games on their merits. Birmingham away becomes Birmingham away, not another episode in Mike Gregg's Felix Bingo, not another excruciating exercise in demonstrating how far we've fallen.

Lee Clark’s Amazing Escape Act – Unbelievable – Video

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Birmingham needed at least one point in their final game of the season at Bolton yesterday, to survive in the Championship since Doncaster Rovers were one point better off but with a much worse goal difference. Lee Clark after Birmingham miraculously survived yesterday And certainly things didn't look too good and with 12 minutes [.