English Championship

English Premier League

Newcastle’s St James’ Park and West Ham’s London Stadium have been raided by tax authorities

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Offices at Newcastle United and West Ham United have been raided as part of an investigation into suspected tax and National Insurance fraud, according to reports.

HM Revenue and Customs officers were used in the raid on the training ground and main offices of the newly promoted Newcastle United’s St James’ Park at 6.

Liverpool could save £40m in the transfer market by signing this Leeds United player

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Liverpool are among the host of Premier League clubs linked with a move for Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk in the summer.

The 25-year-old has established himself as one of the finest centre-backs in the Premier League. His physical presence, ability to play from the back, and his reading of the game is second to none.

PL Roundup: Chelsea transfer close; Reliable journalist expects defender to join Liverpool

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Liverpool are expected to sign a left back at the end of this season and it seems that Klopp has identified Ryan Sessegnon as a priority target.

According to the ever-reliable Paul Joyce from The Times, the player is expected to join Liverpool this summer and is seen as a future prospect. During the web chat, Joyce also claimed that Sessegnon turns 17 in May and will be eligible to sign a professional contract with the Reds.

Player Profile: Arsenal and Chelsea weighing up move for highly talented Portuguese winger

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The Sun has reported that Chelsea have joined their London rivals in the chase for Wolves winger Helder Costa. The former Benfica man completed a permanent move to the West Midlands club in January for a club record fee.

Born in Angola, Costa moved to Portugal as a youngster where he joined Lisbon side Benfica in 2004 on a youth contract.

West Brom scouts watched 26-year-old winger, could face competition from Aston Villa

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West Brom are reportedly interested in Oxford United’s winger, Marvin Johnson. Birmingham City and Aston Villa are also reportedly keeping a close tab on the player.

According to reports from the Birmingham Mail, the trio of Midland clubs have watched the left-sided player closely in recent games.

Rangers Manager hunt: Assessing the top five candidates for the job

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Following the departure of Mark Warburton in early February, Rangers are yet again in a state of flux. The Light Blues have been under the stewardship of their Under-20s coach Graeme Murty since, and results haven’t been too impressive under the 42-year-old.

Last evening’s last-gasp win over St Johnstone was the Gers’ first in the league under Murty.

Former high-profile PL striker: Aston Villa are bigger than Chelsea

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Former high-profile Premier League striker, Dean Saunders, claims that Aston Villa are one of the biggest clubs in the United Kingdom.

Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season, and are plying their trade in the Championship at the moment. However, despite their fall from grace, Saunders has no doubt the club’s standing in the English game.

Leeds United defender set to leave the club, could move to Liverpool in the summer

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Leeds United defender, Charlie Taylor, is ready to return to first team action after nursing his Achilles injury he suffered before Christmas.

Garry Monk, the Leeds manager, considers him an important player in the side, and doesn’t expect him to remain on the fringes for long.

4-2-3-1 vs Huddersfield: Manchester City predicted line up, Team News, Key Stats

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Manchester City vs Huddersfield Town Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of FA Cup fifth round replay.

Manchester City vs Huddersfield
FA Cup 2016/17
1st March, 19:45 pm BST
Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Live stream: BBC One

Pep Guardiola’s side did not want a replay, but City will once again start as favourites for this tie.

FA Cup 2017 Draw: Chelsea handed blockbuster tie in the quarter finals, boost for Arsenal

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Premier League giants Chelsea will face holders Manchester United in the Quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Antonio Conte’s men managed to humiliate Jose Mourinho’s team earlier this season and the Blues will be hoping for more of the same when the two sides meet on the 11th of March 2017.

4-2-3-1 v Blackburn: Mourinho's strongest possible Man Utd lineup for vital cup game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Blackburn vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup fixture.

Blackburn vs Manchester United
FA Cup 2016/17
19th February, 16:15 pm BST
Ewood Park, Blackburn
Live Stream: Watch Blackburn vs Manchester United live on BT Sport 2

Blackburn Team News & Preview

Blackburn host Manchester United in the next round of the FA Cup this weekend.

Championship

4-2-3-1 vs Preston: Predicted Newcastle starting lineup; defender could return but striker misses out again

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Newcastle United vs Preston
English Championship 2016/17
24th April,19:45pm BST
St James’ Park, Newcastle

Newcastle United will take on Preston in a crucial Championship match on Monday night.

A poor run in the last three games (two defeats and a draw) had shown the Magpies loosing grip on the title.

Sky Sports pundit predicts Newcastle vs Leeds

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Newcastle United vs Leeds United
April 14, 2017, 7:15pm
Live on Sky Sports 1

Sky Sports pundit David Prutton predicts a tie between Newcastle United and Leeds United, when the two sides would meet on Good Friday at St James’ Park.

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

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Leeds United vs Brighton Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of this week’s Championship fixture.

Leeds United vs Brighton
Championship 2016/17
18th March, 17:30 pm BST
Elland Road, Leeds
How to follow: BBC local radio

Leeds dropped two crucial points in their last game against QPR as they were held to a 0-0 draw.

4-2-3-1 vs Blackburn: Predicted Fulham starting XI, two players doubtful for Rovers, Key stats

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Fulham vs Blackburn Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of midweek’s Championship fixture.

Fulham vs Blackburn
Championship 2016/17
14th March, 19:45 pm BST
Craven Cottage, London
How to follow: BBC local radio

Fulham stunned everyone after registering a fantastic 3-1 victory over league leaders, Newcastle United, last Saturday.

Championship Round up: League Table, Results, Top scorers after round 37

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Brighton and Hove Albion levelled on points with Newcastle United at the top (separated only by the goal difference) after winning 3-0 against Derby County.

It was a strong performance from Chis Hughton’s side who dominated the game from start to finish. The defeat, however, proved costly for Derby, who lost seven of their last 13 Championship games.

4-1-4-1 vs Sheffield Wednesday: Aston Villa predicted starting XI, Team News, Key Stats

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Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Aston Villa vs Sheffield Wednesday
Championship 2016/17
11 March, 15:00 pm BST
Craven Cottage, London
How to follow: BBC local radio

Aston Villa’s mini revival under Steve Bruce (three wins in a row) was halted on Tuesday night when they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield.

Leeds United vs QPR: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Stats

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

Leeds United vs QPR
Championship 2016/17
11th March, 15:00 pm BST
Elland Road, Leeds
How to follow: BBC local radio

A 96th minute equaliser from Tom Cairney denied Leeds United a victory against Fulham last weekend, but Garry Monk’s side were still able to maintain their unbeaten run.

4-2-3-1 vs Preston: Fulham predicted starting line up, Team News, Key Stats

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Fulham vs Preston Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Fulham vs Preston
Championship 2016/17
04th March, 15:00 pm BST
Craven Cottage, London
How to follow: BBC local radio

Fulham will be looking to narrow the gap on the top six when they meet Preston on Saturday.

4-4-2 vs Cardiff: Predicted QPR starting line up, Team News, Key Stats

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QPR vs Cardiff City Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

QPR vs Cardiff
Championship 2016/17
04th March, 15:00 pm BST
Loftus Road, London

How to follow: BBC local radio

Ian Holloway’s side are going through a rough patch at the moment, having picked up six points from their last eight Championship games.

4-4-2 vs Brighton: Nottingham Forest predicted starting line up, Team News, Key Stats

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Nottingham Forest vs Brighton Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of weekend’s Championship fixture.

Nottingham Forest vs Brighton
Championship 2016/17
04th March, 15:00 pm BST
City Ground, Nottingham
How to follow: BBC local radio

Nottingham Forest, 18th in the Championship, brought an end to their three match winning streak with a 0-0 draw at Wigan.

Aston Villa vs Derby: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Key Stats

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Aston Villa vs Derby Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of this weekend’s Championship fixture.

Aston Villa vs Derby
Championship 2016/17
25th February, 15:00 pm BST
Villa Park, Birmingham
How to follow: BBC local radio

Aston Villa were once play-off hopefuls after Steve Bruce sparked an immediate improvement when he took charge of the club.

Garry Monk gives his verdict after Leeds draw with Ipswich

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Leeds United could only manage a 1-1 draw with Ipswich away from home at Portman Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon, but Garry Monk says he is happy with a hard-earned point.

The home side took an early lead through Freddie Sears in the ninth minute, before Stuart Dallas restored parity for the West Yorkshire outfit on 42 minutes.

Bristol City

beIN SPORTS to broadcast English Championship triple header on Good Friday

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Soccer fans in the United States will be able to watch a triple header of English Championship games on Friday, April 14 on beIN SPORTS.

With only five games remaining in the regular season, everything is still up for grabs. Brighton and Newcastle are jostling for the title, while the race to finish in the playoff positions will go down to the wire.

beIN SPORTS to broadcast English Championship triple header on Good Friday

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Soccer fans in the United States will be able to watch a triple header of English Championship games on Friday, April 14 on beIN SPORTS.

With only five games remaining in the regular season, everything is still up for grabs. Brighton and Newcastle are jostling for the title, while the race to finish in the playoff positions will go down to the wire.

4-2-3-1 vs Bristol City: Aston Villa predicted lineups, Team news, Key Stats

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Aston Villa vs Bristol City Prediction, Preview & Key Stats ahead of midweek Championship fixture.

Aston Villa vs Bristol City
Championship 2016/17
28th February, 19:45 pm BST
Villa Park, Birmingham
How to follow: BBC local radio

Finally Villa fans breathed a sigh of relief last weekend.

Transfer News & Rumours

McClaren sacked by Derby County: Fans and pundits react on Twitter

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Derby County have confirmed that they have parted ways with Steve McClaren after just five months in charge. McClaren was in his second spell at the club.

Mel Morris, Derby’s chairman, was unhappy with the recent run of results that led to the sacking of McClaren. The Rams have gone through a run of seven defeats in 13 league games, and have fallen from sixth spot to ten points outside the play-off places.

Dutch midfielder: I follow Newcastle regularly; exchange texts with Benitez

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Dutch midfielder, Siem de Jong, has revealed that he wants to return and play for Newcastle United in the Premier League.

The 28-year-old joined PSV Eindhoven on a season-long loan from Newcastle at the beginning of the season. Rafael Benitez wanted him to play regularly in order to rediscover his match fitness, following an injury-ravaged career on Tyneside.

Nottingham Forest announce confirmation: Defender signs three-and-a-half year deal

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Nottingham Forest defender, Joe Worrall, has signed a contract extension that will keep him at the club till 2020, the Championship club have confirmed.

Former Celtic manager becomes new Blackburn boss - Fans react on Twitter

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Championship club, Blackburn Rovers, have appointed former Celtic boss, Tony Mowbray, as their new manager after Owen Coyle was sacked on Tuesday.

The club have confirmed the news on their official Twitter handle.

Blackburn Rovers are pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Mowbray as the club’s new Head Coach.

Adkins or Sherwood? Who will become the next Blackburn manager - Fans react on Twitter

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Former Blackburn captain, Tim Sherwood, could make an emotional return to Ewood Park as he is under consideration to take charge of the vacant managerial role.

Blackburn are looking to appoint their eighth manager in less than seven years, after Own Coyle was relieved from his job yesterday.

Newcastle United

4-2-3-1 v Huddersfield: Benitez without these 3 Newcastle players for vital clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Huddersfield vs Newcastle TeamNews, Possible Lineups & Live Stream Info ahead of today’s Championship fixture.

Huddersfield vs Newcastle
English Championship 2016/17
4th March, 17:30 pm BST
Kirklees Stadium, Huddersfield
Live Stream: Watch Huddersfield vs Newcastle live on Sky Sports 1

Huddersfield host Championship leaders Newcastle United this weekend and the home side will be looking to improve their chances of automatic promotion with a win here.

4-2-3-1 v Brighton: Benitez without these 3 Newcastle players for vital clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

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Brighton vs Newcastle Team News, Possible Lineups & Live Stream Info ahead of tonight’s Championship fixture.

Brighton vs Newcastle
English Championship 2016/17
28th February, 19:45 pm BST
Falmer Stadium, Brighton
Live Stream: Watch Brighton vs Newcastle live on Sky Sports 1

Brighton host Newcastle United in the Championship tonight and it promises to be a cracking contest.

4-2-3-1 vs Aston Villa: Predicted Newcastle starting XI, Team news, Key Stats

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Newcastle United vs Aston Villa Prediction, Key Stats, Preview & Live Stream Info ahead of this weekend’s Championship fixture.

Newcastle United vs Aston Villa
Championship 2016/17
Date: 20 February, 2017
Time: 20:00 pm BST
Venue: St James’ Park
Where to follow: BBC local radio

NEWCASTLE TEAM NEWS & PREVIEW

Newcastle United are just one point above Brighton in the Championship race, and the Magpies will be looking to increase the lead as the final third of the season begins.

Scottish Premier League

Rangers Managerial Search: Young Scottish manager distances himself from Ibrox job

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Norwich City manager Alex Neil has dismissed speculation linking him to the vacant Rangers job.

It has been more than a fortnight since Mark Warburton and Rangers parted ways, and any replacement for the departed ex-Brentford manager hasn’t been found yet.

Sheffield Wednesday midfielder: This Celtic star is an 'unreal' player

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Celtic are edging closer to winning the Scottish Premiership title after winning 4-0 against Inverness on Wednesday night. The victory leaves them just seven points away from winning the Premiership glory.

Brendan Rodgers has hailed the victory as the ‘most complete performance’ of his time in charge.

The Rest

7 Non-League talents who could make it big in 2017

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Nottingham Forest to appoint new manager in the next 24 hours, fans react on Twitter

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Nottingham Forest are reportedly set to appoint Mark Warburton as their new manager. Warburton was sacked by Rangers FC last month.

According to reports from Nottingham Post, Warburton will become Nottingham Forest’s new manager in the next 24 hours.

Warburton left Rangers FC last month in acrimonious circumstances.

Americans Abroad Weekend Preview: Pulisic vs. Brooks, Johnson vs. Wood, and more

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The German Bundesliga and EnglishLeagueChampionship both feature multiple matches that will have Americans facing off abroad over the weekend, as do Liga MX and the 2. Bundesliga.

Germany provides the bulk of the action for Americans this weekend, with a trio of face-offs to keep an eye on.

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.

Birmingham City vs Leeds United
Championship 2016/17
03rd March, 19:45 pm BST
St Andrews, Birmingham
How to follow: BBC local radio

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.