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April 10, 2019

Ipswich fan gets Alan Judge tattoo on his bottom after Republic of Ireland midfielder signs Blues contract

An Ipswich fan has got a tattoo of a player’s name on his backside after making a promise on social media. Scott Reay, from Newcastle, promised he would get Alan Judge’s name inked on his rear if the Republic of Ireland international signed permanently for the Blues. So here’s to thank Judgey for signing. Cheers […]

April 10, 2019

Notts County latest: League Two strugglers have winding-up petition adjourned to complete sale

League Two strugglers Notts County have been given time to complete the sale of the club after a winding-up petition was adjourned by the High Court until June 5. Magpies owner Alan Hardy announced last week he was close to selling the club, who owe HM Revenue and Customs £200,000 in unpaid taxes. “We have […]

April 10, 2019

Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones uses Jimmy Kimmel audience to chant about Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa

Game of Thrones star and Leeds fan, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was unable to hide his admiration for Marcelo Bielsa on an American talk show. Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones, was promoting the show’s eighth and final season, which airs next Monday, on Jimmy Kimmel Live. And he reckons United boss Bielsa would […]

April 10, 2019

Derby hit with FA charge for failing to control their players during Brentford draw

Derby have been charged by the FA with failing to control their players in a 3-3 draw with Brentford on Saturday. The incident occurred in the 48th minute when substitute Ashley Cole was booked for diving. The former England and Chelsea left-back was adamant he had been fouled as Derby players surrounded referee John Brooks. […]

April 10, 2019

Jack Grealish: Tottenham target playing instrumental role for Aston Villa since return from injury

Jack Grealish’s influence at Aston Villa continues to grow by the game. Grealish, 23, is one of the most talented players outside of the top-flight and is once again bidding for promotion to the Premier League with his boyhood club this season. Grealish, who saw a move to Tottenham fall through last summer before signing […]

April 10, 2019

Football supporters think West Brom fan ‘s*** himself’ during Bristol City thriller

A West Brom fan seemingly got himself into a spot of bother during the thriller with Bristol City on Tuesday evening. Fans are convinced the Baggies supporter s*** himself in the stands as his side succumbed to a 3-2 loss to the Robins. TV replays captured the hilarious moment the man realised his mishap after […]

April 10, 2019

Billy Sharp: Inspirational Sheffield United skipper deserves a proper crack at the Premier League

He is the most prolific English League striker of his generation. He is the comeback king. His name is Billy Sharp. Scoring 227 league goals since the year 2000 is a pretty remarkable achievement – that is before any mitigating factors come into the equation. Honoured and very grateful to be named in the @EFL championship […]

April 9, 2019

Championship round-up: Leeds United back into automatic promotion places with win against Preston and Bristol City beat fellow play-off hopefuls West Brom

There were six games in the Championship on Tuesday evening with a number of teams chasing the play-off places in action. Leeds United took full advantage and moved back up to second thanks to a Patrick Bamford double. Here is how the teams got on: Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Derby County Joe Rothwell’s first Blackburn goal […]

April 9, 2019

Preston vs Leeds live on talkSPORT 2: Full commentary and free stream as Whites chase promotion

Leeds take on Preston tonight with the chance to leapfrog Sheffield United into the automatic promotion places. With United in action tomorrow, the White know they can put the pressure on their promotion rivals with a win at Deepdale. Preston are not out of the play-off picture yet but must bounce back from two straight […]

April 8, 2019

Transfer news: Leeds United and Leicester among sides targeting Braga defender Bruno Viana

Leeds United and Leicester City are among the English sides interested in signing Braga defender Bruno Viana, talkSPORT has learned. The Brazilian centre-back, 24, is enjoying a fine season with the Portuguese side who continue to push the traditional top three. Viana has played a huge role in their defence, which has only conceded 28 […]

April 8, 2019

Vinnie Jones explains how his Hollywood career was sparked by Iain Dowie and rejection at QPR

They say everything happens for a reason – and Vinnie Jones can certainly testify to that. The footballer-turned-Hollywood-hardman reveals his big break in the film industry was sparked by rejection at Queens Park Rangers. Back in 1998, following the sacking of Ray Harford, former QPR chairman Chris Wright approached Jones with an offer for the […]

April 8, 2019

Teemu Pukki named Championship player of the year as Norwich team-mate Max Aarons also wins at EFL awards

Teemu Pukki, the Norwich City forward, was named Championship player of the season at Sunday evening’s EFL awards. Finland international Pukki, who joined the Canaries on a free transfer last summer, claims the award in the final weeks of a season in which he has scored 26 goals. He leads the Championship’s scoring charts, with […]

April 7, 2019

Wilfried Zaha racially abused on social media as EFL condemn racism after three incidents this weekend

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha was called a ‘diving monkey’ on the same day there were three incidents of racist abuse in the English Football League. Zaha, who won a penalty in Palace’s defeat of Newcastle, retweeted a message from a Newcastle fan, which read: “Such a diving Monkey @WilfriedZaha”. The offensive tweet has since […]

April 6, 2019

Chelsea fans laud on-loan youngster Reece James after rocket goal for Wigan; compare him to Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Chelsea faithful have been keeping an increasingly close eye on Reece James as his loan spell at Wigan has progressed. For many Blues at the beginning of the campaign, the 19-year-old was just one of the club’s numerous loanees dotted across the continent, however he’s quickly proven otherwise. The right-back who can also play […]

April 6, 2019

Walsall sack manager Dean Keates after defeat to Oxford United

Walsall have sacked their manager Dean Keates following their fifth consecutive defeat. The Saddlers are currently third from bottom of League One, a point from safety with five matches left to play. The decision came after a 3-1 defeat to ten-man Oxford United on Saturday. Rob Dickie’s opener was quickly cancelled out by Andy Cook, […]

April 6, 2019

Brentford fan arrested for alleged racial abuse of Derby midfielder Duane Holmes

Brentford have confirmed a fan was arrested for the alleged racial abuse of Derby player Duane Holmes during the 3-3 draw at Griffin Park. Rams boss Frank Lampard said the 24-year-old midfielder reported the incident after Brentford equalised in the 83rd minute. The Bees released a statement condemning ‘discrimination of any kind’ and will ‘continue […]

April 6, 2019

Championship round-up: Sheffield United leapfrog Leeds into second, while Millwall and Rotherham boost survival hopes

Sheffield United leapfrogged Leeds into the automatic promotion places after beating Preston 1-0 on Saturday. The Whites lost by the same scoreline at Birmingham, suffering a second defeat in three games. The Blues’ top scorer Che Adams had gone six games without a goal but ended that run on the half-hour mark to give Birmingham, […]

April 6, 2019

Norwich 4-0 QPR: Championship leaders secure eighth successive win against struggling Hoops

Championship leaders Norwich eased past struggling QPR with a 4-0 win on Saturday. First-half goals from Emiliano Buendia, Marco Stiepermann and Teemu Pukki, who added a fourth late on, condemned John Eustace, placed in temporary charge following Steve McClaren’s sacking on Monday, to a losing start. Norwich’s win came at a cost, though, as Buendia, […]

April 6, 2019

Norwich vs QPR live on talkSPORT 2: Full commentary and free stream as Canaries chase promotion

Norwich can take another step towards Premier League promotion when they host Queens Park Rangers today, a match live on talkSPORT 2. The Canaries can go 10 points clear of Sheffield United in third with a win in the early Championship game of the weekend. They have won their last seven league outings and look […]

April 4, 2019

Oxford United served fifth winding-up petition since February 2018 with the latest from Kassam Stadium landlord Firoka

Oxford United have been served a winding-up petition by Kassam Stadium landlord Firoka. A hearing date has been set for May 22 after court papers were issued on Wednesday to the League One club. The Oxford Mail report that it is believed the petition is over the latest rent payment for the stadium, which was […]

April 4, 2019

Notts County owner Alan Hardy accepts offer to sell struggling League Two club

Notts County owner Alan Hardy has revealed he has accepted an offer to sell the club. The owner of the League Two side ‘very reluctantly’ put them up for sale after an inappropriate picture appeared on his social media. His gaffe came when he tried to show the fickle side of supporters by posting two […]

April 4, 2019

Every Championship team’s run-in – from hardest to easiest

The Championship title race looks set to go down to the wire with Norwich City ahead of Leeds United by just five points, while Sheffield United may also consider themselves in the mix. The play-offs too are looking exciting with anyone from Hull City (12th) up all in contention for a shot at promotion, which […]

April 4, 2019

Bolton Wanderers will be able to stage matches at University of Bolton Stadium as prohibition notice withdrawn

Bolton Wanderers have been given the go-ahead to play matches at home until the end of the season after a prohibition notice was withdrawn. There was the potential that the club may have been forced to play their next two Championship matches at the University of Bolton Stadium behind closed doors. Bolton had been placed […]

April 4, 2019

Championship 2018/19 table: Super Computer predicts where every club will end the season – *April update*

Norwich look all set to return to the Premier League, with Daniel Farke’s men seven points clear of third place Sheffield United thanks to a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough at the weekend. The club are also five points clear of nearest challengers Leeds, who came from behind twice to get the better of Millwall in […]

April 3, 2019

Simon Jordan slates prospective Bolton buyer Laurence Bassini: ‘He won’t have their best interests in mind – just ask Watford fans’

Simon Jordan says Bolton Wanderers’ prospective new buyer is EVEN WORSE than current owner Ken Anderson. English businessman Laurence Bassini ‘won’t have Bolton’s best interests in mind’, according to the talkSPORT pundit, who added: ‘just ask Watford fans’. Former Watford owner Bassini was revealed as the man set to save Bolton from impending liquidation during […]

April 3, 2019

Bolton Wanderers: Championship strugglers live to fight another day as prospective buyer Laurence Bassini attends High Court

Bolton have been granted a further stay of execution by the High Court, while controversial former Watford chairman Laurence Bassini has been confirmed as the club’s prospective buyer. The Championship outfit were back in court on Wednesday facing a winding-up petition over an unpaid tax bill but the case has been adjourned until May 8 […]

April 1, 2019

West Brom manager latest: Sam Allardyce the new favourite to take over at the Hawthorns

Sam Allardyce has emerged as the new favourite to be West Brom’s next permanent manager. The Baggies sacked Darren Moore last month despite the club being fourth in the Championship at the time. The dismissal sparked widespread outrage, with talkSPORT host Adrian Durham believing it was an example of subliminal racial bias. Former Bolton, Newcastle […]

April 1, 2019

Leeds United news: Some fans fall for April Fool’s prank saying Marcelo Bielsa was leaving

Some Leeds United fans ‘nearly had a heart attack’ after Newell’s Old Boys ‘announced’ the return of Marcelo Bielsa to the club next season. Bielsa has masterminded Leeds’ push for promotion to the Premier League and the club finds themselves second with seven games to go. A number of fans got caught out in an […]

April 1, 2019

EFL decide VAR will NOT be used in Championship play-off final

This season’s Championship play-off final will not utilise video assistant referees (VAR) despite an estimated £180million windfall for the winners. It is believed the decision has been made because VAR has not been in use throughout the league campaign, and it would be a risk to introduce it for just one match of the season. […]

April 1, 2019

Steve McClaren sacked: Ian Holloway says axed QPR manager ‘had my babies and took my kids’ in amazing talkSPORT interview

Steve McClaren was today sacked as QPR manager, but Ian Holloway has no sympathy for the man he claims ‘took my job.’ McClaren lasted less than a year in the Loftus Road dugout, and he has been dismissed following a run of 11 defeats in the past 14 matches – and only one win since […]

April 1, 2019

Steve McClaren SACKED as QPR boss after just one win in last 11 games

Steve McClaren has been sacked as QPR manager, the club have confirmed. The Hoops lie 17th in the Championship after slumping to a woeful 2-1 defeat at home to struggling Bolton on Saturday, their 11th loss in 14 league games. They have picked up just one league win since Boxing Day – against Leeds in […]

March 31, 2019

Portsmouth 2-2 Sunderland (5-4 on pens): Pompey clinch Checkatrade Trophy on penalties in dramatic Wembley final

Portsmouth clinched the Checkatrade Trophy with a dramatic 5-4 shootout victory over Sunderland at Wembley. Lee Cattermole saw the Black Cats’ second penalty saved by Craig MacGillivray as a thrilling final was decided on penalties following a 2-2 draw after extra time. A crowd of 85,021 – a record for the EFL Trophy final – […]

March 30, 2019

Middlesbrough 0-1 Norwich: Onel Hernandez hits brilliant second-half winner to put Canaries five points clear at Championship summit

Norwich took another step towards the Premier League with a 1-0 win at Middlesbrough, whose own promotion chances have nosedived in recent weeks. The victory came courtesy of Onel Hernandez’s second-half goal to leave the Canaries five points clear at the top of the Sky Bet Championship and seven points better off than third-placed Sheffield […]

March 30, 2019

Jack Grealish: Aston Villa midfielder tipped for England call-up by talkSPORT’s Ray Parlour

Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish should be in contention to receive an England call-up, according to Ray Parlour. The 23-year-old has won seven Under-21 caps since switching allegiance from the Republic of Ireland in 2015. Grealish is one of the Championship’s stand-out performers and was a summer target for Tottenham, but the life-long Villa fan remained with […]

March 30, 2019

Championship round-up: Andreas Weimann hits hat-trick as Bristol City stun promotion hopefuls Sheffield United, while Leeds come from behind twice to beat Millwall

Leeds twice came from behind to beat Millwall 3-2 and jump above Sheffield United into the automatic promotion places after the Blades lost to Bristol City by the same scoreline. Both sides were bidding to cut the gap on leaders Norwich ahead of their late kick-off at Middlesbrough. But Leeds fell behind early on as […]

March 30, 2019

Sunderland news: Two consortiums interested in £50million deal to buy the club – reports

Two consortiums are interested in buying Sunderland, according to reports. The club’s hit Netflix series, which documented their relegation to League One last season, is believed to have caught the eye of investors. The Black Cats will be backed by almost 40,000 fans when they face Portsmouth in the Checkatrade Trophy final on Sunday, live […]

March 29, 2019

West Brom vs Birmingham live on talkSPORT 2: Exclusive commentary, free stream, kick-off time and confirmed teams

Birmingham will be hoping to put some distance between themselves and the bottom three when they travel to West Brom on Friday, live on talkSPORT 2. Last week, the Blues were slapped with a nine-point deduction after breaching financial rules, meaning Garry Monk’s side have dropped from 13th to 18th and are are just five […]

March 29, 2019

Portsmouth vs Sunderland: When is the Checkatrade Trophy final? Kick-off time, confirmed teams and exclusive talkSPORT 2 commentary

More than 80,000 fans are at Wembley to watch Portsmouth take on Sunderland in the Checkatrade Trophy final on Sunday, live on talkSPORT 2. Both clubs sold out their allocation and the record attendance of 80,841 from the 1988 final between Wolves and Burnley is set to be broken this weekend. Portsmouth and Sunderland are […]