Championship roundup: Brownhill’s Bristol City late show sinks Charlton | Football

Bristol City came from behind to beat Charlton 2-1 thanks to a Josh Brownhill stoppage-time winner in a thriller at Ashton Gate. The midfielder raced on to a long ball through the middle before firing past Dillon Phillips in the eighth minute of added time. The win moves Lee Johnson’s side fourth. Charlton had taken […]

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Bristol City investigate alleged racist chants by their fans at Luton supporters | Football

Bristol City are investigating reports that a small group of their supporters engaged in alleged racist chanting towards Luton Town fans during the Championship match at Kenilworth Road on Saturday. “We naturally condemn any form of abuse or racist language,” City said in a statement. “We are a family club which celebrates its diversity and […]

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Football League clubs warned they must adopt NFL-style salary cap to avoid Bury repeat

Football League clubs warned they must adopt NFL-style salary cap to avoid Bury repeat

Peterborough owner Darragh MacAnthony has called for a wage cap of £6,000-a-week to stop more League One and Two clubs going out of business like Bury. “If we don’t do something, it will be someone else’s club to go bust next,” he claimed. The Posh boss has formulated a 10-point plan to ease the financial […]

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Championship roundup: André Ayew puts Swansea top with win at Charlton | Football

Championship roundup: André Ayew puts Swansea top with win at Charlton | Football

Swansea moved to the top of the Championship table with a hard-fought win over Charlton at the Valley. After Jonathan Leko’s snapshot had given Lee Bowyer’s men an early lead, the Swans came back strongly and equalised through Yan Dhanda on 17 minutes. André Ayew then scored the winner midway through the second period, poking […]

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How to value the modern footballer: Algorithms, cheat codes and the scientification of the transfer market

How to value the modern footballer: Algorithms, cheat codes and the scientification of the transfer market

There is a brilliant scene in the 1997 tragi-comic documentary There’s only one Barry Fry, a fly-on-the-wall chronicle of his disastrous time in charge of Peterborough Football Club, which reveals a bygone age when the wheeler-dealer manager was still a thing. Fry is sitting in a cluttered office negotiating the contract of potential new striker […]

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Carabao Cup third round draw in full as Premier League big six all land lower league opposition

Carabao Cup third round draw in full as Premier League big six all land lower league opposition

The Premier League big six have all landed lower-league opposition in the third round of the Carabao Cup. Colchester have been rewarded with a plum home tie against Tottenham after knocking out Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in round two. Rochdale will make the short trip to Old Trafford to face Manchester United while Chelsea […]

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Carabao Cup draw ball numbers confirmed as Premier League big guns enter third round

Carabao Cup draw ball numbers confirmed as Premier League big guns enter third round

The third round draw for the Carabao Cup takes place on Wednesday evening, following the conclusion of the night’s second round fixtures. This time around, the Premier League sides in European competitions will enter the fray. That means holders Manchester City , European champions Liverpool , Europa League winners Chelsea , Champions League finalists Tottenham […]

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Carabao Cup roundup: Norwich are dumped out by League Two Crawley | Football

Carabao Cup roundup: Norwich are dumped out by League Two Crawley | Football

Norwich were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Crawley as Bez Lubala’s deflected first-half strike was enough to secure a 1-0 win for Town. Daniel Farke’s decision to change all 11 starters for the Canaries proved costly as the Premier League new boys produced a disjointed performance and were duly punished. Lubala’s […]

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Football League: Woodgate gets first Middlesbrough win while Derby lose | Football

Football League: Woodgate gets first Middlesbrough win while Derby lose | Football

Jonathan Woodgate recorded his first league win as Middlesbrough manager as Wigan’s woeful record at the Riverside continued. Britt Assombalonga headed home the only goal in the 23rd minute as Wigan, who have now lost three in succession, failed for a sixth time in a row to score a league goal on Teesside. Sheffield Wednesday […]

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Bristol City write to every Championship club to explain controversial decision

Bristol City write to every Championship club to explain controversial decision

Bristol City have sent an email to clubs in the Championship to tell them they will not kick the ball out of play this season unless an opposition player has suffered a serious head injury. The club felt this necessary following an incident which occurred during their 3-1 loss to Leeds on Sunday in which […]

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