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Bad week for Nottingham Forest

17 May 2012

The week can’t end soon enough for Nottingham Forest as they look set to lose three key figures from the club. So far this week, out-of-contract Garath McCleary turned down a new deal at the East Midlands club in order to join...
 

Leicester land United duo

16 May 2012

Leicester City have signed Manchester United duo Ritchie De Laet (pictured) and Matthew James for undisclosed fees on three-year contracts. De Laet, 23, had spent a season-long loan at Norwich City, but also made six starts for...
 

Allardyce to sue Kean over comments

16 May 2012

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is set to sue Blackburn Rovers boss Steve Kean over comments made about him in a four-minute video posted online. Kean, who took over after Allardyce (pictured) was sacked from the Ewood Park...
 

McCleary snubs Nottingham Forest to join Royals

16 May 2012

Reading look to have won the race to sign Garath McCleary from Nottingham Forest on a free transfer. Forest have admitted defeat in their battle to keep hold of the 24-year-old winger, who was named their player of the season. ...
 

McDermott wins LMA award

15 May 2012

Brian McDermott has beaten a host of high profile contenders to win the League Managers Association’s Championship manager of the season award. The Reading manager was awarded the prestigious accolade by his peers at the 20th...
 

West Ham want Robinson

11 May 2012

Blackburn Rovers face losing goalkeeper Paul Robinson this summer. The Sun says West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce is understood to be keen on a reunion with the ex-England number one. Former Rovers manager...
 

Exhibition celebrates Coventry's FA Cup success

10 May 2012

An exact replica of the FA Cup has been unveiled at the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum to commemorate the 15th anniversary of when Coventry City won the competition. As part of the From Highfield Road to Wembley Way exhibition, the...
 

Tangerine dream almost tangible

10 May 2012

Blackpool will be underdogs against West Ham in the Championship play-off final after a hard fought semi-final second leg game at St Andrews on Wednesday night. The Seasiders held onto a 3-2 aggregate lead to send them on their way...
 

Saints want Yakubu

10 May 2012

Southampton are keen on signing Blackburn Rovers striker Yakubu. Nigel Adkins has led the Saints back into the Premier League this season, and he is determined to ensure his side avoid a campaign of struggle next term. ...
 

Hull sack Barmby

8 May 2012

Hull City have sacked manager Nick Barmby following an internal disciplinary hearing. Barmby was suspended by the club last week after he made comments about the club’s finances and used club press conferences to air grievances he...
 

Collison injury fear

8 May 2012

West Ham United’s 3-0 victory in the play-off semi-final, second leg against Cardiff was marred by an injury to Jack Collison. The Welsh midfielder was taken off just after half-time when he fell and dislocated his shoulder....
 

Allardyce: Hammers favourites to go up

8 May 2012

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce (pictured) says his side are likely to be favourites to win the Championship play-off final at Wembley on May 19 after their 5-0 aggregate victory against Cardiff in the semi-finals. The Hammers, 2-0...
 

Southampton target Jarvis

7 May 2012

Southampton manager Nigel Adkins has already started to think about improving his squad ahead of next season’s Premier League campaign by targetting Wolves winger Matt Jarvis. Jarvis, has impressed in the Premier League since...
 

Middlesbrough Keane on Michael

7 May 2012

Middlesbrough are reportedly set to sign highly-rated Manchester United youngster Michael Keane on a season-long loan. Manager Tony Mowbray is looking to bolster his squad after missing out on the play-offs on the final day of the...
 

Zaha could be Hoff

7 May 2012

Crystal Palace starlet Wilfried Zaha is a summer target for German side Hoffenheim. The £4million-rated teenage winger looks set to leave Palace in the summer, despite signing a new deal with the Championship outfit in January....
 

Davies own goal gives Blackpool the advantage

4 May 2012

A Curtis Davies own goal just before half-time was enough to give Blackpool a 1-0 first leg advantage against Birmingham in Friday night's Championship play-off semi final at Bloomfield Road. Tom Ince (centre) tried his luck with a...
 

West Ham prove a point

4 May 2012

Cardiff City will need to create history to have any chance of avoiding a repeat of last season’s play-off semi-final exit against Reading. For the Bluebirds to go one better this season, they will need to become the first team to...
 

Leeds sign Portsmouth defender

4 May 2012

Portsmouth central defender Jason Pearce will become Neil Warnock's first signing of the summer, having finalised the terms of a four-year deal. An undisclosed fee was agreed with the south coast club, and the Leeds boss moved...
 

Collison's double Hammer blow for Bluebirds

3 May 2012

Jack Collison's double earned West Ham a relatively comfortable 2-0 win at Cardiff City in their Championship play-off semi-final first leg on Thursday night. Collison's ninth minute header broke the deadlock and he struck again towards...
 

Royals aim to tie up new contracts for 10 players

3 May 2012

Reading are aiming to keep ten players at Madejski Stadium this summer after their contracts came to a conclusion. Ian Harte (pictured) is in talks over a new deal, while double promotion winner Brynjar Gunnarsson is also in...