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Allardyce wants Sunderland winger

23 Apr 2012

Ahmed Elmohamady is wanted by promotion-chasing West Ham. Sunderland’s Egyptian winger admitted this week that his future may lie away from Wearside, after failing to make a single start under Martin O’Neill. The...
 

Holloway positive about Blackpool promotion chances

22 Apr 2012

Blackpool boss Ian Holloway is happy that Blackpool are alive and kicking again as they battle to return to the big time. The Seasiders went up to the Premier League in 2010 but came straight back down. A 4-0 win against Burnley...
 

Burnley legend still loves the beautiful game

22 Apr 2012

Burnley legend Frank Casper (pictured) still finds the beautiful game entertaining, despite the fact that his own career was finished by a "cowardly" challenge from Norman Hunter, one of football's notorious hard men. ...
 

Ten-man Royals secure Championship title

21 Apr 2012

Reading secured the Championship title with a game to spare as the 10-man Royals drew 2-2 against Crystal Palace at the Madejski Stadium and Southampton lost 2-1 at Middlesbrough. Wilfried Zaha's smartly-taken 14th minute strike gave...
 

Championship results

21 Apr 2012

Cardiff 1-1 Leeds United Cardiff 1-0: Joe Mason (41) Leeds 1-1: Luciano Becchio (73) Blackpool 4-0 Burnley Blackpool 1-0: Stephen Dobbie (21) Blackpool 2-0: Gary Taylor-Fletcher...
 

Premier League new boys want Richardson & Phillips

18 Apr 2012

Promotion-chasing Reading are in the hunt for Sunderland’s Kieran Richardson and Blackpool winger Matt Phillips. Royals boss Brian McDermott is weighing up a £2million bid for Richardson – and Reading are ready to pay £1million to...
 

McDermott: Reading's promotion to the Premier League is "incredible"

18 Apr 2012

Less than a year after missing out on promotion in the play-off final, Reading manager Brian McDermott did not quite know what to think after guiding his side back to the Premier League courtesy of a 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest. ...
 

Championship round-up: Leigertwood winner seals Premier League place

17 Apr 2012

Reading secured promotion to the Premier League with a 1-0 win against Nottingham Forest at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday night. Mikele Leigertwood was the Royals' hero with the only goal of the game, following an Ian Harte...
 

Reading ready to celebrate, but West Ham could overhaul Southampton

17 Apr 2012

Reading will secure promotion to the Premier League on Tuesday night if they pick up more points at home to Nottingham Forest than West Ham manage at Bristol City. The Royals are six points clear of the Hammers, with three games...
 

The remarkable rise and rise of the Royals

16 Apr 2012

At the start of the season, Newcastle were not expecting to be challenging for a Champions League place. It’s a similar story down in ‘leafy Berkshire’, where the Madejski Stadium is playing host to one of football’s most...
 

Potential nightmare for Saints as Hammers close the gap to three points

14 Apr 2012

West Ham - the team that couldn't win at home - went some way to making up for their poor run of form at Upton Park with a stunning 6-0 victory against fellow promotion hopefuls Brighton on Saturday. Hammers fans have seen their side...
 

Reading win at Southampton to go three points clear

13 Apr 2012

Reading won 3-1 at Southampton to go three points clear at the top of the Championship. Jason Roberts gave Reading the lead in the 19th minute, but Rickie Lambert equalised three minutes after the interval. Substitute Adam Le...
 

Championship fixtures

13 Apr 2012

Friday night’s Southampton v Reading clash was not quite a title decider – but the Royals' 3-1 win puts them in pole position, and the Saints are still likely to secure an automatic promotion spot. The Hammers face a tough test at...
 

Royals go six points clear of West Ham in race for automatic promotion

10 Apr 2012

Reading drew level on points with Southampton at the top of the Championship with a 1-0 win at Brighton on Tuesday. The result takes the Royals six points clear of third-placed West Ham with four games to play, which means that Brian...
 

Rising stars: Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace

10 Apr 2012

Crystal Palace and England Under-21s star Wilfried Zaha is quickly making a name for himself. Since making his debut in 2010 under the guidance of then-manager Paul Hart, Zaha has taken the Championship by storm and is already becoming...
 

Blackpool boss Holloway was ‘almost arrested’

10 Apr 2012

Ian Holloway has admitted that he was threatened with arrest during his side’s 1-1 draw with Barnsley on Easter Monday. The Blackpool manager, angry with the officials after Keith Southern was shown a red card for a challenge on...
 

Saints three points clear, Hammers held by Birmingham

10 Apr 2012

Southampton moved three points clear at the top of the Championship with a 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Easter Monday - as Rickie Lambert's double took his tally for the season to 30 goals. Lambert struck on 39 and 56 minutes, for his...
 

Karacan out for the season with broken ankle

7 Apr 2012

Reading's Jam Karacan is out for the season after breaking his ankle in Friday's 2-0 win against Leeds United. The 23-year-old was injured by a Michael Brown challenge and will visit a surgeon on Monday. Karacan was...
 

Championship round-up: Southampton slip up but go top on goal difference

7 Apr 2012

Southampton returned to the top of the Championship on Good Friday on goal difference, after a thrilling 2-2 draw against local rivals Portsmouth. Billy Sharp gave the home side the lead in the 27th minute, but Chris Maguire fired...
 

Championship round-up: Royals go marching on towards Premier League

6 Apr 2012

Despite Leeds United's best attempts to kick them off the park, in-form Reading held their nerve and secured another victory on Good Friday with two late goals to go top of the Championship. Reading's 2-0 win at the Madejski Stadium...