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Former England goalkeeper creates Amex Stadium history

19 Jan 2012

David James created a small piece of Brighton & Hove Albion history on Saturday by becoming the first player to play at the Goldstone Ground and the Amex Stadium. The 41-year-old former England goalkeeper played between the...
 

What does the EPPP mean for the future of English football?

16 Jan 2012

In October last year, the 72 clubs of the Football League voted in favour of a new system regarding how fees are set for the sale of home-grown youth players, the Elite Player Performance Plan (or EPPP). The Football League advised...
 

npower Manager and Player of the Month - December winners

6 Jan 2012

The winners of the npower Manager and Player of the Month Awards for December have now been announced.
 

Championship round-up - Cardiff step up promotion bid

4 Jan 2012

Cardiff City mean business this season. Having gone close to promotion in the last two seasons, the Bluebirds are looking to make it third time lucky. A Championship play-off final appearance two years ago was followed by a semi-final...
 

Rampant Royals enjoy Christmas

27 Dec 2011

No, not those Royals. It wasn't the best Christmas Day for them as Prince Philip was in hospital although apparently in good spirits. Total Football wishes him well. We are talking about Reading FC's transformation in recent weeks. ...
 

Why Christmas means more for Portsmouth hero

26 Dec 2011

Christmas means more to Linvoy Primus than most other players. He is one of a number of current and former professional footballers who have turned to God. The former Charlton, Barnet, Reading and Portsmouth player is now head of...
 

Reading move into play-offs thanks to Rambo

26 Dec 2011

One Championship club had the edge in their Boxing Day clash - by including Rambo in their starting 11. That's Reading manager Brian McDermott's new nickname for Shaun Cummings, the former Chelsea and West Brom full back. ...
 

Could Maynard be heading for the Premier League?

26 Dec 2011

Contract talks have broken down between Nicky Maynard and Bristol City. According to the club's website, Maynard (pictured) has “decided against agreeing a new contract and the club will now make him available for sale during...
 

Burnley planning Premier League push in 2012

26 Dec 2011

Burnley boss Eddie Howe is looking to bolster his squad in the January window, in a plucky bid to secure promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs this season. Howe (pictured) has identified a couple of areas that he’d like...
 

Title-chasing Saints boosted by Chappers and Dave

26 Dec 2011

Premier League hopefuls Southampton - the current Championship leaders - will feel like they have secured two new signings ahead of the January transfer window as they welcome back Richard Chaplow and David Connolly after injury. ...
 

At last, some Christmas cheer!

22 Dec 2011

Christmas is coming but the run up to the festive season has been marred by the death of Gary Speed, racism and the news that a second family member of Jermain Defoe's has been murdered. So Total Football is pleased to be able to report...
 

Karacan is key to Royals' bid for Premier League return

22 Dec 2011

Reading are one of the Championship's quiet achievers. They get on with the job without too much fuss or lavish spending - yet often punch above their weight against some of the league's traditional big clubs. Recent wins...
 

Christmas - A time to find out who will go down, or is it?

20 Dec 2011

You know what they say about being bottom at Christmas. In the Premier League, at least, only West Brom have ever survived having propped up the table on the December 25. But enough about those big time charlies. What about the rest of...
 

Kebe showboating is nothing new - Think Pires, Henry and Edilson

16 Dec 2011

There were howls of outrage last weekend over Jimmy Kebe's showboating in Reading's 3-0 win over West Ham. Royals winger Kebe taunted Jack Collison by pulling his socks up after beating him with a tricky run and the Hammers midfielder...
 

Shelvey believes Blackpool experience will enhance his career

14 Dec 2011

Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey believes his loan spell at Blackpool will help him gain a place in Kenny Dalglish's first team. The 19-year old spent two months at Bloomfield Road and impressed for Ian Holloway's side scoring six...
 

Saints' long-term strategy paying off

12 Dec 2011

Southampton appear to be learning from recent difficulties and their forward progress has been built on good foundations. The Saints, one of the most entertaining sides in the Premier League not so many years ago - thanks in no small...
 

Barnsley chief plays down terrific run

8 Dec 2011

A run of four straight league wins have propelled Barnsley on the verge of the Championship play-off positions but Tykes manager Keith Hill is more concerned about the bottom three positions in the division. Speaking after Barnsley's...
 

Southern on road to recovery

5 Dec 2011

Blackpool midfielder Keith Southern is recovering after having a tumour removed from one of his testicles. “We spoke to Keith on Friday morning and he is in good spirits," said Tangerines boss Ian Holloway. “It is...
 

Trialist Lafferty joins Brighton‏

5 Dec 2011

Brighton and Hove Albion have handed a trial to Derry City defender Daniel Lafferty. The 22-year old left back’s recent trial with Derby County was cut short due to a minor hamstring injury. Lafferty said: "Getting a...
 

Pearson has no complaints

5 Dec 2011

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson was disappointed with the 2-1 loss his side endured on his return to the KC Stadium on Saturday, but had no complaints with the outcome. Leicester took on Hull City, the club Pearson left to...