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Leeds land Jamaican international Austin

23 Jul 2012

Leeds United look set to sign SK Brann midfielder Rodolph Austin for an undisclosed fee. SK Brann released the news of Austin’s departure by thanking him for his achievements; the midfielder scored 13 goals in 83 appearances for the...
 

Round-up of the big Championship moves so far

21 Jul 2012

The Npower Championship is one of the most unpredictable leagues in the world. Any team has the ability on their day to win and get promoted. All 24 clubs in the division will be harbouring ambitions of making the Premier League and...
 

O'Driscoll appointed new Nottingham Forest manager

20 Jul 2012

Championship outfit Nottingham Forest have announced Sean O'Driscoll as their new manager as he signed a three-year deal at the City Ground on Thursday. The East Midlands club who have recently been acquired by the wealthy Al-Hasawi...
 

Zola recruits new Italian backroom staff in Watford adventure

20 Jul 2012

New Watford boss Gianfranco Zola has wasted no time in stamping his mark on the Hertfordshire-based club by recruiting a host of new backroom staff members ahead of the new Championship campaign. The 46-year-old Italian (pictured) has...
 

Nuno Gomes focused on Blackburn task

19 Jul 2012

In perhaps one of the most eye-catching transfers this summer, Blackburn Rovers surprised a few with their swoop for veteran Portuguese striker Nuno Gomes ahead of the clubs first campaign in the second tier following relegation from the Premier...
 

Hull sign German striker Proschwitz

19 Jul 2012

Hull City have signed German striker Nick Proschwitz from Bundesliga Division 2 club SC Paderbon 07 for £2.6m. The 25-year-old has joined the Championship club on a three-year deal. Proschwitz was joint top scorer in German football's...
 

Hendry to be given Blackburn Rovers role

19 Jul 2012

Colin Hendry is poised to become Blackburn Rovers' new first team coach and will focus on improving the side’s defensive stability next season. The 46-year-old was first offered the post in May and, after weighing up his options over...
 

Nzonzi hands in transfer request

18 Jul 2012

Blackburn midfielder Steven Nzonzi has handed in a transfer request. The 23-year-old, who signed a five-year contract in August 2010, is not involved in Rovers' training camp in Austria. "He's asked for a transfer,"...
 

Barnsley Tykes refuelled by MARS donation

17 Jul 2012

Barnsley Tykes Disability Football Club is celebrating after receiving a £250 donation from the MARS Refuel Drink Fund. Barnsley Tykes is one of the few clubs in the area that allows disabled people from the age of 16 to play football...
 

McCarthy rules himself out of Forest role

17 Jul 2012

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Mick McCarthy has ruled himself out of the vacant Nottingham Forest manager's role. After being dismissed by Wolves in February, McCarthy has yet to return to management and with history in the...
 

Clark swoops for Ambrose

14 Jul 2012

Darren Ambrose has joined Birmingham City from Crystal Palace for around £250,000. The midfielder arrives at St Andrews on a two-year deal. During his time at Palace, Ambrose scored 34 goals in 140 games. Before moving to Selhurst Park...
 

Cotterill shown the door by Forest's new owners

12 Jul 2012

Steve Cotterill has been sacked as Nottingham Forest manager after nine months in charge at the City Ground. The ex-Portsmouth managers' departure from the club is mainly down to Forest’s new ownership. The Al-Hasawi family...
 

Kean aims to keep Hoilett

10 Jul 2012

Blackburn Rovers manager Steve Kean remains hopeful that the club can keep hold of Canadian prized asset and out of contract winger Junior Hoilett (pictured) this summer. The 22-year-old has been identified as a key target by Sunderland...
 

Interview with Charlton's Damian Matthew

9 Jul 2012

After taking League One by storm last season, Charlton Athletic's first team coach Damian Matthew spoke to Total Football about the upcoming season. After winning the title last season with a staggering 101 points you must be looking...
 

Birmingham snap up Lovenkrands

9 Jul 2012

Birmingham City have signed Danish international Peter Lovenkrands on a free transfer after being released by Newcastle United. The 32-year-old, capped 22 times for his country, becomes Blues boss Lee Clark’s first signing as he...
 

Woodgate rejoins hometown club

7 Jul 2012

Middlesbrough have completed the signing of Jonathan Woodgate from Stoke City on a free transfer. The defender has signed a three-year contract with Tony Mowbray's side. The 32-year-old returns to Boro after leaving them for...
 

Brighton loan out of favour Bridge

7 Jul 2012

Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion have signalled their intent for a promotion challenge this season with the signing of Wayne Bridge from Manchester City. The 31-year-old left back has made a move to the South...
 

Will the relegated sides bounce back?

4 Jul 2012

For Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Wolverhampton Wanderers life in the Premier League had begun to feel like home again. Both Rovers and Bolton had avoided the drop for 11 years, with Wolves establishing themselves as a Premier...
 

Zola poised to become Watford manager

3 Jul 2012

Gianfranco Zola looks set to become the new manager of Watford, following the takeover of the club by the Pozzo family and the sacking of Sean Dyche. The Pozzos, who own Italian Serie A side Udinese and Spanish club Granada, completed...
 

Only the Best for Kean

3 Jul 2012

Blackburn Rovers have snapped up forward Leon Best from Newcastle for a reported £3m. The 25-year-old joined the Magpies in February 2010 from Coventry City, but had an injury-hit spell on Tyneside, including spending the last three...