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Sunday 23 November 2008
Alan Pardew last night left his role as Charlton manager by mutual consent. The board at The Valley finally lost patience with the 47-year-old following the 5-2 defeat at home to Sheffield United.
Tuesday 11 November 2008
An under-fire championship soccer player today changed his explanation of the meaning of a controversial goal celebration.
Sunday 26 October 2008
Frugal in defence, the Championship leaders Birmingham City had been equally parsimonious as goalscorers before manager Alex McLeish chose Garry O'Connor, Kevin Phillips and Cameron Jerome to start against Sheffield Wednesday. Not many dividends are being paid these days, but McLeish's decision paid in full as O'Connor, whose injury time goal was enough to beat Crystal Place on Tuesday, struck twice in the first half, an 11th-minute header and, four minutes later, his fifth goal of the season.
Sunday 19 October 2008
Even the most well-planned of road trips can go awry as two of the Championship's top three, Birmingham City and Reading, discovered on their travels to the North-west.
Monday 06 October 2008
A drunken professional footballer was jailed for seven years today for killing two young boys as he drove "like an idiot".
Monday 06 October 2008
Former Plymouth Argyle goalkeeper Luke McCormick faces a jail sentence after he admitted causing the deaths of two young children by dangerous driving in a car crash in June.
Sunday 05 October 2008
Reading's dazzling burst of form shows no sign of abating, their 3-1 defeat of Burnley, taking their Championship goal haul to 10 in eight days and 26 in 10 matches. The Royals followed Tuesday's 3-0 win at Wolves with a similarly confident disposal of the Clarets, Noel Hunt nodding in brother Stephen's cross for the first goal, Stephen heading Reading's second and Shane Long adding the third just after the hour.
Sunday 21 September 2008
Birmingham City's 100 per cent home record, and unbeaten start in the Championship, was left in tatters by Blackpool, who thoroughly deserved their 1-0 win at St Andrews. Simon Grayson's side made the breakthrough two minutes into the second half. Ben Burgess had just missed a good chance for Pool when Keith Southern's pass picked out unmarked Chris Taylor-Fletcher who fired in from 10 yards. Brum rarely threatened, but remain second in the table.
Monday 18 August 2008
Paul Sturrock would be the first to admit that he has cast covetous eyes over Reading's squad of players. His own Plymouth team, one that he rather unflatteringly called a "bunch of waifs and strays", were soundly beaten by Steve Coppell's Reading team, courtesy of a set of goals from the defender Ibrahima Sonko at the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.
Friday 15 August 2008
Saturday 19 July 2008
West Bromwich Albion have completed the signing of the England goalkeeper Scott Carson from Liverpool. Carson has signed a four-year deal, for an initial fee of £3.25m which could rise by £500,000, depending on "performance-related criteria". The signing is Albion's seventh since they gained promotion in May and brings their summer spending to £13.75m. Roman Bednar, Luke Moore, Doheon Kim, Graham Dorrans, Gianni Zuiverloon and Marek Cech have already been signed. The 22-year-old Carson, who played 35 Premier League games for Aston Villa last season, is second on the all-time list of England Under-21 appearance-makers, with 29, and was in the team that reached the 2007 European Championship semi-finals. Sven-Goran Eriksson, then the England manager, named him in his 2006 World Cup squad and he made two B international appearances before being given his senior debut in a 1-0 win over Austria in November 2007. Five days later, with the regular No 1 Paul Robinson out of form, Carson started the make-or-break Euro 2008 qualifier against Croatia at Wembley which England lost 3-2, confirming their absence from this summer's finals.
Monday 16 June 2008
The mother of two young boys killed in a motorway crash has returned to court to see a Plymouth Argyle footballer charged with causing their deaths.
Sunday 08 June 2008
Footballer Luke McCormick was charged today with causing the deaths of two young boys by dangerous driving.
Wednesday 28 May 2008
It is the West Yorkshire town that cannot stay out of the spotlight: the scene of the successful manhunt for the missing nine-year-old Shannon Matthews, one-time home of the 7 July bomber Mohammad Sidique Khan, and the place where the Yorkshire Ripper was questioned after his arrest almost 30 years ago.
Monday 19 May 2008
While Harry Redknapp confirmed he wants "two or three signings" and Portsmouth's chief executive, Peter Storrie, said the manager would be given the funds to "strengthen the team" there were indications that the FA Cup winners will have to fight to hold on to Lassana Diarra and Niko Kranjcar, their best two young players.
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