Villa ‘powerless’ to stop Gana exit

29 Jul

Idrissa Gana has won 32 caps for Senegal Aston Villa cannot stop midfielder Idrissa Gana leaving the club after Everton triggered a release clause in the player’s contract. The Senegal international, 26, joined for £9m from Lille in July 2015 and played 35 times as Villa were relegated from the Premier League last season. Other […]

Champions League teams’ pre-season friendlies

29 Jul

Arsenal (ENG) Arsène Wenger spent the first half of summer working for television at UEFA EURO 2016, where his players performed well. The Gunners were back in training before the EURO ended though, on 5 July, and kick off their campaign at home to Liverpool on 13 August. 22/07: Lens 1-1 Arsenal (Lens, France) 28/07: […]

Premier League clubs 2016/17: League of hate results – the most despised teams in England’s top flight revealed!

29 Jul

Intense rivalry is what makes the Premier League great. Of course there’s an unspoken respect between clubs, but it’s the hatred felt towards one another that makes us love the drama that comes with English football. Taking such hatred into consideration, a national newspaper survey asked 10,000 fans from across the country which sides they […]

Premier League clubs 2016/17: League of hate results – the most despised teams in England’s top flight revealed!

29 Jul

Intense rivalry is what makes the Premier League great. Of course there’s an unspoken respect between clubs, but it’s the hatred felt towards one another that makes us love the drama that comes with English football. Taking such hatred into consideration, a national newspaper survey asked 10,000 fans from across the country which sides they […]

Aston Villa transfer update: Talks break down over Jordan Veretout’s season-long loan to Marseille

29 Jul

Aston Villa midfielder Jordan Veretout’s loan move to Marseille has collapsed. The Frenchman had been set to join the Ligue 1 club for the upcoming season after deciding he wanted to leave England. Veretout only moved to Villa Park last summer from Nantes for £8m, but he is ready to find a new team after […]

Rotherham sign Falkirk’s Vaulks

29 Jul

Will Vaulks has signed for Rotherham, who finished 21st in the Championship last season Rotherham United have signed Falkirk midfielder Will Vaulks for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal. The 22-year-old started his career at Tranmere Rovers but moved to the Scottish Championship side in 2013. Vaulks also had a spell in non-league with […]

QPR’s Mackie suffers ankle injury

29 Jul

Jamie Mackie scored 18 goals in 94 games during his first spell at QPR between 2010 and 2013 QPR forward Jamie Mackie will be out for at least three more months after suffering ankle ligament damage. The 30-year-old sustained the injury in training while coming back from surgery on a long-standing hamstring problem. Mackie rejoined […]

Brighton’s March to return in September

29 Jul

Solly March is expected to miss Brighton’s first five games of the new Championship season Brighton manager Chris Hughton hopes winger Solly March will return from his long-term knee injury in September. The 22-year-old England Under-21 international suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage last December. “We are hoping to have him after the first international break,” […]

Brentford sales for ‘economic’ reasons

29 Jul

Jake Bidwell (left) and David Button departed Brentford this summer for QPR and Fulham respectively Brentford head coach Dean Smith says “economic” reasons were behind the sales of Jake Bidwell and David Button to west London and Championship rivals. Former Bees skipper Bidwell, 23, joined QPR earlier in July while goalkeeper Button, 27, moved to […]

Big Sam’s career in pictures

29 Jul

Sam Allardyce is the new England manager. Affectionately known as Big Sam, the 61-year-old has beaten off competition from Hull boss Steve Bruce. England fans won’t need reminding of their team’s abysmal showing under Roy Hodgson at the Euros. He resigned just minutes after the final whistle blew on a 2-1 defeat to Iceland, remember? […]