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Cardiff City v Queens Park Rangers

14 Aug

QPR boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was in the Cardiff side the last time they beat the Hoops in 2008 BBC coverage How to follow: Listen on BBC Radio 5 live and BBC local radio; text commentary on the BBC Sport website Cardiff City midfielder Stuart O’Keefe is a doubt after injuring his arm in Thursday’s […]

Jan Vertonghen reveals the secret ingredient behind Tottenham’s title challenge

8 Jun

“If it runs out everyone goes mad” Jan Vertonghen “Previously there just used to be a small jar of it, but now we’ll get a huge tub – and if it runs out everyone goes mad. “We eat healthy and balanced diets at the club, but peanut butter is our guilty […]

Gibbs on Reds radar

5 Jun

Liverpool are reported to be weighing up a move for Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs, who looks to be heading for the exit door. Gibbs struggled for action at the Emirates Stadium last season as he played second fiddle to Nacho Monreal and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is happy to let him go. Wenger is keen […]

Chelsea target Antonio Rudiger plays down talk of Roma exit: ‘I know nothing. I am only focused on Euro 2016’

4 Jun

Roma defender Antonio Rudiger has palmed off questions over his future – amid talk of a £20m bid from Chelsea. New Blues boss Antonio Conte is a huge admirer of the centre-back, 23, and he will put him high on his list of transfer targets when he takes charge at Stamford Bridge after Italy’s Euro […]

Huddersfield’s Whitehead banned

25 May

Dean Whitehead joined Huddersfield on a two-year deal last summer Huddersfield Town midfielder Dean Whitehead has been given a three-match suspension for violent conduct by the Football Association. The 34-year-old was charged after an incident involving Brentford midfielder Nico Yennaris in the 81st minute of Town’s 5-1 home defeat on Saturday. The ex-Sunderland, Stoke City […]

Derby’s season a failure – Russell

19 May

Johnny Russell’s goal against Hull was his 10th of the season Derby County forward Johnny Russell says missing out on promotion to the Premier League means their season must be viewed as a failure. The Rams spent more than £25m this season, but lost 3-2 to Hull City in the Championship play-off semi-finals. Russell told […]

Wilder’s Charlton move off after talks

19 May

Chris Wilder’s Northampton Town finished the season 13 points clear at the top of League Two Northampton Town manager Chris Wilder has been unable to reach an agreement with Charlton Athletic following talks with the relegated Championship club. Charlton were given permission to speak to Wilder and assistant Alan Knill, after the pair led the […]

Arsenal lost title at home, says Wenger

29 Apr

Media playback is not supported on this device Arsene Wenger: Home losses against lower teams cost us title Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side lost out on the Premier League title “at home against the lower teams” having played some of those games “in a very difficult climate”. The fourth-placed Gunners have won only […]

David Haigh ‘beaten’ in Dubai jail

8 Apr

Media caption“I was hit in the face”: David Haigh speaks to Newsnight’s Mark Lobel The former managing director of Leeds United, David Haigh, says he was mistreated and beaten while in prison for fraud in Dubai. Speaking to BBC Newsnight in his first interview since his release last month, Mr Haigh said there had been […]

Paris Saint-Germain star Thiago Silva urges Zlatan Ibrahimovic to snub Manchester United interest

5 Apr

Thiago Silva has told Zlatan Ibrahimovic to reject interest from Manchester United to stay at Paris Saint-Germain. The Swede has been in stunning form this season and has scored 38 goals in 41 games in all competitions. The 34-year-old’s contract with PSG expires in the summer, though, and he has attracted interest from Manchester United. […]