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ESPN FC News 22 May 21:55

England name Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane captain for World Cup

ESPN FC's Paul Mariner examines England's strike force and wonders if they'll have what it takes to lead the Three Lions to glory at the World Cup. After the excitement of England's World Cup squad announcement, the Exploding Heads are here to break the bad news to those who didn't make the cut. England have named striker Harry Kane as their captain heading into the World Cup in Russia this summer. Kane, 24, the two-time Premier League Golden Boot winner, is the vice captain to Hugo Lloris at Tottenham and has occasionally worn the armband since Wayne Rooney retired from international competition in 2017. England manager Gareth Southgate made the announcement in a live video on Twitter on Tuesday morning. "Last night, we told the rest of the players that we've named Harry as captain for...

ESPN FC News 22 May 21:53

Troisi embraces competition for spots

James Troisi speaks from Socceroos camp in Turkey.

ESPN FC News 22 May 21:24

Zlatan introduces himself, Salah's lookalike, Ronaldo statue redemption in best of Toe Poke

Relive 10 of the best stories that amused and amazed in this season of football around the world. It's that time of year again when we here at Toe Poke pause a moment to take stock of the season just gone -- the thrills, the spills, the truly, truly dreadful penalty kicks (stay tuned!). Here are our various winners and indeed losers from 2017-18 ... Redemption of the season November brought with it redemption for one of the biggest laughing stocks of last season, as Portuguese artist Jose Antonio Navarro Arteaga was handed an artistic reprieve. Arteaga is of course the man who made a hash...

ESPN FC News 22 May 21:03

West Ham appoint Manuel Pellegrini as manager to replace David Moyes

Manuel Pellegrini has signed a three-year contract to become West Ham United's manager. The former Real Madrid and Manchester City boss

ESPN FC News 22 May 12:59

Transfer Talk: Tottenham optimistic over Martial move, Lewandowski to Chelsea?

The transfer window is open, and Transfer Talk has the latest rumours making the rounds. Follow live with our daily blog throughout the

Barnsley – 6 May 15:31

Cardiff promoted to Premier League as Barnsley, Burton are relegated

Cardiff City will be playing Premier League football next season after Fulham lost at Birmingham and the Bluebirds drew with Reading on Sunday.

The Welsh side were forced to settle for a goalless home draw against struggling Reading – but Fulham’s 3-1 loss at Birmingham meant Neil Warnock’s men could celebrate a return to the top flight after a three-year exile.

Birmingham, who went into their game at St Andrew’s still under the threat of relegation, took control with first-half goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz (15) and Harlee Dean (43).

Tom Cairney gave the Cottagers hope with six minutes remaining but Che Adams’ 89th-minute goal means they must settle for the play-offs.

Barnsley’s 4-1 loss at Derby ended their brief stay in the Championship.

Cameron Jerome opened the scoring for the home side with a powerful left-foot shot in the 14th minute, then set up Matej Vydra for the Rams’ second goal 10 minutes into the second half.

Substitute Vydra then set up David Nugent for Derby’s third midway through the second half. Tom Lawrence made it 4-0 in the 71st, before George Moncur’s reply 10 minutes from time. The win secured the Rams’ place in the play-offs.

Burton lost 2-1 at Preston, with Louis Moult’s goal in added time ending their survival hopes. Callum Robinson gave Preston the lead with a close-range header, before the hosts had Billy Bodin dismissed for two yellow cards – one a handball which saw a goal ruled out, then a dive in the penalty area. Hope Akpan curled in Burton’s equaliser in the 63rd minute.

Bolton produced an impressive late finish to escape the clutches of League One as a result of a 3-2 win over Nottingham Forest.

Adam Le Fondre volleyed Wanderers in front midway through the second half but Ben Osborn (70) and Jack Colback (79) turned things around and had Bolton staring relegation in the face.

However, goals from David Wheater (87) and Aaron Wilbraham (88) – who had earlier hit the post – kept the hosts up, sparking joyous scenes at the Macron Stadium.

Play-off hopefuls Middlesbrough drew 2-2 at Ipswich. Freddie Sears (eight) and Martyn Waghorn’s 83rd-minute penalty had the hosts ahead twice but Stewart Downing (71) and Patrick Bamford (90) earned the visitors a draw.

The other top six team, Aston Villa, lost 1-0 at Millwall. Shaun Williams got the decisive goal from the penalty spot in the 30th minute, before Lee Gregory missed another spot-kick for the Lions late on.

Elsewhere, bottom club Sunderland stunned champions Wolves 3-0, in front of prospective new owner Stewart Donald.

On-loan duo Ovie Ejaria (19) and Ashley Fletcher (45) had the hosts 2-0 ahead before Paddy McNair got Sunderland’s third midway through the second half.

Atdhe Nuhiu (14, 60 and 90) scored a hat-trick in Sheffield Wednesday’s 5-1 drubbing of Norwich at Hillsborough. Fernando Forestieri (30) and Frederico Venancio (58) also netted, with Timm Klose (83) replying for Norwich.

Wednesday’s city rivals United were also final-day winners, 3-2 at Bristol City.

Leon Clarke opened the scoring in the eighth minute with his 19th league goal of the season, before Billy Sharp (29) and Kieran Freeman (34) made it 3-0. City rallied with goals from Aden Flint (60) and Joe Bryan (75) – but there was to be no leveller.

Leeds beat QPR 2-0 with goals from Kemar Roofe (30) and Kalvin Phillips (47), while Brentford and Hull drew 1-1 at Griffin Park.

Sergi Canos headed the hosts into a 12th-minute lead before Jarrod Bowen levelled in first-half added time. Harry Wilson had the chance to win it for the Tigers in the second half after Luke Daniels fouled Fraizer Campbell – but the goalkeeper redeemed himself with an excellent stop to keep out Wilson’s penalty.

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Barnsley – 22 Apr 10:54

Paper Talk: Four in Arsenal mix; Man Utd battle Liverpool for Sevilla star

Manchester United will go head to head with Liverpool for a France U21 star, while Arsenal will interview four big-names over their upcoming managerial vacancy, according to Sunday’s papers. 



Manchester United have put Sevilla centre-back Clement Lenglet on their summer shopping list, according to reports on Sunday.

The France U21 star has carved out quite the reputation this season during Sevilla’s run to the Champions League quarter-finals – with Manchester United their victims in the last 16 of the competition.

According to The Sun on Sunday, United could sign Lenglet for a fee of around £20million – but our understanding is that Sevilla would have no intention of allowing him to leave for that amount and would instead hold out for his release clause.

The defender has a €45million exit fee in his contract – and signing him looks far from easy with both Barcelona and Liverpool also keeping tabs on the 22-year-old.

Barcelona are thought to want the defender as a back-up in case Samuel Umtiti – also a Manchester United target – leaves this summer.


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Max Allegri, Leonardo Jardim and Brendan Rodgers are all likely to be interviewed by Arsenal as they seek a replacement for Arsene Wenger (Sunday Mirror)

Arsenal have spoken to Luis Enrique about replacing Arsene Wenger, with Allegri and Rodgers also on the Gunners’ radar (The Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal are set to fight Chelsea for the signature of Allegri, with the departing Arsene Wenger being eyed by PSG (Daily Star Sunday)

Wenger was paid £11m to stand down one year early with the club desperate to return to the Champions League (The Sun on Sunday)

Following the announcement he is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, Wenger is set to open talks with PSG and his former club Monaco  (The Sun on Sunday)

Arsenal’s path to make Enrique their next manager has been cleared after Chelsea’s interest in the Spaniard cooled (The Sunday Times)

Wenger knew a month ago that his reign at Arsenal was over (Mail on Sunday)

Pep Guardiola wants to boost his title-winning Manchester City side by signing Thiago Alcantara and Jorginho for a combined £135m this summer (Daily Star Sunday)

Arsene Wenger is set to be offered the chance to join PSG – as president of the French side, with Thomas Tuchel as first-team coach (Sunday Mirror)

Antonio Conte’s departure from Chelsea is being delayed as the Italian is owed a huge £10m pay-off if he is sacked by the Blues (Sunday Mirror)

Marouane Fellaini is being chased by as many as six clubs, with PSG, Juventus and West Ham among them (Sunday Mirror)


Marcel Brands’ appointment as Everton director of football is set to be confirmed with PSV’s Mexico winger Hirving Lozano emerging as a possible first signing (Sunday Mirror)

Watford will not stop Richarlison leaving the club this summer as long as one of his suitors meets their £40m valuation (Sunday Mirror)

Jose Mourinho will not stand in Anthony Martial’s way if the forward decides he wants to leave Manchester United this summer (Sunday Times)

Newcastle have slapped a £20m price tag on striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who has impressed on loan at Fulham (Sunday People)

Jack Grealish: Dearly loves Aston Villa

Jack Grealish will stay at Aston Villa next season even if they are not promoted to the Premier League (Sunday People)

Rubin Kazan’s Iran striker Sardar Azmoun is a target for Everton, Leicester City, Wolves and Celtic (Sunday People)

Fulham will have to fight off competition from West Ham to retain the services of right-back Ryan Fredericks, who will be available on a free transfer this summer (Sunday People)

Napoli midfielder Jorginho has indicated he favours a move to Manchester City over rivals Manchester United (The Sun on Sunday)

Jorginho: Napoli midfielder a target for Arsenal, says agent

Jamie Vardy will be offered £140,000 a week to stay at Leicester and extend his contract, which currently has two years left to run (The Sun on Sunday)

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez has made signing a new striker a summer priority, with Bournemouth’s Josh King his top target (The Sun on Sunday)

Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross is wanted by RB Leipzig, whose manager Ralf Rangnick was at Hoffenheim while he was coming through the ranks (The Sun on Sunday)

Swansea City are set to tempt Oli McBurnie, who has impressed on loan at Barnsley, with a big pay rise to stay at the club amid interest from Championship clubs Leeds, Derby and Reading (The Sun on Sunday)

Sunderland midfielder George Honeyman could be tempted by a move to Sheffield Wednesday after the Black Cats were relegated on Saturday (The Sun on Sunday)

PSG are confident they can beat Manchester United in the race for the £50m signature of Fulham wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon (Sunday Express)

West Ham have been told they will have to pay £28m to make Joao Mario’s loan move from Inter Milan permanent (Sunday Express)

Watford are keen to sign Lyon centre-half Mouctar Diakhaby, who has also been watched by Manchester City, Chelsea and Everton  (Mail on Sunday)

Everton will hold a board meeting this week which could decide the future of manager Sam Allardyce (Mail on Sunday)

West Ham are plotting a £40m double raid on Stoke City to sign Jack Butland and Joe Allen if their rivals are relegated from the Premier League (Mail on Sunday)

Rafa Benitez believes Newcastle’s best hope of keeping Chelsea midfielder Kenedy could be another loan deal (Mail on Sunday)

Stoke are in talks with PSG about ripping up Jese Rodriguez’s loan deal after his failure to attend training (Sunday Telegraph)


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Barnsley – 18 Apr 12:34

Wolves, Fulham dominate PFA Championship Team of the Year

Wolves and Fulham dominate the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Championship Team of the Year.

Leaders Wolves, who have already secured promotion to the Premier League, and third-placed Fulham both boast three players each.

Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy, centre-back Willy Bolly and midfielder Ruben Neves are among the XI, alongside Fulham’s 17-year-old left-back Ryan Sessegnon, right-back Ryan Fredericks and midfielder Tom Cairney.

The rest of the team is made up of Cardiff defender Sol Bamba, Norwich midfielder James Maddison and forwards, Bobby Reid, Leon Clarke and Matej Vydra of Bristol City, Sheffield United and Derby respectively.

The PFA Championship Team of the Year!

🏆 #PFAawards

— PFA (@PFA) April 18, 2018


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Barnsley – 18 Mar 11:21

The 139 Championship players out of contract this summer ? PF

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Barnsley – 22 Feb 18:19

EFL summer transfer window to close early

English Football League clubs have voted to bring forward the deadline for completing permanent deals in the summer transfer window, the governing body has announced.

EFL teams will now be unable to sign players from other clubs beyond 5pm on August 9 in a move that is aligned with the decision Premier League clubs opted to take in September.

The 72 sides in the Championship, League One and League Two will still be able to loan players in until the end of August, while they can also offload members of their squad to a club in any league where their window remains open.

“After discussing the options throughout the course of the last few months, I’m pleased that the matter has been determined by clubs ahead of the start of next season,” EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said.

“This new approach will give clubs and managers the stability they crave earlier in the season whilst also providing the flexibility to add to their squads after the traditional deadline until the end of month if required.”

Though the revised deadline day for both will be the same, the window will close for Premier League teams before their domestic season begins, with the EFL stating that the date falls on the Thursday after the opening round of league fixtures for its members.

The EFL also announced clubs had voted for a new policy with regards to the definition of a ‘full-strength team’ following the controversy surrounding Birmingham’s win over Huddersfield in April.

Terriers boss David Wagner made 10 changes for the contest after Huddersfield had already secured a play-off spot, and relegation-threatened Blues secured a 2-0 victory.

Birmingham would survive and finish two points clear of the bottom three while Huddersfield, who were ultimately not punished, secured promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs.

The new guidance states: “For any League match played on or after the 4th Thursday in March (including season 2017-18), any team sheet for a league game should include at least 10 outfield players who featured on the team sheet for the League match before.”

The EFL also reiterated its stance on artificial pitches and stated any National League team that wins promotion to League Two must agree to use a grass surface.

Should that criteria not be met by the nominated date, the club that finishes 23rd in League Two, and would otherwise by relegated, would retain their place in the division.



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Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Barnsley | BBC 28 Jun 13:39

Barnsley loan striker Ash to Wood

National League side Boreham Wood sign striker Bradley Ash on a season-long loan from Barnsley.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Barnsley | BBC 23 Jun 21:29

Barnsley sign Luton midfielder McGeehan

Barnsley sign midfielder Cameron McGeehan from League Two club Luton Town for an undisclosed fee.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Barnsley | BBC 22 Jun 21:17

Barnsley sign Thistle defender Lindsay

Barnsley sign defender Liam Lindsay from Partick Thistle for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Barnsley | BBC 21 Jun 10:00

Championship fixtures in full

Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Barnsley | BBC 20 Jun 15:59

Thistle accept Barnsley bid for Lindsay

Partick Thistle accept a bid from Barnsley for centre-back Liam Lindsay, who last week decided not to join Oxford United.

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