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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

Bristol City – teamtalk.com 22 May 10:27

EXCLUSIVE: Burnley win race to sign 6m Bristol City star

Premier League Burnley have won the race to land Bristol City ace Joe Bryan, TEAMtalk can exclusively reveal.

A number of top flight sides have been watching the talented left-sided defender, but Burnley have already made their move.

It is understood the Clarets will pay in excess of £6million for the 24-year-old, who has come through the youth ranks at Ashton Gate.

Bryan’s expected arrival could signal the end of Charlie Taylor’s time at Turf Moor, with the former Leeds star having struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular under Sean Dyche.

The 24-year-old arrived from Elland Road last summer but made only 11 Premier League this season and could be allowed to leave on loan for regular game time.

His performances while at Burnley have not yielded the best results, with the player yet to taste victory in his Premier League outings to date.

I mean, fwiw… pic.twitter.com/GOVkgkluUp

— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) May 22, 2018

As for the Robins, they are already looking at possible replacements and we can reveal their top target is Southampton’s Sam McQueen.

The 23-year-old has been told he can leave St Mary’s this summer if the right offer comes in and Lee Johnson is keen to swoop, once Bryan’s departure is confirmed.

 

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Bristol City – teamtalk.com 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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Bristol City – teamtalk.com 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 pic.twitter.com/1YXaJ30QF2

— PFA (@PFA) April 18, 2018

 

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Bristol City – teamtalk.com 18 Mar 11:21

The 139 Championship players out of contract this summer ? PF

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Bristol City – teamtalk.com 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 Bristol City | BBC 28 Jun 12:34

Bristol City sign Diedhiou for 5.3m

Bristol City break their transfer record to sign Senegal international striker Famara Diedhiou from Angers for £5.3m.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bristol City | BBC 27 Jun 12:55

Bristol City sign defender Pisano

Championship club Bristol City sign defender Eros Pisano on a two-year contract from Italian side Hellas Verona.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bristol City | BBC 25 Jun 15:11

Oxford label found on Bristol City kit

A Bristol City fan finds an Oxford United label on the inside of his new Robins away kit, prompting an investigation.

Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bristol City | BBC 22 Jun 11:00

Tomlin 'still in Bristol City's plans'

Playmaker Lee Tomlin remains in Bristol City's plans, insists the Championship club's head coach Lee Johnson.

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

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