Brighton, Is Chris Hughton’s Job Safe

It seems incredible that given Brighton’s rise into the Premier League, under the guidance of Chris Hughton, that despite their present form, they lost their last home game on Tuesday to Cardiff City, which leaves them in 17th Posistion, with two points seperating them from Cardiff, who as a result of that win at the Amex, have cut that gap

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League 2 Promotion Race Hots Up

Well Lincoln City, are promoted to League 1, this was confirmed after last weekend’s draw against Cheltenham and thanks to results elsewhere, with MK Dons surprisingly losing to Tranmere Rovers. So that leaves a very intriguing race for the remaining two automatic promotion places, between the following teams. Bury Mansfield Milton Keynes Dons Tranmere Rovers There are only  3 points

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The Sporting Director – Do They Work?

Without looking into the complex network of jobs a professional football team has, any fan would assume it’s just the manager that makes the most influential decisions for the club. The Sporting Director role in professional football is one of the most important yet overlooked roles a club can have. But what exactly is a Sporting Director? The Sporting Director

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Macclesfield A Step Closer to Safety

When Sol Campbell was appointed Macclesfield Manager, it was to a triumphant fanfare of his own confident ego kicking in and the fact that Macclesfield, were the strongmen of League 2 in propping everyone else up, cut adrift and seemingly heading towards the National League … Fast! However, under his guidance, Macclesfield have had something of a transformation, being turned

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Man Utd vs Barcelona : David vs Goliath?

Two of the most decorated clubs in European football are set to lock horns at Old Trafford on Wednesday in what is the standout fixture of this season’s quarter-final ties of the UEFA Champions League. Manchester United and Barcelona have given us some unforgettable and exhilarating games in the past, and the same is being considered again, when the two

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Oldham, Can They Make The Playoffs?

Its been a couple of weeks since Paul Scholes quit, unexpectedly as boss of his hometown club Oldham Athletic, saying that the job wasn’t as advertised and their was too much interference from board room level. What ever the reasons are we shall probably never know. However,what is for sure is that the change of coach doesn’t appear to have

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Bayern demolish Dortmund to reclaim Bundesliga top spot! Talking points :

Bayern Munich thrashed title rivals Borussia Dortmund 5–0 in Saturday’s Der Klassiker to reclaim top spot from their arch rivals. Described by many as the ‘biggest game in Europe’, Bayern swept aside Dortmund who led the table by 2 points before the game, with a ruthless display of attacking and fearless football and now lead the table by a point

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Bury | Promotion Contenders… But Not Paid!

Bury, are in a great posistion in EFL 2, currently sitting 3rd in the league and in an automatic promotion spot, despite being beaten 3~0 by Cambridge at home, yesterday evening. Following the clubs relegation last season from League 1, they have bounced back impressively under the guidance of former player Ryan Lowe and are strong contenders to bounce straight

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Bolton : Matches Could be Postponed

Bolton Wanderers, yes the great Bolton Wanderers, for who, Stanley Matthews plied his trade along with Nat Lofthouse, way back in the day, are now facing the very real threat that their next two championship matches could be postponed, as their very sorry saga carries on and developes into something much worse. Ken Anderson the clubs current owner, who has

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Offside trust: Fighting one of football’s darkest secrets

On the 31st of March, 24/7 football travelled to the Deva Stadium in Chester to witness a groundbreaking game between the Offside trust XI and Hollyoaks XI. Although the Offside trust XI lost 7-2 on the day it was a monumental day for the charity and everyone involved. Who are the Offside trust? The Offside trust was set up in

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Ole! Ole! Ander Herrera? Spaniard linked with a move to PSG

Emerging reports suggest Manchester United midfielder, Ander Herrera, is closing in on a summer switch to French Champions, Paris Saint Germain. The Spaniard moved to Old Trafford in 2014 under Louis Van Gaal for a reported £32m. Since then, United’s number 21 has become a fan-favourite amongst the Old Trafford faithful, and was named the club’s Player of the Year

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Portsmouth| Back Petition for Europa League

Hard on the heels of their Checkatrade Trophy Final, Portsmouth have packed a petition being run by Change The petition is for the winners of this seasons Checkatrade Trophy to be allowed to play in Europa League next season. Directly after the win, the pompey official website tweeted out the link, adding “Worth a Try”. And why not, given that

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Portsmouth | Checkatrade Trophy Winners

It was Portsmouth who won a pulsating Checkatrade Trophy Final at Wembley Yesterday, played in front of over 85,000 fans- a record for a game in this competition played at Wembley. The stadium was bouncing with noise made by the two travelling contingents, however in singing terms, the Blue Army out sang the Black Cats. The first half saw Sunderland,

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Fantasy League Picks For GameWeek 32

As the Premier League season draws to a close, the final eight games will be crucial for fantasy football fans to capitalise on games to gain the most amount of points as possible. This 32nd game week has various teams such as City, United, Watford, Wolves, Chelsea, Fulham, Cardiff, Spurs and Palace playing two games, so there is an increased

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Reece Brown- Reaping rewards for trusting in his potential.

The competitiveness of lower league football and the fight for promotion and relegation is heading to another nail biting climax. This is the period of the season where each clubs prized players need to hit the heights of their performance potential. Reece Brown, the 23 year old midfielder and graduate of the Birmingham City Academy is one of those players

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Who should win the League Two player of the season?

With the League Two season drawing to a close we here at 24/7 football decided to look at three candidates who could win the League Two player of the season. With the awards being presented next month we have compiled the nominees to see who could win the award. Last season saw Accrington starlet Billy Kee scoop up the award

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England’s Shine Dulled by Racism

On Monday night, Southgate and the Three Lions travelled to the South European country of Montenegro for a European Cup qualifying game. The odds were greatly stacked in England’s favour, especially following their 5-0 triumph over the Czech Republic just three days before; where Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling netted a hattrick. England conceded early in the game, with Marko Vesovic

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Quarters come to a close!

Tonight is a huge night for the Women’s Champions League, as the quarter finals draw to a close. PSG vs Chelsea- 18:00 1st Leg (0-2) Tonight’s game will take place at Stade Jean Bouin, Paris, where Chelsea will take a 2-0 lead into the second leg against Paris Saint-German. With goals from Erin Cuthbert and Hannah Blundell at Kingsmeadow, the

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Olivier Giroud: Linked To Lyon!

When the Internationals come around and the players link up with their respective countries, which leads to press interviews, it is amazing what comes out in these interviews (often later blamed on misquotes or misinterpretation). The latest transfer rumour surrounds Chelsea striker, Olivier Giroud, who is currently ‘away’ with France and as is always the case, was asked about his

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Paul Hurst Made Bookies Favorite to Take Over Southend United Job

The sacking of Chris Powell this morning by Southend United perhaps came as a surprise to some Southend fans despite currently battling relegation and sitting in 20th position in League 1. Ricky Duncan has taken over the interim role, but Southend have given no indication as to what their next step will be. The bookmakers have made Paul Hurst favourite

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Sky Bet Championship: The Race for Promotion

The race for promotion to the Premier League is hotting up with only eight games remaining of the regular Sky Bet Championship campaign starting this Saturday. It’s a three-horse race for the automatic promotion spots with Norwich City, Sheffield United and Leeds United all battling it out for the top two spots in the division. Leeds and Norwich have been

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The start of something new?

On Wednesday, Barclays announced the biggest investment ever in UK women’s sport, by revealing their 10 million pound sponsorship deal with the FA Women’s Super League. Barclays will be the title sponsor of the league which will take effect from the 2019-20 season. The Barclays partnership with The FA will run until July 2020. With the multi-million pound partnership in

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The Battle for Premiership Survival!

The fight for Premiership survival has entered the business end of the season, and each game is slowly becoming increasingly more crucial for the teams fighting to avoid the drop. With just 7 games to go, it looks beyond possible for both Huddersfield and Fulham to escape relegation. Huddersfield have a mere 14 points and Fulham just 3 more than

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Birmingham City| 9 point deduction

Birmingham City have been hit with a 9 point penalty for breaching profitability and sustainability rules. The rule was introduced at the start of the 2016/17 season. Why did this happen? It’s understood that Birmingham exceeded the £39m allowable losses over a three-year period (up to the end of 2018 financial year). Under the EFL’s profitability and sustainability rules, Championship clubs

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4 signings that could turn the fortune for Manchester United next season

Since Solskjaer took over as caretaker Manager at Old Trafford, United have looked a totally different side in contrast to what they were under Jose Mourinho , playing the brand of football that was always associated with Manchester United. Even though they have had a slump off late against Arsenal and against Wolves in the FA Cup, it is still

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Posh Appoint Darren Ferguson on 3 year Deal

Peterborough United have today confirmed, the appointment of Darren Ferguson and his Assistant Gavin Strachan, son of manager Gordon Strachan, as their new management team on 3 year contracts. Though this is new, the appointment is the 3rd Time that Ferguson has taken charge at Peterborough and the Owners of the club have stated “It was vitally important that we

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Match Preview: Sheffield United V Nottingham Forest

Sheffield United will be looking to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Millwall when they face Nottingham Forest at Bramall Lane, on Friday lunchtime, kick-off 12.30pm. The Blades, who have drawn the last two games, currently sit in third of the Sky Bet Championship following back to back 1-1 draws with Birmingham City and Millwall respectively, putting a

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