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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League One: 11 Teams & an 8 point battle

As we near the business end of the season in the English Football League One, there are 11 teams, seperated by just 8 points. 8 points might not sound a lot given the previous relegation history of this league, but this has been no ordinary season in this league. It has given us everything including drama, unexpected results, upturns in

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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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A Bundesliga Experience

By Euan Burns//@burns_euan Hertha Berlin and Borussia Dortmund played out a thrilling match in the Bundesliga’s Saturday evening fixture. Dortmund won the game after Marco Reus’s 93rd minute strike, but they twice fell behind to a resilient Hertha team. The scoring got under way thanks to former Chelsea man Salomon Kalou pouncing on a Roman Bürki mistake after just four

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Why have so many players withdrawn from the England Squad

Within hours of the latest England Squad being named for this weekends European Championship qualifiers, there were almost immediate withdrawals from John Stones and Fabian Delph of Manchester City Luke Shaw of Manchester United Ruben Loftus Cheek of Chelsea These were joined by, Trent Alexander Arnold of Liverpool, yesterday, with a back injury. Now at face value, withdrawals from International

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Ireland’s best XI since 2000

Ireland begin their new campaign under new/old manager Mick McCarthy with Euro 2020 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. Despite the national side struggling over recent years, The boys in green have had some great players and teams over the years, all the more impressive when you consider the small size of the country and the preference for Gaelic sports- Hurling

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Fact or Fiction, Does Cryotherapy Really Work?

Footballers and athletes of the highest level are constantly looking at ways to prevent injuries and rehabilitate quickly.   Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy, is a relatively new technique used by professional clubs and physiotherapists in an attempt to maintain an athlete’s performance at the top level. Cryotherapy is done using cold (very cold) temperatures, for either the entire body or localised areas and individual

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FA Investigating Barkley Coin Throwing Incident

It has been confirmed today, that the FA are investigating an incident, with which a coin was thrown at Chelsea Midfielder Ross Barkely, during the Premier League match on Sunday.A match which marked the Chelsea Midfielder’s first appearance back at Everton since his transfer to Chelsea over  a year ago. The match which Chelsea lost 2~0 saw Barkley, until he

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The Battle for Football League survival

With less than 9 games left in League Two, we here at 24/7 football decided to look at the final games for every club in the fight to retain their Football League status. This season has thrown up a few surprises and looks to keep that trend going into the final 8 or 9 games. 24. Notts County Currently sat

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Ward-Prowse called up by England as Delph, Stones and Loftus-Cheek withdraw

Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse has been called up into the England Squad for the Euro 2020 Qualifiers against Czech Republic and Montenegro respectively following injuries to three players. Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek alongwith Manchester City duo John Stones and Fabian Delph have all pulled out after picking up injuries during the weekends games for their club sides. Ward-Prowse has only

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The make-or-break nature of Championship promotion

In recent years, the Premier League has flourished as one of the best leagues in the world, and with its success, the financial implications of the league have grown exponentially. Clubs have started to be managed as international businesses, and team crests have become commonplace icons across all cultures throughout the globe. TV rights have skyrocketed, with the Premier League’s

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League 2 Promotion Race: a preview of the final 9 games

The League 2 promotion race heats up as with less than 10 games left to secure promotion to League One we here at 24/7 Football decided to take a look at the final 9 games for every team fighting for promotion. 1. Lincoln City Lincoln City currently sit top of the table going into the final 9 games of the

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Brexit: How will it affect the Premier League?

It comes without surprise that all 20 of the current Premier League clubs were against Brexit in the first place. With Britain set to leave the EU on March 29th, and a ‘no deal’ Brexit looming closer by the minute, what will happen to The Premier League and English football in the future?    The first likely outcome of Brexit on English football is

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Are the English sides taking over Europe?

For the first time since 2009, all four English clubs who entered the Champions League group stage have progressed past the first knockout round to the quarter finals. Both Manchester clubs, Liverpool and Tottenham have all impressed on the continent, and achieved some huge results and created some magical nights for their fans. What’s most impressive about the current sides

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Neymar Investigated!

It was announced today that Neymar, the enigmatic star forward of Paris St Germaine, is being investigated following his incredible Social Media outburst on Instagram, after Manchester United were awarded a penalty in stoppage time in their European Champions League encounter last week Leading the tie from the first leg at Old Trafford a week previously, PSG found themselves level

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Dreamland for Liverpool or a City clean sweep? – Who will win the Premier League?

As game week 30 comes to a close, Manchester City led by Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool continue to battle it out for the league title, with none of the sides looking to slip up, both winning their games this weekend. The two-horse race is led by the Manchester club on 74 points followed closely by Liverpool on 73,

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AFC Wimbledon : Is The Impossible Likely?

AFC Wimbledon, formed just 17 years ago, from the ashes of Wimbledon’s contentious move from Croydon to Milton Keynes, have exceeded all expectations in their journey so far They had… No ground, players, management, ball or kit and had to hold trials on Wimbledon Common, against the backdrop of knowing they had been accepted into the combined counties league, yes

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Should Glenn Murray receive an England call up?

Glenn Murray added his 11th goal of the season this weekend as he scored Brighton’s first goal in the (2-1) win over Crystal Palace in the A23 Derby. Murray scored 12 goals last season in the Premier League and is one away from levelling last year’s total. With 8 Premier League games to go plus FA Cup games, depending on

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Jack Grealish lands final blow as Aston Villa claim bragging rights in local derby

Jack Grealish has wrote his name in Second City derby history as the local lad scored the winner as Villa triumphed 1-0 over city rivals Birmingham. But it was an incident in the 8th minute that stole all the headlines, as a Birmingham fan stormed the pitch and struck Grealish in the face from behind. The fan managed to break

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Have the wheels fallen off the Peterborough promotion bus?

Flashback to 31st of October and the Posh were sat in second place only two points behind leaders Portsmouth. However, Peterborough fans would be in for a scare as fast forward to this weekend and Peterborough have fallen down to 7th and sit outside the play-off places on goal difference. But what has gone wrong at the ABAX Stadium? Start

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3 potential replacements to succeed Darren Moore

Subsequently a discouraging draw to Ipswich Darren Moore has been sacked. The Englishman was appointed as head coach in May 2018 after a remarkable end to the season despite West Brom’s relegation. The Baggies have played glamorous football at times this season averaging 1.9 goals per game. A considerable amount of West Brom fans have deemed the sacking harsh ,

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Should James Ward-Prowse be in the England side?

2nd March 2019- James Ward-Prowse scores a beautiful free kick to level the scores away at Old Trafford. 9th March 2019- James Ward Prowse scores a beautiful free kick to give his side all three points against third place Tottenham, could Southampton have found their new talisman? The Portsmouth born midfielder has been on the books of Southampton since the

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The ‘Pool are back in town

09/03/19. A day Blackpool FC fans will remember forever. Aday the footballing nation looked on in awe. A day where the result was aside-shadow to other events that took place. The recent history of The Seasiders is a story only a fewcan get their head round. From fans having safe protests to Owen Oyston have bailiffs outside the club. Blackpool

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What has gone wrong at Stoke City this season?

Approaching the end of the season with just 10 games to go , Stoke City are in an unthinkable position. The Potters were predicted to finish first at the beginning of the season by many pundits. Stoke who were relegated from the premier league last season have an exceptional team for the championship , key players such as Jack Butland

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Tammy Abraham: Another Brit in Germany?

Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham is reportedly being lined up by German team RB Leipzig for a £20m move. The 21-year-old has been on loan at Championship outfit Aston Villa this season, where he’s notched up a very impressive 21 goals in 29 games. This news hardly comes as a surprise for multiple reasons. It is another example of a Chelsea loanee

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The 127th Second City Derby: Birmingham City v Aston Villa Preview

This Sunday lunchtime sees the second city derby take place between Birmingham City and Aston Villa, arguably one of the biggest derbies in England. Their encounter earlier this season at Villa park was a 4-2 victory for Aston Villa. The two midlands clubs are both in the mix for a play off spot and Sundays game could be a pivotal

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