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  • Lee Naylor: Derby County sign former Accrington defender

    February 27, 2014 3:05 PM 10

    Derby County have signed experienced former Wolves and Celtic left-back Lee Naylor until the end of the season. Rams head coach Steve McClaren said: "Lee is an experienced player and we are pleased to have him." Former England Under-21 international Naylor played over 300 games for Wolves and has made more than 500 career appearances in total.

  • Why on earth buy a football club?

    February 27, 2014 1:07 PM 24

    The quip goes that it is relatively easy to take out £1m by being the owner of a football club. All you have to do is first put in £2m. Since the English Premier League was formed in 1992, football finances have boomed to the extent that £1m is now small change. However, it is still the case that buying a football club is unlikely to yield much of a return

  • Aviva Premiership: Bath v Saracens (Fri)

    February 27, 2014 12:43 PM 27

    Bath make a number of changes as they look to close the gap on second-placed Saracens in Friday's game at The Rec. Peter Stringer and George Ford pair up at half-back, with Matt Banahan on the wing, and props Paul James and Anthony Perenise among those joining the pack. England wing David Strettle plays his 100th game for Sarries after sitting out their

  • Crystal Palace: Jonathan Williams to join Ipswich Town on loan

    February 27, 2014 12:16 PM 20

    Ipswich Town are set sign Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams on a month's loan. The 20-year-old Wales international has played nine Premier League games for Palace this season. Former Eagles and Ipswich defender David Wright told BBC Radio Suffolk that Williams would be a useful addition for play-off chasing Town. "He's a very good player, very intelligent

  • Kevin Foley: Blackpool agree one-month loan for Wolves defender

    February 27, 2014 12:15 PM 12

    Blackpool have signed Republic of Ireland defender Kevin Foley on a one-month emergency loan from Wolves. But he has played only seven times this season and goes straight into Blackpool's squad to face Watford. The Seasiders have not won any of their last 15 league games and are 18th in the Championship table after Saturday's defeat by Birmingham

  • Chelsea stars immortalised as Simpsons characters as part of new deal – but where’s ‘Sideshow Bob’ David Luiz?

    February 27, 2014 11:59 AM 10

    Chelsea’s lack of goals at Galatasaray may not be a laughing matter for Jose Mourinho but John Terry is all smiles after being given a make-over by The Simpsons – although there was unfortunately no sign of Sideshow Bob ringer David Luiz. Chelsea have announced a new collaboration with the cult television series adored by millions around the world which

  • Manchester City enter race with Chelsea and Manchester United for Southampton full-back Luke Shaw

    February 27, 2014 10:13 AM 9

    Manchester City have joined the race to snap-up Southampton full-back Luke Shaw, according to reports. City boss Manuel Pellegrini wants the 18-year-old Saints prodigy to offer competition in defence to Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov and eventually become his first-choice left-back. Both Chelsea and Manchester United are also vying to secure Shaw’s

  • Phil Jagielka ruled out of England game with injury

    February 27, 2014 9:36 AM 7

    Everton defender Phil Jagielka has been ruled out of the England squad for their friendly against Denmark on 5 March with a hamstring injury. Everton manager Roberto Martinez said: "Phil has felt his hamstring over the last couple of days and will be missing at the weekend [against West Ham] and for England." England boss Roy Hodgson will name an enlarged

  • Would saking Pepe Mel help West Brom avoid relegation?

    February 27, 2014 9:21 AM 10

    Crystal Palace appointed Tony Pulis. Sunderland brought in Gus Poyet. Both are efficacious in English football. Even Saturday’s opposition Fulham have employed Felix Magath, who is supposedly a German version of ‘Houdini’ when it comes to saving a club from the dreaded fear of relegation. Few may have questioned the appointment of Pepe Mel in January

  • Gerad Adams named Sheffield Steelers coach

    February 27, 2014 6:42 AM 12

    Last Updated: 27/02/14 6:41am Sheffield Steelers have appointed former player Gerad Adams as their new head coach for the remainder of the Elite League season. The 35-year-old Canadian - part of the league and play-off double-winning Steelers side in 2004 - left his role as player-coach of Cardiff Devils in December after nine years in south Wales