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Charlie Goode: Blackpool sign Brentford defender on loan

Championship side Blackpool have signed Brentford defender Charlie Goode on loan for the rest of the season. The 27-year-old has been with the Bees since August 2020 and played 20 games, with two appearances while on loan to second-tier side Sheffield United. Goode, who was in Fulham’s academy, has also spent time in the English Football League with Northampton Town and Scunthorpe United. “This is something that has been spoken…

Referee boss wants ‘learning’ over WSL abandonment

The head of referees in the Women’s Super League admits they must “take a lot of learning” after the game between Chelsea and Liverpool was abandoned. Sunday’s game was called off after six minutes because of a frozen pitch. The pitch had passed an inspection to kick off as scheduled at 12:30 GMT. Bibiana Steinhaus-Webb, women’s director of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), said: “We do understand fans…

Ex-Forest boss Lamouchi in frame for Cardiff job

Former Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi has emerged as a potential candidate for the Cardiff City vacancy. Former Barnsley and West Bromwich Albion boss Valerien Ismael is also thought to be high on the shortlist drawn up by the club. Ismael is currently third favourite for the post with bookmakers, while Sam Allardyce tops the betting. Cardiff are looking for their third manager of this season after sacking Mark Hudson…

Jakub Kiwior: Poland defender’s rise from doughnut lunches to Arsenal transfer

It has been some four years for Arsenal’s newest signing Jakub Kiwior. In January 2019, the Polish central defender was let go by Anderlecht’s academy without a senior appearance and was thrown into a relegation battle in Slovakia – one that ultimately ended in failure. Since then, though, the 22-year-old has ended up marking Lionel Messi at the World Cup, been identified as a future leader for his country and…

The impossible job? What next for Everton & Lampard?

Frank Lampard is the latest manager to fall victim to the seemingly impossible job that is managing Everton. Everton only secured safety from relegation to the Championship in last season’s penultimate game and it was hoped this term would represent yet another reboot and fresh start. Lampard, however, has failed to deliver an upturn and Saturday’s 2-0 loss at fellow strugglers West Ham United, which left Everton 19th in the…

Rangers sign Cantwell from Norwich City

Rangers have signed midfielder Todd Cantwell from Norwich City on what the Ibrox club say is “a long-term deal”. The 24-year-old, who is Michael Beale’s first signing as Rangers manager, came through the Norwich academy but was out of favour with new boss David Wagner. Cantwell made 129 appearances for the Canaries, including 45 games in the Premier League, and has had loan spells with Bournemouth and Fortuna Sittard. “I…

Arsenal legends are loving life at the top

Arsenal continue to set the standard, Liverpool and Chelsea bored fans to tears and there was chaos in the Women’s Super League. It felt like going back to the early-noughties on Sunday as Arsenal and Manchester United fought out a five-goal thriller in north London that had ramifications at the top of the table. It was an impressive performance from the Gunners, who proved why they deserve to be leading…

FA to appeal against length of Yems’ ban for racism

The Football Association will appeal against the length of former Crawley Town boss John Yems’ ban for making racist comments because it believes “a longer sanction is appropriate”. Yems, 63, has been banned from football until June 2024.  An independent panel found him guilty of racist abuse towards his players following a hearing in November. However, a report from the disciplinary commission said comments made by Yems were “not a…

‘Wild West’ Norwich must ‘use brains’ – Wagner

Norwich boss David Wagner says his free-scoring side must moderate their “Wild West” football to continue their recent upturn in the Championship. The Canaries made it two wins out of two since the German took charge after following up a 4-0 rout at Preston with Saturday’s 4-2 triumph at Coventry. However, Wagner was unhappy they almost surrendered a 3-0 lead at the weekend. “You have to use your brain in…

Peterborough United: Posh owners to pay for 30 Charlton fans’ coaches for rearranged League One game

Peterborough United have offered to pay for more than 30 coaches to transport Charlton fans to the rearranged League One game between the two clubs. The initial fixture was called off just 90 minutes before kick-off on Saturday with the pitch deemed “unplayable”. Posh chairman Darragh McAnthony later issued an apology on social mediaexternal-link for the short notice of the postponement. He and co-owner Jason Neale have now agreed to…