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Exclusive: Sunderland and Blackburn eye 15-goal striker, Bundesliga side lead race
Championship trio Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City are all keen...

Ally McCoist urges Crystal Palace to sign 'remarkable' £20m striker after 33-goal season
Could Crystal Palace return to a familiar hunting ground for a new centre-forward?

Liverpool loanee 'phenomenal' on debut for new club, Klopp thinks he's 'a big talent'
The 21-year-old was excellent as he finally made his debut a month after leaving Anfield on loan...

Manager admits Crystal Palace want to sign his 'Champions League-level' player, £20m-plus needed
Manager Jon Dahl Tomasson has confirmed that Blackburn Rovers have rejected an £18 million bid from Premier League outfit Crystal Palace for Adam Wharton.  Having... The post Manager admits Crystal Palace want to sign his 'Champions League-level' player, £20m-plus needed appeared first on HITC.

Paper talk: Bayern plot third Trippier bid as Al-Nassr hold talks for Man Utd transfer
HITC Football paper talk

Report: Stoke City now interested in Championship manager who plays 'crazy' football
Stoke City are now interested in Blackburn Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson as a replacement for Alex Neil following his sacking on Sunday. The Potters... The post Report: Stoke City now interested in Championship manager who plays 'crazy' football appeared first on HITC.

Revealed: Why Adam Wharton's brother isn't allowed to fly to Germany for Euro 2024... but it hasn't stopped him from taking a mammoth road trip to support the Crystal Palace star
Crystal Palace youngster Wharton caught the eye after a series of impressive displays in midfield last season and was named in the Three Lions' final 26-man squad.

Adam Wharton reveals sacrifices behind meteoric rise to England's Euro 2024 squad just five months after the Crystal Palace midfielder played in the Championship
OLIVER HOLT: Wharton was playing in the Championship for Blackburn Rovers just over four months ago. There are going to be a lot of firsts for him over the next few weeks.

Former Liverpool star 'set to revive his career in Georgia under forgotten ex-Premier League boss'... seven months after leaving his last club following 'physical altercation' with his manager
A former Liverpool star is reportedly eyeing a move to Georgia in a bid to revive his career seven months after leaving his last club in controversial circumstances.

EFL Championship final day RECAP: Ipswich Town are PROMOTED to the Premier League after a 22-year absence - while Leeds settle for the play-offs and Birmingham are RELEGATED to League One
Re-live Mail Sport's live blog from the final day of the EFL Championship season, with Ipswich gaining promotion to the Premier League and Birmingham going down.

Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya required plastic surgery to address horror facial injury he suffered while playing for Blackburn
Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya suffered a horrific nose-altering injury during his time at Blackburn Rovers before making his name in the Premier League.

Blackburn keeper Aynsley Pears guilty of horrendous blooper as he miskicks into his own net to consign Rovers to defeat in Championship relegation six-pointer with Sheffield Wednesday
JASON MELLOR AT EWOOD PARK: John Eustace defended Aynsley Pears after Blackburn's calamity keeper handed Sheffield Wednesday a relegation lifeline.

‘He was different’: the story of Adam Wharton’s swift ascent to Euro 2024

Talk in his brother’s kitchen two years ago led to 20-year-old Crystal Palace midfielder going to Euro 2024 with England

Adam Wharton’s meteoric rise to England’s Euro 2024 squad has taken many supporters by surprise but it was the culmination of a plan hatched in his brother’s kitchen two years ago. Wharton Jr had just been handed his first professional contract by Blackburn after turning 18 and sat down with Scott – who is six years older and plays in defence for their boyhood club – and their agent to discuss his ambitions.

“You have to set goals,” James Featherstone, the agent, says. “At the time he had reached a level where we knew he was going to have a career, so it was all about at what level. I’ve always said he was special, although I don’t think Adam’s ever necessarily been someone who would characterise himself like that. So he needed some encouragement that he could shoot for the stars. Adam’s not the sort of person who would have said when he was 18: ‘I’m going to play for England.’ It was all about setting some specific metrics for him to try and achieve and how he was going to do it. We put a plan together and ultimately he committed to it.”

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Great Premier League final days, from Blackburn in 95 to Agüerooo!

Leadership of the Premier League has never changed hands on the final day, but there have been plenty of nail-biting finishes

Kenny Dalglish’s Blackburn had led since November but went into the final weekend on a jittery run of form as they attempted to be crowned champions for the first time since 1914, whereas Manchester United had picked up 17 points from their previous seven games before heading to Upton Park. Michael Hughes gave West Ham the lead in the first half as Alan Shearer scored his 34th goal of the season at Anfield but when Brian McClair and then John Barnes equalised, suddenly United had hope. Jamie Redknapp fulfilled Liverpool’s end of the bargain by scoring from a late free-kick that was greeted with silence from the home crowd. Yet an inspired Ludek Miklosko performance in goal denied United and meant Dalglish could celebrate.

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Spurs won’t slack off against Manchester City. It’s not in a footballer’s nature | Jamie Redknapp

It may pain fans to help Arsenal, but my experience with Liverpool in 1995 tells me the players’ instincts will prevail

We’d heard it the whole week, just non-stop reminders. You went to the garage to fill up your car, to the shop for a newspaper, to the supermarket and someone would say: “We don’t want Man United to win the league. We’re Blackburn fans this weekend.” And there were no smiles when they said it, either.

It was the climax to the 1994-95 season, I was playing for Liverpool and we had Blackburn at Anfield on the final day. They were in a title battle with Manchester United, two points ahead of them with a worse goal difference and United were going to West Ham, who were managed by my dad.

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Championship trapdoor grips clubs stifled by managerial conveyor belt | Will Unwin

Eight teams are fighting to avoid two relegation spots with short-term approaches holding them back

It is tough at the bottom of the Championship as a collection of former Premier League teams fight to avoid the ignominy of being relegated to the third tier. Six points separate eight clubs, with three games to play and two places below the red line up for grabs.

There have been numerous routes taken to this point: some clubs had woeful starts, others dipped in the winter and one never got going. What they have in common is the use of the manager conveyor belt. Few have found any degree of philosophy or style, instead overhauling squads to suit the latest dugout dweller, leaving them gasping for air. The bottom nine clubs have had 24 managers between them – give or take a caretaker or two – and are reaping what they sowed.

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Championship roundup: Ipswich held but go top while Leeds suffer late defeat

  • Automatic promotion battle intensifies as Leeds beaten
  • Southampton hit last-gasp winner to stay in the chase

Ipswich moved a point clear at the top of the Championship after a thrilling 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at Portman Road.

Ipswich went into the game looking to take advantage after seeing automatic promotion rivals Leicester beaten on Friday, but in a breathless first half the visitors took the lead through a header from Emmanuel Latte Lath. Town struck back 10 minutes later, though, when Massimo Luongo crashed home a corner.

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Championship roundup: Ipswich held by Watford but move into top two

  • West Brom consolidate playoff place with win over Rotherham
  • Blackburn’s relegation fears increase in 5-0 defeat by Bristol City

Ipswich missed the chance to climb back to the top of the Championship after being held to a goalless draw by Watford. Four days after losing to Norwich at Carrow Road, the Tractor Boys once again failed to find the net but they did extend their unbeaten home league run to 19 games. Kieran McKenna’s side did move into second place, one point above Leeds, but are separated from leaders Leicester, who have a game in hand, by goal difference.

West Brom consolidated fifth place with a 2-0 win over relegated Rotherham at the Hawthorns. Brandon Thomas-Asante nudged the Baggies in front in the 23rd minute and John Swift doubled their advantage from the spot just before half-time.

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Exclusive: Sunderland and Blackburn eye 15-goal striker, Bundesliga side lead race
Championship trio Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City are all keen...

Ally McCoist urges Crystal Palace to sign 'remarkable' £20m striker after 33-goal season
Could Crystal Palace return to a familiar hunting ground for a new centre-forward?

Liverpool loanee 'phenomenal' on debut for new club, Klopp thinks he's 'a big talent'
The 21-year-old was excellent as he finally made his debut a month after leaving Anfield on loan...

Manager admits Crystal Palace want to sign his 'Champions League-level' player, £20m-plus needed
Manager Jon Dahl Tomasson has confirmed that Blackburn Rovers have rejected an £18 million bid from Premier League outfit Crystal Palace for Adam Wharton.  Having... The post Manager admits Crystal Palace want to sign his 'Champions League-level' player, £20m-plus needed appeared first on HITC.

Paper talk: Bayern plot third Trippier bid as Al-Nassr hold talks for Man Utd transfer
HITC Football paper talk

Report: Stoke City now interested in Championship manager who plays 'crazy' football
Stoke City are now interested in Blackburn Rovers boss Jon Dahl Tomasson as a replacement for Alex Neil following his sacking on Sunday. The Potters... The post Report: Stoke City now interested in Championship manager who plays 'crazy' football appeared first on HITC.

Revealed: Why Adam Wharton's brother isn't allowed to fly to Germany for Euro 2024... but it hasn't stopped him from taking a mammoth road trip to support the Crystal Palace star
Crystal Palace youngster Wharton caught the eye after a series of impressive displays in midfield last season and was named in the Three Lions' final 26-man squad.

Adam Wharton reveals sacrifices behind meteoric rise to England's Euro 2024 squad just five months after the Crystal Palace midfielder played in the Championship
OLIVER HOLT: Wharton was playing in the Championship for Blackburn Rovers just over four months ago. There are going to be a lot of firsts for him over the next few weeks.

Former Liverpool star 'set to revive his career in Georgia under forgotten ex-Premier League boss'... seven months after leaving his last club following 'physical altercation' with his manager
A former Liverpool star is reportedly eyeing a move to Georgia in a bid to revive his career seven months after leaving his last club in controversial circumstances.

EFL Championship final day RECAP: Ipswich Town are PROMOTED to the Premier League after a 22-year absence - while Leeds settle for the play-offs and Birmingham are RELEGATED to League One
Re-live Mail Sport's live blog from the final day of the EFL Championship season, with Ipswich gaining promotion to the Premier League and Birmingham going down.

Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya required plastic surgery to address horror facial injury he suffered while playing for Blackburn
Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya suffered a horrific nose-altering injury during his time at Blackburn Rovers before making his name in the Premier League.

Blackburn keeper Aynsley Pears guilty of horrendous blooper as he miskicks into his own net to consign Rovers to defeat in Championship relegation six-pointer with Sheffield Wednesday
JASON MELLOR AT EWOOD PARK: John Eustace defended Aynsley Pears after Blackburn's calamity keeper handed Sheffield Wednesday a relegation lifeline.

‘He was different’: the story of Adam Wharton’s swift ascent to Euro 2024

Talk in his brother’s kitchen two years ago led to 20-year-old Crystal Palace midfielder going to Euro 2024 with England

Adam Wharton’s meteoric rise to England’s Euro 2024 squad has taken many supporters by surprise but it was the culmination of a plan hatched in his brother’s kitchen two years ago. Wharton Jr had just been handed his first professional contract by Blackburn after turning 18 and sat down with Scott – who is six years older and plays in defence for their boyhood club – and their agent to discuss his ambitions.

“You have to set goals,” James Featherstone, the agent, says. “At the time he had reached a level where we knew he was going to have a career, so it was all about at what level. I’ve always said he was special, although I don’t think Adam’s ever necessarily been someone who would characterise himself like that. So he needed some encouragement that he could shoot for the stars. Adam’s not the sort of person who would have said when he was 18: ‘I’m going to play for England.’ It was all about setting some specific metrics for him to try and achieve and how he was going to do it. We put a plan together and ultimately he committed to it.”

Continue reading...

Great Premier League final days, from Blackburn in 95 to Agüerooo!

Leadership of the Premier League has never changed hands on the final day, but there have been plenty of nail-biting finishes

Kenny Dalglish’s Blackburn had led since November but went into the final weekend on a jittery run of form as they attempted to be crowned champions for the first time since 1914, whereas Manchester United had picked up 17 points from their previous seven games before heading to Upton Park. Michael Hughes gave West Ham the lead in the first half as Alan Shearer scored his 34th goal of the season at Anfield but when Brian McClair and then John Barnes equalised, suddenly United had hope. Jamie Redknapp fulfilled Liverpool’s end of the bargain by scoring from a late free-kick that was greeted with silence from the home crowd. Yet an inspired Ludek Miklosko performance in goal denied United and meant Dalglish could celebrate.

Continue reading...

Spurs won’t slack off against Manchester City. It’s not in a footballer’s nature | Jamie Redknapp

It may pain fans to help Arsenal, but my experience with Liverpool in 1995 tells me the players’ instincts will prevail

We’d heard it the whole week, just non-stop reminders. You went to the garage to fill up your car, to the shop for a newspaper, to the supermarket and someone would say: “We don’t want Man United to win the league. We’re Blackburn fans this weekend.” And there were no smiles when they said it, either.

It was the climax to the 1994-95 season, I was playing for Liverpool and we had Blackburn at Anfield on the final day. They were in a title battle with Manchester United, two points ahead of them with a worse goal difference and United were going to West Ham, who were managed by my dad.

Continue reading...

Championship trapdoor grips clubs stifled by managerial conveyor belt | Will Unwin

Eight teams are fighting to avoid two relegation spots with short-term approaches holding them back

It is tough at the bottom of the Championship as a collection of former Premier League teams fight to avoid the ignominy of being relegated to the third tier. Six points separate eight clubs, with three games to play and two places below the red line up for grabs.

There have been numerous routes taken to this point: some clubs had woeful starts, others dipped in the winter and one never got going. What they have in common is the use of the manager conveyor belt. Few have found any degree of philosophy or style, instead overhauling squads to suit the latest dugout dweller, leaving them gasping for air. The bottom nine clubs have had 24 managers between them – give or take a caretaker or two – and are reaping what they sowed.

Continue reading...

Championship roundup: Ipswich held but go top while Leeds suffer late defeat

  • Automatic promotion battle intensifies as Leeds beaten
  • Southampton hit last-gasp winner to stay in the chase

Ipswich moved a point clear at the top of the Championship after a thrilling 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at Portman Road.

Ipswich went into the game looking to take advantage after seeing automatic promotion rivals Leicester beaten on Friday, but in a breathless first half the visitors took the lead through a header from Emmanuel Latte Lath. Town struck back 10 minutes later, though, when Massimo Luongo crashed home a corner.

Continue reading...

Championship roundup: Ipswich held by Watford but move into top two

  • West Brom consolidate playoff place with win over Rotherham
  • Blackburn’s relegation fears increase in 5-0 defeat by Bristol City

Ipswich missed the chance to climb back to the top of the Championship after being held to a goalless draw by Watford. Four days after losing to Norwich at Carrow Road, the Tractor Boys once again failed to find the net but they did extend their unbeaten home league run to 19 games. Kieran McKenna’s side did move into second place, one point above Leeds, but are separated from leaders Leicester, who have a game in hand, by goal difference.

West Brom consolidated fifth place with a 2-0 win over relegated Rotherham at the Hawthorns. Brandon Thomas-Asante nudged the Baggies in front in the 23rd minute and John Swift doubled their advantage from the spot just before half-time.

Continue reading...

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