Van Gaal surprised by United support

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Louis van Gaal thanks Manchester United supporters for helping him through his difficult early spell with the club.

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Sir Bobby will be with us – Carver

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:38 pm

Caretaker manager John Carver believes Sir Bobby Robson will be looking down on Newcastle United against Burnley.

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We can finish above Arsenal – Koeman

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:36 pm

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman believes his side can end the season higher than Arsenal in the Premier League.

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Man City extend Lampard contract

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Former England midfielder Frank Lampard’s contract with Manchester City is extended until the end of the season.

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Pulis to be appointed West Brom boss

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Former Stoke boss Tony Pulis is set to be confirmed as the new West Bromwich Albion head coach.

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Lancaster plans talks with Hartley

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 8:01 pm

England head coach Stuart Lancaster plans to speak to Northampton’s Dylan Hartley about the hooker’s discipline.

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Bamford to stay for season at Boro

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 7:17 pm

Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford will stay at Middlesbrough for the rest of the season after his loan is extended.

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Scottish derbies kick off 2015

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 6:31 pm

All 12 Premiership sides are in action on New Year’s Day, with derbies in Dundee, Glasgow, Lanarkshire and the Highlands.

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Wigan owner Whelan banned and fined

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Wigan owner Dave Whelan is given a six-week ban and £50,000 fine by the FA for his comments on Jewish and Chinese people.

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Liverpool owners happy with results

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Liverpool’s American owners tell supporters they are encouraged by recent performances after a slow start to the season.

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Blackpool cut short Murphy loan

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Blackpool end Norwich City winger Jacob Murphy’s loan spell after his controversial post on social media.

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Is hosting a World Cup worth the expense?

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Can countries with urgent social priorities really justify spending so much money to host a football World Cup?

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Hooker Phillips to miss Six Nations

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:58 pm

Scarlets hooker Emyr Phillips is to undergo surgery on a dislocated shoulder and will be sidelined for up to 12 weeks.

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Bristol Rovers v Torquay United

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:49 pm

Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday’s Football Conference game between Bristol Rovers and Torquay United.

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AUDIO: Hughton seeks Brighton stability

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:40 pm

New Brighton boss Chris Hughton tells BBC Sussex his first priority will be to bring stability and guide the side to “a more comfortable” position in the Championship.

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VIDEO: Hull’s Bruce rules out Newcastle job

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Hull boss Steve Bruce says he and his side do not need the “distraction” of him being linked to manager’s job at Newcastle.

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Exeter eye ‘high quality’ signings

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Head coach Rob Baxter says Exeter Chiefs are close to announcing some “high quality” additions for next season.

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Macleod secures move to Brentford

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Brentford sign Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod for an undisclosed fee on a three-and-a-half year contract.

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Man City wait on Lampard availability

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 2:11 pm

Manchester City hope Frank Lampard will be able to face Sunderland on New Year’s Day despite his loan deal expiring.

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Scarlet Phillips gets three-week ban

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Scarlets wing Kristian Phillips is banned for three weeks for a dangerous tackle on Ospreys back Dan Evans.

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Swans’ Shelvey gets four-match ban

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Swansea’s Jonjo Shelvey gets a four-game ban for violent conduct after catching Liverpool’s Emre Can with his arm.

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FA were right to ban me – Cisse

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 1:32 pm

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse admits the Football Association were right to ban him for three matches for violent conduct.

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Boss Taylor sacked by Gillingham

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 1:28 pm

League One side Gillingham sack manager Peter Taylor after 14 months in charge of the Kent club.

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VIDEO: Reds signings unlikely – Rodgers

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he does not expect to bring any new players to the club in January unless they can “significantly” improve the squad.

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Consortium buys 16% of Rangers

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:54 pm

BBC Scotland learns a group including businessman George Letham has bought 16% of Rangers from Laxey Partners.

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Bournemouth extend Boruc loan spell

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Championship leaders AFC Bournemouth extend the loan of Southampton goalkeeper Artur Boruc until the end of the season.

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Cardiff fans urge blue kit return

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:12 pm

Cardiff City Supporters’ Trust writes an open letter to owner Vincent Tan calling for a return to the club’s traditional home blue kit.

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Armitage appeals against 12-week ban

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 11:37 am

Former England international Delon Armitage launches an appeal against his 12-week suspension for misconduct.

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Crues host Blues in crunch encounter

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 11:35 am

Second-placed Crusaders host leaders Linfield in the pick of the four New Year’s Day matches in the Irish Premiership.

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United would want £3m for Ciftci

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:46 am

Dundee United will look for a fee of at least £3m for striker Nadir Ciftci, who has been watched by several clubs.

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Wigan’s Holt out for nine months

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:22 am

Wigan striker Grant Holt is ruled out for nine months with a knee injury, while midfielder Shaun Maloney could leave in January.

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Bruce ruled out of Newcastle running

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 10:09 am

Hull manager Steve Bruce is “determined” to keep his side in the Premier League rather than become Newcastle boss.

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Hughton named as Brighton manager

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 9:39 am

Former Norwich boss Chris Hughton is named as the new manager of Championship side Brighton & Hove Albion.

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Millwall to sign Wycombe’s Cowan-Hall

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 9:15 am

Millwall will sign Wycombe winger Paris Cowan-Hall for an undisclosed fee when the January transfer window opens.

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Shelvey is not for sale – Monk

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 8:46 am

Swansea City manager Garry Monk says he will not sell midfielder Jonjo Shelvey in January despite criticising him.

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£5.5m football stadium hit by delays

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 8:37 am

Manchester football team FC United’s new £5.5m stadium may not open until February following a series of setbacks.

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£5.5m football stadium hit by delays

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 8:37 am

Manchester football team FC United’s new £5.5m stadium may not open until February following a series of setbacks.

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Savage: Who needs what in January?

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 7:07 am

BBC football expert Robbie Savage takes a look at what each Premier League club needs in the transfer window?

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Wednesday’s gossip column

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 7:07 am

Man City and Chelsea battle for Wilfried Bony, Arsenal eye William Carvalho, Liverpool want the ‘new Sergio Aguero’ and more.

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Pardew good fit for Palace – Millen

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:50 pm

Crystal Palace caretaker boss Keith Millen says Newcastle’s Alan Pardew has a track record to succeed at Selhurst Park.

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Why Pardew would leave for Palace

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:26 pm

It seems Alan Pardew can barely wait to leave 10th-placed Newcastle for struggling Crystal Palace – Phil McNulty examines why.

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Wigan Athletic 0-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Sheffield Wednesday move within six points of the play-offs as they beat Wigan who have Callum McManaman sent off.

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Ipswich Town 3-0 Charlton Athletic

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Ipswich Town move to within a point of leaders Bournemouth with a convincing win over Charlton Athletic.

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Wenger wants new panel to ban divers

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants an independent panel to stamp out diving and issue retrospective bans.

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Zarate not good enough – Allardyce

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Mauro Zarate will join QPR on loan because the striker “wasn’t good enough” says West Ham boss Sam Allardyce.

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Honours for Rugby World Cup winners

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10:33 pm

Rugby World Cup winners Rochelle Clark and Sarah Hunter are among the sports stars on the New Year’s Honours list.

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Derby County 2-0 Leeds United

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10:04 pm

Steve McClaren’s Derby side move up to third in the Championship with a 2-0 victory over Leeds at the iPro Stadium.

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Ballinamallard 1-1 Cliftonville

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Champions Cliftonville drop two more points as they are held to a draw in Tuesday’s Premiership match at Ballinamallard.

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Glenavon game off as pitch is frozen

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Tuesday’s Premiership clash between Glenavon and Dungannon Swifts is postponed because of a frozen pitch.

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VIDEO: Van Gaal on ‘culture of England’

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 6:40 pm

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal expresses mixed feelings on life in England, on and off the pitch, ahead of his side’s trip to Stoke on New Year’s Day.

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Bellamy joins Cardiff as youth coach

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 6:26 pm

Former Cardiff and Wales captain Craig Bellamy is back at the Bluebirds to help with the club’s academy on a voluntary basis.

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Bale will never leave Real – Perez

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:53 pm

Gareth Bale will “never leave” Real Madrid, according to the La Liga club’s president Florentino Perez.

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England Women announce USA friendly

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:33 pm

England Women will take on the United States in Milton Keynes in their first international of 2015.

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Baggies quash Berahino move rumours

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm

West Bromwich Albion describe reports linking striker Saido Berahino with a £23m move to Liverpool as “fabrication”.

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Villa’s Delph loses red card appeal

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph loses his appeal against a red card during his side’s 0-0 draw with Sunderland.

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Dons in talks over Kingsmeadow sale

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 4:52 pm

The owners of AFC Wimbledon confirm they have held talks with Chelsea about the possible sale of their Kingsmeadow ground.

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Sheffield United fined £4,000 by FA

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 4:50 pm

Sheffield United are fined £4,000 by the Football Association for failing to control officials in the 1-0 League Cup win over Southampton.

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Carlisle players face punishment

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 4:27 pm

Keith Curle says any Carlisle players who were out until 04:00 GMT less than two days before a match will be punished.

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VIDEO: Over-achievement is dangerous – Allardyce

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 4:21 pm

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce says over-achievement is “very dangerous” after the sackings of Neil Warnock and Alan Irvine from their posts at Crystal Palace and West Brom respectively.

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Leo and May handed week’s suspension

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 4:11 pm

London Welsh captain Tom May and London Irish forward Daniel Leo are given one-match suspensions after their Boxing Day red cards.

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Cisse banned for violent conduct

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse accepts an FA charge of violent conduct and will serve a three-match ban.

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VIDEO: Podolski to Inter Milan a joke – Wenger

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Arsenal manager labels rumours linking striker Lukas Podolski with a January move to Italian club Inter Milan “a joke”.

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Rangers respond to funding offer

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Rangers could be close to securing fresh investment from a consortium which includes Douglas Park.

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RFU plans for World Cup 2015 legacy

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 1:27 pm

The Rugby Football Union aims to train 2,015 new youth coaches to meet an expected increase in participation in 2015.

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Friday plan ‘disappoints’ League

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 1:24 pm

The Football League is “disappointed” by the Premier League’s plan to stage matches on Friday evenings as part of a new TV deal.

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VIDEO: RFU training coaches for 2015 legacy

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 1:13 pm

The Rugby Football Union aims to train and refresh the skills of 2,015 youth coaches to deal with an expected increase in the popularity of the game when England hosts the Rugby World Cup in 2015.

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Podolski interest a joke – Wenger

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Arsene Wenger calls Inter Milan’s interest in Lucas Podolski “a joke” and hopes the striker will stay with Arsenal.

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Howard out for up to six weeks

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard will be out of action for up to six weeks after picking up a calf injury.

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Barca transfer ban appeal rejected

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:51 am

Barcelona will not be allowed to sign players until January 2016 after an appeal against a transfer ban is dismissed.

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West Brom in Pulis & Sherwood talks

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:33 am

West Brom are in talks with Tim Sherwood and Tony Pulis about their manager’s job after Alan Irvine was sacked.

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Allardyce expects Zarate to leave

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:16 am

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says he expects striker Mauro Zarate to move to QPR on loan in the transfer window.

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Hughton interested in Brighton job

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 11:09 am

Former Newcastle and Norwich boss Chris Hughton is interested in the vacant managerial post at Brighton & Hove Albion.

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Newcastle duo take temporary charge

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10:18 am

John Carver and Steve Stone will be in charge for Newcastle’s next two matches with Alan Pardew set to join Crystal Palace.

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Macleod on brink of Brentford switch

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10:17 am

Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod looks set to join English Championship side Brentford, BBC Scotland understands.

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Midfielder Espinoza to leave Wigan

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 9:51 am

Wigan Athletic’s Honduras international midfielder Roger Espinoza is to leave the Championship club in January.

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Gauld makes debut for Sporting

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 8:01 am

Scottish teenager Ryan Gauld plays the entire 90 minutes of Sporting Lisbon’s 2-0 League Cup win over Guimaraes.

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Irvine sacked as West Brom boss

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:14 am

West Brom sack manager Alan Irvine after seven months in charge with the club lying 16th in the Premier League.

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Tuesday’s gossip column

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 6:51 am

Newcastle search for Pardew successor, Jose Mourinho gets apology, Liverpool set to beat Spurs for Berahino & more.

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Footballer Carlisle on driving charge

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 6:39 am

Clarke Carlisle fails to provide a breath sample two days before he is seriously injured in a collision with a lorry.

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VIDEO: Giggs’s extra-time goal against Arsenal

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 6:33 am

Ryan Giggs recalls his winning goal for Manchester United in an FA Cup semi-final replay against rivals Arsenal in 1999 at Villa Park.

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VIDEO: Giggs’s extra-time goal against Arsenal

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 6:33 am

Ryan Giggs recalls his winning goal for Manchester United in an FA Cup semi-final replay against rivals Arsenal in 1999 at Villa Park.

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VIDEO: Irvine’s final interview as WBA boss

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 12:08 am

In what proved to be his final interview as West Brom boss, Alan Irvine said he would keep working despite the threat of the sack.

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Swansea mistakes ‘cost us’ – Monk

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Swansea City manager Garry Monk says his side’s mistakes were the deciding factor in their 4-1 Premier League defeat to Liverpool.

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Premier League: Where did your team finish in 2014?

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:21 pm

What if the Premier League title was decided in a calendar year? Find out who finished top and who was bottom of the pile.

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VIDEO: Mistakes cost Swansea – Monk

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:03 pm

Manager Garry Monk blames “too many mistakes” for Swansea’s 4-1 Premier League defeat by Liverpool at Anfield.

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Fulham 0-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Managerless Brighton beat Fulham to secure only their second win in 20 league games and climb out of the Championship drop zone.

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VIDEO: ‘Outstanding’ Lallana delights Rodgers

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 11:00 pm

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers praises the “outstanding” Adam Lallana as he scores twice in a 4-1 home win over Swansea.

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Rooney wants festive fixture change

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10:35 pm

Man Utd and England captain Wayne Rooney wants a change in the Premier League’s Christmas schedule to improve quality.

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Liverpool 4-1 Swansea City

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10:29 pm

Liverpool move to within five points of the top four with an emphatic victory over Swansea at Anfield.

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Pardew allowed to talk to Palace

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10:13 pm

Crystal Palace have been given permission to talk to Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew after compensation was agreed.

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How did Lawro get on this week?

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 10:04 pm

See how Mark Lawrenson fared against Unbroken star Jack O’Connell in his latest Premier League predictions.

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Yeovil Town 0-3 Leyton Orient

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 9:57 pm

Leyton Orient climb out of the League One relegation zone with a convincing victory at bottom club Yeovil.

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Warriors coach seeks capital backing

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 7:38 pm

Warriors coach Kenny Murray hopes many of the team’s fans will travel to Edinburgh for the 1872 Cup return leg on Friday.

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Murphy apologises for posting image

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 7:25 pm

Blackpool’s Jacob Murphy apologises for posting an image on social media that appears to mock the team’s on-field woes.

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Swans’ Montero ruled out for a month

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 7:18 pm

Swansea City’s Jefferson Montero is set to miss at least four league games after suffering a hamstring strain against Aston Villa.

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VIDEO: Pardew goal sends Palace to Wembley

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Crystal Palace’s Alan Pardew scores the Eagle’s winning goal in the 1990 FA Cup semi-final.

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Further turmoil looms for Rangers

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 6:08 pm

There are problems at every turn for fans and directors at Ibrox, says BBC Sport’s Richard Wilson.

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Considine and Hayes sign Dons deals

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Aberdeen defender Andrew Considine and winger Jonny Hayes sign new long-term contracts at Pittodrie.

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Pardew avoids Palace job questions

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew avoids commenting on reports that he is being lined up to become the new Crystal Palace manager.

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Pearce reputation ‘shielding’ Forest

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Manager Stuart Pearce says his status among Nottingham Forest fans is “shielding” his players from criticism.

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