Forest capacity reduced by 20%

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Nottingham Forest have their capacity reduced by 20% by Nottinghamshire County Council to fewer than 25,000.

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Forest capacity reduced by 20%

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Nottingham Forest have their capacity reduced by 20% by Nottinghamshire County Council to fewer than 25,000.

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Glasgow lock Uanivi ‘not the new Nakarawa’

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 3:45 pm

Tjiuee Uanivi thinks he brings different qualities to Glasgow Warriors than departed second-row Leone Nakarawa.

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Willingness to make winter break happen – Scudamore

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 1:56 pm

Discussions are ongoing for the introduction of a winter break to English football, says Premier League chairman Richard Scudamore.

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Alexandre Lacazette: Lyon reject Arsenal offer for France forward

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 1:23 pm

French side Lyon say they have rejected an offer from Premier League runners-up Arsenal for striker Alexandre Lacazette.

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Memorial placed on Moore’s former home

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Bobby Moore, the only England captain to ever win the World Cup, is honoured with a blue plaque.

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‘Johnson Cup bigger than the Johnstone’s Paint’

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 11:21 am

Lee Johnson’s Bristol City beat Cheltenham Town, managed by his father Gary, in a friendly to clinch the Johnson Cup.

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Steven Pressley: Fleetwood Town manager resigns from League One club

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:54 am

Fleetwood Town confirm they have accepted the resignation of manager Steven Pressley after nine months in charge.

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Joe Allen: Swansea City not signing midfielder ‘a disaster’ – Dean Saunders

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:09 am

Swansea City failing to re-sign Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool is a “disaster” for the club, says their former striker Dean Saunders.

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Motherwell: James McFadden becomes assistant manager

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 10:06 am

Motherwell appoint former Scotland forward James McFadden as assistant manager and he will also register as a player.

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Two more African places for World Cup – Infantino

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8:31 am

Africa will get two extra World Cup places should the tournament expand to 40 teams from 2026, says Fifa boss Gianni Infantino.

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Hooker Myhill positive over move to Cardiff

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:33 am

Kirby Myhill has no hard feelings over his treatment at Scarlets after moving to Cardiff Blues to “play more rugby”.

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Kompany’s plane came off runway after it ‘lined up with wrong lights’

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:02 am

A plane carrying Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany came off the runway after the pilot lined up with the wrong set of lights, investigators say.

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Six Nations unlikely to move from February start, says RFU chief

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 6:31 am

The Six Nations is likely to remain in its February-March slot despite suggestions it may move to April, says RFU boss Ian Ritchie.

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Mike Haley: Sale Sharks full-back signs new three-year contract

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 5:07 am

Sale Sharks and England Saxons full-back Mike Haley signs a new three-year deal with the Premiership side.

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Mourinho will have say in Rooney role – Allardyce

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm

England manager Sam Allardyce says Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho will determine where Wayne Rooney plays for his country.

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Rangers cruise into Scottish League Cup last 16

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 8:34 pm

Two goals by Martyn Waghorn and Niko Kranjcar’s first for the club see Rangers ease into the last 16 of the Scottish League Cup.

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Liverpool’s Allen completes £13m Stoke move

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Stoke City sign Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Premier League rivals Liverpool for £13m on a five-year deal.

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Liverpool fined for Europa League crowd disturbances

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:28 pm

Liverpool are fined 16,000 euros (£13,404) by Uefa following crowd disturbances during the Europa League final.

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Aaron Cresswell: West Ham defender out for four months with knee injury

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:20 pm

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell is ruled out for four months with a knee ligament injury.

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Newcastle Falcons: Welch and Wilson sign new deals

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Newcastle Falcons club captain Will Welch and back-row forward Mark Wilson sign new four-year contracts.

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Burnley give fan indefinite ban for racial abuse

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:57 pm

Burnley ban a supporter who racially abused a Bradford player during a pre-season friendly from attending matches indefinitely.

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Wolverhampton Wanderers: Kenny Jackett to stay as head coach under new owners

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:53 pm

Kenny Jackett will remain as head coach of Wolves and be given significant funding for players by the new owners.

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Sam Allardyce: Best bits from new England manager’s unveiling

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 4:32 pm

Watch new England boss Sam Allardyce outline his vision for the England football team, as he gives his thoughts on tactics, players and pressure.

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Fawaz Al Hasawi: Nottingham Forest owner hopes to sell club within a month

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm

Owner Fawaz Al Hasawi tells the BBC he hopes the takeover of Nottingham Forest will happen within the next month.

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Former German FA president Niersbach banned

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2:57 pm

Wolfgang Niersbach, the former president of the German FA, is banned from all football activity for one year.

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Former England star Ray Wilkins sentenced for drink-driving

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 2:21 pm

Former England footballer Ray Wilkins is given a 10-week suspended prison sentence for drink-driving.

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Steve Bruce: Former Hull City manager thanks fans for ‘unwavering’ support

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 1:57 pm

Ex-Hull boss Steve Bruce thanks fans for their “unwavering” support but says he left “for the sake of the club”.

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Celtic: Kolo Toure excited to work with Brendan Rodgers again

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 1:34 pm

New Celtic signing Kolo Toure is looking forward to “something really special” after reuniting with manager Brendan Rodgers.

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Transfers – July 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 1:03 pm

Track all the latest signings as they happen in England, Scotland and across the world.

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Ramadan Sobhi: Stoke sign Egyptian winger from Al Ahly

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 12:56 pm

Egyptian winger Ramadan Sobhi is Stoke’s first summer signing after joining from Al Ahly for a fee that could rise to £5m.

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RFU and top English clubs sign new £225m deal

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 12:28 pm

A new eight-year deal worth more than £225m is agreed between the Rugby Football Union and Premiership clubs.

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Four charged after Grimsby Town-Sheffield United ‘disorder’

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:47 am

Four people are charged after trouble at a football match left two police officers injured.

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Manchester derby in China called off over pitch concerns

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:32 am

Manchester United and Manchester City’s pre-season friendly in China is called off after heavy rain leaves the pitch unplayable.

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Pregnancy sidelines WSL 2 top scorer Wiltshire

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:28 am

Wales and Yeovil Town Ladies forward Sarah Wiltshire, top scorer in Women’s Super League Two, announces she is pregnant.

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Munster sign South African lock Jean Kleyn on three-year contract

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

Munster secure giant South African lock Jean Kleyn on a three-year contract as he moves from the Stormers.

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England job is Allardyce’s ‘greatest challenge’

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:15 am

New England manager Sam Allardyce says the job will be the “greatest challenge” of his career.

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Giorgi Nemsadze: Bristol sign Georgia international lock

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 11:04 am

Premiership newcomers Bristol sign Georgia international lock Giorgi Nemsadze from French second-tier side Tarbes.

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England: Sam Allardyce ‘tough enough’ to manage national team

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 10:55 am

New England manager, Sam Allardyce insists he is “tough enough” to cope with the pressure of managing his country’s national team.

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Get Inspired: Find out how football has helped Jude deal with cerebral palsy

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 9:07 am

Jude Liversage has become an ambassador for Together We Will, a new campaign to encourage more people with disabilities to take up sport.

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Partick’s McMillan has cocaine ban reduced after appeal

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 9:01 am

Former Partick Thistle defender Jordan McMillan is free to return to training after his drug ban is reduced following an appeal.

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World Cup-winning coach Hansen to stay until 2019

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:23 am

World Cup-winning New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen extends his All Blacks contract until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

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Gossip: ‘Atletico Madrid want to re-sign Costa’

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 6:09 am

Atletico Madrid still chase Diego Costa, Raphael Varane disappoints Manchester United, David Moyes wants Adnan Januzaj, plus more.

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Josh Beaumont: Sale number eight given captaincy along with new three-year deal

Monday, July 25, 2016 at 5:29 am

Sale Sharks name Josh Beaumont as their new captain as the number eight agrees a new three-year contract.

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Man City stay top after thrashing Notts County

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 5:27 pm

Jane Ross scored twice as Manchester City inflicted Notts County’s heaviest ever WSL defeat to stay top of the table.

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Aluko double helps Chelsea beat Belles

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Eniola Aluko scores twice against WSL 1 bottom side Doncaster to help Chelsea end a thee-game winless run.

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Arsenal extend unbeaten run with comfortable win

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 2:09 pm

Fara Williams scores a penalty and misses another as Arsenal beat Sunderland to extend their unbeaten run to nine games.

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Kolo Toure: Celtic sign ex-Liverpool defender on one-year deal

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 1:55 pm

Celtic sign former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure on a one-year deal – but he is unlikely to play against FC Astana.

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Of course I will shake Mourinho’s hand – Guardiola

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 1:22 pm

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he will have no problem shaking Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s hand on Monday.

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Burnley’s Gray rails against ‘stone-age racism’ of own fans

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Burnley’s Andre Gray criticises two fans of his own club for allegedly making racist comments to a Bradford player on Saturday.

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FA must reform or lose funding – Sports Minister

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 9:07 am

The Football Association could lose millions of pounds in funding if it does not reform, says Sports Minister Tracey Crouch.

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Gossip: ‘Arsenal plan £75m move for Mahrez and Lacazette’

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 6:49 am

Arsenal consider moves for Mahrez and Lacazette, Swansea set to re-sign Bony, Lukaku sets sights on Chelsea, plus more.

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Did the 1966 World Cup change England?

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:32 pm

England’s victory in the 1966 World Cup is now a part of the national legend but the tournament had a lasting impact on the country itself.

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Leicester beat Celtic on penalties in friendly match

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 8:59 pm

Celtic impress against Leicester in the International Champions Cup – but the Foxes win 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

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Ched Evans: Chesterfield striker scores on return to football

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:54 pm

Former Wales striker Ched Evans scores on his Chesterfield debut, his first appearance on a football pitch in four years.

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Andre Ayew: Francesco Guidolin wants striker to stay at Swansea City

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 7:35 pm

Swansea boss Francesco Guidolin says he is unsure about Andre Ayew’s future, but hopes the forward will stay.

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St Johnstone awarded three penalties in League Cup win

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Two Danny Swanson penalties help St Johnstone to a 3-0 victory over Falkirk in the League Cup.

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Sam Allardyce: Man-management key to England manager’s job

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 1:10 pm

Sam Allardyce says his man-management attributes will be an important part of his role as England manager.

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Kyle Eastmond: Wasps sign England centre from Bath

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 1:06 pm

Wasps sign cross-code England international Kyle Eastmond from Premiership rivals Bath.

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Delph praises Guardiola’s three-week masterclass

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12:07 pm

Manchester City’s Fabian Delph says he has learned more from boss Pep Guardiola in three weeks than in his entire career before.

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Man City: Fabian Delph ‘amazed’ by ‘unbelievable’ Pep Guardiola

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11:43 am

Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph says he has learned more in three weeks under new manager Pep Guardiola than he has in his career so far.

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Sunderland appoint ‘number one target’ Moyes

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:29 am

Sunderland name former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes as successor to Sam Allardyce.

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Manchester United’s Guillermo Varela joins Eintracht Frankfurt on loan

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 9:58 am

Manchester United full-back Guillermo Varela joins German club Eintracht Frankfurt on a season-long loan.

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Allardyce will give England different style – Rooney

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:10 pm

England captain Wayne Rooney believes Sam Allardyce is a “good appointment” as manager of the national side.

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Sam Allardyce: ‘I can’t stop smiling because I’ve got this job’

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:24 pm

New England manager Sam Allardyce says he “can’t stop smiling” after landing the role, which he says he has waited for “for many, many years”.

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West Brom’s pre-season match against PSV Eindhoven cancelled on police advice

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:02 pm

West Brom’s pre-season friendly against PSV Eindhoven in Arnhem is called on police advice.

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Saido Berahino: West Brom turn down £20m bids from Crystal Palace and Stoke

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 9:09 pm

West Bromwich Albion turn down £20m bids for striker Saido Berahino from Crystal Palace and Stoke City.

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Rangers continue strong start

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 8:33 pm

Rangers make it three wins out of three in Group F of the Betfred League Cup with a comfortable win over East Stirlingshire.

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Uefa president: European football’s governing body names president shortlist

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 8:03 pm

Uefa confirms the names of the three candidates bidding to succeed Michel Platini as president of European football’s governing body.

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Jose Mourinho: Man Utd boss not fazed by defeat by Borussia Dortmund

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Manager Jose Mourinho says he is not concerned after Manchester United are beaten 4-1 by Borussia Dortmund in a friendly.

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Liverpool sign Newcastle’s Wijnaldum for £25m

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 6:07 pm

Netherlands international Georginio Wijnaldum joins Liverpool on a five-year deal in a £25m move from Newcastle.

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Kevin McDonald: Fulham sign Wolves midfielder as Fernando Amorebieta leaves

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Fulham sign midfielder Kevin McDonald from Championship rivals Wolves for an undisclosed fee.

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Damien Perquis, Hildeberto Pereira & Stephen Henderson join Nottingham Forest

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Nottingham Forest sign defenders Hildeberto Pereira and Damien Perquis along with goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.

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Sam Allardyce named England manager by the Football Association

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Sam Allardyce is appointed England manager, signing an initial two-year contract after leaving Sunderland.

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Sam Allardyce: Sheep testicles and toilet races – the England manager’s early years

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:59 pm

Sheep testicles and toilet races form part of the rise of Sam Allardyce – England’s new manager.

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Steve Bruce: Hull City manager leaves newly promoted club

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:31 pm

Manager Steve Bruce leaves Hull City two months after leading them back into the Premier League.

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Ben Ransom: London Irish sign full-back from Saracens

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 2:12 pm

Full-back Ben Ransom joins Championship club London Irish from Premiership and European champions Saracens.

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Manager ins and outs – July 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Track the managerial ins and outs and a list of every boss in the top five leagues in England and the Scottish Premiership.

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Greg Clarke nominated to succeed Greg Dyke as FA chairman

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm

Former Football League chairman Greg Clarke is nominated to succeed Greg Dyke as FA chairman.

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Carles Gil: Aston Villa midfielder signs for Deportivo La Coruna on a year’s loan

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm

Aston Villa attacking midfielder Carles Gil signs a year-old loan deal with Spanish top-slight side Deportivo La Coruna

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Arsenal: Defender Rob Holding signs from Bolton for £2m

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 12:06 pm

Arsenal sign 20-year-old defender Rob Holding from Bolton Wanderers for a fee believed to be about £2m.

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Andre Schurrle: Borussia Dortmund sign Wolfsburg winger

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:46 am

Borussia Dortmund sign Germany international winger Andre Schurrle from Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg.

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Andre Schurrle: Borussia Dortmund sign Wolfsburg winger

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:46 am

Borussia Dortmund sign Germany international winger Andre Schurrle from Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg.

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Norwich’s new kit: Inspired by history… or by bus seats?

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:42 am

Norwich City’s 2016-17 third kit, a throwback to the “egg and cress” shirt of the early 90s, prompts lots of social media reaction.

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Norwich’s new kit: Inspired by history… or by bus seats?

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:42 am

Norwich City’s new third kit is a throwback to the “egg and cress” shirt of the ’90s – and at least one ex-Canary loves it.

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Liverpool sign veteran keeper Manninger on short-term deal

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:41 am

Liverpool sign 39-year-old Alex Manninger on a short term contract, 15 years after his last game in the English top flight.

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Liverpool sign veteran keeper Manninger on short-term deal

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:41 am

Liverpool sign 39-year-old Alex Manninger on a short term contract, 15 years after his last game in the English top flight.

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Argentina ‘to approach Spurs boss Pochettino’

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:26 am

Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino is to be approached about the vacant Argentina coach’s position, according to reports in the country.

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Argentina ‘to approach Spurs boss Pochettino’

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 11:26 am

Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino is to be approached about the vacant Argentina coach’s position, according to reports in the country.

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Swansea may bid for Liverpool’s Allen

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 10:33 am

Swansea are considering a bid to re-sign Wales midfielder Joe Allen from Liverpool, and are also interested in Nacer Chadli.

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Brown indicates interest in England role

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 9:53 am

Southend United boss Phil Brown would be interested in the England assistant manager’s job if he was offered the role.

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Edwards’ role with Toulon blocked by WRU

Friday, July 22, 2016 at 6:06 am

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards is blocked from taking a coaching role at French club Toulon by the Welsh Rugby Union.

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Barcelona agree deal to sign Valencia’s Gomes

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 10:02 pm

La Liga champions Barcelona agree a deal to sign Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes from Valencia.

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Sam Allardyce: Mourinho, Redknapp & Eriksson back England appointment

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 9:36 pm

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, Harry Redknapp & ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson back Sam Allardyce as England manager.

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Paul Pogba: Jose Mourinho hints Man Utd keen to sign Juve star

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 9:33 pm

Jose Mourinho gives his strongest hint that Manchester United want to re-sign Paul Pogba from Juventus.

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Jose Mourinho talks Paul Pogba, Wayne Rooney & Juan Mata

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 9:33 pm

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho talks about the ongoing transfer negotiations with Paul Pogba, and the futures of Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata.

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Maltese side Birkirkara stun Hearts at Tynecastle

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:50 pm

Hearts are knocked out of the Europa League after they lose to Maltese side Birkirkara at Tynecastle.

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Hibs knocked out of Europe on penalties by Brondby

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:42 pm

Hibs’ return to European competition ends in heartache as they go out of the Europa League 5-3 on penalties to Brondby after a 1-0 win.

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Shane Long: Southampton striker signs new four-year deal

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 8:36 pm

Southampton striker Shane Long signs a new four-year deal with the club until the summer of 2020.

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Swansea City: American takeover of Premier League club is complete

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:49 pm

An American consortium has completed its purchase of a 60% controlling stake in Swansea City.

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