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Rémi Garde relishes his chance to make history with Aston Villa

published about 10 hours ago
Villa’s manager has 25 games to save a team who have only five points from 13 matches, a situation from which no side have survived in the Premier LeagueRémi Garde is an erudite man but when it comes to assessing Aston Villa’s survival prospects the Frenchman knows it is best done with his heart and not his head. With the team anchored to the foot of the table on five points from 13 games, Garde is ignoring the lessons of ... more

Northampton Town insolvency proceedings adjourned for two weeks

published about 20 hours ago
• Council says the club owes more than £10m• Tax bill of £160,000 paid in full this weekInsolvency proceedings brought against Northampton Town by the local council have been adjourned for two weeks for a deal to be sorted out.Lawyers for the League Two club and Northampton Borough Council told Mr Justice Nugee at London’s high court today that it was agreed that the administration petition should come back on 11 December if negotiations did not succeed. Continue reading...

Sports Briefing | Soccer: Eleven Teams Advance to Europa League Round of 32

published 1 day ago
Liverpool, Tottenham and Schalke, all former winners of the UEFA Cup, advanced to the Europa League round of 32.

Sydney FC frustrated by referee and Wellington Phoenix in feisty draw

published 1 day ago
Sydney FC 0-0 Wellington PhoenixStalemate after disjointed affair at Allianz StadiumSydney FC are winless in four A-League matches after an erratic and feisty goalless draw with Wellington underscored by wider fan discontent.Both teams were far from their best in front of a diminished 9,253-strong crowd at Allianz Stadium on Thursday night, which left the Phoenix without a victory in four straight away fixtures. Continue reading...

Football arrests reach a new low but fans are still facing a fight

published 1 day ago
New figures reveal an 18% decrease in football-related arrests to continue the downward trendFor the third consecutive season, football arrests have fallen and have reached their lowest level on record – although you probably won’t read about it elsewhere, as football arrest figures only really seem to grab attention when they go up.Statistics released by the Home Office on Thursday show that the 2014-15 campaign saw an 18% decrease in arrests (-400) on the previous season (which itself was a ... more