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On Saturday, 18th August 2018

Pompey 4 Oxford 1 - The Lowe Show is a hit Sat 18th Aug 2018 22:00
Three League One games - three League One wins. Not for three decades have Pompey made such a good start to a league campaign.
Portsmouth 4 - 1 Oxford United - Player Ratings Sat 18th Aug 2018 17:09
If you were at the match, please give us your player ratings.
Fleetwood Town 2 - 2 Rochdale - Player Ratings and Reports Sat 18th Aug 2018 17:09
If you saw the match, please give us your player ratings and a mini match report.
Mansfield Town 1 - 1 Colchester United - Player Ratings and Reports Sat 18th Aug 2018 17:08
If you saw the match, please give us your ratings and mini match reports.
Leeds United 2 - 0 Rotherham United - Player Ratings Sat 18th Aug 2018 17:06
If you saw the match, please give us your player ratings and mini match reports.
West Bromwich Albion 7 - 1 Queens Park Rangers - Player Ratings and Reports Sat 18th Aug 2018 17:05
If you saw the match, please rate the players.
Everton 2 - 1 Southampton - Player Ratings Sat 18th Aug 2018 17:04
If you were at the game and fancy rating the players or even just want to vent your spleen using our "Our report" feature then do so here
Birmingham City 0 Swansea City 0 - Rate The Players Sat 18th Aug 2018 11:37
If you were at the game and fancy rating the players or even just want to vent your spleen using our "Our report" feature then do so here
Match Preview: Leeds United v Rotherham - Whites lock horns with Millers in Bielsa's first derby Sat 18th Aug 2018 07:11
Leeds United head into this afternoon’s Yorkshire derby with local rivals Rotherham aiming for a fourth win in succession after securing safe passage into the second round of the Carabao Cup in midweek.

On Friday, 18th August 2017

Pompey warned not let hungry teams eat them alive Fri 18th Aug 2017 23:25
Pompey had a winning start to their home campaign a fortnight ago - and after defeat at Oxford, they could do with further success in front of their own fans when Walsall visit this weekend.
Can’t spend, won’t spend – Preview Fri 18th Aug 2017 19:03
QPR are back in action in double quick time on Saturday, taking on Hull City in an intriguing battle between two sides still receiving parachute payments but not buying players for contrasting reasons.
Rathbone signs new deal Fri 18th Aug 2017 18:28
There was great news coming out of the club on Friday afternoon as it was announced that Ollie Rathbone had signed an extension to his contract.
Saints' Hoedt deal to be finalised tonight? Fri 18th Aug 2017 18:07
Although there have been reports of the deal being delayed because of an unrelated issue between the players agent and Lazio, it seems the deal is imminent, Arron Sanders takes a look at it.
Saints V West Ham United The Preview Fri 18th Aug 2017 17:30
Saints look to break their scoring duck and in doing to send the Hammers back to East London with their tails between their legs.
Swansea City v Manchester United - Match Preview Fri 18th Aug 2017 16:38
Premier League football returns to the Liberty Stadium tomorrow lunchtime as the Swans open their home league campaign with the visit of the early league leaders in Manchester United.
Swans Look To Start Spending Fri 18th Aug 2017 16:27
BBC Sport are reporting that Hull City have turned down a £12m bid from the Swans for midfielder Sam Clucas as we look to start the spending spree that was desperately needed once the Gylfi Sigurdsson transfer was confirmed.
Hull still weighed down by Allam millstone – Opposition profile Fri 18th Aug 2017 14:43
A relegated Premier League team with huge parachute payments should be a promotion favourite, but Hull City are being drained of life by their Egyptian owners.
Uncertain times follow Hull's relegation - Interview Fri 18th Aug 2017 14:22
Relegation from the Premier League, a fire sale of players, injuries to key members of the squad left behind, and ongoing boardroom wrangles are all combining at Hull City says Peter Johnson from the club's supporters' trust.
Hull beaten on Gregory's opening night - History Fri 18th Aug 2017 14:00
Ahead of Hull City's visit to Loftus Road on Saturday, we look back to a memorable meeting between the sides from 2006 and the career of Mark Hateley who both clubs dislike equally.
Straw Prices Soar On Merseyside As Clutching Increases Tenfold Fri 18th Aug 2017 13:59
The price of a bale of straw on Merseyside has rocketed this week after Ralph Krueger's emphatic statement that Virgil Van Dijk will not be sold.
Wood offered a three-year extension Fri 18th Aug 2017 13:32
Chris Wood has been offered a three-year extension to his present deal however will it be enough to prevent Premiership predators from pouncing.
Predict Shrews v Dale Fri 18th Aug 2017 13:28
We want your predictions for this weekend's game with Scunthorpe United.
Sunderland Awaydaze Fri 18th Aug 2017 13:14
This game is on Saturday at 5.30pm, and it’s yet another of our matches to be moved by Sky Sports. We’re not famous any more!

You'll find the Stadium of Light on the site of the former Monkwearmouth Colliery on the north bank of the river Wear, the opposite side from the city centre.

To get there by road you need to take the A1231 exit off the A19 (signposted Sunderland North) and follow that road till the fourth roundabout, from which it is another mile along the B1289 to the stadium. Parking however is limited, so it is advised that you park well away from the ground and the best bet is probably to use the free park and ride service, which is signposted from the A1231.

There is limited parking by the stadium, and a residents’ only scheme on the surrounding streets, which naturally is strictly enforced by the local traffic wardens. But you can park at the Stadium of Light Metro Station (cost £4) or one of the city centre car parks in the city centre (about 10-15 minutes walk from the ‘Light’).

Sunderland’s railway station is an underground affair, and looks surprisingly grotty and insignificant for the main station in quite a large city. To get there you’ll have to change trains in Newcastle, and when you emerge into the daylight you’ll find yourself in the midst of the pedestrianised shopping streets.

The station is about a mile from the stadium, and you have to turn right outside, then go through the gap between JJB and a nail bar, emerging on Bridge Street. By then you’ll see the stadium in the distance and you just have to go down the main road and over the Wearmouth Bridge.

If that seems like too much effort, you can get the Tyne and Wear metro to the ‘Stadium of Light’ or ‘St Peters’ stops. After the game the metros from ‘Stadium of Light’ only go northbound (towards Newcastle) and southbound only from ‘St Peters’, presumably in the interests of relieving congestion at both stations.

There is a fan zone outside the south-east corner of the stadium, which is available to both sets of fans. But the best watering hole close to the SOL is the Colliery Tavern, which gets packed but is safe for away fans to use. Also close to the ground and slightly bigger than the Tavern is the Wheatsheaf, but like its rival, the Wheat gets packed to the rafters on Matchdays.

There are also two social clubs which admit away fans on North Bridge street, which as the name suggests is the main road just north of the Wearmouth Bridge. These are the Sunderland Companions club, and the New Democratic Club. Other options are the ‘Albion’ on Victor Street, off Roker Avenue (heading away from the stadium on the other side of North Bridge street), and ‘The Promenade’ or the CAMRA listed ‘Harbour View’ on the sea front.

Alcohol is also available inside the stadium, in the form of Carling Lager (£4), Carling Cider (£3.80) and Worthingtons (£3.80) and various wines (£3.90). The Club also offer 2 Pies and 2 Pints for £12. The food is a bit average, though the meat and potato pie isn't bad and the vegetable balti is a particularly cheeky little number. Outside the stadium there are quite a few takeaways along North Bridge street, and a chippie next to the ‘Albion’ pub (see above).

The stadium has a present capacity of 48,707 (expanded from the original 41,590). When the new stadium was first built Sunderland were one of the few clubs where the atmosphere had improved since they went all seater, but the crowds have since dipped alarmingly after they’ve got relegated from the Premiership a couple of times.

According to Simon Wade of the now defunct 'The Wearside Roar' fanzine: "One day, all stadia will be made this way. It was designed and built with the fan in mind. There's no such thing as a bad seat. Uninterupted sight-lines from every one of the 48,300 seats".

The allocation to visiting clubs is in the upper tier of the north end of the stadium, where the allocation is 1,100 or 3,000, depending on the size of their travelling support, though up 6,000 seats can be made available for cup ties (as was the case for our last visit, in the FA cup in 2015). Tickets for the home parts of the stadium will only be sold to those who are already registered on the club’s database, and those sold to away fans cost £30 for adults, £23 for over 65s and £12 for Under 16's.

The club have preliminary planning permission to extend the south stand and raise the capacity to 55,000, with the board's final goal being a stadium that will host 64,000, but this will all have to wait until Sunderland establish themselves in the Premiership. And as they’ve yo-yoed between there and the Championship more than any other club, I’ve a feeling that could take quite a while. Some of this stuff came from .

Hoedt Deal Hits Snag Fri 18th Aug 2017 12:15
Saints attempts to sign Wesley Hoedt from Lazio are being held up, not because of anything that Saints can do, but because Lazio have an issue with the players agent.
Linington back for Hull visit - Referee Fri 18th Aug 2017 09:56
A swift return to Loftus Road for the Isle of Wight’s James Linington on Saturday as the R’s face Hull.
The Ugly Inside TV ! Saints V West Ham United Preview Fri 18th Aug 2017 08:50
Nick & Freddie chat about the visit of the Hammers and whether Saints can score that elusive first home goal in lmost 5 months.
Last Few West Ham Tickets Expected To Go Today Fri 18th Aug 2017 08:00
Saints look like heading to another sell out at St Mary's with the last tickets expected to go by close of play on Friday.

On Thursday, 18th August 2016

Pompey player pressure is a worry for boss Thu 18th Aug 2016 23:02
Paul Cook says he does not want the pressure on Pompey to succeed to transmit to his players - because he does not know if they would handle it well.
Blackstock's wonder goal - History Thu 18th Aug 2016 22:47
Ahead of the meeting with Preston at Loftus Road on Saturday, LFW looks back to 2007 when Dexter Blackstock won a crucial game in hand between the sides on one of those nights under the lights in W12.
Concerning start for pointless PNE – Interview Thu 18th Aug 2016 22:35
Three defeats from three games for last season’s surprise package Preston North End, but Stephanie Lambert isn’t panicking yet about her team.
Portsmouth Vs U's Predictions Thu 18th Aug 2016 20:36
Here are the latest predictions for this weekend's trip to Portsmouth. Don't forget to log yours!
Madley gets Preston date - Referee Thu 18th Aug 2016 19:26
Highly rated Championship referee Andy Madley is in the middle of QPR v Preston at Loftus Road on Saturday.
Sheffield Wednesday Awaydaze Thu 18th Aug 2016 18:24
This season’s visit to Sheffield Wednesday kicks off at 12.30pm on Saturday Lunchtime, but just for a change it’s not live on Sky Sports. The early start is at the insistence of South Yorkshire police.
Leeds v. Fulham Picture Gallery Thu 18th Aug 2016 17:48
We've got some good pictures from our hard-fought draw with Fulham on Tuesday night.
Leeds United: Whites keen on international; but deal dependent on player sales Thu 18th Aug 2016 17:03
According to Belgian news outlet Voetbal Primeur, Leeds United are close to sealing a deal for South Africa midfielder Andile Jali.
More movement at Leeds United as midfielder departs Thu 18th Aug 2016 16:22
Leeds midfielder Alex Purver has been shipped out on loan to Guiseley of the National League until January.
Leeds United - Whites seal another transfer deal; new signing says he'll give 100% and more Thu 18th Aug 2016 14:34
Leeds United have today completed the signing of Torino's 25 year-old centre-back Pontus Jansson. The Swedish international, who has eight caps to his name, has moved to Elland Road on a season-long loan.
Saints Midfielder Set For Move To Turkey (Or Merseyside) Thu 18th Aug 2016 14:03
According to the latest press reports Turkish club Galatasaray are set to bid for a member of the Saints midfield.
Barnsley burst QPR bubble - Report Thu 18th Aug 2016 11:55
QPR conceded two late goals at Barnsley on Wednesday night to lose for the first time this season. LFW’s northern correspondent Lee McAlpine was there.
Can The Weight Of Expectation At Old Trafford Help Saints ? Thu 18th Aug 2016 11:46
Last January Saints won at Manchester United for the second year running and were undoubtably helped by the toxic atmosphere that day, but can they again be helped by one that is about expectation.
Barnsley 3-2 Queens Park Rangers - Photo Gallery Thu 18th Aug 2016 10:17
Pictures from Action Images at Oakwell where QPR suffered their first defeat of the season at the hands of Barnsley on Wednesday night.
Striker Davies added to the ranks Thu 18th Aug 2016 06:54
Dale have brought in former Derby, Bristol City, Blackpool and Bradford striker Steve Davies. Cue a thousand snooker puns.
Can Pearson Plot Promotion Using The Rush/Clement Six? Thu 18th Aug 2016 06:00
Here we are once again, contemplating another season of Rams football, on that still has much uncertainty and plenty to wonder about.

On Tuesday, 18th August 2015

Stalemate at Crawley holds Pompey positives and negatives Tue 18th Aug 2015 23:24
Positives and negatives - Pompey remain unbeaten three games into he League Two season - but will be disappointed they couldn't turn the lion's share of possession into victory at Crawley
Norwich Looking To Hijack Koulibaly Deal Tue 18th Aug 2015 23:03
Norwich City are the latest club to be linked with Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly according to the latest media reports.
Jackett's rebuild can push Wolves further still - Interview Tue 18th Aug 2015 22:54
Wolves season ticket holder Mike Donnelly was kind enough to give us the latest from Molineux ahead of QPR’s daunting Wednesday night trip to the Midlands.
Real Betis In For Michu? Tue 18th Aug 2015 22:47
Real Betis are the latest side to be linked with a move for want away Swansea striker Michu as the club and player look to come to an agreement over the Spaniard's future.
McBurnie - It's As Good As It Gets Tue 18th Aug 2015 22:43
Oliver McBurnie scored the only goal of the game last night as the Swans Under-21 team recorded their first victory of their Category one season at Brighton.
Are QPR Looking To Move For Jordi? Tue 18th Aug 2015 22:21
Reports surfacing today have suggested that Queens Park Rangers are considering a transfer move for Swans defender Jordi Amat to replace Steven Caulker who has departed for Southampton on loan.
Derby 1-1 Middlesbrough - Player Ratings & Reports Tue 18th Aug 2015 21:51
The Rams rescued a point late against Boro to make it 3 draws from 2 matches. How did you rate the players & think Derby performed?
Crawley Town 0-0 Portsmouth - Player Ratings and Reports Tue 18th Aug 2015 21:48
If you saw the match against Crawley, please give us your player ratings and mini match reports.
Colchester United 0-0 Oldham Athletic - Player Ratings and Reports Tue 18th Aug 2015 21:47
If you saw the match against Oldham, please give us your ratings and mini match reports.
Rochdale 1-2 Walsall - Player Ratings and Reports Tue 18th Aug 2015 21:44
If you saw the match against Walsall, please give us your ratings and mini reports.
Bristol City Awaydaze Tue 18th Aug 2015 17:12
Tomorrow night’s visit to Bristol City (with kick-off at 7.45), is sold out, but if you haven’t got a ticket there is always the option of the ‘beamback’ at Elland Road.
Derby County Interested In Harrison Reed Tue 18th Aug 2015 13:27
Derby County are apparently interested in taking Saints midfielder Harrison Reed to the iPro Stadium or whatever its called these days.
U's Vs Oldham - What's Your Prediction? Tue 18th Aug 2015 12:53
Here are the latest predictions for tonight's game against Oldham Athletic. Don't forget to log yours!
Southampton Away Travel Coaches To Watford And West Bromwich Albion Tue 18th Aug 2015 12:13
Southampton Away Travel will be running their usual coaches to the forthcoming Premier League away matches.
Norwich Warn Off Saints Tue 18th Aug 2015 12:00
Norwich manager Alex Neil has warned off Southampton and several other potential suitors about trying to sign one of his prize assets.
A Rough Guide To Watford Tue 18th Aug 2015 11:28
For those that haven't visited Vicarage Road before or the wonderful town of Watford we once again furnish you with all the info you will need to enjoy our first visit since 2012
Why Isn't Thursday Night Sold Out ? Tue 18th Aug 2015 10:15
Surprisingly the game against FC Midtjylland on Thursday evening is far from looking like a sell out.
Predict Dale v Walsall Tue 18th Aug 2015 09:00
Walsall are the visitors to Spotland tonight. Whether you're going or not, give us your prediction for the scoreline.
The Opposition View: On Tuesday Night It's All About Boro Tue 18th Aug 2015 08:05
Just three games into the season - two of the league’s biggest promotion favourites meet in perhaps a taster of what’s to come at the top of the Championship table.
Monk Not Actively Looking For More Signings Tue 18th Aug 2015 07:21
There may be two weeks left in the current transfer window but Garry Monk is happy with his squad the way that it looks as he admits that he is not actively looking for any more signings.
G.M's Match Preview: Rams Need To Get Going By Beating Boro Tue 18th Aug 2015 07:05
Despite a good performance against a well organised, defensive and resolute Charlton, Derby are still winless, but they will hope to put this right against promotion rivals Middlesbrough.
Britton Is Staying At Swansea Tue 18th Aug 2015 06:30
Leon Britton looks like he is set to stay at Swansea as manager Garry Monk finally seems to be putting to bed the stories that he is about to be heading off to pastures new possibly as far away as MLS with Orlando.
"Sunderland Are Frightened To Play At The Stadium Of Light" Tue 18th Aug 2015 06:30
There probably isn't a better time to play Sunderland than this weekend with the club seemingly in turmoil both on and off the pitch and being ripped into by the media and former players alike.
Shared Connection..................Sunderland Tue 18th Aug 2015 06:30
Game three of the new season and we are here again to take a look at a shared connection that is, of course, someone who played for both clubs at some point in their career and this time we look at someone who spent time on loan at both clubs.
West Ham Clearly Hurt Over Ayew Tue 18th Aug 2015 06:30
It must be something when you miss out on a player to a club that have offered smaller wages than you and it appears that the hurt West Ham are feeling will not go away after claims made by Jack Sullivan at the weekend.

On Monday, 18th August 2014

Cobblers will be out to bring Pompey to heel Mon 18th Aug 2014 23:13
Anyone getting carried away by Pompey's inbeaten start to the season is being reminded - Tuesday's visitors have had one too.
Hart Up For The Fight Mon 18th Aug 2014 22:58
Joe Hart today spoke of his determination to keep the No.1 spot for City this season. Hart started in City's opener against Newcastle on Sunday. Willy Caballero was brought in this summer to challenge for the keepers jersey.
Taylor takes charge of Spurs trip - referee Mon 18th Aug 2014 19:14
Anthony Taylor from Cheshire is the man in the middle for Sunday's trip to Tottenham - the first time he's refereed QPR since last season's 1-1 draw at Reading
Logan's run out at Crewe Mon 18th Aug 2014 18:17
Dale have drafted in goalkeeper Conrad Logan on an emergency loan and he'll go straight into the side at Crewe on Tuesday evening.
Saints Still Need Another Central Defender Mon 18th Aug 2014 16:42
After two soft goals conceded at Liverpool, Saints still need to strengthen the squad in the middle of the back four.
Blackpool v Brentford Preview Mon 18th Aug 2014 14:13
With a 25 man squad (albeit with a few injuries and still awaiting an international clearance), a couple of games under our belts (albeit missing those aforementioned players and our new signings) and with a home match against one of this season's less fancied sides (albeit they're doing better than we are!), will Tuesday night officially be the start of the 2014/15 season?
One Up Front Say Swans Fans Mon 18th Aug 2014 13:28
After much deliberation and discussion, Swans fans have given their thumbs up to a one up top formation following votes in our recent poll.
What I.Saw: Now That's Over - One Question Remains... Mon 18th Aug 2014 13:23
Sheffield, early morning, large police presence, horses on parade, Rams fans on the beers.
Will Fernandez Go Straight In? Mon 18th Aug 2014 12:26
So the Swans look as if they are about to secure the signature of Argentinian World Cup defender Federico Fernandez which begs the question now of whether he will go straight into the side against Burnley on Saturday.
Saints At Liverpool Player Assessments Mon 18th Aug 2014 12:20
A look at the individual performances of all involved in the opening match up on Merseyside against Liverpool.
Joint Dale / Crewe XI Mon 18th Aug 2014 12:11
We've trawled the good, the bad and the ugly to put together a joint Dale / Alex team ahead of Tuesday's trip to Cheshire.
Fab's Feet Firmly On The Ground Mon 18th Aug 2014 12:05
Lucasz Fabianski was clearly a man talking sense as he put away the hysteria that has followed our season opening win at Old Trafford and he is already focusing on the next games - all of which are at home.
Saints At Liverpool The Verdict Mon 18th Aug 2014 09:41
This was an important match, would the prediction of Saints demise be accurate or would they emerge from the ashes in phoenix like fashion ?
The Weston Report: Rams Reveal Another Style In Their Fluffy Coat Mon 18th Aug 2014 04:07
A third clean sheet in succession and a point on the road were the main positives to take from another scrappy, disjointed Rams display at Hillsborough.

On Sunday, 18th August 2013

Late Hitchcock thriller seals QPR win – report Sun 18th Aug 2013 22:02
An injury time goal on his debut from youth team graduate Tom Hitchock was enough for QPR to see off Ipswich at Loftus Road on Saturday.
Saints Finally Land Osvaldo Sun 18th Aug 2013 20:53
Saints have once again broken their transfer record, after a lengthy chase they have finally landed Itallian International striker Pablo Osvaldo.
Queens Park Rangers 1 - 0 Ipswich Town : Photo Gallery Sun 18th Aug 2013 18:23
Pictures from Action Images at Loftus Road where Tom Hitchcock's injury time goal was enough for the R's to see off Ipswich 1-0.
Queens Park Rangers 1 - 0 Ipswich Town : Rate The Players Sun 18th Aug 2013 18:21
Interactive player ratings for QPR's 1-0 home win against Ipswich Town on Saturday. Substitute Gary O'Neil impressed while debutant Tom Hitchcock scored the winner in injury time.
Queens Park Rangers 1 - 0 Ipswich Town : Have Your Say Sun 18th Aug 2013 18:19
Have your say on QPR's last gasp win against Ipswich at Loftus Road on Saturday. Debutant Tom Hitchcock got the goal in the very last minute of the game.
Swansea v Manchester United - Your Report Sun 18th Aug 2013 17:53
Don't forget you can still add your reports to the site for yesterday's season opener between the Swans and Manchester United. These reports will stay in the match centre for the game for future reference and makes the most comprehensive match report section for the Swans as you add your views
Derby Bullied Into Grant-ing Leicester Victory - The RamZone Wrap Sun 18th Aug 2013 14:54
Too many Rams players had a poor day as they were more out-muscled than they were out-played. A physical Leicester team broke down the Rams attempts to play football which enabled the visitors to hang on for victory.
Sheffield United 1 U's 1 - Durham's View Sun 18th Aug 2013 11:37
Colchester deservedly left Bramall Lane with a point after a keenly contested draw, but it could and perhaps should have been more.
Saints V West Bromwich Albion The Verdict Sun 18th Aug 2013 10:18
Saints repeated their opening day victory against the Baggies in 1976 as Rickie Lambert completed probably the most amazing week of his footballing career.
Where Can The Swans Finish This Season? Sun 18th Aug 2013 09:28
The opening day defeat to Manchester United may have deflated a few people slightly at the Liberty Stadium yesterday but what does it do for your belief as to where we will finish this season? Submit your vote in our current Planet Swans poll
Rooney Chelsea Move Holds Key For Lukaku? Sun 18th Aug 2013 09:17
Chelsea are reported this morning to be ready to make a third bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney which could open the door for Romelu Lukaku to be allowed back out from Stamford Bridge on another season's loan.

On Saturday, 18th August 2012

HALL RIGHT NOW: Appleton leads Pompey into a new 'Alan Ball' era... Sat 18th Aug 2012 23:06
Farnworth and Salford. Two northern outposts just 7.5 miles apart that have played a key role in the never ending drama of Pompey. On the 12th May 1945, Alan Ball jr was born in Farnworth. 30 years and 7 months later, the perpetually bald head of Michael Appleton first saw the (no doubt) grey light of a drizzly, Salford day.
Leeds v Wolves Picture Gallery Sat 18th Aug 2012 23:00
Some of the best bits from today's win over Wolverhampton Wanderers
Laudrup - That Was Impressive Sat 18th Aug 2012 20:14
Unsurprisingly, Michael Laudrup was a happy man after watching his side demolish QPR at Loftus Road
Perfect Start For Swans Sat 18th Aug 2012 20:09
It was a five star display from the Swans as the Michael Laudrup era opened with a comprehensive hammering of QPR at Loftus Road
Head boy sends Wolves packing Sat 18th Aug 2012 19:27
With all the talk about new players, it was the head of an old favourite Luciano Becchio who secured all three-points to give Neil Warnock a winning start to the new Championship season.

On Thursday, 18th August 2011

Supporters Trust hits back at Bates Thu 18th Aug 2011 23:10
In his programme notes on Tuesday night Ken Bates launched his latest diatribe against his critics, calling the fans “morons” for demonstrating against him, and claiming to be the saviour of the club. Now the Leeds United Supporters Trust are asking exactly what he saved us from.
Prediction League Update #2 Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:56
With three games played, Crokey continues to lead the way in the Prediction League.
Out of darkness cometh light Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:47
Just in the nick of time and saying all the right things, has QPR’s salvation arrived in a red Air Asia baseball cap? 
Fernandes can make QPR a proper club again – guest column Thu 18th Aug 2011 20:22
Chris King, exhausted but elated after a day glued to the newsfeeds, reflects on the relief of today’s announcement.
Thursday Diary – Fernandes and Bhatia lift the gloom Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:54
The announcement many QPR fans have been praying for came at 1.30pm this afternoon – Bernie Ecclestone and Flavio Briatore have left the club and airline boss Tony Fernandes is the new majority stakeholder.
Saints V Millwall Head To Head Thu 18th Aug 2011 18:44
A fixture that goes back over 100 years but has never been a really regular occurrence in the league
Liddell Joins as Fitness Coach Thu 18th Aug 2011 16:31
Former Wigan striker Andy Liddell has joined the Town staff as fitness coach, replacing Antonio Gomez, who left the club during pre-season to return to Spain. Liddell, 38, played under Blues boss Paul Jewell during his time as manager of the Latics.
Town to Replace Baxter Thu 18th Aug 2011 16:09
Town chief executive Simon Clegg has confirmed that the club will be replacing communications director Terry Baxter, who left the role at the beginning of the month. Baxter is set to present BBC Radio Suffolk’s breakfast show but will continue as the ITFC Charitable Trust’s chief executive.
D.Sawit's Match Report - Tangerine Topped As Rams Reset Record! Thu 18th Aug 2011 15:37
As a Derby fan, you barely dare to dream anymore - and when you do, you dream small. The trip to Blackpool loomed for many as a reality check but it turned out reality was an undefeated Rams team breaking records.
Premier League Clubs Interested in Bullard Thu 18th Aug 2011 14:54
Former Blues loanee Jimmy Bullard is interesting two Premier League clubs and two from the Championship, according to his agent. Earlier today, Hull City announced their intention to terminate the 32-year-old’s contract after an incident which is alleged to have taken place on the club’s pre-season trip to Slovenia.
Searching for Town Stars of the Future Thu 18th Aug 2011 14:39
The ITFC Charitable Trust is offering talented young players the chance to try out for their Player Development Centres (PDC) this month. The centres work with youngsters aged between seven and 15 who show exceptional football ability.
Its Tough At The Top Thu 18th Aug 2011 13:07
Saints go into the weekend looking to extend their winning streak and stay top.
Promises Made - Will Clough See Signings Delivered? Thu 18th Aug 2011 13:02
If you were Nigel Clough, would you be pulling your hair out? It seems that unless he can move on some high wage earners, once again the manager will be forced to settle for loan signings to fill important gaps in his squad.
Bullard's Hull Contract Terminated Thu 18th Aug 2011 12:58
Hull City have announced the termination of former Town loanee Jimmy Bullard’s contract in the wake of his suspension for an alleged indiscretion which took place during the Tigers’ pre-season trip to Slovenia. The 32-year-old, the Blues’ Player of the Year during a hugely successful loan spell last season, has not played for the club he joined from Fulham for £5 million in 2009 this season.
Nigel's In A Dilemma Thu 18th Aug 2011 12:04
Nigel Adkins has a nice problem to deal with.
Jewell: Fans Were Terrific Thu 18th Aug 2011 10:40
Town boss Paul Jewell has praised supporters for the way they got behind the Blues during the 5-2 defeat to Southampton, despite his side being 3-0 down at half-time. Jewell says Town need to put their Portman Road phobia behind them sooner rather than later.
Bluffers' Guide to Oldham Thu 18th Aug 2011 10:00
Derby day this weekend, and in case you didn't know enough about Oldham, here's our Bluffers' Guide so you can blag your knowledge on the Latics.
Jewell: Fans Must Be Fed Up of Transfer Talk Thu 18th Aug 2011 09:18
Blues boss Paul Jewell says he’s well aware that fans are probably becoming fed up of hearing that he’s targeting new central defenders. The Town manager has spent the summer trying to add to his defensive ranks, but so far unsuccessfully with plenty of other clubs chasing the same targets.
Refwatch Preview: Oldham (a) Thu 18th Aug 2011 07:00
Experienced Football League referee Eddie Ilderton is the man in the middle for Dale’s real derby match at Oldham on Saturday.
Roberto Unsure Of Swans Reception Thu 18th Aug 2011 06:52
Roberto Martinez says he is unsure of what kind of reception he will get at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday
Leon - Just Get Behind Us Thu 18th Aug 2011 06:48
Leon Britton says he is not worried what reception Roberto Martinez gets on Saturday but the fans have to be behind the Swans
Evans Offers Words Of Hope Thu 18th Aug 2011 06:43
Wyndham Evans has offered up some hope for the Swans and doesn't believe that they are destined for an immediate return to the Championship

On Wednesday, 18th August 2010

This Week – Why missing out on Walters could actually be a blessing Wed 18th Aug 2010 23:28
Neil Warnock didn’t try to hide his disappointment on Wednesday when QPR were beaten to the signature of Ipswich Town attacker Jon Walters by Stoke City. But is it really bad news?
Warnock Confirms QPR Walters Bid But New Chester Not Entitled to Cash Wed 18th Aug 2010 23:27
QPR boss Neil Warnock has confirmed that his club were the non-Premier League side which made a bid for Jon Walters at the end of last week. Meanwhile, the new Chester FC, which was formed from the ashes of Chester City after they were wound up in March, are not entitled to any sell-on from the player’s sale to Stoke, according to sources in Cheshire.
Odejayi Nets Only Goal In Reserve Win Wed 18th Aug 2010 21:22
The U's reserves have begun their season with a 1-0 win against Watford. Kayode Odejayi scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half.
QPR miss out on Walters, agents spending announced, Mackie looks to Scotland Wed 18th Aug 2010 21:17
Neil Warnock has admitted his frustration after missing out on Ipswich Town attacker Jon Walters, who has moved to Stoke City instead.
Q&A with the opposition: Stevenage (A) Wed 18th Aug 2010 18:09
We start our build up to Saturday's trip to Stevenage by speaking with fan Matthew Kett about his side, the game with County and his thoughts on the season. Matthew is editor of Stevenage web site
Reserves Start Season With Victory Over Stevenage Wed 18th Aug 2010 16:55
Town’s reserves began their Combination League East Division season with a 3-1 victory over a much more experienced Stevenage side at Playford Road. Caolan Lavery (pictured), David Cawley and Reggie Lambe were on the scoresheet for a young Blues side.
Two More Strikers Set to Move On? Wed 18th Aug 2010 16:28
Two more Town strikers could be on their way out of Portman Road with Jon Stead understood to be continuing talks with Bristol City and Pablo Couñago a loan target of Crystal Palace. Jon Walters finally completed his move to Stoke this afternoon.
Stoke Confirm Walters Switch Wed 18th Aug 2010 16:12
Stoke City have confirmed their signing of former Town skipper Jon Walters and have revealed that the fee is £2.75 million rising to £3.25 million on appearances. The Potters were initially linked with a move for the 26-year-old two years ago.
Walters off to Stoke City Wed 18th Aug 2010 15:33
Former Town skipper Jon Walters is set to complete his £3m move to Stoke City this afternoon. The Potters are understood to have made renewed attempts to land the 26 year old in the wake of QPR's interest at the end of last week.
Strong Reserve Side Face Watford Wed 18th Aug 2010 15:03
United will field an experienced reserve side against Watford tonight, with 13 professionals named in the squad.
Players in Bury Wed 18th Aug 2010 13:42
Two Town players will at Thomas Cook’s Cornhill branch in Bury St Edmunds this Thursday between 2pm and 2.40pm.
U's Agent Spending Up Wed 18th Aug 2010 13:12
The latest agents' fees report has been published by the Football League and has revealed that United were the fourth highest spenders in League One last season, splashing £138,551 on agent fees.
Town's Agent Spending Up Wed 18th Aug 2010 13:02
The Football League’s latest Agents’ Fees Report shows Town spent £298,308 on agents’ fees in the year to June 30th 2010, up significantly on the same period in the previous year. During the 12 months to June 30th 2009, the Blues paid only £122,626 to agents.
Arsenal v Blackpool: Preview Wed 18th Aug 2010 12:43
Nasri surgery rocks Arsenal.
Arsenal Fanshare Gives Gooners a Voice Wed 18th Aug 2010 12:17
Despite infamously being a subdued lot at the Grove, Arsenal supporters are the first out of England's big clubs to be given the opportunity to buy shares for an affordable price and air their views to the board.
Naked Football Show Tonight Wed 18th Aug 2010 10:16
The Naked Football Show (ICR FM 6pm) makes its second appearance of the season this evening to discuss Town’s three-game winning run and all the other Blues issues of the day. Hosts Graham Blackburn and Phil Ham will be joined in the studio by Johnny Leiston and Terry Holden.
Dale spent £4000 on agents Wed 18th Aug 2010 09:59
In the latest reports by the Football League on Agents Fees, Dale have been shown to have paid £4000 to agents last season, but they were far from being the biggest spenders in the division.
Offal Bad Luck For Butcher Wed 18th Aug 2010 09:54
Richard Butcher will be out of action for a month after picking up an injury during last weekend's 1-0 defeat at home to Shrewsbury Town.  The midfielder had a scan yesterday and it showed medial ligament damage.
Taricco Makes Surprise Playing Return Wed 18th Aug 2010 09:42
Former Blue Mauricio Taricco is set to make a surprise playing comeback, six years after his last professional game. The 36-year-old Argentinian is currently assistant manager at Brighton and Hove Albion and is set to play for their reserves against Gillingham this evening.
Town Linked With Pitman Wed 18th Aug 2010 08:47
Town are amongst a number of clubs said to be eyeing Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman. The Blues, Blackpool, Doncaster, Swansea, Watford and QPR are all believed to be tracking the 22-year-old.

On Tuesday, 18th August 2009

Match Report: Blackpool FC 0 Derby County 0 Tue 18th Aug 2009 22:07
The Rams went into their 3rd fixture of the 2009-10 Championship season hoping to get back on track after the disappointing defeat at Scunthorpe United.
Report: Swansea 0 Reading 0 Tue 18th Aug 2009 21:38
A much improved Swansea side were held by Reading at the Liberty Stadium
New Manager May Be Weeks Away Tue 18th Aug 2009 18:20
U's Chief Exec Steve Bradshaw has revealed that it could be around three weeks before the club appoints a replacement for Paul Lambert and has also said that the club intend to embargo any move by Norwich City to poach U's players.
Cowling Explains Hammond Decision Tue 18th Aug 2009 17:35
U's Chairman Robbie Cowling has confirmed that he personally has accepted a bid from Southampton for club captain Dean Hammond and has explained his reasons why.
Jenkins Turns Down Wigan's Bodde Bid Tue 18th Aug 2009 14:08
Huw Jenkins has confirmed that he has turned down Wigan's bid for midfielder Ferrie Bodde
Preston North End Ticket Details Tue 18th Aug 2009 14:06
Details of the ticket arrangements for the Swans fixture at Preston
Price reductions for JPT game Tue 18th Aug 2009 13:45
Dale today announced that prices for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie with Bradford will be reduced in all parts of the ground.
Martinez Comes Back Again - For Bodde Tue 18th Aug 2009 13:35
Just as you thought that Roberto Martinez would leave Swansea in peace, he returns again, this time for Ferrie Bodde
Hammond In Talks With Southampton Tue 18th Aug 2009 12:53
Following the news that Paul Lambert has quit to become manager of Norwich City, the U's now look likely to lose their captain to another side relegated from the Championship last season.
Lambert Quits To Join Norwich! Tue 18th Aug 2009 12:11
Manager Paul Lambert has left the U's to become the new manager of Norwich City.
Free membership of the FSF Tue 18th Aug 2009 11:48
Those awfully nice chaps at the Football Supporters Federation are now offering free membership.
Match preview: Blackpool v Derby Tue 18th Aug 2009 11:17
This is a tasty one! The eccentric Ian Holloway, their Player’s Player from last season Shaun Barker returns as a Ram, plus one of their defenders, Ian Evatt is Derby through and through, to the point he once refused to fly out from Nottingham Robin Hood airport!


QPR hunt rare road win at Ashton Gate - full match preview Tue 18th Aug 2009 10:46
After blowing the chance of a long overdue away win in the league at Plymouth on Saturday QPR must show they are made of sterner stuff when they travel to Bristol City tonight.
Tickle Tackle - Some Things Never Change Tue 18th Aug 2009 09:36
Well, another season is upon us and at first sight it seems not much has changed – the Rams still can't defend, match oficials still seem to struggle recognising when the ball hits the back of the net and Neil Warnock is still complaining.
Gibbs in charge of Rangers at the scene of Saturday's crime Tue 18th Aug 2009 09:27
QPR and Bristol City are refereed by Birmingham teacher Phil Gibbs for the first time on Tuesday night at Ashton Gate, scene of Saturday's farce.
Paulo Misses Out On Midfield Target Tue 18th Aug 2009 07:04
Swansea manager Paulo Sousa has admitted he missed out on a midfield target yesterday
Paulo: The Pressure Is On Against Reading Tue 18th Aug 2009 07:00
Paulo Sousa admits that the pressure is on his side as they look for their first league win of the season against Reading
MacDonald Targets Regular Swans Start Tue 18th Aug 2009 06:53
Shaun MacDonald has targetted himself a regular starting place in the Swans line up
Sousa Takes Former Liverpool Man On Trial Tue 18th Aug 2009 06:48
Paulo Sousa has admitted two of his striking targets - including a former Liverpool player at the club on trial

On Monday, 18th August 2008

Admission prices for Bradford trip Mon 18th Aug 2008 20:29
With Dale travelling over to West Yorkshire on Saturday to take on Bradford City, a large contingent from Spotland is expected to make the journey to Valley Parade to watch Dale try and end City's 100% start to the season.
Wales Call Ups For Collins & Allen Mon 18th Aug 2008 19:58
Swansea duo Matty Collins and Joe Allen are both added to the full Wales squad for Wednesday's international
QPR Youngsters Start With a Win Mon 18th Aug 2008 18:18
Rangers Youngsters started their defence of the Puma Youth Alliance League title with a 3-2 home win over Peterborough, at Harlington on Saturday.
A12 Derby Ticket Sales Start Wednesday Mon 18th Aug 2008 15:07
Tickets for next Tuesday's Carling Cup tie at Ipswich will go on sale at the U's ticket office from 9am on Wednesday.
Highlights: Dale 3 Barnet 1 Mon 18th Aug 2008 09:48
If you missed the game on Saturday, or simply want to relive the goals from the weekend, then here you are with our weekly match action.
Britton Aims To Claim Goal Mon 18th Aug 2008 08:40
Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton was talking odds as he tried to claim the first goal in the weekend victory
Managers Disagree Over Penalty Decision Mon 18th Aug 2008 08:38
Colin Calderwood and Roberto Martinez were in disagreement over the decision to award the Swans a penalty on Saturday
Rangel Declares Himself Fit For Plymouth Mon 18th Aug 2008 08:29
Angel Rangel has declared himself fit enough to compete for a starting place against Plymouth on Saturday
Gorka: There Is More To Come Mon 18th Aug 2008 07:35
Swansea's new striker Gorka Pintado insists that there is more to come after his sublime finish ended hopes for Forest
Britton: We Have Set The Benchmark Mon 18th Aug 2008 07:25
Leon Britton says that the Swans have set their benchmark with the performance against Nottingham Forest at the weekend

On Saturday, 18th August 2007

Under 18s beat Man U 3-0 Sat 18th Aug 2007 22:05
Goals from Connor, Lees and Delph gave the Leeds 18s a great victory over their Man United counterparts at Carrington this morning.
Match Report - Dale 1 Chester 2 Sat 18th Aug 2007 17:06
Dale were hit by a sucker punch injury time goal to sink to their second consecutive league defeat. The goal came seconds after a Le Fondre goal was controversially chalked out by a linesman for offside. Full report now online.
Spurs 4-0 Rams - Quick report Sat 18th Aug 2007 17:06
The Rams were thoroughly outplayed at White Hart Lane and looked like a poor Championship side.
Ex Files - Dave Bayliss Sat 18th Aug 2007 15:09
Our new look interactive Ex Files continues with a look at a former central defender who served the club in two separate spells.
Lifeless Rangers easily beaten Sat 18th Aug 2007 12:10
QPR opened their 2007/08 account at Loftus Road with a dire performance and comfortable defeat against Cardiff City.
Team News: Dale v Chester City Sat 18th Aug 2007 07:47
We're pretty much talking a full squad to choose from for Dale boss Keith Hill for what will be the first time we reckon since about January or February.
Match photos: Dale v Stoke City Sat 18th Aug 2007 07:36
The new site has a photo deal with Action Images. They certainly won't be at anything like every game, but they were here on Tuesday. Here's a few of their shots from the game.
Match Preview - Dale v Chester City Sat 18th Aug 2007 07:26
Chester City are coming to Spotland this Saturday, bringing with them a return to Spotland for Paul Butler. He'll be hoping for better fortunes than his last visit when his MK Dons side crashed 5-0 to a Le Fondre inspired Dale.
Centenary Fanzine on sale at Chester game Sat 18th Aug 2007 07:09
Missed out on the special EGP / 92nd Club joint fanzine? Well throw your worries away because you'll be able to buy it around Spotland this afternoon at just two English pounds.
Derby Down Under - Seeing Red Sat 18th Aug 2007 01:58
One of the most overused plot devices in movies and television has been the use of a big red button.
A Small Corner In France Sat 18th Aug 2007 00:00
Meanwhile, In A Small Corner Of France.......
Trust Bowling Night Sat 18th Aug 2007 00:00
Trust Bowling Night
Pennock Leaves Swansea Sat 18th Aug 2007 00:00
Pennock Leaves Swansea
Barca Defender In? Sat 18th Aug 2007 00:00
Barcelona Defender Set For Liberty Move

On Friday, 18th August 2006

Doncaster Preview Fri 18th Aug 2006 00:00
Swans Look To End Poor Start
Trust Share Fund Fri 18th Aug 2006 00:00
Supporters Trust Share Fund

On Thursday, 18th August 2005

A Good Effort Thu 18th Aug 2005 00:00
A Good Effort, All Things Considered
Swans Fans React Thu 18th Aug 2005 00:00
Swans Fans React To Western Mail Article

On Wednesday, 18th August 2004

Swansea Council Letter Wed 18th Aug 2004 00:00
An Open Letter To Swansea Council
Trundle Back At Double Wed 18th Aug 2004 00:00
Trundle Scores Two On Comeback

On Monday, 18th August 2003

Let Us Entertain You..... Mon 18th Aug 2003 00:00
Let Us Entertain You..............?
Poll Results - 18 August Mon 18th Aug 2003 00:00 Poll Results - 18th August 2003

On Saturday, 18th August 2001

Swans 0-0 Oxford Sat 18th Aug 2001 00:00
Swans and Oxford Share Points In Stalemate

On Friday, 18th August 2000

Brentford Preview Fri 18th Aug 2000 00:00
Brentford Preview

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