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Football
Mansfield Town`s Paul Cox became the latest managerial casualty of the football season yesterday, departing the League Two club after three and a half years at the helm. The former Eastwood boss oversaw the Stags` promotion back to the Football League (2012-13) but now leaves the Field Mill outfit floundering in 19th position and seven points from the dreaded drop ...
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Aston Villa will have to try and halt their rapid decline on Monday (24th November, 20:00) with a victory at home to high-flyers Southampton. The Midlands side have not clocked a victory since their four game unbeaten run came to an end back in September. What`s more, Villa have scored as many goals in their last seven matches as they have earned points, one.
Horse Racing
There has already been one withdrawal in the `Fixed Brush` Handicap Hurdle this afternoon (14:25) with Henry Daly`s Kingsmere removed from the three mile spectacular. At the time of writing, the lightly-raced Volnay De Thaix tops the betting with 888Sport, Betvictor and Skybet all offering 9/2 on a win for the Nicky Henderson entry.It will be the second appe...
Football
Hull City will not only be hoping to record a win at home to Tottenham on Sunday (23rd November), they will also be looking to get on the scoresheet having gone 270 minutes without finding the back of the net. Steve Bruce`s side`s profligacy is unexpected after scoring twice in each of their six matches from the 15th September to the 18th October including h...
Football
Juventus travel to the Eternal City of Rome to face Lazio on Saturday evening in what is sure to be an explosive encounter at the Stadio Olimpico.The home team, Lazio enter the weekend in 6th position in the Serie A table on 19 points and are only 2 points adrift of Napoli, who take up the final Champions League qualifying position in third. Having said tha...
Rugby
Wales take on New Zealand in their penultimate autumn rugby international at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff on Saturday evening and Wales coach Warren Gatland knows that they are in for a huge test.The Welsh have not been at their best so far this autumn, losing their opening match 28-33 to Australia and then struggling to get over the line against Fiji, a ...
Football
Crystal Palace teeter on the brink of the relegation zone and face a tough scrap on paper, against the might of last season`s Premier League runners-up Liverpool. Sunday`s (23rd November) clash may not be as one sided as many expect however with the Reds failing to grab a victory in their last three matches.Sitting in 11th place and 11 points off May`s finis...
Football
Bottom club Burnley could move out of the relegation zone with a win away at ninth-placed Stoke City tomorrow (22nd November).A victory at the weekend would be a second in as many games for the North West side who have had to wait eleven games to pick up their first three points of the season. A solitary Ashley Barnes goal five minutes after the break proved...
Football
Newcastle will hope to continue their meteoric rise with a fifth straight Premier League win over strugglers Queens Park Rangers tomorrow (22nd November). Harry Redknapp`s away side will be buoyant despite their lowly position after a hard-earned draw with last season`s champions Manchester City followed positive performances against Liverpool and Chelsea and a vic...
Football
Sunderland have made progress following their back-to-back thumpings at the hands of Southampton and Arsenal, though it could all be in vain should they be unable to pull a result out of the bag away at Leicester tomorrow (22nd November, 15:00).City on the other hand occupy a place in the relegation zone and are without a goal in their last four games. Nigel...
Football
Everton could move to within one point of fourth-placed West Ham United with a win over Sam Allardyce`s boys on Saturday (22nd November, 15:00). The Hammers have been impressive and are currently five games unbeaten in the Premier League, though Roberto Martinez`s Toffees are building momentum. Everton have managed to remain undefeated in the Europa League d...
Football
West Bromwich Albion travel to face Premier League leaders and title favourites Chelsea on Saturday knowing that they are going to have to be right on top of their game if they are to get anything from the match.Chelsea will start the game 4 points clear of shock second place team Southampton and 8 points ahead of their most likely title rivals, Manchester C...