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Football News Roundup – March 31, 2015

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Football News Roundup – March 30, 2015

  • Kane 'to play in U21 finals'
    Harry Kane is being lined up to play for England at this summer's European Under-21 Championship finals, which is viewed as the next stage of the striker's international development.
  • Competition spurs on Walcott
    Arsenal forward Theo Walcott says the ongoing battles to be selected for the England team is healthy.
  • WATCH: League One highlights
    Watch all of the action from League One this weekend, including Bristol City v Barnsley, Fleetwood v Preston and Bradford v Oldham.
  • Chambers: U21s an honour
    Arsenal defender Calum Chambers has no qualms about dropping down play for England U21s, calling a call-up 'an honour.'
  • Kane is the tops, says Delph
    Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph has revealed he will vote for England colleague Harry Kane as player of the year.
  • 'Kane showing the way'
    England striker Harry Kane is a fantastic example for other young players, according to the Sunday Supplement panel.
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Football News Roundup – March 29, 2015

  • Ramsey: We don't fear Belgium
    Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey is confident of cementing top spot by upsetting Group B favourites Belgium when the sides meet in a European Qualifier on June 12.
  • Liverani dreaming of survival
    Fabio Liverani saw Leyton Orient collect only their second win in six as they beat Port Vale 3-1 to boost their survival hopes.
  • Orient defeat 10-man Port Vale
    Leyton Orient edged closer to moving out of the League One relegation zone with a 3-1 success over 10-man Port Vale.
  • Hayes: City, Arsenal to compete
    Chelsea Ladies boss Emma Hayes expects both Manchester City Women and Arsenal to launch a title challenge in the FA Women's Super League this season.
  • Welbeck out of Italy clash
    England manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck is out of the squad to play Italy on Tuesday due to a knee injury.
  • Austin did not expect call-up
    QPR striker Charlie Austin says his non-selection for the England squad to play Lithuania and Italy did not come as a surprise.
  • Jones: We're happy for Harry
    Phil Jones says the England squad were delighted for Harry Kane after he scored on his international debut in the 4-0 victory over Lithuania at Wembley on Friday.
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Football News Roundup – March 28, 2015

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Football News Roundup – March 27, 2015

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Football News Roundup – March 26, 2015

  • Schneiderlin eyes summer move
    Morgan Schneiderlin has reiterated his desire to leave Southampton this summer if the club doesn't qualify for the Champions League.
  • Terry lost sleep over PSG loss
    Captain John Terry says he "didn't sleep a wink all night" after Chelsea's Champions League exit but he was relieved he felt that way because it showed his desire to carry on playing.
  • Merson's relegation verdict
    We look at the run-ins, stats and form of the Premier League's strugglers and get Paul Merson's view on who will go down...
  • Ake joins Reading on loan
    Netherlands U21 international Nathan Ake has joined Reading on loan from Chelsea until April 22.
  • England lose injured Rose
    Tottenham defender Danny Rose has withdrawn from the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy through injury.
  • Mason thanks Spurs for call-up
    Midfielder Ryan Mason has thanked Tottenham and manager Mauricio Pochettino, in particular, for helping him earn his "dream" of an England call-up.
  • Boateng extends Palace deal
    Crystal Palace midfielder Hiram Boateng has signed a new contract with the club until the summer of 2017.
  • Chelsea fans fight banning orders
    Five Chelsea supporters suspected of involvement in an incident in Paris in which a black man was prevented from boarding a train will fight applications to impose football banning orders, a court has heard.
  • Premier League's best 'keeper?
    As we approach the end of another pulsating Premier League campaign, we look at the goalkeepers who've made a difference this season.
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Football News Roundup – March 25, 2015

  • Ramsey was a 'gamble' at QPR
    QPR director of football Les Ferdinand has described the appointment of manager Chris Ramsey as a “gamble” and says the 52-year-old's future at Loftus Road is yet to be decided.
  • Ferdinand calls for Rooney Rule
    QPR's director of football Les Ferdinand believes covert racism is rife in the game and preventing ethnic minorities from getting top jobs in management.
  • No longer home-grown XI
    FA chairman Greg Dyke wants to change the rules around home-grown players to help boost opportunities for young English talent.
  • Republic role for Cudicini
    Carlo Cudicini has joined the Republic of Ireland Under-21s coaching staff ahead of their European Championship qualifier against Andorra on Thursday.
  • Tributes paid to Dave Mackay
    Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is just one prominent figure who has paid tribute to Hearts and Tottenham legend Dave Mackay who was laid to rest on Tuesday.
  • Player of the season in stats
    With the international break now upon us, Sky Sports is asking which players have been the Premier League's top performers so far this season?
  • Why's Henry dressed like this?
    Why is Thierry Henry dressed as a school supply teacher?
  • Cech ready to leave Chelsea
    Petr Cech says he will leave Chelsea at the end of the season rather than spend another year as Thibaut Courtois' understudy.
  • Ekstrand blow for Watford
    Watford defender Joel Ekstrand is facing up to nine months out after suffering cruciate ligament damage.
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Football News Roundup – March 24, 2015

  • England call-up for Mason
    Tottenham midfielder Ryan Mason has been called up to the England squad after Adam Lallana was forced to pull out due to injury.
  • Jokanovic: We'll bounce back
    Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic is confident his side can put their weekend setback behind them when they return after the international break.
  • FA desperate to protect talent
    Football Association chairman Greg Dyke says he fears a number of Harry Kanes are slipping through the system and has announced proposals designed to protect future English talent.
  • Orient seeking shirt sponsor
    Leyton Orient are looking for a new shirt sponsor after the termination of their current deal.
  • Fulham charged by FA
    Fulham have been charged by the FA for failing to control their players in the 3-0 defeat to Leeds last Wednesday.
  • Spain waiting on Costa scan
    Diego Costa will undergo tests in London to assess whether he can remain in the Spain squad for the forthcoming internationals against Ukraine and Holland.
  • Who's the top striker?
    After scoring twice in Arsenal's win at Newcastle, Arsene Wenger was full of praise for Olivier Giroud. "Is he one of the best in the Premier League now? I think so." But what do the stats show? We had a look at the evidence…
  • Wycombe extend duo stay
    Brentford duo Sam Saunders and Nico Yennaris will remain with Wycombe until the end of the season.
  • Dier out of England U21 match
    Tottenham defender Eric Dier has been ruled out of the England U21 international against the Czech Republic through injury.
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Football News Roundup – March 23, 2015

  • Scots lose injured McCormack
    Scotland boss Gordon Strachan will be without Fulham striker Ross McCormack for the forthcoming internationals against Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.
  • Ramsey: Loss is 'unbelievable'
    QPR manager Chris Ramsey said it was “unbelievable” that his side did not have anything to show for their efforts after they were beaten 2-1 by Everton.
  • Juve: No need to sell Pogba
    Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta has insisted the Serie A champions have no need to sell Paul Pogba amid interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.
  • Bruce upbeat despite defeat
    Steve Bruce remained upbeat despite Hull's 3-2 defeat by Chelsea on Sunday, and believes his side deserved a point.
  • Costa suffers muscular injury
    Jose Mourinho has intimated that striker Diego Costa could miss Chelsea's next Premier League fixture against Stoke City at Stamford Bridge on 4 April due to a muscular problem.
  • Pundits: Chelsea 'lack spark'
    Chelsea are struggling to recreate their early season form, according to Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry.
  • Mourinho: 'Fantastic' Remy
    Jose Mourinho heaped praise on Loic Remy after the Frenchman’s goal gave Chelsea all three points with a 3-2 win at Hull.
  • Lennon secures Everton win
    Aaron Lennon scored his first goal for Everton to secure a 2-1 win over QPR and deepen Rangers' relegation troubles.
  • Chelsea regain six-point lead
    Loic Remy struck for Chelsea late on to restore their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 3-2 victory at Hull.
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Football News Roundup – March 22, 2015

  • Mourinho: No more provocation
    Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has insisted he no longer has to fire up his players to get the desired result.
  • Scott dreams of Wembley return
    Arsenal full-back Alex Scott admits the lure of playing in a Wembley final is an added source of motivation for all the players ahead of this weekend’s Women’s FA Cup Fifth Round.
  • Allardyce responds to Brady
    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce hailed his side’s 1-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday as a "fantastic result" after recent late slip-ups against the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham.
  • Redknapp defends Big Sam
    Sam Allardyce deserves more credit for the work he is doing at West Ham, says Jamie Redknapp.
  • Advocaat takes the positives
    New Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat believes his side should have had a free kick in the build-up to West Ham’s winning goal.
  • Poch: Leicester faster than us
    Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested his squad lacks pace after admitting Leicester have faster players than he does and caused his side problems.
  • Wenger rules out title talk
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ruled his side out of the Premier League title race, saying Chelsea have “too much security” to not win the title.
  • Dann: Murray's been great
    Crystal Palace defender Scott Dann has singled out striker Glenn Murray for giving them the kind of options up front which led them to their 2-1 comeback win at Stoke.
  • League One round-up
    MK Dons remain in the thick of the race for automatic promotion from League One after a 4-1 home win over Notts County on Saturday.
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