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28 November 2023 0

Davis: The assist king who turned over a new Leif at Ipswich

By Total Football News

After 17 games of the 2023/24 Championship season, it is Ipswich's left-back Leif Davis that stands above the rest in the assist charts.

Seven goals have come about from his boot, while he has also created the most chances in the league, and played significantly more passes into the box than anyone else.

Davis admits he didn't always see himself as possessing the kind of attacking output he does now, …

27 November 2023 0

Behind the Whistle: Leeds and Plymouth decisions analysed

By Total Football News

In Behind the Whistle, former Premier League and EFL referee Chris Foy goes through a selection of key match decisions from the latest Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two action.

Behind the Whistle aims to give supporters of EFL clubs an insight into the decision-making considerations and also clarification of certain calls to provide an understanding of how the laws of the game are interpreted.

As part of …

25 November 2023 0

Two arrested at Birmingham for misogynistic chants aimed at ref Welch

By Total Football News

Rebecca Welch targeted by chants during Birmingham's win over Sheffield Wednesday; official became fist woman to referee a Championship match earlier this year; West Midlands Police: "We don't tolerate any form of hate and it is important hate crime is reported to us."

West Midlands Police have confirmed that two arrests were made for misogynistic chanting at match referee Rebecca Welch during Birmingham City's

25 November 2023 0

EFL goals, round-up: Leicester win, Rooney off mark, Wrexham & Bolton hit six & seven

By Total Football News

Wayne Rooney registered his first win as Birmingham boss at the sixth attempt thanks to a 2-1 comeback victory over bottom club Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship.

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George Byers' goal put the struggling Owls on course for only a second success of the season but the lead was quickly wiped out by …

23 November 2023 0

Hugill on his goal record: I don’t try harder against my old teams!

By Total Football News

Of the eight Championship goals scored since joining Rotherham, six have come against his former sides. 

But Jordan Hugill, with a laugh, insists it is mere coincidence.

"I wish that was the case because I might end up finishing the season as top goal scorer!" he tells Sky Sports. "I've had a lot of clubs, so we'd be here all day!"

He isn't entirely wrong. Hugill, 31, has represented …

22 November 2023 0

Which EFL players could be heading to AFCON?

By Total Football News

The 2023 Africa Cup of Nations starts on Saturday January 13, when hosts Ivory Coast take on Guinea-Bissau in Abidjan.

The 34th edition of the tournament will last two days short of a month and end where it began - at the Alassane Ouattara Stadium - on Sunday February 11.

In February 2022, Sadio Mane put an early penalty miss behind him to score the winning spot-kick as Senegal won …

20 November 2023 0

Maresca: Setbacks, JJ, KDH and how Vardy’s still learning

By Total Football News

"I don't want to talk to you anymore."

Enzo Maresca has a big smile on his face as we start our interview.

It is the second time he has won the Sky Bet Championship Manager of the Month award this season, and the second time it has seen his Leicester side go on to lose in the immediate aftermath.

We chat following their defeat to Leeds United, and before they …

17 November 2023 0

Sunderland’s Huggins wins Championship Goal of the Month

By Total Football News

Sunderland forward Niall Huggins is the Sky Bet Championship Goal of the Month winner for October.

What a way to score the first senior goal of your career. Huggins cut in at pace from the right touchline and just kept going, jinking this way and that before driving home an irresistible shot.

Lead Sky Bet EFL Goal of the Month judge and Sky Sports Pundit Don Goodman said: "Niall Huggins …

17 November 2023 0

Ex-Cardiff player given six-game ban for racial slur at team-mate

By Total Football News


Jack Simpson admitted using a racial slur towards Cardiff team-mate Rohan Luthra on pre-season tour in Portugal in July; Simpson left Cardiff in August despite having a year left on his contract; Simpson given a six-game ban and £8,000 fine; Luthra's father "Racism is unacceptable."

Jack Simpson, the former Cardiff defender, has been handed a six-game ban and an £8,000 fine by the

17 November 2023 0

Ex-Cardiff player apologises for racial slur at team-mate

By Total Football News


Jack Simpson apologises for using a racial slur towards Cardiff team-mate Rohan Luthra on preseason tour in Portugal in July; Simpson left Cardiff in August despite having a year left on his deal; Simpson given a six-game ban and £8,000 fine; Luthra's father: 'Racism is unacceptable'

Jack Simpson has apologised for directing a racial slur towards his then Cardiff City team-mate Rohan Luthra.