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Middlesbrough to let Stewart Downing leave on free transfer - reports

Stewart Downing during Middlesbrough's Premier League match against Stoke City.
Stewart Downing will not return to Middlesbrough next season.

Former England midfielder Stewart Downing has been told he can leave Middlesbrough on a free transfer this summer, according to multiple reports.

New boss Garry Monk has already started to reshape his squad after less than a fortnight in the job, and reports said he does not see a long-term role for Downing, who has two years remaining on his contract.

As a result he has told the 32-year-old, who returned to his hometown club in a £5.5 million move from West Ham in July 2015, he can go.


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Sunderland begin Championship season at home to derby

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Sunderland kick off the new Championship season with a home game against Derby.

Sunderland's quest to return to the Premier League at the first attempt will begin a day earlier than their Championship rivals.

Relegated from the Premier League, up for sale, without a manager and in possession of a thinning squad, will kick-off the new English Football League season on Friday, Aug. 4 at home to Gary Rowett's Derby.

North-east neighbours Middlesbrough, also relegated but quickly looking forward under new boss Garry Monk, head to Wolves, also under new management in Nuno Espirito...

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Championship fixtures 2017-18

Championship fixtures for the 2017-18 season. All fixtures subject to change for television coverage.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sunderland v Derby County

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Aston Villa v Hull City
Bristol City v Barnsley
Burton Albion v Cardiff City
Fulham v Norwich City
Ipswich Town v Birmingham City
Nottingham Forest v Millwall
Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday
Queens Park Rangers v Reading
Sheffield United v Brentford
Wolverhampton v Middlesbrough

Monday, August 6, 2017

Bolton Wanderers...

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Ellis Short in talks with at least two potential buyers over Sunderland sale

Sunderland owner Ellis Short is having talks with potential buyers.

Sunderland owner Ellis Short is speaking to at least two potential buyers as his efforts to sell the club gather pace.

The American businessman has already held talks with a German consortium and is also reportedly in discussions with a fan-led international group hoping to mount a rival bid.

Press Association Sport reported the second consortium, which is being led by Fulwell 73 Productions owners Leo Pearlman, Gabe Turner and Ben Turner and also includes former Arsenal defender Tony Adams and...

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Thomas Christiansen wants to use Johan Cruyff philosophy at Leeds

Thomas Christiansen
Former APOEL Nicosia boss Thomas Christiansen was schooled under Johan Cruyff.

Leeds head coach Thomas Christiansen wants to combine Johan Cruyff's philosophy with pragmatism in his bid to end the club's long wait for Premier League football.

Danish-born Christiansen, 44, who has a Spanish mother and made two appearances for Spain as a player, was officially unveiled as Garry Monk's successor at Elland Road on Monday. He has signed a two-year deal with an option for a third.

The former APOEL Nicosia boss was schooled under Cruyff as a teenager at Barcelona and will adopt the...