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Predict Sky Bet Championship table 

21 Jun 18

The Sky Bet Championship fixtures are in – here, you can rank every club and predict how the table will look at the end of the season.


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Birmingham fixtures 2018/19 

21 Jun 18

Birmingham City kick off their 2018/19 Championship campaign with a 3pm home tie against Norwich City on Saturday, August 4.


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Championship fixtures 2018/19 

21 Jun 18

Frank Lampard’s Derby will start the Sky Bet Championship season at Reading on Friday, August 3 as the EFL announces the full fixture list for the 2018/19 campaign.


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League One fixtures 2018/19 

21 Jun 18

Sunderland will kick off the League One season when they host Charlton Athletic on August 4, live on Sky Sports at 12.30pm.


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EFL fixtures day: Your guide 

18 Jun 18

The World Cup is in full flow but fans of the 72 Sky Bet EFL clubs across the country will have a keen eye on Thursday’s fixture release.


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EFL fixtures day: Your guide 

18 Jun 18

The World Cup is in full flow but fans of the 72 Sky Bet EFL clubs across the country will have a keen eye on Thursday’s fixture release.


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The making of Maddison 

18 Jun 18

Leicester’s expected signing of James Maddison from Norwich is just the next step in the midfielder’s development.


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Carabao Cup: Lampard’s Derby at Oldham 

15 Jun 18

Frank Lampard’s Derby will visit League Two side Oldham in the first round of the Carabao Cup.


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Carabao Cup: Lampard’s Derby at Oldham 

15 Jun 18

Frank Lampard’s Derby will visit League Two side Oldham in the first round of the Carabao Cup.


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Birmingham rename stadium 

14 Jun 18

Birmingham City have renamed their home ground the St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium with immediate effect.


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Transfer Talk: Why Fekir deal collapsed 

12 Jun 18

The fifth episode from the new series of our Transfer Talk podcast is here…


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Bolton sign defender Lowe from Birmingham 

8 Jun 18

Bolton Wanderers have made defender Jason Lowe their first signing of the summer.


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EFL AGM: What’s on the agenda? 

8 Jun 18

The EFL AGM is set to get underway on Friday, with clubs expected to vote on issues including extra time in the Carabao Cup, the ABBA system and match programmes.


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EFL AGM: What’s on the agenda? 

8 Jun 18

The EFL AGM is set to get underway on Friday, with clubs expected to vote on issues including extra time in the Carabao Cup, the ABBA system and match programmes.


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Siviter signs first Birmingham deal 

7 Jun 18

Teenage goalkeeper Adam Siviter has signed his first professional contract with Birmingham City.


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Transfer Talk: World Cup preview 

6 Jun 18

The fourth episode from the new series of our Transfer Talk podcast is here…


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Robins: Championship return possible 

30 May 18

Coventry City celebrated their first promotion in 51 years with an open-top bus parade through the city on Wednesday but their manager Mark Robins is already dreaming of a return to the Championship.


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‘Proud’ Robins hails Coventry quality 

28 May 18

Mark Robins praised the quality and unity of his Coventry side after the secured their first promotion in 51 years against Exeter at Wembley.


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Coventry up after beating Exeter 

28 May 18

Coventry thrashed Exeter 3-1 in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final at Wembley to seal their first promotion in 51 years.


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Coventry v Exeter: Big-match guide 

27 May 18

Coventry face Exeter in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final at Wembley with a place in League One the prize for the winner.


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WATCH: Wembley play-off special LIVE! 

25 May 18

Sky Sports is gearing up for the big play-off final weekend – and you can join us live from Wembley from 7pm this evening.


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WATCH: L2 play-off final memories 

25 May 18

We take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from the League Two play-off finals.


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Robins: Coventry can make history 

24 May 18

Mark Robins believes his Coventry City players can “build themselves into the history of the club” when they face Exeter City in the Sky Bet League Two play-off final at Wembley on Monday.


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Prutton’s play-off final predictions 

24 May 18

David Prutton returns with his final predictions of the season ahead of the Sky Bet EFL play-off finals.


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Play-off special live from Wembley 

23 May 18

Scott Minto will be joined by Andy Hinchcliffe and Don Goodman for the Live Play-Off Preview from Wembley on Friday night at 7pm, live on Sky Sports Football.


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Coventry to wear one-off shirt 

21 May 18

Coventry City will wear a one-off strip based on their 1987 FA Cup final kit for the League Two play-off final against Exeter on May 28.


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Coventry book Wembley date with Exeter 

18 May 18

Max Biamou’s double helped secure Coventry’s passage to Wembley as they saw off Notts County 4-1 at Meadow Lane to reach the Sky Bet League Two play-off final.


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Sky Live: Notts County v Coventry 

17 May 18

Notts County host Coventry in the second leg of the League Two play-off semi-final on Friday night, with the tie hanging in the balance.


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Coventry’s factory of hope 

17 May 18

Amid the many challenges at Coventry City, the club’s academy has been a shining light.


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Banned Davies out of play-off 

15 May 18

Coventry defender Tom Davies will miss Friday’s play-off second leg with Notts County after being suspended for three games for violent conduct.


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The top club in England is… 

15 May 18

Which is the top club in the land? Which teams are punching above their weight and which historic powerhouses languish in the lower divisions? The Ultimate League for 2017/18 has arrived…


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The top club in England is… 

15 May 18

Which is the top club in the land? Which teams are punching above their weight and which historic powerhouses languish in the lower divisions? The Ultimate League for 2017/18 has arrived…


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Davies charged with violent conduct 

14 May 18

Coventry City defender Tom Davies faces a ban after being charged with violent conduct following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Notts County.


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Most improved club in England is… 

14 May 18

We have ranked every club for league improvement in England’s top four tiers – so where does your club sit…


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Most improved club in England is… 

14 May 18

We have ranked every club for league improvement in England’s top four tiers – so where does your club sit…


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When does your club’s season start? 

14 May 18

The new Premier League season starts on August 11, but champions Manchester City will be in action a little earlier.


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When does your club’s season start? 

14 May 18

The new Premier League season starts on August 11, but champions Manchester City will be in action a little earlier.


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Prutton’s play-off predictions 

13 May 18

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of the second legs of the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two play-off semi-finals.


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WATCH: Is this a penalty? 

12 May 18

Referee Gavin Ward gave it – but should Coventry’s penalty against Notts County in the League Two play-offs have been awarded…


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Robins: Coventry deserved luck 

12 May 18

Mark Robins felt his Coventry side deserved some luck in their draw with Notts County after winning a controversial late penalty.


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Late pen earns Coventry play-off draw 

12 May 18

Marc McNulty’s disputed late penalty earned Coventry a 1-1 first-leg draw in their League Two play-off semi-final with Notts County.


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Sky Live: Coventry v Notts County 

11 May 18

Jordan Willis and Max Biamou are expected to be fit after illness as Coventry start their maiden play-off campaign against Notts County.


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Coventry send kit to Syrian refugees 

10 May 18

Coventry City have sent football kits to an Iraq refugee camp ahead of their League Two play-off semi-final.


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Prutton’s play-off predictions 

9 May 18

David Prutton returns with his predictions ahead of the first legs of the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two play-off semi-finals.


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Championship stats XI of the season 

9 May 18

The Sky Bet Championship season is over but there is still plenty to play for as we await the play-offs.


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WATCH: Jeff’s play-off preview 

9 May 18

Jeff Stelling previews the soaring highs and the crashing lows of the play-offs ahead of the climax of the 2017/18 Sky Bet EFL campaign.


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Blues condemn Fulham to play-offs 

6 May 18

Fulham blew their chance of automatic promotion to the Premier League after suffering a 3-1 defeat at survivors Birmingham.


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When are the Sky Bet EFL play-offs? 

6 May 18

The dates for the Sky Bet EFL play-offs have been confirmed, with all 12 fixtures live on Sky Sports and set to take place during a hectic nine-day period.


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Coventry in play-offs, Morecambe safe 

5 May 18

Morecambe secured their Football League status on goal difference after a battling 0-0 draw at Coventry City.


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League Two final-day preview 

4 May 18

Barnet and Morecambe will be fighting to stay in the Football League on the final day of Sky Bet League Two action on Saturday.


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Championship final-day preview 

4 May 18

The Sky Bet Championship is heading for a dramatic final day with one promotion, one play-off and two relegation places still to be decided.


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Birmingham v Fulham preview 

4 May 18

Birmingham will be hoping to avoid relegated against promotion-chasing Fulham and St Andrew’s on Sunday.


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Coventry v Morecambe preview 

4 May 18

Coventry need a point to secure a Sky Bet League Two play-off place when they hosts relegation-threatened Morecambe.


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WATCH & VOTE: EFL Goals of the Month 

4 May 18

Watch and vote for your favourite April goal in the Championship, League One and League Two here…


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WATCH & VOTE: EFL Goals of the Month 

4 May 18

Watch and vote for your favourite April goal in the Championship, League One and League Two here…


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LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

3 May 18

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Gareth Ainsworth and Don Goodman join David Prutton to preview the final weekend in the Championship, League One and League Two.


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LISTEN: EFL Matters podcast 

3 May 18

Listen to the EFL Matters podcast, as Gareth Ainsworth and Don Goodman join David Prutton to preview the final weekend in the Championship, League One and League Two.


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Prutton’s final-day EFL predictions 

3 May 18

David Prutton returns with his Sky Bet EFL predictions ahead of the final weekend of the season, but who is he tipping for victory? Find out here…


Cricket
Madsen ton lifts Derbyshire 

3 May 18

Wayne Madsen struck his 27th first-class hundred as Derbyshire posted 318 all out on day one of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash with Warwickshire at Edgbaston.


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April’s Championship XI 

3 May 18

April was a month that left so much unanswered in the Sky Bet Championship ahead of what promises to be one of the most intense last round of fixtures in memory.