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Playing with the boys !

A trailblazing teenager has written a new book telling the story of her life playing football alongside the boys.

Sixteen year old Niamh McKevitt from Sheffield became the only girl in the whole of England to play boy's football in her age group.

And she hopes her book - Playing with the Boys - will encourage more girls to take up the beautiful game.


Leeds Utd signs winger Will Buckley on emergency loan deal

Leeds United have announced they're set to sign Sunderland winger Will Buckley on an emergency loan deal. Buckley is set to start training with the Elland Road club but the Whites plan to delay the move until after their game at Middlesbrough to ensure his loan runs to the start of the January transfer window.

Football: Saturday's fixtures

Saturday's football fixtures Credit: Press Association


Huddersfield v Bolton 15:00

Hull v QPR 15:00

MK Dons v Leeds 15:00

Rotherham v Cardiff 15:00

Sheff Wed v Fulham 15:00

League 1

Blackpool v Barnsley 15:00

Coventry v Chesterfield 15:00

Doncaster v Oldham 15:00

Rochdale v Scunthorpe 15:00

League 2

Luton v Mansfield 15:00

York v Carlisle 15:00


Halifax Town sack manager Neil Aspin

Halifax Town have sacked manager Neil Aspin after just one win from their first 10 games.

Neil Aspin Credit: ITV News

The 50-year-old took charge at West Yorkshire club in April 2009 and helped the club win promotion back to the top tier of non-league in 2013.

He guided them to the National League play-offs in 2013-14 but ended last season with just one victory in 15 matches.

The Shaymen are 23rd in the league table.

The decision was sadly and reluctantly taken following a prolonged period of indifferent results stretching back to February 2015.

That said, the club wishes to place on record sincere thanks to Neil for his contribution to the club's great success over the last few seasons.

– Halifax Town - club statement

Adam Pearson leaves Leeds United role

Leeds United's Executive Director, Adam Pearson, has left his role at the club.

Reports suggest Adam Pearson has left his role as Leeds United's Executive Director Credit: Press Association

Pearson returned to the club in May of this year to assist owner Massimo Cellino in the running of the club.

He had previously worked as the club's Commercial Director before going on to purchase Hull City in 2001.

It is with great disappointment that I have to confirm I'll be taking a break from Leeds United and football in general, in order to focus on other personal and business interests. I have really enjoyed my time at Leeds United and would like to thank everybody, the staff and supporters, that have made me feel so welcome. I'd also like to thank Mr Cellino for allowing me to work closely with him in what I feel has been a very productive summer for the football club. There are some outstanding staff members in both coaching and administrative roles and an emerging young team that I am sure, with Mr Cellino's continued support, will ultimately find their way back to the Premier League. It is with a huge level of disappointment that I cannot continue to contribute to the revival of what now is a very strong football club once more. I wish Uwe and his coaching team all the very best in their quest for a successful season and it is reassuring to see the club moving forward again in such a positive manner. Once again, thank you for your support.

– Adam Pearson

Phil Parkinson signs new Bradford City contract

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson has signed a new three-year contract as manager of the West Yorkshire club.

Credit: Press Association

Parkinson, whose original deal was due to expire at the end of this season extends his association with the football club until the end of the 2017/2018 campaign.

Assistant Manager Steve Parkin, Head of Sports Performance Nick Allamby and Goalkeeper Coach Lee Butler have also agreed new contracts with the football club until the end of June 2018.

This club is clearly moving in the right direction under Phil and the current management team, and it is important we keep the wheels moving forward.

The momentum has been with us since Phil arrived at the football club and he deserves this new contract.

– Joint-Chairman Mark Lawn

I'm very proud of my record here at Bradford City so far but I have been very lucky to receive the backing I've had from the chairmen and the board.

You always need good people around you as a manager, and I think we have a very good team both above me at boardroom level and around me at the training ground.

– Phil Parkinson
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