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Premier League

  • Everton 4 - 0 Aston Villa
  • Southampton 0 - 1 Stoke
  • West Brom 2 - 1 Arsenal
  • Newcastle 0 - 3 Leicester


  • Birmingham 0 - 1 Charlton
  • Ipswich 2 - 2 Wolves
  • Brentford 2 - 1 Nottingham Forest
  • Derby 2 - 0 Cardiff

League One

  • Bury 1 - 0 Burton
  • Coventry 4 - 1 Gillingham
  • Port Vale 3 - 2 Chesterfield
  • Walsall 1 - 1 Sheffield United
  • Wigan 1 - 0 Shrewsbury
  • Crewe 1 - 5 Peterborough

League Two

  • Mansfield 3 - 1 Hartlepool
  • Notts County 1 - 2 Northampton


Midlands Matchday Live: Half time scores

Premier League

  • Everton 3 - 0 Aston Villa
  • Southampton 0 - 1 Stoke
  • West Brom 2 - 1 Arsenal
  • Newcastle 0 - 1 Leicester


  • Birmingham 0 - 0 Charlton
  • Ipswich 1 - 1 Wolves
  • Brentford 0 - 0 Nottingham Forest
  • Derby 0 - 0 Cardiff

League One

  • Bury 1 - 0 Burton
  • Coventry 4 - 0 Gillingham
  • Port Vale 2 - 1 Chesterfield
  • Walsall 0 - 0 Sheffield United
  • Wigan 1 - 0 Shrewsbury
  • Crewe 0 - 1 Peterborough

League Two

  • Mansfield 1 - 1 Hartlepool
  • Notts County 0 - 1 Northampton


  1. Anglia

Northampton Town Supporters' Trust set up fund to help staff who haven't been paid

The Northampton Town Supporters' Trust say that they are going to donate £10,000 to staff at the club who haven't been paid in six weeks.

The Cobblers' players were finally paid by the PFA recently, but staff still haven't received their wages since the club's accounts were frozen.

Click below to hear from James Averill from the Northampton Town Supporters' Trust

"It is the responsibility for the Chairman to pay the staff and it's something that's not been done so the Trust has set up a hardship fund, where there will be £10,000 available for members of staff as a loan to help them.

It's coming up to the christmas period, which we know is a very tough time for everyone."

– James Averill, Northampton Town Supporters' Trust
  1. Anglia

Northampton Town takeover in doubt

Sixfields Stadium in Northampton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The man spearheading the move to buy Northampton Town Football Club fears time is running out to do a deal. Former Oxford chairman Kelvin Thomas insists talks are ongoing, but says his efforts may be in vain.

He blames club chairman David Cardoza and father Tony for the delay. In a statement he said:

"Unfortunately it has taken to much time for David and Tony Cardoza to complete the Share Purchase Agreement and we are now stuck wondering if they really want to complete the deal as agreed.

We are hearing that they have other interested parties and also that they possibly want the club to go into administration, and whilst we have no direct knowledge of this the length of time that it is taking to get this agreement across the line certainly questions any intentions.

We are serious, well funded and excited about taking Northampton Town Football Club forward but if David and Tony Cardoza feel they can improve the deal with another party or administration is their preferred route then unfortunately that is their right. We do feel that introducing other parties at this late stage could be a very high risk strategy for the survival of the football club especially with very limited due diligence time on both sides."

– Kelvin Thomas

Meanwhile an independent investigation will take place into the handling of the £10m loan to Northampton Town Football Club which so far it hasn't paid back.

Northampton Borough Council, which made the loan so the club could build a new stand, says it welcomes the investigation which will be carried out by the council's auditors KPMG.

The council added it would work with Northamptonshire Police on understanding what has happened to the money and if a formal complaint can be made to the police.

A winding up petition by HMRC against the club is currently going through the High Court.

That petition will be heard on 27 November.

Ian Bell dropped from South Africa Test series

England's Ian Bell celebrates his teams series victory during day four of the Fifth Investec Ashes Test at The Kia Ova Credit: PA

Warwickshire’s Ian Bell has been dropped from the England Test squad for their tour in South Africa.

Explaining the decision England selector James Whitaker said:

Ian Bell’s been a huge contributor to English cricket for many years so it’s a hugely difficult decision, but we just felt over the last 7 or 8 months his form had dipped and that it’s time for him to take a break, and I know now he will go away and reassess with a determination to get back in the team.

– James Whitaker
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