Friday, May 23, 2008

News Round Up

The Football League has announced a new overseas rights deal from the 2009/10 season. The new deal, for £24million, is three times the worth of the previous agreement. York city council are to take over the football club's repayments to the Football Foundation. They will take over the £138,000 a year cost once auditors have confirmed the club's accounts are in order.

Ex-Bull Scott Tynan started for the England 'C' side as they beat Scotland 1-0 in the Four Nations tournament. Wales beat Gibraltar 6-2 in the other game, leaving Saturday's England-Wales match the title decider. Watford are set to offload striker Nathan Ellington as the cost cutting at Vicarage Road begins.

Cheltenham are to get a six figure sum invested into it by two existing shareholders after the club revealed 'significant' losses of £219,583 for the year to May 2007. They had a wage bill for the season of £1.5million, one of the smallest in League One, on average gates of 4358. Stockport boss Jim Gannon is refusing to speak to Sky in the build-up to the play-off final - because his satellite box has been on the blink for nine months!

Ex-Bull Mick Galloway has been named as the new boss at Hucknall Town. He joined them as a player in February after a spell at Cowdenbeath. Hucknall will play in the Conference North next season after dodging relegation due to Halifax's demise. Ex-Bull Danny Davidson has joined fellow ex-Bull Nicky Law at Alfreton after a spell at Solihull.

Wolves have won the race for Bournemouth wonderkid Sam Vokes. The 19 year old forward has signed a four year deal at Molineux after 12 goals in 30 starts for the relegated Cherries. Swindon have denied interest in Cheltenham striker Stephen Gillespie. Halifax have not appealed to the FA over their demotion from the Conference.

Peterboro have cancelled a deal to sell defender Adam Newton to Brentford for an undisclosed fee. The full back had agreed terms at Griffin Park but the Posh pulled the plug with concerns over finding a replacement with seven players still to offload. Shrewsbury striker Guy Madjo is to play for Cameroon in the Olympic football tournament.

Macclesfield have signed striker Simon Yeo after his release from Chester. He rejoins former Lincoln boss Keith Alexander, for whom he played nearly 100 games for at Sincil Bank. His last League goal was against the Bulls in October. Former Bulls loanee Phil Starbuck has been sacked as manager at Hednesford. He used 61 players in finishing 15 points short of the play-offs in the Unibond Premier.