10 eye-catching free agents available to Sheffield Wednesday, Sunderland and Birmingham City
One win in the opening 16 Championship fixtures for Sheffield Wednesday points to a squad that isn't quite ready to challenge in the second division after last year's dramatic promotion. The Owls are already nine points adrift from safety and four defeats in the last five isn't an inspiring run of form from Danny Rohl's side. Sadly, there isn't likely to be any funding coming the club's way from unpopular owner Dejphon Chansiri anytime soon either.
That could leave the club having to explore free-agent deals for players currently without a club. The Star looks at 10 players that could tempt Sheffield Wednesday, ranked by market value provided by Transfermarkt.
Disgraced former Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales behaved inappropriately towards England players after the Women's World Cup final, according to Football Association chairwoman Debbie Hewitt.World governing body FIFA in October imposed a three-year ban from all football activities on Rubiales over his conduct at the match, which included kissing Spanish player Jenni Hermoso without her consent.
Harry Redknapp has come out of retirement to lend a hand to the UK's "worst performing football team". It has been seven years since the former West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, QPR and Portsmouth manager was last in the dugout. Cwm Albion was formed more than 100 years ago and currently play in the Swansea Senior League.
The continuing success of the Premier League depends on its numbers rising. Viewing figures, social media likes, and the amount broadcasters will pay to show its product. No executives will worry for long about any collateral damage, like that to Saturday 3pm kick-offs.