Championship ‘dirtiest teams’ table includes Birmingham City, Sunderland, Leicester City, Southampton and Hull City - gallery
Sky Bet Championship fixtures are becoming tougher and tougher to predict every matchday, with so much desire, intensity and physicality displayed by players.
The tension often rises in hotly contested fixtures, causing match officials to intervene. Whether it be for something as light as dissent or as dangerous as a crunching challenge, plenty of cards are brandished as a result.
As we reflect on the start of the season, we take a look at the sides in the Championship for their discipline – or rather their lack of it.
Based on five points for a straight red card, three for a second yellow and one for each individual yellow, here’s how the discipline table looks after 11 matches.
Piers Morgan, the broadcaster, may have finally blown apart the long-running Royal “racism row” when he named on his Talk TV show two members of the Royal family a new book claims were the individuals so disgracefully implicated by the Duchess of Sussex. You may recall that Morgan was sacked by ITV when he said, after the Sussexes’ interview with Oprah, that he didn’t believe a word Meghan had said. Like millions of us, he has had enough of this manipulative, malevolent nonsense, apparently calc
Distraught England goalkeeper Mary Earps said her mistake against the Netherlands would haunt her for a long time, despite the Lionesses producing a thrilling comeback that kept their hopes of qualifying for the Olympics on behalf of Team GB alive.
Buckingham Palace is considering whether it should take action after the King and Princess of Wales were named in the Dutch version of a new book as senior royals who questioned what skin colour Prince Archie would have. The writer said an investigation had been launched into how the names were included in the translated version of Endgame, which Dutch publisher, Xander Uitgevers, said had been pulled from shelves in the Netherlands due to an "error".
After a Hamas rocket launch broke the seven day ceasefire, Israel has now returned to the fight, bombing terrorist targets in Gaza and attacking on the ground. Unless the humanitarian truce is resumed, the IDF has unfinished business to complete in Gaza City and is also attacking Khan Yunis further south.
After England’s brilliant comeback to edge past the Netherlands at Wembley, Great Britain’s Olympic flame is still burning. But their qualification battle will go down to the wire – and in the most extraordinary of circumstances.