Football latest, gossip and debate

Football latest, gossip and debate

Premier League managers, Championship play-offs, World Cup squads, transfer gossip, – Live – BBC Sport ]]> ]]> Summary Fulham beat Derby 2-1 on aggregate to reach Championship play-off final Aston Villa v Middlesbrough (19:45 BST, Villa lead 1-0 after first leg) Get involved: Who do you want to manage your team next season? #bbcfootball

Ray Wilkins: Football pays tribute to a ‚genuinely lovely man’

Ray Wilkins: Football pays tribute to a ‚genuinely lovely man’

‚Wilkins was a wonderful human being’Ray Wilkins was a „genuinely lovely man” who was „liked by everybody”, says former England striker Gary Lineker. Football has been paying tribute to former England and Chelsea midfielder Wilkins, who died aged 61 on Wednesday. Former team-mates described a „superb footballer”, others spoke of „a friend for life”, or…

8,000 fans lit flares and sang football chants at a funeral to say a ‚last ciao’ to dead Fiorentina captain Davide Astori

8,000 fans lit flares and sang football chants at a funeral to say a ‚last ciao’ to dead Fiorentina captain Davide Astori

Davide Astori’s funeral. Getty Images Some of the best footballers on the planet attended Davide Astori’s funeral to give the 31-year-old „the last ciao.” 8,000 fans chanted songs and lit flares when the coffin was carried out of the church after the service in Florence, Italy. Astori was found dead in his hotel room before…