Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli had to apologise for posting an image on social media that contained anti-semitic language last season

Tom Peck's Sketch: Bournemouth send explicit message to tweeting players

Chairman Jeff Mostyn has admitted the club will be taking extensive looks into the Facebook and Twitter accounts of potential new signings

Rotherham defender Kirk Broadfoot has been banned for 10 games

Kirk Broadfoot given record 10-game ban for verbally abusing James McClean during Rotherham match against Wigan

McClean has since moved to West Brom after the incident happened in a Championship match between Rotherham and Wigan last season

A herd of cows broke into Colwyn Bay's Llanelian Road ground on Thursday morning

It’s a game of two calves as Colwyn Bay’s ground is stormed by cows

The non-league club hope to milk the publicity after 22-strong herd of cows break into their Llanelian Road stadium

Fans run onto the pitch during the game between Blackpool and Lancaster City

Blackpool pitch invasion causes pre-season match against Lancaster City to be abandoned

A small section of fans ran onto the pitch to voice their anger at club chairman Karl Oyston

Fulham owner Shahid Khan wants to sell the club in order to bu Tottenham

Fulham owner Shahid Khan wants to sell club in order to buy Tottenham and relocate NFL side Jacksonville Jaguars to White Hart Lane

Khan owns both Championship side Fulham and the NFL franchise and already has a partnership with Wembley Stadium

Hull manager Steve Bruce

Hull fans see doom and gloom lifted as Tigers confirm new shirt sponsors Flamingo Land

Relegated Hull will have a new sponsor on their shirts for the 2015/16 season

Massimo Cellino will be able to take charge of Leeds again on 18 March when his conviction is spent

Leeds owner Massimo Cellino fined €40,000 over car tax evasion

Cellino found guilty in a Sardinian court

Stevenage manager Teddy Sheringham

League Two fixtures 2015/16: Teddy Sheringham gets Stevenage career underway against Notts County as Leyton Orient face Barnet

Bristol Rovers host Northampton on their return to the Football League while Paul Cook's Portsmouth reign begins with the visit of Dagenham

Wigan manager Gary Caldwell

League One fixtures 2015/16: Wigan begin promotion tilt at Coventry, Sheffield United vs Gillingham and Burton face Scunthorpe

Relegated Millwall and Blackpool  head to Shrewsbury and Colchester respectively while Bury and Southend take on Doncaster and Fleetwood

QPR manager Chris Ramsey

Championship fixtures 2015/16: QPR face Charlton following relegation, Leeds vs Burnley and Hull take on Huddersfield

Championship new boys Bristol City face Sheffield Wednesday, Preston take on play-off losers Middlesbrough and MK Dons meet Rotherham

Former footballer Jason Roberts, FA Director of Football Development Trevor Brooking and Football League chairman Greg Clarke

Football League 'Rooney Rule': Kick It Out praises decision to look at ways to increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic managers

At present only six of the 72 managers in the Football League come from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic background

Paul Clement said he received other offers but was soon persuaded to join ambitious Derby County

Paul Clement unveiled as Derby manager: 'It was time to leave Carlo Ancelotti', says former Real Madrid assistant coach

The former PE teacher has been working in Spain for the past six years

Macclesfield have launched a bid for the 2026 World Cup

'Terminally-ill' Preston fan visited by players and given gifts 'lied' about her condition, Kevin Davies 'shocked'

Linda Moon was credited with helping inspire the club to promotion, but revelation has left Preston striker Davies saddened as 'how low people can stoop for their own gain'

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