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Found on the Web: Millwall

AS YOU make your way through this site, it quickly becomes apparent how hard the club are trying to shake off the bad old days of violence and racism. As well as all the usual news and profiles, there's a feature (`Black and blue') about black players in the club's past (including Trevor Lee, John Fashanu, Chris Armstrong, Phil Babb and Danny Wallace) and numerous banners, headings and flags carrying slogans such as "Lions have pride, not prejudice" and "You can't defend racism." There's also plenty of information on local community projects dealing with truancy and illiteracy. One club (and one web site) will not eradicate deep-rooted social problems, but you don't change anything by not trying.

Seen but not bought

AS WIGAN prepare for the Auto Windscreens Shield final against Milwall tomorrow, the club shop spokeswoman was full of praise for the Wembley range, including wigs at pounds 3.99. The top hat - "made of a cottony material and quite large" - costing pounds 6.99, was praised less. "They're not classy," the spokeswoman said. "They're an event hat really. Not something you'd wear out and about." What a sales pitch.