Justin Edinburgh's side won 3-1 at Brighton in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday

Simon Hart: Justin Edinburgh offers second chances at born-again Newport

Life Beyond the Premier League

A general view of Turf Moor, one of only three grounds used in the 1888/89 league season that is still in use today

Football League announce six opening day fixtures to mark 125th anniversary

Championship sides Burnley, Bolton Derby and Blackburn are involved

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Dutch legend and former Champions League winner Edgar Davids rescues 36 stranded Barnet fans

Loyal Barnet supporters were saved by an unlikely hero – their player-manager Edgar Davids.

John Coleman, the Rochdale manager, has an innovative way to deal with disgruntled fans

Martin Hardy: John Coleman happy to tackle Rochdale fans’ criticism head on

Life Beyond The Premier League

Former Chesterfield boss Lee Richardson

Martin Hardy: Lost your job as a manager? Think about psychology

Life Beyond The Premier League: Psychology and football have not hit it off. There has been mistrust

Editorial: Accrington Stanley, twinned with the Lib Dems

Taken at face value, it is all too easy to dismiss Tim Farron’s suggestion that football fans “send a message” to ever-pricier Premier League clubs by going to watch local, lower-league games instead.

Plastic pitches could make a return

Artificial pitches could make return with formal consultation announced

Artificial pitches could make a return to English football after club chairmen voted to hold a formal consultation on the controversial surfaces.

Paul Cook named manager of Accrington

Accrington have appointed Paul Cook as their new manager after reaching an agreement with Sligo Rovers for his release.

Football League half-term betting preview: Robins the ideal festive gift

It was made out to be a one-horse race from the outset and while Crawley have lived up to the billing of League Two favourites, they have never truly convinced us about the scale of their superiority over the rest of the division. However, the odds still paint the picture of a foregone conclusion and we see an opportunity to take them on with a genuine live threat at what could transpire to be a monster price.

Football round-up: No Modric and no luck for Spurs

A Luka Modric-free Tottenham opened their pre-season campaign in South Africa with a 1-0 defeat against Kaizer Chiefs, who scored on the break in added time.

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Round-up: Davies: time for Forest to 'come of age'

Billy Davies, the Nottingham Forest manager, has urged his players to "come of age" after they secured the final Championship play-off spot with a convincing away win at Crystal Palace.

Scotland deny Neymar was target of racist abuse

Scotland fans and the Scottish Football Association have refuted claims Brazil star Neymar was racially abused by the Tartan Army in yesterday's friendly at the Emirates Stadium.

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From betting shop to hell... and back

Andy Mangan feared his career was over when he was banned, but fought back to win England C honours

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