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This gaffer take is a special one
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Notts County have confirmed manager Steve Cotterill will leave the club when his short-term contract expires on Sunday.
Arsenal did not practice penalties before Wednesday night's Champions League tie in Rome which culminated in the Gunners defeating Roma in a shoot-out. "I did not think it would go to penalties," said manager Arsene Wenger.
Blackpool have refused Leeds permission to speak to their manager Simon Grayson about the vacancy at Elland Road.
Gustavo Poyet and Adrian Boothroyd have both been linked with the vacancy at Leeds United after Gary McAllister was dismissed by the Elland Road club yesterday morning.
Watford chairman Graham Simpson has resigned from the club with immediate effect.
The Reading manager, Steve Coppell, said yesterday his side would not object to replaying Saturday's match against Watford which featured an opening goal credited to the Royals when the ball crossed the line three feet wide of the post, although the Football League later confirmed the 2-2 result would stand.
The KC Stadium hosted a pitch invasion and they played "London Calling" over the Tannoy as manager Phil Brown was soaked in champagne: Hull City have not had many great nights in their 104-year history but this was definitely one of them. Having never been to Wembley in that time nor played in England's top flight, one of those unwanted records was rectified in a crushing second-half performance.
Dean Windass is 39 years old and Nick Barmby is 34 and both were born in Hull. The pair might not feature much if the Tigers reach the Premier League next season but they picked their moment here at Vicarage Road, a goal apiece making almost certain that they will continue to shape the club's destiny in the short-term at least.
Enchanting yet enigmatic, an authentic sui generis, Neil Warnock has inspired another revolution – this time at Crystal Palace. Soon after he arrived as manager last October, Palace were 21 points behind Watford and in a state of transition. After the match on Saturday at Vicarage Road, where the allure of the characters eclipsed that of the football, Palace found themselves a point behind and gaining momentum.
Watford are the playground bullies of the Championship and Dean Whitestone, an inexperienced referee, was unable to control them.
After this tough draw against Preston North End, the Watford manager, Adrian Boothroyd, took his players off for a four-day trip to the sunshine of Dubai to prepare themselves for the remaining games of the season.
There is nothing Aidy Boothroyd likes more than a little bit of adversity. Twice in four days his Watford team have overcome testing circumstances to emerge with wins. This victory, only their second at home in the League since October, also maintained their position at the top of the table.
And so there it went, just like that. The last unbeaten home record in the Football League this season was lost with scarcely a whimper. The snarling and the attitude all came from Watford. To wit, four yellow cards for Aidy Boothroyd's victorious men, none for Ipswich.