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Hull have made their first signing since winning promotion to the Barclays Premier League, turning George Boyd's loan deal into a permanent contract.

Steven N'Zonzi, right, of Stoke City and John O'Shea, left, of Sunderland compete for a header during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at the Stadium of Light

Doing simple things serves Stoke City well, but how long can that last?

The Potters look to have secured another season of Premier League football

Billy Davies has lifted Forest in his second stint as manager

Martin Hardy: Returning Billy Davies driven to 'prove the doubters wrong'

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Point made: Billy Davies airs his views during Forest’s draw with Bolton

Match Report: Billy Davies needs time to stoke Forest fires

Nottingham Forest 1 Bolton Wanderers 1: Returning manager thwarted by namesake as Bolton put the brakes on winning second start

Billy Davies is being backed to finish what he started at Nottingham Forest

Billy Davies returns to Nottingham Forest to 'finish' job

The Nottingham Forest chairman, Fawaz al-Hasawi, has backed new manager Billy Davies to finish what he started and get the club promoted to the Premier League.

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 7 February 2013

Lampard stunner gives England rare victory over Brazil

Alex McLeish was in charge for just seven games at Forest

'Saddened' Alex McLeish walks away from Nottingham Forest chaos after 41 days

Adkins and Davies are favourites for job as Scot blames differences with owners for hasty exit

Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish leaves Nottingham Forest - just 41 days after taking charge

Manager was furious with owners during the transfer window

George Boyd of Peterborough

Nottingham Forest owners labelled 'a disgrace to the game' over collapsed transfer

George Boyd failed medical due to 'inconclusive eye test'

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert

Players are behind Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists captain Ron Vlaar

Villa crashed out of the Capital One Cup this week

Gary Jones of Bradford City tackles Villa's Charles N'Zogbia

Jack Pitt-Brooke: Ragtag Aston Villa ponder where it all went wrong against Bradford

Premier League side beaten by fourth-tier opposition in the Capital One Cup

Alex McLeish takes the reins as Nottingham Forest manager yesterday

Alex McLeish defends style of play on first day at Nottingham Forest

"I had a text this morning from Mick McCarthy," Alex McLeish said as he introduced himself to the media as the fifth Nottingham Forest manager in four years. "It said 'welcome back to the asylum'."

Little-known coach Judan Ali will take over the running of Blackburn Rovers alongside Kevin McDonald (pictured)

Blackburn Rovers uncertainty stalls appointment

Blackburn Rovers' attempts to tie up the contracts which will make Kevin MacDonald and Judan Ali coaches of the club are on hold because the club's managing director is in India trying to resolve Ewood Park's state of internal civil war

<b>Alex McLeish (Aston Villa, June 17 2011 - May 14 2012)</b><br/>
The appointment of McLeish just five days after leaving Villa's arch-rivals Birmingham was greeted with mass protests and anti-McLeish graffiti outside the ground. A poor start to the season didn't help his chances of winning them over. An insistence on using negative tactics and squad disharmony saw the Villains narrowly miss out on relegation and no sooner had the curtain fallen on the Premier League season, the Scot was sacked.GE

Alex McLeish admits Nottingham Forest job came as a 'surprise'

Former Aston Villa manager is not a popular choice among fans

Christian Benteke

Premier League: Chelsea v Aston Villa match preview

A look ahead to Sunday’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge

Paul Lambert regrets the manner of his exit from Norwich: ‘It should never have been the way it is,’ he says

Thick-skinned Lambert prepared for flak upon return to Norwich

Villa manager back at Carrow Road in Capital One Cup tie after his controversial departure

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