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Jack Butland

Southampton and Liverpool 'target' Jack Butland could be sold in January

Birmingham may be forced to sell England goalkeeper

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Peter Ndlovu was capped 100 times by Zimbabwe, and his country's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, sent his condolences to the family via his official Twitter account

Messages of support for Peter Ndlovu flood in as car crash in Zimbabwe leaves former Coventry striker in critical condition

Peter Ndlovu was critically injured in a car crash which killed his brother, Adam, and a currently unidentified female

League round-up: Posh stun leaders as Gayle hits

Leaders Cardiff City's perfect home record, 10 wins out of 10, came to a shuddering halt against struggling Peterborough United in the Championship's biggest shock so far. Michael Bostwick's free-kick midway through the first half and Dwight Gayle, on-loan from Dagenham, put Posh 2-0 up two minutes into the second half. Rudy Gestede pulled one back with a minute left, but Posh held on to win 2-1.

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Support for standing at football stadiums grows, but strong opposition remains

Calls for the introduction of a pilot of new standing technology - called rail seats - at football grounds

Reina has had a poor last couple of seasons

Brendan Rodgers denies Jose Reina's Liverpool reign is ending

Spain international linked with Arsenal

Harry McShane: 1950s Manchester United stalwart

As a scout he helped unearth talent like Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers

Second woman arrested in connection with arson attack

A second woman has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman who died in an arson attack on a house.

McCarthy in line for Ipswich job

Mick McCarthy is expected to be named as the new manager of Ipswich Town this week.

Birmingham triumphed thanks to a remarkable goal powered in by Leroy Lita (pictured) from a distance of more than 30 yards in the 76th minute

Lita sparks Clark's party while Bates moves nearer exit

Leeds United 0 Birmingham City 1

Former Scotland international James McFadden set to sign deal with Sunderland

Former Scotland international James McFadden was today poised to sign a short-term contract with Sunderland.

Marlon King's hat-trick earns Birmingham City a point at Millwall

Millwall 3 Birmingham City 3

Two buyers interested in Birmingham

The board of Birmingham International Holdings Limited has revealed Birmingham City are in talks with two different parties about the possible sale of the club.

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Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni will spend the next two days devising a plan to guide his injury-hit side past the might of Germany.

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