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Discontent overshadows Blackpool's first three points of the campaign

Parkinson's progress will inevitably make him a candidate for jobs higher up the leagues

Bradford hero Phil Parkinson's paltry pay packet

Bantams manager is in demand but on meagre wages compared with peers in higher divisions

Yoann Gourcuff

Transfer Talk: Yoann Gourcuff to Arsenal; Ludovic Sylvestre to Fulham; Yoan Gouffran to Newcastle

The Independent's Martin Hardy analyses today's January transfer window stories and separates the reality from the rumour

Michael Appleton

Blackpool all at sea with no one taking the helm

Blackpool are a club in serious turmoil, without a manager for the second time in a matter of months and with even the staunchest supporters reaching tipping point with chairman Karl Oyston's stewardship.

Carlos Tevez and Sergio Aguero

Premier League: Manchester City v Fulham Match Preview

A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at the Etihad Stadium

Jol defended his club's ambition

Martin Jol insists Fulham form is not 'alarming'

Cottagers have slipped close to the relegation zone and take on Manchester City this weekend

Michael Appleton

Roy Hodgson advised Michael Appleton to take 'disaster shipwreck' job at Blackburn

England manager had a stint at Ewood Park

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini

Manchester City eager to apply pressure on Manchester United

Premier League champions take on Fulham at home this Saturday

Fulham manager Martin Jol

Martin Jol demands goals from Fulham team

Fulham scraped through their FA Cup replay against Blackpool

Karl Robinson

MK Dons snub Blackpool approach for Karl Robinson

Blackpool are looking for a new manager after Michael Appleton left to succeed Henning Berg at Blackburn

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland heads the winner against Blackpool

Martin Jol expresses relief after Fulham snatch FA Cup victory from Blackpool

Fulham scored late in both normal and extra time

Paulo Sousa

Paulo Sousa: the forgotten man of the Swansea story

The Swans take on Arsenal in the FA Cup tonight in high spirits

League Cup round-up: Donaldson lines up Chelsea showdown

Top scorer Clayton Donaldson earned Brentford a lucrative FA Cup fourth-round tie at home to west London neighbours Chelsea as his goal beat Southend 2-1 in their replay at Griffin Park tonight.

Kieran Richardson's goal took the game into extra-time
Dimitar Berbatov

FA Cup replay: Blackpool v Fulham match preview

A look ahead to tonight's FA Cup Third Round replay at Bloomfield Road

Dimitar Berbatov

Dimitar Berbatov to sit out Fulham's FA Cup replay against Blackpool

Side's drew 1-1 at Craven Cottage

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