Johnson closing in on Fulham return

Fulham have organised a series of friendlies behind closed doors to help striker Andy Johnson get back to full fitness following his eight-month injury layoff.

Fulham relief at Dembele injury news

Fulham's attacking options for tomorrow's clash with Everton have dwindled yet further after it was confirmed Mousa Dembele will be out for two to three weeks.

Stoke defend Wilkinson tackle on Dembele

Andy Wilkinson's tackle on Moussa Dembele at the end of Stoke's Carling Cup victory over Fulham was unnecessary but without malice, according to Potters assistant manager Dave Kemp.

Allardyce claims he would win titles with big club

Sam Allardyce has claimed neither he nor Mark Hughes were given enough time at bigger clubs - and insisted he would win the title every year if he were manager of Real Madrid or Manchester United.

McCarthy shrugs off fan abuse

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy is willing to face a barrage of abuse tomorrow as his side set out to restore their battered reputation.

Zamora return put back to February

The England striker Bobby Zamora will be out for five months, Fulham manager Mark Hughes confirmed yesterday. Zamora underwent surgery on Sunday to correct the broken fibula sustained in last weekend's 2-1 victory over Wolves, but additional ankle ligament damage was also discovered.

Zamora ruled out for five months

Fulham manager Mark Hughes insists Andy Johnson will not be rushed back to compensate for the loss of Bobby Zamora.

Moxey defends Wolves' tough tackling and urges players to stay 'competitive'

The Wolverhampton Wanderers CEO Jez Moxey insists the club have nothing to apologise for after recent criticism about a perceived overly-physical approach.

Wolves CEO defends 'overly-physical' players

Wolves CEO Jez Moxey insists the club have nothing to apologise for after recent criticism about a perceived overly-physical approach.

Dembele ready to fill Zamora void

Mousa Dembele admits it will be a tough ask for Fulham to battle on without injured star man Bobby Zamora, but has vowed to help carry his share of the workload in attack.

I didn't mean to hurt Zamora, insists Henry

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Zamora signs four-year deal to stay at Cottage

Bobby Zamora has agreed a new four-year deal with Fulham that will keep him at Craven Cottage until 2014. The striker's current contract was due to expire at the end of the season but, despite interest from other clubs, he has agreed fresh terms.

Zamora signs long-term Fulham contract

Bobby Zamora has agreed a new four-year deal with Fulham that will keep him at Craven Cottage until 2014.

Business Diary: From hero to (almost) zero

How the mighty have fallen. A year ago, Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman and chief executive of Goldman Sachs, came out top in Vanity Fair's annual rankings of the "100 most powerful people in the information age". The good news for Mr Blankfein is that 12 months on, despite the problems the investment bank has had this year, Vanity Fair has left him on the list. Less happily, he's gone from top to bottom, ranked 100 this time around.

Crouch ruled out of England qualifiers

Peter Crouch will miss the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Switzerland due to a back injury.

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