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Former Crystal Palace manager is keeping a close eye on the finances at Bolton

Ian Holloway: Blackpool’s former manager saw his new side suffer a third defeat in a row

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Booking agency blames Reginald D Hunter for offence caused at PFA Player of the Year awards

The comedian went off message during awards ceremony

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Wolves promise to 'address problems' with club on verge second relegation in two years

Escaping drop into League One looks unlikely

Left to right: Deontay Wilder, Amir Khan, Anthony Ogogo and Audley Harrison at a press conference in Sheffield on Thursday

Boxing: Amir Khan has most to lose as British trio
take to the canvas

Amir Khan and Audley Harrison enter the ring tonight in fights they need to win to stay in boxing’s lucrative deep end, and Martin Murray has a task without precedents in front of nearly 50,000 in Buenos Aires.

Jeff Schlupp scored the winner

Leicester City 3 Bolton Wanderers 2 match report: Jeff Schlupp on target to pull Foxes out of worrying slump

Ghanaian striker Jeff Schlupp gave fresh hope to Leicester's play-off prospects when his third goal in six matches secured victory over the side threatening to cash in on their faltering form. It was a first win in 10 matches for Nigel Pearson's team.

It is now or never for Premier League promotion, says Brighton manager Gus Poyet

Gustavo Poyet, the Brighton & Hove Albion manager, has warned that the imposition of Financial Fair Play rules in the Championship from next season will create a two-tier competition – and that it is even more vital for his team to take advantage of their chance to reach the Premier League this season.

The Last Word: Hire and fire's new maxim – desperation

Arsenal's Herbert Chapman wouldn't have stood a chance on today's managerial merry-go-round
Watford manager Gianfranco Zola

West Ham United v West Brom: Joey O'Brien thinks Olympic Stadium makes Hammers a more attractive prospect

Joey O'Brien thinks Sam Allardyce will be able to attract some of the best players in the world to West Ham now that they have been handed the keys to the Olympic Stadium.

Dick Neal: Hard-grafting footballer who took on Barcelona

Dick Neal was a midfield dreadnought, a hard-grafting footballer both creative and combative, who shone for Birmingham City in both legs of a European final against Barcelona. The time was 1960, when the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup – the forerunner of the modern Europa League – was in its infancy, a competition set up to promote trade, having no connection with clubs' league positions and played out over two seasons.

Brighton striker Ashley Barnes

FA to investigate amid accusation Brighton striker Ashley Barnes tripped referee

The 23-year-old was sent off by referee Nigel Miller

Manchester City 5 Barnsley 0 FA Cup match report: Too quick to handle Carlos Tevez drives City to an unqualified triumph

If the pressure of facing a possible jail sentence for driving while disqualified was weighing on Carlos Tevez, it did not show. Three goals and two assists suggest a man at ease with himself, which is more than can be said for the defenders who tried to block his path.

Fabrice Muamba to present Capital One Cup to winners

Fabrice Muamba will present the Capital One Cup to the winning captain in Sunday's Wembley final between Swansea and Bradford.

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

Match Report: Billy Davies needs time to stoke Forest fires

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