Hull City and Blackburn Rovers both receive parachute payments
Dean Saunders

Dean Saunders plots return to Premier League for Wolves

Saunders was unveiled as Wanderers' new boss yesterday afternoon

Match Report: Woeful Wolverhampton Wanderers broken by Luton Town's Alex Lawless

Luton Town 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0: Stale Solbakken loses his job as non-League Luton progress easily into the fourth round

Rio Ferdinand was also hit by a coin in the match

Fan who confronted Rio Ferdinand given three-year football ban

Manchester United defender was confronted during victory over City

Yann M'Vila

Transfer Talk: Nicolas Anelka to West Ham; Gary Hooper to Norwich; Yann M'Vila to Arsenal

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

Daniel Sturridge

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England striker completed £12m move from Chelsea

Football review 2012: The best goals of the year

A look back at the year in football

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Championship round-up: Becchio strikes twice to welcome in the new dawn for Leeds

Luciano Becchio scored twice to give Leeds United's new owners the perfect start with a 2-1 victory over Middlesbrough at Elland Road. Dubai-based private equity group GFH Capital this week completed their takeover of the club and Neil Warnock's side are now just two points off the Championship top six.

Dennis Stevens: Footballer who won the League and the FA Cup

Illogically, some people compared him to the incomparable – his cousin Duncan Edwards

Striker's time limit expires as he fails to match own hype at the Blues

Sturridge promised much but delivered little and is now being sold while youth is still on his side, writes Sam Wallace

Fabrice Muamba shows off fancy footwork on Christmas Strictly Come Dancing

Miracle footballer Fabrice Muamba showed he still has some fancy footwork as he kicks up a storm for Strictly Come Dancing - just months after retiring from the pitch after his "death".

Player who scored in first final at new Wembley Mitchell Cole dies

A 27-year-old footballer who scored one of the goals in the first final to be held at the new Wembley Stadium has died, the Football League has said.

Chris Eagles soars for Bolton against Blackburn

A fine individual display from Chris Eagles inspired Bolton to a 2-1 victory over neighbours Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.

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Chelsea's interim manager is not the first to face an uphill struggle to win over the fans

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