League Two weekend preview: Port Vale can reign at Parade against Bradford

Vale could be fresher and play with greater focus after Bantams' cup exploits in midweek.

Bradford have two games left in their regular season

Three suitors left after Bradford City cool on Bulls rescue before deadline

There are now three bidders to buy the beleaguered Bradford Bulls after the deadline for bids closed yesterday.

Firefighters battle large blaze

Around 15 firefighters remained today at the scene of a large blaze in commercial buildings near a city centre.

Something For The Weekend: 10/12/2011

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Red Devils in peril?

Wolves at home: the sort of fixture Manchester United have been able to sneer through for years, but which must now be worrying because of just how bad a bad result would be.

Retired judge sparks fury among Hillsborough campaigners

A retired judge has sparked fury by calling on the Hillsborough families to behave more like the relatives of victims of the Bradford City stadium disaster.

League round-up: McDonald has Dons on the rise

Charlie McDonald's third goal in three games, a 45th-minute header from Darren Potter's centre, set Milton Keynes Dons on their way to a third consecutive away win as the League One leaders stretched their unbeaten start to the campaign to six matches with a 3-1 win at Carlisle United. Potter added the Dons' second, and after Lee Miller pulled a goal back, Dean Lewington's strike just after the hour wrapped up the points.

Brian Viner: Scot profits as Gimeno-Traver goes from Barcelona to Bagshot Rovers

It would be understating matters to say that it wasn't exactly in the script for Andy Murray to go a set down in his first-round match against Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver under the Centre Court roof last night. Think of a speech meant for Bobby De Niro being improvised by Bobby Davro and that was how much it wasn't in the script.

Bradford deny takeover report

Bradford Bulls chairman Peter Hood has played down reports of a takeover bid. Businessman Steve Parkin wants to buy both Bradford City and the Super League team to form a joint sporting club in the city, with the aim of constructing a purpose-built stadium for them to share.

Peter Jackson confirmed as Bradford manager

Bradford have confirmed Peter Jackson has been appointed as manager on a permanent basis.

Paul Newman: Attendances stay healthy as Bradford show price matters

The Football League Column: Bradford's example shows what can be achieved with a sensible pricing policy

Still falling: Bradford risk losing their home 10 years after 'chasing the dream'

No Premier League club has slipped further and, writes Simon Hart, they may now have to quit Valley Parade

Director Simms steps in as coaching crisis deepens at Salford

To lose one coach in uncertain circumstances could be put down to bad luck. To lose two looks suspiciously like carelessness.

Dean Richards: Former Wolves and Spurs defender, once England's most expensive uncapped player

The BBC football pundit Alan Hansen knows a thing or two about centre-halves, having been one of the finest the British game has ever seen during his playing days with Liverpool, so it was worth listening in 1996 when he described Dean Richards as the most promising young central defender in England. The tall, commanding Yorkshireman, who combined brawn and elegance to an unusual degree, became the costliest player in the land without a full international cap when he switched from Southampton to Tottenham Hotspur for £8.1m in 2001.

League round-up: Leeds in a flap over Swans wings as Sinclair pair lifts Welsh hopes

Scott Sinclair scored twice as Swansea City ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium, consolidating their grip on the Championship's second automatic promotion place. Swans took the lead after 13 minutes, Sinclair cutting in from the left to play a one-two with Luke Moore and fire in. As Leeds got a foothold near half-time Swans defender Alan Tate handled, but no penalty was given. The visitors' revival did not last long after the break. Ten minutes into the second period a foul on Nathan Dyer saw Sinclair tuck away the penalty and in the 72nd minute Moore made it 3-0.

Stockport game to be Taylor's last as Bradford slide down table

Peter Taylor is to step down as Bradford City manager by mutual consent after tomorrow's visit of Stockport County.

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