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Football: Adebola considering move to Valencia

Dele Adebola, Crewe Alexandra's transfer-listed striker, for whom the club have already turned down a bid of pounds 800,000 from West Ham, has held talks with the Spanish club, Valencia.

Football: Banks takes the game to task

THE Minister for Sport Tony Banks has warned football that unless it begins to put its house in order, the Government will do so. Speaking after the first public forum of the "Task Force" in Leicester, chaired by David Mellor, Banks insisted that the government would act on its recommendations on the issues under investigation, including racism, ticket pricing and more supporter involvement in the running of clubs.

Football: Forest plan vigorous defence to FA 'bungs' charges

Brian Clough, Ronnie Fenton, Steve Burtenshaw and Nottingham Forest yesterday found themselves in the dock, charged by the Football Association with misconduct relating to transfers.

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Football: Devotion beyond the call of Forest

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Football: `Public's expectation will be met'

Any charges against people or clubs named in the Premier League's "bungs" inquiry as breaking football's rules are likely to be made "within weeks", according to the Football Association's director of public affairs David Davies.

Football: FA must act on a seedy past

Ian Ridley says the `bungs' inquiry report should not be allowed to gather dust to gather dust

Football: How Fenton received pounds 45.000 after Haaland's move to Forest

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