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Wilcox had been in temporary charge of the League Two side

Heather Rabbatts: 'Pushing back the boundaries - that's what really excites me'

A Jamaican-born tigress of the business world is daring to make her mark in a Lions' Den of football. Alan Hubbard talks to her

Mourinho survives the Scunthorpe scares

Chelsea 3 - Scunthorpe United 1

Football: Scunthorpe harbour own lofty ambitions

Simon Turnbull returns to the roots of the new national coach

Football: That was the weekend that was: A world away from the Premiership

AWAY FROM the megabucks world of the Premiership, football's unemployment figures are on the rise as the strapped-for-cash world of the Nationwide League condemns more players to the league of the willing but jobless.

Football: Shearer second in World Player of the Year award

Newcastle's Alan Shearer was beaten into second place by Barcelona's Ronaldo in World Soccer magazine's World Player of the Year award, polling 16.56 per cent of readers' votes. Milan's George Weah was third.

Whitehouse cleans up again

Grimsby Town 2 Sheffield United 4

Football: Venables decides to reject Rovers

A pounds 500,000 a year salary and a pounds 20m budget to spend on players has failed to persuade Terry Venables take over as the manager of Blackburn Rovers.

Rees fires new start

Grimsby 0 Portsmouth 1 (Rees 45) Attendance:4,747

Venables starts Portsmouth job

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Palmer outburst fuels Leeds crisis

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Swain keen to take on former club

Kenny Swain was today relishing the prospect of facing one of his former clubs, Chelsea, when Grimsby continue on their FA Cup glory trail on Wednesday.

Grimsby bury the Hammers

Grimsby Town 3 West Ham United 0

Grimsby board backs Laws

Brian Laws received backing from the Grimsby Town board last night after the dressing-room confrontation between the player-manager and Ivano Bonetti which led to the the Italian having to have surgery yesterday on a broken cheekbone.

Bonetti walks out on Grimsby

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Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

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