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A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round tie at the Etihad Stadium

Alvaro Negredo reacts after missing a chance to score during Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers

Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers: FA Cup third round replay preview

A look ahead to the midweek FA Cup replay at the Etihad.

Welshman Dwayne Peel, a former Test Lion, will join Bristol from Sale Sharks at the end of the season

Bristol show top-flight intentions with two key signings

Bristol, one of the drowsiest of English rugby's sleeping giants, has stirred itself from its slumbers with a double signing of eye-catching quality, thereby delivering a statement of intent that could have all manner of consequences for a sport in the midst of its biggest political upheaval since the 1990s.

The Spurs striker Shaquile Coulthirst joined us on loan

The O Zone: The threat of falling floodlight bulbs put paid to our hopes of a big New Year’s Day beano

Life behind the scenes at Leyton Orient: What we lack in numbers, we make up for with character

Sean O'Driscoll had less than a year as Bristol City manager

Bristol: a divided city united by the struggles of City and Rovers brought together by FA Cup

For City and Rovers, the Cup provides welcome diversion from league toil and stadium trouble

Tony Fernandes’ plan for a new 40,000-capacity stadium for QPR is an ambitious gamble

Glenn Moore: Tony Fernandes will need new fans for bold move

It has happened. On 9 January 1932 41,097 watched Queen’s Park Rangers play Leeds United in an FA Cup third-round tie. That must be the latent support Tony Fernandes hopes to tap into with the new 40,000-seat stadium proposed for Old Oak Common.

Saving party-goers from themselves: Bristol opens 'drunk tank' for intoxicated revellers

Scheme will be run as a multi-agency partnership with police, ambulance service, health organisations and licencees

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Hodgson open to late change of World Cup base

Nick Chadwick pictured during his Everton days in 2005
Ricardo Fuller (#19) of Blackpool is shown a red card by referee Christopher Sarginson after head butting Luke Ayling of Yeovil Town

Blackpool shown THREE red cards in closing moments of defeat to Yeovil

The defeat to the West Country side was just Blackpool's third of the season

Steve Cotterill has been named as the new manager of Bristol City

Bristol City name Steve Cotterill as Sean O'Driscoll's replacement

Cotterill's first game in charge will be televised as they take on Conference side Tamworth in the FA Cup second round

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Sean O'Driscoll sacked by Bristol City after just 10 months in charge

O'Driscoll oversaw relegation from League One and the Robins have struggled in League Two since

Lee James, left, and his victimBijan Ebrahimi

A death foretold: Vigilante Lee James’ warning to police days before he murdered disabled man Bijan Ebrahimi after he was wrongly outed as paedophile

As witch-hunt escalated, James had warned police that he would take the law into his own hands – but officers only read victim’s ‘I don’t feel safe’ email after his death

Cyclists making full use of the bike lanes in Amsterdam

Dutch-style bike lanes set for roll-out in Bristol - Britain’s cycling capital

A network of segregated cycle lanes will be created

Couple given bus stop love memento

A couple have been handed a lasting memento of the place they fell in love eight years ago – a bus stop in Bristol.

Chris Hughton’s side looked to be heading out of the cup

Capital One Cup round-up: Hooper rides to Norwich's rescue as City stroll on

Norwich City were indebted to their new signing Gary Hooper after his first goals for the club completed a comeback against Championship side Watford.

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