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

The Championship: Second tier's unpredictable fare provides thrilling finale

Only the Premier League, the Bundesliga and La Liga are better attended

Championship preview: All eyes will be on Hull City and Watford this weekend

The Championship is yet again proving why it is one of the most competitive leagues in Europe - only three of Saturday’s fixtures are of no consequence with 12 teams realistically still having something to play for.

Steve Bruce can’t believe his eyes

Championship - final day: George Boyd denies tension has engulfed Hull City

Automatic promotion remains in the Tigers' hands

Bank of Ireland loses £30m court battle with HMRC over tax avoidance 'loophole'

A Bank of Ireland attempt to avoid paying a £30m corporation tax bill has been quashed by HM Revenue & Customs.

Hull’s Gedo (right) challenges Lewin Nyatanga last night

Hull City 0 Bristol City 0 match report: Steve Bruce admits ‘nerves’ have stalled Hull rise

Attention: There is an unclaimed lottery ticket in Hull area.

Steve Bruce has mixed man-management and sports science to take Hull to the brink of promotion

Hull desperate to avoid Championship play-offs

The Tigers take on Bristol City tonight hoping to improve automatic promotion chances

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 17 April 2013

Misses could prove to be costly for wasteful Arsenal

Gary, left, and Lee Johnson will be in opposite dugouts tonight

Once-in-a-generation game: More than family honour at stake for Gary and Lee Johnson who will be in opposing dug-outs tonight

Clash between father and son managers could decide the fate of Yeovil and Oldham

Goal-line technology is where football intervention must end

Hawk-Eye is justifiable considering the anguish it will curb, but any further technological advances would harm the pure of nature football

The sporting week ahead (14/04/13)

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Police fear ‘death parties’ will disrupt Margaret Thatcher’s funeral procession

But officers rule out the use of rubber bullets and water cannon in the event of any trouble

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola predicts Championship promotion race will go to the wire

Watford beat Hull to close the gap on second

Aberdeen confirm Derek McInnes as new manager

Craig Brown will remain until the SPL split

Lee Johnson named as manager of Oldham

The relegation-threatened side have turned to the rookie manager

Dick Neal: Hard-grafting footballer who took on Barcelona

Dick Neal was a midfield dreadnought, a hard-grafting footballer both creative and combative, who shone for Birmingham City in both legs of a European final against Barcelona. The time was 1960, when the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup – the forerunner of the modern Europa League – was in its infancy, a competition set up to promote trade, having no connection with clubs' league positions and played out over two seasons.

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