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The Championship side are hovering above the relegation zone

Letter: Footie at its best

Letter: Footie at its best

Football: Hignett reveals Barnsley's class

Barnsley 4 Bristol Rovers 1

FA hunts out the soccer sex abusers

POLICE WILL screen all football coaches and staff working with young players to drive paedophiles from professionalclubs.

Football: Hignett shows Rovers the exit

Barnsley 4

Football: Hayles waves Saints farewell

Fulham 1 Southampton 0

Football FA Cup: Everton enticed by realistic dreams

THE FA CUP may be increasingly devalued in comparison to Premiership and European competition but there was no disguising its restorative effects at Ashton Gate on Saturday night.

Football: Sheridan spot-on to seal Oldham success

JOHN SHERIDAN, the former Leeds midfielder, scored the winning penalty in an FA Cup shoot-out against Brentford at Griffin Park last night to give Oldham a dream home tie against Chelsea in the third round.

Football: Helmer the next target for Liverpool

GERARD HOULLIER, Liverpool's manager, is having talks with Bayern Munich's veteran centre-half, Thomas Helmer, with a view to bringing the player to Merseyside on a free transfer. Helmer is looking for around pounds 1m a year, and the salary and the length of contract may yet cause problems.

Football: Meadow no golden field for Murphy

Tonight's FA Cup replays again pit part-timers against the professional s. By Ian Parkes

Football: That was the weekend that was - Bristol Rovers the discipline disciples

THE RELIEF pervading the Bristol Rovers camp after Saturday's 1-1 draw at Notts County had less to do with leaving Meadow Lane with a point as with finishing the game with 11 on the field.

Football: The journalist's fear of the penalty

The Independent's Glenn Moore is used to reporting on penalty shoot-outs. On Saturday the boot was on the other foot

Football: Paton out to upset Rangers

BERT PATON, the Dunfermline Athletic manager, admits to a feeling of frustration ahead of his side's home match with the Premier League leaders, Rangers today.

Football: Rebels united in the cause of survival

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Football: Diamond geezers of Rushden on the rise

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Australia's finest will be trudging round the lower leagues this winter - and he can't wait. By Tim Glover
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