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The Championship side are hovering above the relegation zone

Cloggers' chance to prove they're more than bully-boys

Stoke manager Tony Pulis defends his team's style and says their spirit after the Shawcross incident will help them at Stamford Bridge

FA takes Warnock to task for demanding linesman is 'banned'

Palace manager asked to explain himself after hitting out at assistant's costly error

We thrived on Eriksson magic, says Schmeichel

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The mantra of consumer protectionism has not been far from the lips of the told-you-so faction around Nottingham these past few days. No one in Notts County colours has been spared their pitying smiles. If they see Sven Goran Eriksson, the man once famously fooled by a fake sheikh, before he leaves town for the last time, they might greet him in the same way.

Transfer deadline day: Latest news...

The January transfer window is almost closed, and with just a few hours to conduct their business, clubs are frantically trying to seal some new arrivals.

Defoe sends message of Spurs' elite ambitions

Tottenham Hotspur 9 Wigan Athletic 1

Martin silences Paulton's village people

Paulton Rovers 0 Norwich City 7

Deja vu for Leeds as record is ended

Millwall 2 Leeds United 1

Pulis impressed by Blackpool

Stoke manager Tony Pulis has not been surprised by Blackpool's Carling Cup form now his old friend Ian Holloway is in charge at Bloomfield Road.

Football league transfer round-up

BLACKPOOL have signed former Watford and Fulham striker Hameur Bouazza, subject to international clearance.

Bobby Campbell: Chelsea and Scotland stalwart of the Forties and Fifties

Bobby Campbell belonged to the generation of great Scottish footballers who lit up pitches across Britain in the immediate post-war years. He starred as a winger most notably for Chelsea, and on five occasions for his country. He also played for Falkirk and Reading, and was the manager at Dumbarton, and then coach and manager at Bristol Rovers, where he gave 17 years of service.

Millwall on the march as 45,000 make rare Wembley trip

Millwall have been to Wembley, but you would need a very good reference book to uncover any details. It was April 1945 when, as Millwall Athletic, they lost to Chelsea in the Football League War Cup Final (South).

Joe Haverty: Skilful Arsenal and Republic of Ireland left-winger known for his trickery and dribbling

There was an impudent twinkle about the football of the tiny Irish winger Joe Haverty which was sorely needed during a distinctly lacklustre interlude in Arsenal's history.

Yeovil eye Pardew for manager role

Alan Pardew and Leroy Rosenior have emerged as candidates for the post of Yeovil manager following yesterday's departure of Russell Slade.

Slade leaves Yeovil

Yeovil have parted company with manager Russell Slade with immediate effect.

Snow forces Gunners to postpone FA Cup replay

Arsenal's fourth-round FA Cup replay with Cardiff City scheduled to be played tonight at the Emirates fell foul of the heavy snow that is blanketing London when police yesterday decided to postpone the match. Anticipated travel problems meant that the game could not go ahead. The Gunners announced that the match will now be played on Monday 16 February which is the weekend of the fifth-round fixtures and therefore the match between either Arsenal or Cardiff and West Bromwich or Burnley scheduled for that weekend will be put back.

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