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Crystal Palace are deeply divided over whether to sell Wilfried Zaha this month

£15m deal for Wilfried Zaha likely to see Nani depart Manchester United

Manchester United have struck a deal with Crystal Palace for Wilfried Zaha

Parkinson's progress will inevitably make him a candidate for jobs higher up the leagues

Bradford hero Phil Parkinson's paltry pay packet

Bantams manager is in demand but on meagre wages compared with peers in higher divisions

Showell played his stalwart part in the FA Cup triumph of 1960

George Showell: Wolves stalwart of the 1950s and '60s

Stan Cullis, the martinet manager who moulded Wolverhampton Wanderers into one of the dominant football forces in the land during the decade and a half after the war, demanded of his defenders that they be stout of heart, muscular of body and hard of head – requirements that George Showell fulfilled to the letter.

Demba Ba

Demba Ba signing could see Chelsea challenge for title says Nigel Adkins

Southampton play Chelsea in the Premier League tonight

Steve Cotterill

Steve Cotterill joins backroom staff at QPR

Former Nottingham Forest manager agrees short term deal

Championship preview: Swing low at St Andrew's

Betting advice from Michael Holden of Best of the Bets

Championship preview: Solbakken's Wolves are back in business

Betting advice from Michael Holden of Best of the Bets

Blackburn captain Danny Murphy in action during yesterday’s east Lancashire derby
Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy

Which clubs are best placed to achieve success after the managerial merry-go-round in the Championship?

Mick McCarthy’s appointment at Ipswich poses the most interesting prospect

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana

Adam Lallana worried about Southampton's poor start to season

Southampton captain Adam Lallana has revealed the club's current plight keeps him awake at night.

Nigel Adkins

Southampton seeking pick-me-up against Leeds United in Capital One Cup

Southampton will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Capital One Cup tonight when they take on Leeds in the fourth round.

AVB and Gareth Bale after victory over Southampton
Standing in: Chris Hutchings took caretaker charge of Ipswich yesterday

League round-up: Palace flourish after Freedman but Hutchings can't arrest decline at Ipswich, who are walloped by Wednesday

Lennie Lawrence and Curtis Fleming continued their caretaker duties as Crystal Palace beat Leicester to move within a point of the automatic promotion places, despite speculation linking the pair with a move to Bolton. Palace co-chairman Steve Parish expects assistant manager Lawrence and first-team coach Fleming to join former manager Dougie Freedman at the Reebok following his appointment this week.

Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay

Championship preview: Cardiff could see daylight after Burnley encounter

There were late twists wherever you turned in the Championship on Tuesday night with six injury-time goals changing the course of five different matches, and you have to judge each case on its own merits when it comes to measuring the knock-on effects of such high drama this weekend.

England World Cup winner John Connelly dies

England World Cup-winner John Connelly has died at the age of 74.

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