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A good night for the top two in the Championship, Leicester and Queen’s Park Rangers, saw them both win and move away from Burnley in third who were held to a draw at home.

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That was very disappointing, says Jones after Cardiff let it slip

Cardiff manager Dave Jones was left to rue two dropped points after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Burnley in the Championship on Tuesday night.

Thompson inflicts a painful end on Cardiff

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Cardiff boss Dave Jones predicts tight Championship finish

Cardiff boss Dave Jones is anticipating a tense climax to the npower Championship as the leading contenders all hit form at the right time.

Clarke Carlisle: From drink and depression, rehab and religion to brain of Burnley

Competent on Question Time and the king of Countdown, Carlisle is buffing up the game's image

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the 17-year-old Southampton winger, has been called into the England Under-21 side for the first time.

McDermott's excellent Cup pedigree puts Stevenage in their place

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Regal Eagles carries Burnley through

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Sport on TV: Carlisle is fox on the box when it comes to political football

It was always going to be a tough midweek fixture for Clarke Carlisle, the first active professional footballer to appear on Question Time (BBC1, Thursday). He may have been playing on home turf in Burnley but the gaffer had been tinkering with the formation of the NHS front line and the opposition were deploying very defensive tactics at the Chilcot Inquiry; then shortly before kick-off, one of the star players had to stand down after lurid allegations about his private life were revealed.

Mark Fleming: Eddie Howe need feel no shame after making Bournemouth exit

The Football league Column: When the dust settles, few will truly begrudge Howe his chance

FA Cup Fourth Round Draw: Stevenage earn Royals visit as United are drawn away to Southampton

Stevenage Borough have received scant reward for their deserved 3-1 victory over Newcastle on Saturday, after the League Two club were handed a difficult fourth round draw against Championship side Reading at home yesterday. The Royals won at Liverpool and reached the quarter-finals in the competition last season.

The Last Word: Sorry, Hodgson may have talent but the Axe Factor is compulsive viewing

It's that time of the season again when the League Managers Association come over all Bob Crow and lambast those damn overlords for persecuting their already put-upon members. Respect to Richard Bevan, because his latest missive would have had Karl Marx crying into his season ticket.

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