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Former Blackpool defender has often been a target of insults from Preston fans, but claims this occasion abuse turned violent

Lee and Davies outshine Redknapp's recruits

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Letters: Poland and Hitler

When Poland's leaders were Hitler's accomplices

Sport on TV: Slap and tickle as man in tights finds himself in a tight corner

The comedian Justin Lee Collins made a programme for Sky last year in which he tried to become a professional darts player. It was hardly the most Herculean of tasks – about as demanding as growing a beer belly. His latest quest was far more formidable, to become a "luchador" or Mexican wrestler in Justin Lee Collins: The Wrestler (Sky One, Thursday).

Fan's eye view: 'Let's see what he makes of Saltergate's wooden benches'

As a third generation County fan who's only ever seen his club struggle along at the bottom of the Football League, it came as a shock to find Sven Goran Eriksson set for a position at our club. Sven smiling and signing autographs as a few hundred delirious fans chanted anti-Forest songs in front of him is one of the most surreal yet delightful images I've seen. The brilliance of it won't be fully confirmed until our early-season derby at Chesterfield, seeing what Sven makes of the wooden benches that pass as a directors' box in north Derbyshire.

Football League fixtures: Newcastle kick off with a sad sense of déjà vu

When Newcastle United won 3-2 at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League in early February to move five places clear of the relegation zone, their fans hoped fears of the drop had been assuaged.

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"Nobody will miss you more than me." Phillip Schofield bids goodbye to departing 'This Morning' co-host Fern Britton. So, absolutely no rift there, then.

Pompey can take Hart after latest fightback

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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.

Droylsden's FA Cup appeal fails

Non-league Droylsden have lost an appeal against their expulsion from the FA Cup for fielding an ineligible player.

Droylsden expelled from FA Cup

Droylsden manager Dave Pace has vowed to fight the decision to throw the minnows out of the FA Cup after describing his club's costly mistake as "the slightest of slight errors".

Droylsden face FA Cup expulsion

Conference North side Droylsden could be thrown out of the FA Cup after fielding an ineligible player in the 2-1 second-round replay victory over Chesterfield.

Swans visit scant reward for giant-killing Histon

Histon's stunning win over Leeds yesterday did not bring them the reward in the FA Cup third round they were hoping for. The Blue Square Premier side were handed a home tie with Swansea.

Geoff Miller: I am dealing with players' careers, their lives

From moderate player to National Selector and after-dinner king. He opens up on Vaughan's resignation, Pietersen's positivity and that infamous Pattinson pick

Shield referee dropped over debt claims

Mark Clattenburg, the Premier League's youngest referee and an official respected by all except Everton fans who have never forgiven him for last season's Goodison derby defeat, has been removed from Sunday's Community Shield and suspended from all refereeing duties pending an investigation into alleged £60,000 debts.

Lord Varley: Miner's son who became a 'sensible and pragmatic' Labour minister but in 1984 quit politics for industry

Eric Varley was Harold Wilson's anointed. From 1968, when he was plucked out of the government whips' office to become the eyes and ears of the Prime Minister in the Commons, until at least 1976, when Varley was Secretary of State for Industry, Wilson saw Varley as his successor-but-one as Leader of the Labour Party.

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