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Your guide to all the departures since the season started

Racing Santander speak to the referee after refusing to contest their Copa del Rey quarter-final due to unpaid wages

Bizarre scenes as Racing Santander refuse to play Copa del Rey quarter-final due to unpaid wages - and then find themselves banned

They lined up on the pitch against Real Sociedad, but then refused to contest the ball

Sir Alex Ferguson to carry on attending Manchester United matches

Sir Alex Ferguson said he is enjoying watching Manchester United from the stands this season and suggested he would continue to do so despite critics urging him to stay away for the sake of the team.

Neil Warnock has said if a player he managed wanted to come out he would encourage him to go public

FA's Pro Licence course to give managers lessons in dealing with gay players

'Independent' columnist Neil Warnock said last year that he would encourage a player to go public

Stéphane Robert

Australian Open 2014 - Comment: Competitors need compensation if injury means they miss start of a Grand Slam

A trend of players pulling out of first round matches is emerging

Theo Walcott lies injured on the pitch in Arsenal's FA Cup victory over Tottenham

Theo Walcott injury: Father thought Arsenal forward was 'joking' about six-month lay-off

The England international will miss the World Cup in Brazil

<b>December 16 - Gianfranco Zola (Watford)</b><br/>
The Italian's offer of resignation was accepted by the Hornets' hierarchy, with the early season promotion candidates suffering a woeful run of form that has seen them fail to win their last nine games. Zola had a tremendous relationship with the fans of the club, but having fallen at the final hurdle last season with the play-off final defeat to Crystal Palace, Zola has paid the price as he is on the lookout for a new job.

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Your guide to all the departures since the season started

Double-edged: Boycott (left) and Vaughan were both critical

Ashes 2013-14: Geoffrey Boycott claims England selectors 'have cocked it up big time' after losing the Ashes to Australia

England lost in Perth to go down 3-0 in the Series and lose their four year hold on the Ashes

Wigan have announced Uwe Rosler as their new manager after reaching an agreement for his release with Brentford

Mark Warburton replaces Uwe Rosler as Brentford manager

Warburton joined the club in 2011 and had been working as the club's sporting director

Robin van Persie together with Wayne Rooney

Robin van Persie talks up importance of partnership with Wayne Rooney amid Manchester United woes

The pair have not been able to play together as much as they would have liked so far this term

Roy wonder: Hodgson considers the worst-case scenario draw of Manaus

World Cup 2014: England promised hostile reception after Roy Hodgson gaffe

The mayor of Manaus, Artur Virgilio, has suggested that the hot reception awaiting England in the city may not be restricted to the sweltering local temperatures. "We are going to make England welcome in Manaus. But that won't stop us cheering for Italy. There are a lot of Italian fans in Brazil. Our connection with Italy goes way back," he said in reference to the large number of descendants of Italian immigrants.

Crystal Palace striker Kevin Phillips will not be continuing his role as assistant manager following Tony Pulis's appointment

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis confirms Kevin Phillips will not be expected to continue assistant manager role in order to focus on goals

Pulis wants Phillips to concentrate on hitting the target in order to keep Palace safe from Premier League relegation

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers strengthens position at Liverpool as Academy pair Rodolfo Borrell and Frank McParland are sacked

Borrell in particular was held in huge esteem by the Academy players, who were left shocked by the dismissals

Mark Waugh celebrates reaching his century in the Ashes Test against England in Sydney in 1999

Ashes 2013-14: Mark Waugh predicts England's batting decline will mean hard-fought series

There is the inescapable feeling that this Ashes will go to the wire. Perhaps it is born partly of Australia's wishful thinking after three straight series defeats; perhaps a one-sided rubber would be bad for the brand, for that is what the old urn has become.

Dragon flies: Toby Faletau dives over to score Wales’ second try in yesterday’s win over Argentina

Wales 40 Argentina 6 match report: Wales finally blossom in autumn to leave Pumas in the shade

Revenge is sweet as record win ends four-year run without a November victory for Warren Gatland's side

Yes it’s me: David Beckham and family get spotted

England v Argentina: Reprieved Chris Ashton pleased to score in front of David Beckham

Chris Ashton finished a hokey-cokey week – out of the England team then back in again – with a morale-boosting Twickenham try in front of a footballing hero in the win over Argentina.

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