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Paul Ince sacked as manager of Blackpool, with Barry Ferguson ready to take over

The former Liverpool and Manchester United midfielder departs following a dreadful run

Fans arrive at Charlton Athletic's home ground The Valley

FA Cup third round: Charlton Athletic v Oxford United

A look ahead to this week’s FA Cup clash at the Valley

Signing England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley shows that City aim to make a big impact on WSL

Women’s football: Cash-rich Manchester City Ladies sign England keeper Karen Bardsley

There was further evidence yesterday that Manchester City Ladies intend to make as much of an impact on the FA Women’s Super League as City have on the men’s game since the Abu Dhabi takeover.

Liverpool celebrate winning the Women’s Super League title on Sunday

Women's Super League: Liverpool win title as Louise Fors ends the dream for Bristol

Reds run out 2-0 victors in league decider

Natalia is one of three Spaniards at Bristol Academy
Ashley Young has been warned about diving in future by manager David Moyes

Exclusive: Red carded Kagisho Dikgacoi joins calls for divers to be banned following warning from David Moyes to Ashley Young

Palace midfielder who clashed with Young agrees that hard line is needed over act of simulation

Hopefully Tomlinson will do better than during his last match

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson pulls out of Doncaster Rovers debut due to injury picked up in Gabriel Agbonlahor tackle

The singer will still be on the bench for the match and has apologised to fans who were going to the reserves match against Scunthorpe tomorrow

Hopefully Tomlinson will do better than during his last match

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson was 'out of his comfort zone' - Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert defends Gabriel Agbonlahor over tackle

Agbonlahor apologised for the barge after death threats were made towards him but Lambert has claimed Tomlinson was 'out of his comfort zone'

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets with former NBA star Dennis Rodman in Pyongyang 7 September 2013

Dennis Rodman playing diplomat, Louis Tomlinson playing football: What could possibly go wrong?

Public indulgence of celebrities lets many crossover from entertainer to expert

Louis Tomlinson lies injured during Stilyan Petrov's charity match

Video: One Direction star Louis Tomlinson left hobbling and vomiting by Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor

21-year-old received a robust shoulder from Agbonlahor that sent him crashing to the ground, and forced him off the pitch where he was said to vomit due to the pain in his knee

Terry Butcher's Inverness Caledonian Thistle are the early-season pacesetters in the Scottish Premier League

The Last Word: Terry Butcher, the archetypal Englishman, is making waves by the tip of Loch Ness

This is not shoestring, this is a bucket holiday flip-flop budget

Wigan’s Leon Barnett, left, celebrates after scoring

Championship Review: Owen Coyle’s Wigan make initial charge through second-tier minefield

The life expectancy of a manager in the Championship is now between eight and 10 months, which is only marginally better than an officer in the trenches on the Western Front.

Isco (left) is expected to make his Real debut against Bournemouth

Why are Madrid playing in Bournemouth?

No matter how hot it is, the most highly prized spot in Bournemouth tomorrow will not be a square foot of the sandy beach but a plastic seat at the Goldsands stadium.

History of the Doncaster Rovers Belles

The Doncaster Rovers Belles women’s football team have found that that they are to be relegated to the FA Women’s Super League Two no matter where they finish in the league this season. The team are one of the most-celebrated in the history of the women’s game, with an illustrious history.

History of the Doncaster Rovers Belles

The Doncaster Rovers Belles women’s football team have found that that they are to be relegated to the FA Women’s Super League Two no matter where they finish in the league this season. The team are one of the most-celebrated in the history of the women’s game, with an illustrious history.

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