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The Premier League side were contacted by a middle man with a forged document

A golden age for Dutch Masters

Low tuition fees and the quality of student life mean there's never been a better time for postgraduate study in Holland

Stan Collymore works for Channel 5

Robin Scott-Elliot: Collymore excels with Ajax while England are taken to the cleaners

Europa League, Channel 5 / Six Nations, BBC

Ronaldo, who scored a hat-trick, celebrates with Mourinho

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho remains cautious amid La Liga title talk

Jose Mourinho has dismissed suggestions that Real Madrid could have La Liga wrapped up by the time they play Barcelona at Camp Nou in late April.

Ashley Young breaks the deadlock last night

Young sets United on long road to winning 'ugly' Cup

Ajax 0 Manchester United 2

Suarez refuses the hand of Evra

Luis Suarez 'does stupid things' says Ajax coach

Ajax coach Frank de Boer has admitted Luis Suarez is capable of "some stupid things".

Steve McClaren with the trophy after winning the Dutch title in 2010

McClaren revels in return of his Twente vision

The former Forest manager is back at the Dutch side where he won the title. He tells Sam Wallace why he is willing to put his legacy on the line

Steve McClaren with the trophy after winning the Dutch title in 2010

Steve McClaren: Delight at returning to Twente vision

After failing to put out Forest fires, the former England manager is back at the Dutch club where he stunned football by winning the league. He may risk his legacy but he refuses to play safe

Esteban Alvarado blocks his attacker with a mid-air kick

Children only at Ajax's 'attack' replay

Ajax will be forced to play their Dutch Cup replay against AZ Alkmaar in front of a crowd of children after the original game was abandoned following an attack on the AZ goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado by an Ajax fan.

Steve McClaren left Nottingham Forest after a couple of months in charge

Steve McClaren in talks with Twente over return

Steve McClaren's Dutch agent Rob Jansen has revealed the former England manager is in official talks over a return to FC Twente.

Steve McClaren left Nottingham Forest after a couple of months in charge

McClaren back on Twente radar

FC Twente have insisted Steve McClaren is not certain to return to the club after they sacked head coach Co Adriaanse yesterday.

<b>October 2 - Steve McClaren (Nottm Forest) </b><br/>
Former England manager Steve McClaren lasted just 112 days at this historic club, although his departure was no great surprise. Forest represented McClaren's first job in English football since his disastrous reign of the national team was brought to an end. Yet quickly things didn't look rosy at the City Ground amid reports of unrest when McClaren was unable to bring in new players during the summer transfer window. McClaren oversaw six defeats in 10 Championship games, the last result being a 3-1 home defeat to Birmingham City. After the match the club announced his resignation, and said he would not be seeking compensation.

Steve McClaren linked with return to FC Twente

FC Twente today insisted Steve McClaren is not certain to return to the club as the successor to sacked head coach Co Adriaanse.

Goalkeeper Esteban of AZ kicks a pitch invader who attacked him during their football cup match against Ajax

Abandoned Dutch Cup match to be replayed in full

The cup match between Ajax and AZ Alkmaar will be replayed in full next month behind closed doors, the Dutch football association announced today.

Madrid look to open up gap before winter freeze

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Cruyff in court over Van Gaal's Ajax appointment

Johan Cruyff and his allies at Ajax have gone to court in a bid to block the appointment of Louis van Gaal as the club's new director and two other directors, the latest step in a bitter boardroom battle. 

<b>WIGAN v FULHAM, Saturday 3pm</b> <br/>
This match sees the meeting of two sides in desperate need of a win, they both have just one each. Fulham, aided by a woeful miss from Bobby Zamora somehow managed to lose their game against Everton last week when victory seemed certain and they will be desperate to put that behind them and record a much needed win here. Wigan are also in need of a win to dispel the growing sense that they will be one of the teams in serious trouble when relegation rears its head. While previous meeting of these sides have been a little short on goals, this match is all set up to be a fiercely fought contest.
<br/><br/><b>Recent results:</b> Wigan 1-1 Fulham (15/01/2011, PL), Fulham 2-0 WIgan (30/10/2010, PL)
<br/><br/><b>One to watch:</b> <b>Bryan Ruiz</b> opened his goal scoring account for Fulham last weekend with a fantastic chip against Everton which is surely a contender for goal of the month and his team will hope that goal will be the first of many as they look to record their second win of the season. If the Costa Rican striker can start to put in good performances for his team then he will add to what is on its day an already formidable attacking force at Fulham.
<br/><br/><b>Did you know?:</b> This fixture has only been won by the away side once in the last 25 league and cup meetings: a 1-0 Premier League victory for Wigan in October 2006
<br/><br/><b>Fantasy pick:</b> Ali Al-Habsi, 41 (Wigan), Danny Murphy, 42 (Fulham)*
<br/><br/><b>Tweet of the week:</b> 'After a very disappointing result, my wife and I have just sat down at Royal Albert hall to watch/listen to George Michael. Can't wait:)', @1MarkSchwarzer, Mark Schwarzer, Fulham.
<br/><br/><i>* Based on Fantasy Premier League, the official Premier League fantasy game</i>

Bryan Ruiz confident he can provide Fulham goals

Bryan Ruiz believes he can help provide the goals Fulham have lacked so far this season.

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