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Nottingham Forest may have swept aside Sam Allardyce’s beleaguered West Ham to claim a Premier League scalp in the third round but Preston of League One proved an altogether tougher nut to crack in last night’s FA Cup fourth-round tie her.

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22-year-old winger was one of six players who were arrested and bailed last week

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Assem Allam’s attempt to rebrand Hull City as Hull Tigers is not unique; name changes have been a feature of football since it began.

Richie Barker has been named as Portsmouth's new manager

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Barker replaces Guy Whittingham after being sacked by Crawley two weeks ago while Coppell joins having left the same club

Clean strike: Ethan Ebanks-Landell volleys the winning goal for Wolves

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Wolves victory takes them top but Shaun Derry sees reasons for optimism with bottom team

The Crawley Town manager Richie Barker is just 38 but has a catalogue of qualifications

Life Beyond the Premier League: Crawley Town’s Richie Barker prizes coach education, and right now he is learning fast

It is often said a manager learns more in the bad times than the good, in which case Crawley Town’s Richie Barker is currently receiving a fast-track education.

Leon Clarke scored twice against Sheffield United at Sixfields Stadium

Coventry City 3 Sheffield United 2 Match report: Clarke double sends United to rock bottom

“Mr Blue Sky” was the uplifting choice of music as the teams stepped out at Sixfields on Sunday but for managerless Sheffield United the gloom deepened. Forty-eight hours after David Weir’s dismissal, the Bramall Lane club hit rock bottom in League One, ending the weekend at the foot of the table after their eighth defeat in 11 matches.

David Weir: The former Everton defender was only appointed in June

David Weir cut by Sheffield United after just 13 games following disappointing start

Sheffield United sacked manager David Weir yesterday following the club’s disappointing start to the League One season.

Brendan Rodgers talks with Daniel Sturridge

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Steve Bruce celebrates Hull City’s Premier Legaue return

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A look ahead to tonight’s Capital One Cup second round fixture at Brisbane Road

A Coventry City supporter is restrained by security after a pitch-invasion during the Sky Bet League One match against Crawley Town

Coventry set to escape action after disgruntled fans invade pitch at Crawley

The club were deducted 10 points last week

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Coventry handed 10-point penalty over stadium row

Coventry City have accepted a 10-point deduction from the Football League after parent company Coventry City Ltd agreed to go into liquidation following the rejection of a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA) by the owners of the Ricoh Arena.

Andy Thorn takes charge at the Ricoh Arena

Troubled League One side Coventry City hit with 10-point penalty

The club had already been forced out of their home stadium and plan to share with Northampton

Kenny Jackett has joined Wolves with the task of taking them back up to the Championship
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