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Inside Football: Divided they stand: Leicester's men at war

ASKED BY Gary Lineker on Saturday's Match of the Day about the ongoing soap opera in Leicester City's boardroom, Alan Hansen shrugged and said: "Wherever you have internal strife there are only ever losers." He then reverted to seemingly more comfortable footballing matters such as refereering decisions and Liverpool's difficulties defending the high ball.

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Football: Goldberg resigns at Palace

MARK GOLDBERG resigned as the chairman of the troubled First Division club Crystal Palace yesterday, though he may yet return in the future. Peter Morley CBE, a director, will replace Goldberg, who took over from Ron Noades promising to lead Palace to the Premiership.

Football: Gullit's misconduct charge

THE NEWCASTLE manager, Ruud Gullit, has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association for "alleged comments made to referee Uriah Rennie" after last week's game against Aston Villa.

Sport on TV: Empty feeling for the Saturday night fevered

IT TOOK a while for the full magnitude of last week's big transfer story to sink in at the BBC. Late on Monday, just after Newsnight, they ran their pre-season teaser, a brief film in which an assortment of blokes do sad, aimless things, like traipse around DIY superstores with their wife, or build card castles in the pub, because there's no football to go to or talk about. The good news for the lads, though, was that their 10-week stint in purgatory was almost over, for as Gary Lineker reminded us, "on Saturday, normal service will be resumed".
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