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Huth charged by FA

Stoke defender Robert Huth has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association over an incident involving West Ham defender Matthew Upson on Saturday.

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West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola has not fallen out with chief executive Scott Duxbury and technical director Gianluca Nani over his club's transfer dealings.

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Bolton manager Gary Megson hopes the club's record signing Johan Elmander can build on his first goal for nine months to prove his critics wrong. The Sweden international scored the third in Wanderers' 3-1 extra time win over West Ham at the Reebok Stadium on Tuesday night.

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Lucas Neill was having a medical at Everton this morning with a view to moving to the Goodison Park club on a free transfer.

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Melbourne Victory are in talks with former Middlesbrough and Newcastle striker Mark Viduka over a possible guest player spell with the A-League champions.

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Football in Brief: Shevchenko ready to quit Chelsea in search of first-team action

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that Ukrainian striker Andrei Shevchenko has decided to leave the club. Ancelotti, speaking ahead of their Premier League clash with Burnley today, revealed Shevchenko had decided to move on because there was no guarantee of first-team football at the club.

James Lawton: The yobs may go to ground but they will not go away

A scourge has returned to a sport now built on riches unthinkable to most fans – but the solutions must come from outside the game

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West Ham and Millwall face stiff penalties after violent clashes during Carling Cup tie

Oddo in West Ham transfer claim

AC Milan right-back Massimo Oddo claims West Ham have expressed an interest in taking him to Upton Park.

Zola promises strong side for 'heated' Millwall tie

The West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola insists he cannot afford to rest players for tonight's Carling Cup match against local rivals Millwall while the club works on targeting signings.

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