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Inept FA lack the ability to recalibrate the ‘fury’ and ‘anger’ inanely taking a sport to fever pitch

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Gillingham FA Cup tie with Stoke in doubt

Gillingham's FA Cup third-round match with Stoke tomorrow could be postponed on police advice, according to Medway Council.

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City Cup tie gives United chance to exact revenge

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Matt Tubbs, right, scored a hat-trick in the League Two pacemakers' 5-0 romp

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Blue Square Conference leaders Wrexham led the giantkilling in yesterday's FA Cup Second Round, Jamie Tolley's goal just after the half-hour enough to beat League One Brentford 1-0 at Griffin Park and earn the Red Dragons a place in this afternoon's Third Round draw, with its tantalising potential for a tie at Old Trafford, Anfield or the Emirates.

FA Cup round-up: Stourbridge pour on the pain for Argyle

Stourbridge heaped more misery on impoverished Plymouth Argyle last night, embarrassing the south coast side 2-0 in their FA Cup first-round replay to reach the second round for the first time in their history.

FA Cup Round-Up: Fleetwood and Luton show league quality to cause upsets

Fleetwood Town pulled off one of the shocks of the FA Cup first round as they beat League One side Wycombe Wanderers 2-0 on Saturday, despite playing half the game with 10 men.

Glenn Moore: To loos le trek but Dons rise without spending a penny

The Football League Column: The annual wage bill doubled this season (players are now paid 52 weeks a year, not 44) but remains less than Carlos Tevez receives in a month

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It is hardly unknown for a new season to begin with zealous match officials engaged on some "clampdown" or other, after which managers protest furiously about the need to show some common sense and everything returns to normal.

Paul Newman: Green experiment begins to bloom at Brighton's new home

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Seagulls land in the lap of luxury after 14-year flight

With award-winning design and padded seats, Brighton's new £93m stadium is just reward for fans' long struggle

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England under-21 internationals Josh McEachran and Ryan Bertrand have signed new long-term contracts with Chelsea.

Marlon King completes Birmingham move

Striker Marlon King has joined Birmingham City after turning down a new contract with npower Championship rivals Coventry.

Pulis can make Cup history for Wales

Proud Welshman aiming to be the first from his country to win Wembley showpiece as a manager
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