Sport No Saints: Southampton were ‘furious’ at Mark Clattenburg’s alleged remark to Adam Lallana, but the scourge of players abusing referees is trivialised

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

Allardyce drives hard bargain for Warnock

Villa told to match market rate in their pursuit of Blackburn Rovers left-back

Jackson proves to be league apart with Gills' golden goal

Gillingham 1 Shrewsbury Town 0: Kent side are promoted with winner from a striker likely to attract plenty of interest this summer

Three students die in South Africa car crash

Dorset school friends had spent months planning and working for gap-year trip

Young tumble just enough to help Villa wriggle through

Gillingham 1 Aston Villa 2

Tale of a Scally and a quick Lerner

Gillingham chairman had stones hurled at his car by fans he labelled 'scumbags'. In contrast, Villa's chief is Mr Popular

Return of the giant-killers

For years it was the preserve of the Big Four and appeared in decline, but the magic returned to the FA Cup last year with Barnsley knocking out Liverpool and Chelsea – while Portsmouth actually won the trophy. Glenn Moore expects the trend to continue this weekend

Jewell backs motor-mouth Pulis

Derby manager says Stoke counterpart has done a fine job and deserves more credit

Tony Pulis: The man who moulded the Potters

He has taken Stoke into the top flight for the first time since 1985, but his coaching career began in far less exalted company. Glenn Moore hears how Tony Pulis plans to avoid instant relegation

Ward goes on attack to restore Carlisle's momentum

The Carlisle United manager John Ward has warned Leeds his side will not be coming to Elland Road to defend in the first leg of their League One play-off semi-final today.

League round-up: McGugan helps to send Forest up as Rovers fall at last

Nottingham Forest's late tilt at the top two in League One found another gear at the City Ground and a 3-2 defeat of Yeovil Town saw Colin Calderwood's side grab the second automatic promotion place and the direct route back to the Championship after three seasons in the third tier. But there was gloom in the south as Bournemouth and Gillingham were relegated to League Two.

McDermott predicts club 're-launch'

Kevin Keegan's Newcastle United go to Liverpool this afternoon "fighting for [their] lives", but others at St James' Park are contemplating a time when the club are safe in the Premier League. Terry McDermott, Keegan's assistant, yesterday predicted "a big relaunch" in the summer. "Mr Ashley has promised [Keegan] funds and he is looking forward to that," he said.

Managing nicely by guiding Potters to the promised land

Tony Pulis couldn't care less about winning ugly and will pull off a minor miracle if he earns promotion with Stoke. By Ronald Atkin

A day in the life of: Simon Lockett

The chief executive of Premier Oil spends much of his time in Asia, nurturing partnerships to develop the region's reserves. By James Moore

West Bromwich 2 Charlton Athletic 2 <i>(WBA win 4-3 on pens)</i>: Bednar holds nerve from the spot to eliminate Addicks

Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion spoiled the moment for Charlton Athletic rookie Chris Dickson last night by knocking out Alan Pardew's side on penalties, securing a fourth-round FA Cup trip to Peterborough of League Two.

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No concessions to the warm weather for the Philharmonia, who turned out in tails and glum faces for a potentially family-friendly concert. The starchiness was fortunately blown away by Sir Roger Norrington's fresh approach to familiar pieces and by the disarming presence of Nicola Benedetti in Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto.

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