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Hibs' top scorer in a sticky situation after muffin-based altercation

Mark Fleming: Leicester play the market in pursuit of place at top table

The Football League Column: Leicester sit two points above Hull City, who have also beenrecruiting madly following their £40m takeover

Hooper return restores pair's understanding up front, says grateful Stokes

Anthony Stokes feels his partnership with Gary Hooper has progressed so well that he instinctively knows where his fellow Celtic striker is running.

Celtic hopeful Samaras will agree new deal

Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby is hopeful Old Firm hero Georgios Samaras will remain at Parkhead beyond the end of the season. The striker's current contract is set to expire this summer and reports suggest he has rejected a 12-month extension because he was seeking a longer deal.

Hart's blunder offers Eriksson another bite at under-par City

Leicester City 2 Manchester City 2

Thompson says opposition will stop SPL reform

Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson insists three clubs share United's view that the Scottish Premier League reconstruction proposal is not workable in the current format and may abstain from this month's vote.

Christmas Quiz: A second chance to win a beer for a year

Due to a production error, one of the questions printed in the ever-popular yet ever-fiendish annual Christmas Quiz from The Last Word would have had you scratching your head for far longer than necessary – it was printed wrongly. Apologies. So here it is again in full. As ever, I am hugely grateful to master brewers Shepherd Neame, who have once again agreed to supply a fantastic prize, namely 365 bottles of Spitfire Ale, one for every day of 2011.

Hooper injury blow for Celtic

Celtic striker Gary Hooper has not broken his leg but he could still face six weeks on the sidelines.

Alan Pardew set to become next Newcastle manager

Alan Pardew is expected to be confirmed as the new Newcastle manager within the next 24 hours.

Newcastle sack manager Chris Hughton

Chris Hughton has today been sacked as Newcastle manager with the club saying they need someone with "more managerial expertise" to take them forward.

SPL puts fans' safety first in postponing Saturday ties

All six Scottish Premier League matches scheduled for this Saturday have been postponed as a result of adverse weather, the SPL announced yesterday.

SPL fixtures in doubt after Portuguese U-turn

Further chaos struck Scotland's fixture list last night after Portuguese referees brought in to cover for striking Scottish officials returned home. The Portuguese FA confirmed two referees had set off yesterday morning but they are understood to have left Scotland soon after arriving.

McGhee to stay on as Aberdeen manager

Mark McGhee will remain manager of Aberdeen following lengthy boardroom discussions over his future, the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club have confirmed.

SPL: Anti-poppy banner regrettable

The display of a giant anti-poppy banner by a group of Celtic fans at Parkhead this weekend has been called "regrettable" by Scottish Premier League chief executive Neil Doncaster.

Mowbray aims high with Middlesbrough

Tony Mowbray has set his sights on steering boyhood club Middlesbrough back into the Barclays Premier League after being unveiled as their new manager.

Hughton: Carroll will be in right state of mind to play

Newcastle United manager Chris Hughton has spoken openly of the "testing times" his club are going through, after an unfortunate coinciding of a poor run of form, some well-publicised legal issues surrounding the striker Andy Carroll and the departure of the assistant manager Colin Calderwood to Hibernian.

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