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Tractor Boys chief insists that McCarthy's men are going in the right direction

Three footballers charged over suspicious horse racing betting

Allegations centre on horses being laid to lose on betting exchanges

The League Cup is now sponsored by Capital One

Fleetwood to play Nottingham Forest in first-round of the Capital One Cup

Last year's Blue Square Bet Premier winners Fleetwood will welcome two-time European champions Nottingham Forest to Highbury for their first ever Capital One Cup tie.

Ex-England footballer Kevin Beattie admits making false benefits claim

A former England football defender - once dubbed the new "Bobby Moore" - has admitted falsely claiming benefits.

'Sick' Ed Miliband spotted at football match

Ed Miliband was spotted at a football match this weekend just three hours after he was due to give a speech that he cancelled due to illness.

Michael Chopra opened the scoring for Ipswich

Ipswich take five to nail Hammers

Ipswich Town 5 (Chopra 3, Murphy, 44, Martin, pen 45, Emmanuel-Thomas 64, 90) West Ham United 1 (Collison 45)

Talent Scout: Jordan Rhodes, Huddersfield Town 

As the January transfer window began to reach towards its frivolous, panic-buying climax this week, the gap between the top and bottom of the league systems hit home, as fans desperately scrambled to raise £50,000, the average weekly wage of a Premier League footballer, to save 128 years of history at Conference outfit Darlington FC, who were minutes from extension.

Lee Martin enjoys scoring for Ipswich last night

Jewell risks trouble with 'man' rant

Birmingham City 2 Ipswich Town 1

Manchester United player Roy Keane (left) and Manager Sir Alex Ferguson

James Lawton: Bitter Keane still broods on faults of all but himself

Even admirers must quail at former star's withering weekend attack on Ferguson

The Fulham goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer, takes a tumble off the back of Swansea's Leroy Lita

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer out for up to six weeks

Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer faces up to six weeks on the sidelines with a spinal injury.

Ipswich striker Michael Chopra reveals gambling addiction

Ipswich striker Michael Chopra has revealed he has gambled away up to £2million - and he played with injury to cover a debt.

Kenny Jackett, the Millwall man, is the longest serving manager in the
Championship

Paul Newman: Shrewd Jackett continues to work wonders

The Football League Column

Ipswich winger Martin gets cold shoulder after red

Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell is giving "immature" winger Lee Martin the silent treatment following his red card against Peterborough on Saturday.

Paul Newman: Palace celebrates its community roots at a time of need

The Football League Column: 'We're using football to help people who had nothing better to do with their time' says Phil Alexander on Palace's social work

League round-up: Two reds as Ipswich surrender

It was a great day to be Tommy Smith – if you were the one who plays for Queens Park Rangers and scored the winner at Everton. But not if you were the one at Ipswich Town – being sent off without touching the ball is not quite so heroic. Smith's red card a minute after coming on as a half-time substitute away to Peterbrough United turned a bad day for Ipswich into a absolute horror show as it reduced them to nine men and they lost 7-1.

Jewell spots gem but Bullard waits

Ipswich town manager Paul Jewell has made an approach for Jimmy Bullard, but acknowledged that the midfielder is attracting interest from other clubs.

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