Balotelli still part of City community

Mancini's faith in his difficult but talented striker will be on show at Wembley today, writes Tim Rich

Chopra at the double for Ipswich

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Championship round-up: Brighton win at new stadium

Substitute Will Buckley scored twice to christen Brighton's first competitive fixture at their new Amex Stadium with a 2-1 victory over Doncaster in the npower Championship.

Arsenal forward Jay Emmanuel-Thomas joins Ipswich

Ipswich have completed the permanent signing of young striker Jay Emmanuel-Thomas from Arsenal.

Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale joins Ipswich on loan

Goalkeeper David Stockdale has signed a four-year contract extension with Fulham and joined npower Championship club Ipswich on a season-long loan.

Swansea defender Angel Rangel agrees new deal

Defender Angel Rangel has committed his future to Swansea after agreeing a new three-year deal.

Wickham to have Black Cats medical

Sunderland were well ahead of Liverpool in pursuit of the signature of Ipswich Town striker Connor Wickham last night, with a bid of £9m, which could rise to £12.5m, already accepted and the 18-year-old expected on Wearside for a medical and talks today.

The Darkness, Waterfront, Norwich<br/>Arctic Monkeys, Don Valley Bowl, Sheffield

Ten years after their first gig, the anti-Radiohead band has fans of Britrock grinning once more

West Brom confirm signing of Gareth McAuley

West Brom have confirmed the signing of central defender Gareth McAuley on a free transfer from Ipswich.

Stoke left empty-handed but there is still silver lining for Pulis's men

Despite defeat, finalists are a prime example of how smaller clubs can thrive against the odds

Norwich storm up to second by crushing East Anglian rivals

Ipswich Town 1 Norwich City 5

The sporting week ahead (17/04/11)

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Out of tragedy is born an unlikely musical triumph

Kieron Dyer makes loan move to Ipswich

West Ham midfielder Kieron Dyer has rejoined former club Ipswich Town on loan for a month, the Barclays Premier League club have confirmed.

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