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Football: Golds keep City options open

David and Ralph Gold, with chairman David Sullivan the co-owners of First Division Birmingham City, yesterday said that they were less keen to quit the club than their partner after charges made by season ticket holders, supported in court by Birmingham City Council, led to managing director Karren Brady being bailed at the Crown Court on Friday.

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Bampton still has to break down barriers

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