Sport Russell Slade’s powers of motivation helped get Leyton Orient back on track after a recent wobble

This month has been a topsy-turvy one. We started with three straight defeats, which was a completely unfamiliar feeling this season. Results determine the mood of the whole club and, though it is never an unpleasant place to work, we feel a bit less comfortable when defeats kick in. It many ways it’s when the manager, Russell Slade, needs to earn his money most as a “wobble” can soon become a “crisis” if it is managed badly, but thankfully  he has turned things around by staying positive and having a slight spring clean.

Slade confirmed as Leyton Orient boss

Russell Slade has been named Leyton Orient manager on a permanent basis.

Round-up: Millwall forced to settle for the play-offs despite home victory

Millwall will have to go through the play-offs after a 3-2 home victory over Swindon was not enough to overhaul Leeds at the top of League One on Saturday. Swindon took a third-minute lead through Daniel Ward, but a Steve Morison penalty and Gordon Greer's own goal put Millwall in control.

Newcastle: ready for the big time again?

Hughton's side could win promotion this weekend after a season of blood and sweat but little scandal. Tim Rich reports on the fightback of a team that seemed destined to 'do a Leeds'

Ten-point penalty lets off 'cheats', says Hearn

The Leyton Orient chairman Barry Hearn insists clubs that go into administration are "cheating" and called for such cases to be punished by a two-division relegation.

Fulham snap up Liverpool youngster

Fulham have rounded off a busy day in the transfer market with the capture of German youngster Christopher Buchtmann from Barclays Premier League rivals Liverpool.

Ferdinand may launch second appeal

Rio Ferdinand is considering whether to appeal against his four-match suspension for attacking Hull City's Craig Fagan at Old Trafford last weekend.

Confusion over disciplinary process says Ferguson

Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed the FA are giving off conflicting signals in the way they handle disciplinary cases.

Murray fury as Charlton count cost of relegation

Richard Murray, Charlton Athletic's chairman, has a proposal that he claims would solve football's financial woes overnight: "If every player took a 10 per cent wage drop, football would be sorted out. Would it make any difference to John Terry? Or even players at our level, if, instead of three grand a week they were on £2,700? Would they say they'd go on the dole instead of playing football?"

Galleon's founder to wind down $3.7bn hedge funds

Raj Rajaratnam, the hedge fund manager arrested on charges of insider dealing, has given up the fight to save his funds after investors demanded their money back.

Stoke determined to sign more players

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is determined to freshen up his squad before the transfer window closes.

Outside the Box: Conference calling as recession leaves empty pockets in crowd

With the Bank of England now forecasting the worst recession in modern history, attendance figures for the new Premier League season will be studied with interest.

Owen is the predator we need, says Giggs

Ferguson's 'punt' looks to be paying off as striker continues to score goals

Shearer 'in limbo' over Newcastle future

Alan Shearer received an unnecessary reminder of his enduring popularity in Newcastle after breaking his silence on the uncertainty over his future last night.

Robson helps lift Toon gloom

Newcastle pay tribute to former manager with no end to crisis in sight

FA to investigate Newcastle fracas

The Football Association is to investigate the trouble which flared during and after Tuesday night's friendly clash between Huddersfield and Newcastle.

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