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Boro manager looking for promotion to the Premier League in North East

New Scotland manager Gordon Strachan, left, makes a point to his players
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Striker joined from Swansea in £5m deal

Mohamed Diame

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Gary Jones of Bradford City tackles Villa's Charles N'Zogbia

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Premier League side beaten by fourth-tier opposition in the Capital One Cup

Raheem Sterling celebrates after Ryan Bennett's own goal

Match Report: Red-hot Luis Suarez turns the heat on Chris Hughton

Liverpool 5 Norwich 0

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Graham has seen chances limited this term following arrival of Michu

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Gordon Strachan appointed Scotland manager

Former Celtic manager replaces Craig Levein

Hull City and Blackburn Rovers both receive parachute payments
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Henning Berg (left) was sacked yesterday, leaving the position of manager open. Little-known coach Judan Ali will take over the running of Blackburn Rovers alongside Kevin McDonald (right)

Farce at Blackburn again as owners turn to untested duo to replace Henning Berg

Former Sunday league manager will have key role as Mark Hughes rules out replacing Henning Berg at crisis club

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