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Bamford won Football League player of the year last week

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The death of Tony Pawson deprives journalism of a jolly good sport

Middlesborough's Haroun fires in a shot
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Middlesbrough can upset north-east rivals Sunderland says striker Scott McDonald

Middlesbrough striker Scott McDonald believes his side has what it takes to knock north-east rivals Sunderland out of the Capital One Cup tonight.

Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill backs captain Lee Cattermole to flourish after signing new deal

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has backed captain Lee Cattermole to flourish after he signed a new deal that will keep him on Wearside until 2016.

New arrival: Dougie Freedman saw his first Bolton game from the stands

Freedman has plenty of food for thought after McDonald's happy steal

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Although there was some confusion over whether Dougie Freedman had joined Bolton as their new manager, there was no doubt he had left Crystal Palace after the club issued a statement with the usual

Dougie Freedman confirmed as manager of Bolton

Bolton have confirmed Dougie Freedman as their new manager.

Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman

Confusion surrounds Dougie Freedman move from Crystal Palace to Bolton

Confusion continues to surround the vacant managerial position at Bolton after caretaker boss Jimmy Phillips claimed he will be in charge for Saturday's trip to Middlesbrough.

Championship round-up: Leicester lead the way again

Leicester City consolidated their position at the top of the Championship last night with a 1-0 win over Brighton. Andy King's 10th-minute goal earned a sixth win in seven games for Nigel Pearson's side.

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AFC Wimbledon appoint Neal Ardley as manager

AFC Wimbledon have appointed Neal Ardley as their new manager.

Chris Cohen of Forest battles with Blackburn’s Martin Olsson
Paul Lambert teams are about hunger. He likes lower-league experience, hard workers, unproven players desperate to make a name for themselves

Paul Lambert hoping to add two new strikers to Aston Villa attack

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert hopes to bring in two new strikers before the transfer window shuts tomorrow, Press Association Sport understands.

Christian Benteke

Aston Villa turn attention to transfer targets Christian Benteke and Joe Bennett

Paul Lambert celebrated his first win as Aston Villa manager and then set his sights on strengthening his squad with Genk striker Christian Benteke and Middlesbrough defender Joe Bennett on his wish list.

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup predicts 'very busy' end to transfer window

Michael Laudrup watched his Swansea side see off Barnsley in the Capital One Cup and then steeled himself for a "very busy" end to the transfer window.

Championship round-up: Kermorgrant on target against his former club

Yann Kermorgrant, the former Leicester City striker, scored against his former club to help newly-promoted Charlton Athletic to a 2-1 win at The Valley.

The League Cup is now sponsored by Capital One

Second round draw for the Capital One Cup

Scunthorpe's reward for last night's remarkable victory over Derby is a trip to Barclays Premier League side Norwich in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

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Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

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