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Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole

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Neal Ardley will appear in front of a room full of fans who have paid £25 for the pre-match carvery, tell them the team and provide a pre-match briefing

Ardley 'comes home' to lead Wimbledon resurrection

Before Arsenal home games the video screens broadcast Arsène Wenger reading out the team he has chosen. It is a neat bit of supporter-manager interaction, but inevitably somewhat impersonal.

Sherwood top of Blackburn's wanted list

Blackburn have drawn up an informal shortlist of potential new managers, two weeks after Steve Kean's departure.

Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers

Leicester Tigers' Welford Road axed as possible World Cup venue

Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers and the biggest club rugby ground in England, has been axed as a potential venue for the 2015 World Cup.

Jimmy Bullard was called up to the England squad during his time at Fulham

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David Bentley with Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas

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MK Dons remain interested in trying to sign Tottenham's David Bentley, however manager manager Karl Robinson believes he has a tough task to persuade the midfielder to join the npower League One club.

Greg takes giant leap as Farah soars on the track

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Welsh given the green light to take Premiership spot

London Welsh will take their place in the Premiership next season at the expense of Newcastle Falcons after winning their appeal yesterday against a decision by the Rugby Football Union to deny them promotion because of minimum ground standards criteria.

Alan Pardew was yesterday named Barclays manager of the season

Newcastle will face 'different' challenges next season says Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew believes Newcastle will face "different" challenges next season, but is confident his players can be equal to the task.

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