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Dougie Freedman has managerial experience in the Championship with Crystal Palace and Bolton

Venky’s have proved controversial owners of Blackburn

Blackburn Rovers farce deepens as Shebby Singh sacks Michael Appleton by letter amid power struggle

Dismissal came after power struggle swung back to Rovers' 'global adviser'

The Saturday Quiz

1. The often-quoted opening line of The Go-Between – LP Hartley's 1953 novel – is what?

Peter Shilton

It's more than just penalty points: Peter Shilton faces court on drink-driving charge

England's most capped player arrested in Essex

Labour set to cut red tape strangling small business

The Labour Party will up its attempts to win over British business with a report this week that recommends vastly improved broadband access, establishing export hubs and cutting red tape.

Roberto Martinez will not put FA Cup glory before league status

Roberto Martinez focusing on Everton rather than making FA Cup history with Wigan

A place at Wembley is at stake when the sides meet at Goodison Park

From success and redemption abroad to disappointment: Steve McClaren leaves Twente

McClaren led Dutch club to the league title for the first time in their history in 2010

Point made: Billy Davies airs his views during Forest’s draw with Bolton

Match Report: Billy Davies needs time to stoke Forest fires

Nottingham Forest 1 Bolton Wanderers 1: Returning manager thwarted by namesake as Bolton put the brakes on winning second start

Jurgen Klopp

'It's not about the money for me': Chelsea target Jurgen Klopp pledges to stay at Borussia Dortmund

Roman Abramovich's search for a long-term manager goes on

Sam Wallace: Elite clubs seek to reinforce their closed shop at the top with new financial rules

Premier League clubs have agreed to financial constraints

The Sport Matrix: Thursday 7 February 2013

Lampard stunner gives England rare victory over Brazil

Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish leaves Nottingham Forest - just 41 days after taking charge

Manager was furious with owners during the transfer window

George Boyd of Peterborough

Nottingham Forest owners labelled 'a disgrace to the game' over collapsed transfer

George Boyd failed medical due to 'inconclusive eye test'

Harry Redknapp expressed his wish for Samba a month ago

QPR chairman Tony Fernandes opens his wallet wide for Chris Samba the 'monster'

Redknapp delighted to bring in defender but Odemwingie move collapses in farce

Tom Huddlestone

Fulham 'make £5m bid' for Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone

Cottagers hopeful of signing the midfielder before the close of the transfer window according to reports

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Cash-strapped Birmingham have said they will listen to offers for any of their players, including England international Jack Butland. Despite appearing for England Butland is still only 19-years-old, and may not have the neccessary experience Alex Ferguson is seeking.

Chelsea yet to make formal bid for Jack Butland

Birmingham are prepared to sell their goalkeeper

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