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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

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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

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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

Andreas Weimann of Aston Villa

Andreas Weimann discussing new Aston Villa contract

Paul Lambert hopes striker will commit long-term future to the club

Oldham celebrate their FA Cup victory over Liverpool
Noel Hunt of Reading celebrates

Match Report: Reading give McDermott another collector's item

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