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Reading 4 Sheffield United 0

King Bee: Brentford manager Uwe Rösler has spearheaded the club’s success on the pitch

Michael Calvin: Bees' taste of honey sweetens sour taste of modern football

The Last Word: Brentford and a professional gambler are out to show that maybe there is life in the old game yet

Nile Ranger has only just returned to first-team action

Newcastle striker Nile ranger arrested on suspicion of rape

The Newcastle United striker Nile Ranger was today arrested on suspicion of rape.

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Bristol City appoint Sean O'Driscoll as manager

Former Nottingham Forest manager replaces Derek McInnes

David Flitcroft has taken charge permanently at Barnsley

David Flitcroft takes over at Barnsley as Derek McInnes packs his bags at Bristol

Wherever a team is in the second tier, it is never far away from the drama and tension of relegation or promotion issues – or their implications, just ask Barnsley, Bristol City and Hull.

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Harry Redknapp has 'no problem' with Tottenham successor Andre Villas-Boas

QPR play Tottenham at Loftus Road tomorrow

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Steve Cotterill joins backroom staff at QPR

Former Nottingham Forest manager agrees short term deal

Gus Poyet saw his stock rise further with last weekend’s FA Cup win against Newcastle United

Blackburn Rovers priced out of move for £2m Gus Poyet

Brighton & Hove Albion would be seeking huge compensation

Bitter sweet: Terry Butcher says his Inverness players refused to open Mars bars because they had the England crest on them

Barnsley given permission to speak with Terry Butcher

Barnsley sacked Keith Hill at the end of last month

Matt Jarvis poses on the cover of ‘Attitude’ magazine

After Matt Jarvis rallies against homophobia, here are five other footballers who've got involved politically

Rarely do professional footballers make public statements that zigzag anywhere near political engagement - so the appearance of West Ham's Matt Jarvis on the cover of Britain's best-selling gay magazine, Attitude, and his attempt to address homophobia, one of the beautiful game's last remaining stigmas (in 21 years of the Premier League not one footballer has come out), is to be welcomed. Here we select five other pros who have used their profile to political effect.

Mark Robins gets a hug from a fan in his United playing days

Can Mark Robins go from Fergie's saviour to Tottenham tormentor?

Robins plotting another rescue act at Coventry City – and victory at Spurs would help

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh, pictured with Henning Berg

Gary Bowyer and Terry McPhillips to remain in charge of Blackburn for rest of January

Duo stepped in following sacking of Henning Berg

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh, pictured with Henning Berg

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh wants new manager by tomorrow

Rovers recorded a 3-1 victory at the weekend

Sir Irvine Patnick - source for Sun story that smeared Liverpool fans after Hillsborough disaster - dies, aged 83

The former Conservative MP who helped smear Liverpool fans after the Hillsborough disaster has died.

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Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

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Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
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The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas
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Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

Michael Carberry: ‘After such a tough time, I’m not sure I will stay in the game’

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Susie Wolff: A driving force in battle for equality behind the wheel

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'No abs Adam' plans to muscle in on Usain Bolt's turf

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