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Liverpool’s unsettled striker now unlikely to leave after he is allowed to return from exile and join up with team-mates

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Former champions Liverpool will face Notts County after they enter the competition at the second round having missed out on Europe

Kenny Jackett has joined Wolves with the task of taking them back up to the Championship

The Sport Matrix: Friday 2 August 2013

Captain’s slog puts Australia in Old Trafford boxseat

One Direction member Louis Tomlinson has signed a contract with Doncaster Rovers Football Club

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Publicity stunt sees the singer sign for the Championship side

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It is not often supporters pay £60 to watch their team suffer a thrashing and feel they have seen value for money, but Bournemouth’s fans were at Dean Court last night to see their opposition.

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He becomes the first black English manager to coach in European competition

The Gaffer, by Neil Warnock

If Neil Warnock hadn't opted for a life in football he could have become a successful journalist, as followers of his column in The Independent can attest. Instead, combative, controversial, never short of words, he was rarely out of the news in a 33-year managerial career that spanned 13 clubs the length and breadth of England, from Plymouth Argyle to Leeds.

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Football League announce six opening day fixtures to mark 125th anniversary

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