Sport Sean O'Driscoll had less than a year as Bristol City manager

For City and Rovers, the Cup provides welcome diversion from league toil and stadium trouble

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson

League One preview: Sheffield United could banish some demons

If there's one team Sheffield United aren't going to take for granted this season, it's Oldham. The Blades had three weeks fewer than most clubs in League One to prepare for the new campaign but theirs was the longest summer, reflecting on where it all went wrong in the race for automatic promotion last term.

Michael Appleton: Busy day

Portsmouth sign a whole new team – in just one day

Portsmouth completed the signing of nearly a whole new side yesterday when 10 players joined the troubled club just in time for their opening League One game at home to Bournemouth tomorrow.

Jimmy Tansey

Jimmy Tansey - Everton stalwart of the 1950s

As a tenacious, sharp-tackling, consistently competent full-back with Everton throughout most of the 1950s, Jimmy Tansey took his work extremely seriously.

Chris Read was in his element with a fighting, undefeated 49 for Notts

Read reprises his rescue role

Nottinghamshire 178-5 v Surrey

Notts County footballer Lee Hughes fined for assaulting woman in hotel room

Notts County footballer Lee Hughes has been fined after admitting assaulting a woman at a hotel, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said.

<b>NEWCASTLE</b><br/>
<b>Players in:</b> Yohan Cabaye (Lille, undisclosed), <b><i>Demba Ba (West Ham, undisclosed)</i></b>, Sylvain Marveaux (Rennes, undisclosed), Mehdi Abeid (Lens, undisclosed), Gabriel Obertan (Manchester United, undisclosed), Davide Santon (Inter Milan, undisclosed), Rob Elliot (Charlton, undisclosed).
<br/><b>Players out:</b> Sol Campbell, Shefki Kuqi (both released), Kevin Nolan (West Ham, undisclosed), Kazenga LuaLua (Brighton, loan), Wayne Routledge (Swansea, undisclosed), Jose Enrique (Liverpool, undisclosed), Joey Barton (QPR, free).

Former Tottenham and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell announces retirement from football

Former England defender Sol Campbell announced his retirement as a player today bringing down the curtain on a career that spanned five clubs over two decades and included one of the most acrimonious transfers of recent years.

Martin Allen take charge at Barnet

Martin Allen has returned for a third spell in charge of Barnet after the npower League Two strugglers announced his appointment to replace Lawrie Sanchez with immediate effect.

Neil Warnock kicks every ball during the draw with Portsmouth

Warnock is revved up to follow Revie

Portsmouth 0 Leeds United 0

How did a promising footballer die in agony in police custody?

Family asks why warning that 19-year-old had swallowed drugs packets went unheeded

NEIL WARNOCK: ‘It’s a massive club, I’m aware of that. It is a great job for whoever takes over’

Leeds fans want man 'they can't stand'

A quiet life on the farm in Cornwall or a lively one working for Ken Bates? That is the choice Neil Warnock could be faced with after Bates lost patience with Leeds United manager Simon Grayson yesterday after the 4-1 home defeat to Birmingham City on Tuesday.

Roberto Martinez saw Wigan crash out of the FA Cup on Saturday

Roberto Martinez takes positives from Wigan's FA Cup exit

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez was keen to take the positives from Saturday despite his side being on the wrong end of the biggest FA Cup upset of the day.

Leicester agree fee for Sharp

Doncaster Rovers announced last night they have agreed a fee to sell striker Billy Sharp to Championship rivals Leicester City.

Leagues 1 & 2: Green's late show boosts Charlton

Charlton moved five points clear at the top of League One after a 2-0 win over Brentford at The Valley. A power cut delayed kick-off but that did not deter Michael Morrison, who fired the hosts ahead after 31 minutes. However, the three points were not secured until Danny Green's last-minute strike.

First trophy of the season as I collect the BBC London Sports Personality of the Year award from presenter Phil Parry
Sutton United’s Craig Watkins battles with Notts County’s Julian Kelly

Sutton pay penalty as Hughes strikes

Sutton United 0 Notts County 2

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