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Robinho considers legal action against Pele

Robinho is prepared to sue Pele over his claims that British football’s record signing has taken drugs.

Portsmouth sign Mullins and Pele

Portsmouth have made a double signing with the arrivals of Hayden Mullins from West Ham and Portuguese midfielder Pele on loan from Porto.

Robinho must grow out of crying game to justify record transfer fee

The 'new Pele' played a major part in Real's two recent La Liga triumphs but could not handle his lack of status at the club, writes Pete Jenson in Madrid

'Half-price' Adebayor close to Milan move

Club owners such as Roman Abramovich, who apparently have a money-no-object approach to signing players, have reinforced the notion that football inhabits a world of its own where the economic rules that govern any other business do not apply. So prepare for a shock. Arsenal are having a half-price summer sale.

Wolves 0 West Bromwich 1: Baggies back on top after Gera shift puts brakes on Wolves

Wolverhampton Wanderers, seeking a fourth victory in six matches, had their moments, only to be cast once more into the role of plucky West Midlands derby losers to the new Championship leaders West Bromwich Albion last night.

Blackpool 1 West Bromwich 3: Phillips' late show fires West Bromwich to the summit

The value of having Kevin Phillips on hand to turn a poor night into a successful one could not have been better illustrated as Albion shook off the disappointment of their FA Cup semi-final defeat by grabbing pole position in the Championship on goal difference last night.

Cardiff City 0 West Bromwich 0: Wembley pageant takes Albion eyes off promotion prize

A certain stadium in north-west London was occupying seemingly every mind at Ninian Park last night and as Cardiff and West Bromwich Albion alike looked forward to their dream day out and to the famous silverware that may just lie beyond this weekend's FA Cup semi-finals, a rather important league match passed by without a winner.

Charlton Athletic 1 West Bromwich Albion 1: Charlton hopes hurt by Phillips

Alan Pardew called last week "the worst of the season" for Charlton, which was fair comment as the Addicks' manager saw his side lose three games and fall out of the play-off places.

West Bromwich 0 Sheffield United 0: Draw may not spare Robson role upstairs

At least Bryan Robson has a point earned away to the promotion favourites to take into today's "showdown" meeting with the Sheffield United chairman, Kevin McCabe. However, speculation was rife last night that the manager is to be shunted upstairs with a first-team coach brought in to take charge on a day-to-day basis.

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