Sport Steve Bruce celebrates Hull City’s Premier Legaue return

Five minutes is all it took for realism to reign at the KC Stadium. Steve Bruce had been talking about one of the strangest days in Championship history with pride and gusto before his attitude changed – and a new focus on the task in hand came to the fore.

Redknapp stays focused on managerial milestone

Harry Redknapp insists he will not allow accusations of tax evasion to distract him from Tottenham's pursuit of a position in the top four. The Spurs manager, who sends out a Premier League side for the 500th time against Hull today, says football is the only thing on his mind.

World Cup chief slams Phil Brown

World Cup 2010 chief Danny Jordaan has hit back at Hull manager Phil Brown for doubting South Africa's ability to host the tournament in the wake of the attack on Togo.

Gartside wants Bolton and Burnley to move on

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside believes there will be no lasting fall-out with Burnley over his pursuit of Owen Coyle.

Transfer Talk: Latics' Kapo returns home

Wigan Athletic: Midfielder Olivier Kapo has moved to French side Boulogne on loan. The Frenchman signed for the Latics in July 2008 from Birmingham for £3.5m, but has seen his first-team chances limited to just 20 league games.

Megson dismayed with critical Bolton fans

Bolton manager Gary Megson knows he is fighting a battle he cannot win with critical fans, but is determined not to be cowed by dissenting voices.

Hunt's double exposes fragile Bolton's failings

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Sam Wallace: Dear Jeff Stelling, Sepp Blatter and Phil Brown, thanks for the memories

Never assume a game is dead after the first leg

Arsenal's display of true grit gives Wenger growing belief

Arsenal 3 Hull City 0

Diaby steers Arsenal to third after Tiger shoot

Arsenal 3 Hull City 0

Fabregas injury not long term says Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been given a lift with news of Cesc Fabregas' hamstring injury and Denilson being given the all-clear to deputise for his captain against Hull tomorrow.

Pulis turns on Wenger's 'moaning'

Stoke manager joins Hull's Brown in criticising Arsenal boss for fixtures complaint

Premier League defend fixture list after Wenger criticism

The Premier League have defended the organisation of their fixtures following criticism from Arsene Wenger over his Arsenal side playing three times this week.

Hull miss the bounce of Bullard

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Robinson ensures all the positives are negative

Hull City 0 Blackburn Rovers 0

Brown happy about Hull Christmas party

Hull boss Phil Brown has no intention of stopping his players enjoying a Christmas party or night out this year.

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