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A look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup fourth round match at Vale Park

Football: Lightning Owen `is no diver'

MICHAEL OWEN has been defended against accusations of diving by the Port Vale centre-back he tormented in Liverpool's FA Cup third round victory.

Football FA Cup: Owen's Cup debut is overflowing

Port Vale 0 Liverpool 3

Football: Barker plans a Rudge match

SIMON BARKER is hoping to repay his manager John Rudge for rescuing him from football oblivion by helping Port Vale overcome Liverpool in today's FA Cup tie at Vale Park.

Football: Aspin a rock in a sea of change

Port Vale's veteran defender hopes experience will pay against Michael Owen tomorrow

Football: Interview: The master builder's biggest test

The famed street wisdom of Vale's faithful servant has never been more crucial. By Andrew Longmore

NATIONWIDE LEAGUE: Bolton's overdue return to form

COLIN TODD saw his Bolton side return to form with a convincing 3-1 win over Port Vale at the Reebok stadium last night.

Football: Vale rise to keep Rudge in the frame

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Football: Claims of racism rejected

PAUL D'MELLO, Dunfermline's general manager, yesterday reacted angrily to racist allegations against the club from their former captain Dave Barnett who left East End Park last week to join Port Vale on a three- month loan.

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Ros Wynne-Jones on the rise to TV chat-show host of the country's most irrepressible footballer

Football: Fenwick pays the price at Portsmouth

The upheavals at Portsmouth showed no signs of stopping yesterday as the manager, Terry Fenwick, followed Terry Venables out of the door. Keith Waldon, Fenwick's assistant, will take charge of the team for tonight's FA Cup third-round replay at Aston Villa.

Politics: These modern nuptials are so New Labour

Tony Blair would have been there, but he is in Japan. Gordon Brown will be among the guests. Andrew Buncombe previews a wedding which is likely to be one of the high points of New Labour's year.

Football: Vale denied by resurgent Richards

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