Mark Clattenburg, right, and Adam Lallana, left, the men at the centre of a farcical controversy
Southend players celebrate scoring against Millwall in their 4-1 victory

Southend 4 Millwall 1 match report: Shrimpers smash managerless Millwall as problems continue to mount

Millwall crash out after 15 minute delay when the floodlights went out as much as their FA Cup hopes

Sammy Taylor: Left-winger who helped Preston North End give Wolves a run for their money at the top of the table

Sammy Taylor was an industrious imp of a footballer, a goal-scoring winger who prospered with Preston North End during the best years of their modern history in the late 1950s, when twice they entertained hopes of winning the League. Had he been born half a century later, he would surely have accumulated a substantial collection of Scottish caps. As it was, the irrepressibly chirpy little fellow from the Gorbals district of Glasgow found himself stymied internationally by the exploits of such illustrious rival flankmen as Gordon Smith, Alex Scott, Graham Leggat and Tommy Ring.

Tim Sherwood has been dismissed by some for his lack of experience but has excelled working with Spurs' Under-21 side and oversaw an excellent win at Southampton

Tim Sherwood appointed Tottenham manager: Factfile of the former England midfielder

Sherwood has been handed a contract until the end of next season

DJ Campbell, pictured playing for Ipswich Town last season (but has since joined Blackburn Rovers), is one of six men arrested over match-fixing allegations

Match fixing: Sports chiefs called into summit meeting with Government

Talks called after six people were arrested during the investigation

Richie Barker has been named as Portsmouth's new manager

Portsmouth name Richie Barker as their new manager with Steve Coppell appointed director of football

Barker replaces Guy Whittingham after being sacked by Crawley two weeks ago while Coppell joins having left the same club

Neil Warnock once joked that he would take over Wednesday and try to get them relegated

Neil Warnock rules himself out of the running for vacant Sheffield Wednesday job

The former Blades boss admits taking over the Owls would be too divisive and that it's time to 'put myself to bed'

Neil Warnock once joked that he would take over Wednesday and try to get them relegated

'Blade' Neil Warnock in running to rescue Sheffield Wednesday

Neil Warnock once joked if he ever became Sheffield Wednesday manager he would do his best to get them relegated, instead he may become the man tasked with keeping the Championship club up.

Round-up: It’s treble top as Burnley are
held by Forest

Queens Park Rangers and Leicester City took advantage of Burnley’s 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest yesterday to move level on points with Sean Dyche’s side at the top of the Championship.

Kevin-Prince Boateng took a stand against racial abuse by walking off the pitch in January

Transfer news: Kevin-Prince Boateng set to switch from AC Milan to Schalke

Boateng has spent two short spells in Germany before

Arsene Wenger and Tony Adams with the Premier League trophy in 1998
Dwight Gayle

Paul Newman: At least we haven't wasted money on Carlos Kickabout. Now bring on the season

Fan's View: The Crystal Palace owners see promotion as a great chance to secure the club's future

Leicester's Jamie Vardy with a shot against Leeds United

Leicester City 0 Leeds United 0 match report: Championship duo in forgettable goalless draw

Leicester and Leeds played out an instantly forgettable goalless draw at the King Power Stadium this afternoon, keeping their unbeaten starts to the season going in the process.

Transfer news: QPR sign former West Ham midfielder Gary O'Neil on a free transfer

O'Neil joins on a one-year deal after spending the last fortnight training with the club

Coventry's (but not Coventry City's) Ricoh Arena - at the heart of the troubles that threaten the club's future

Lifeline for football clubs in financial crisis? Fans could have right to take them over

Rescued teams would avoid points deduction - helping to ensure they are 'not the sole preserve of wealthy owners'

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'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
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Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
He's behind you, dude!

US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
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Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there