McCarthy snubs Bolton's advances

The search for a new manager at Bolton Wanderers continues after Mick McCarthy spurned the club's advances yesterday.

Two buyers interested in Birmingham

The board of Birmingham International Holdings Limited has revealed Birmingham City are in talks with two different parties about the possible sale of the club.

Striking similarities at Spurs and Villa but Defoe has edge

At White Hart Lane today, every bit as much as at Newcastle, the emphasis will be on strikers; in this case including the naming of the teams. Tottenham's season has improved from stuttering beginnings since Jermain Defoe has been used on his own with Clint Dempsey in the line of three behind him. This has coincided with an injury to Emmanuel Adebayor, who ought logically to form half of an ideal long-and-short striking partnership with Defoe but can hardly expect to walk straight back into a team who have just won away to Manchester United.

Harry Redknapp says Roy Hodgson needs time to make his mark on England

Harry Redknapp holds nothing against Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy according to Joe Jordan

Joe Jordan insists he and Harry Redknapp hold nothing against Daniel Levy, but the former Tottenham coach admits he did not expect to be sacked over the summer.

Goalkeeper David James

Former England goalkeeper David James joins League One Bournemouth

Bournemouth have signed former England international goalkeeper David James until the end of the season.

Taylor was released by Manchester City at the end of last season

Reading sign former Arsenal goalkeeper Stuart Taylor

Reading today confirmed they had completed the signing of Stuart Taylor on a one-year contract after Mikkel Andersen finally joined Portsmouth on loan.

Comeback kid: Watford striker Matej Vydra celebrates his late winner

League round-up: Zola eyes promotion after win

Matej Vydra scored an injury-time winner as Watford came from behind to beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park, in Gianfranco Zola's first league game in charge.

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.

Portsmouth go into administration for a second time

Portsmouth given go-ahead to start new season

Portsmouth have today been given the go-ahead to start the new season while in administration - and manager Michael Appleton will embark on a transfer spree over the next 48 hours.

Portsmouth go into administration for a second time

Supporters' Trust keen to salvage Portsmouth

Pompey Supporters' Trust - Portsmouth's sole hope for survival - have reacted to the news of Portpin's withdrawal to buy the financially-stricken club by declaring "this is the moment we have been waiting for".

Portsmouth's home ground, Fratton Park

Portsmouth to avoid liquidation after Liam Lawrence agrees to leave

Portsmouth will not go into liquidation today after Liam Lawrence, the last remaining senior player on the books at Fratton Park, agreed to leave the club.

Portsmouth go into administration for a second time

Tal Ben Haim agrees to leave Portsmouth to assist finances

Portsmouth's hopes of avoiding liquidation tomorrow have been given a huge shot in the arm after Israel defender Tal Ben Haim agreed to leave the club.

Michael Appleton takes his makeshift team to a friendly at Aldershot tonight

Deadline is looming but Appleton keeps calm amid Pompey carry-on

Club will be liquidated next week unless a former owner returns in a buyout – but first, the last three professionals must agree to go. Meanwhile, a manager is working, planning and hoping

Portsmouth go into administration for a second time

Balram Chainrai close to securing rescue for Portsmouth

Portsmouth are hopeful that Balram Chainrai's deal to buy the club for a second time will go through in the next couple of days, allowing Pompey to come out of administration.

Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch seeks swift resolution

Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch is hoping for a speedy verdict from a Football League tribunal which will rule on money owed by the club to former player Kanu.

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