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Reading can clinch promotion to the Premier League tomorrow if Brian McDermott's side defeat Nottingham Forest and West Ham fail to win at Bristol City, or if the Championship leaders draw and the Hammers lose.

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Gareth Bale insists Tottenham will overcome Chelsea in this weekend's FA Cup semi-final because they have a better team than the Blues.

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Michael Appleton: The man with the hardest job in football

He is trying to save Pompey from relegation but the club can't afford Sky, food at the training ground... or players' wages. He tells Sam Wallace about their plight

With his court case finally behind him, Peter Storrie can at last look for a new job

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Portsmouth's former chief executive Peter Storrie has expressed his desire to return to the club.

Newcastle must tighten up, admits Williamson

The Newcastle United defender Mike Williamson is hoping for a return to the defensive resilience that characterised the club's start to the season, in order to boost the charge for a European place.

Warnock is looking to get Leeds promoted

Neil Warnock wants 'hostile' atmosphere at Elland Road for West Ham visit

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