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Ricky van Wolfswinkel's representative said: 'There is a special clause in the deal accepted by all parties that stipulates if Norwich leave the Premier League then the future of Ricky van Wolfswinkel will be open again'

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Mike Williamson of Newcastle applauds the home fans

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The European Commission raised the red flag for Spain and Slovenia today, warning that urgent action is needed to address imbalances threatening their economic stability.

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Northern Ireland's World Cup qualifier postponed again

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Fabio Coentrao scored after an Israeli goalkeeping error

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Fabio Coentrao scored with only seconds left to keep Portugal’s World Cup qualification hopes alive with a dramatic draw in Tel Aviv.

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The nations were inseparable before the game, both holding seven points

Chris Hughton wants a reaction from his players after the 5-0 loss to Liverpool

Van is £8m man for Chris Hughton: Norwich track Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Sporting Lisbon have confirmed they are negotiating the sale of striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel to Norwich City.

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Venky’s have proved controversial owners of Blackburn

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Roy Keane (left) said it was the correct decision to send Nani off

'Jealous' Roy Keane criticised by former Manchester United players for stance on Nani red card

Former captain agreed with the referee during ITV broadcast

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