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Former Blackpool defender has often been a target of insults from Preston fans, but claims this occasion abuse turned violent

The FA Cup trophy

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Ties to played on the 7/8 March

Djamel Abdoun of Nottingham Forest, centre, takes on Paul Gallagher, left, and David Buchanan of Preston North End

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Nottingham Forest may have swept aside Sam Allardyce’s beleaguered West Ham to claim a Premier League scalp in the third round but Preston of League One proved an altogether tougher nut to crack in last night’s FA Cup fourth-round tie her.

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1. The Andes.

Everton's manager David Moyes said: 'there's been something stronger than football in the last year or two' between Everton and Liverpool

David Moyes to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson: A closer look at the Everton manager

The 50-year-old has never won a major honour during his management career

PAOLO DI CANIO: The Italian quit as Swindon’s
manager after a dispute over the club’s ownership

We have not seen the last of Paolo Di Canio, claims Swindon's caretaker manager

Tommy Miller, Swindon's joint caretaker manager, has refused to rule out Paolo Di Canio making a shock return following a change of ownership at the Wiltshire club.

Showell played his stalwart part in the FA Cup triumph of 1960

George Showell: Wolves stalwart of the 1950s and '60s

Stan Cullis, the martinet manager who moulded Wolverhampton Wanderers into one of the dominant football forces in the land during the decade and a half after the war, demanded of his defenders that they be stout of heart, muscular of body and hard of head – requirements that George Showell fulfilled to the letter.

Blackburn's global advisor Shebby Singh, pictured with Henning Berg

Blackburn try to quash rumours Bollywood actor will take charge of club on day of wild rumours

Judan Ali - a novice coach with experience limited to youth and amateur level and the star of Bollywood football movie 'Dhan Dhan Dhan Goal', was at the training ground today

Theo Walcott scores the decisive goal against Reading

Reading now hold unwanted records in both the League Cup and Premier League

Reading now occupy the unwanted place in the record books of losing the highest scoring games in the League Cup and Premier League when they went down 7-5 to Arsenal in an extraordinary Cup clash last night.

Eddy Brown: Footballer remembered for his flamboyance

Eddy Brown was a centre-forward as prolific as he was eccentric – and that was saying something. A trailblazer of the goal celebration in the 1950s when such flamboyance was virtually unknown, he delighted in shaking hands with a cornerflag, indulging in an impromptu hug with a policeman, hopping into the crowd for a swift draught of lemonade, all of a piece with the sheer unadulterated ebullience with which he invested every area of his life.

Not so super Mario: Balotelli (far left) loses the plot against Sunderland. I bet my bottom dollar that he doesn't want Carlos Tevez to be at the club

Ian Holloway: Mancini mistaken in bringing back Tevez and splitting dressing room

I have a strong feeling that Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini will end up regretting bringing Carlos Tevez back. Mancini was doing great, he had made a stand and told Tevez he wouldn't play for the club again.

Ray Barlow: Footballer at the heart of West Bromwich Albion's free-flowing 1950s side

Ray Barlow was a footballing artist, the sweet-passing midfield fulcrum of Vic Buckingham's delightfully free-flowing West Bromwich Albion side of the mid-1950s, and it was not only Baggies loyalists who scratched their heads in perplexity that the stylish wing-half was awarded only a single England cap. Certainly there was no shortage of shrewd observers within the game who reckoned the tall, rangy Wiltshireman preferable to Jimmy Dickinson, the splendidly consistent and defensively ultra-solid Portsmouth stalwart who kept Barlow out during his prime, Dickinson wearing his country's colours 48 times in the process.

Horton returns to the Silkmen

Macclesfield have appointed Brian Horton as their manager until the end of the season. The Silkmen, who are outside the League Two relegation zone on goal difference, sacked Gary Simpson on Sunday.

Brian Horton has been assistant to Phil Brown

Macclesfield appoint Brian Horton until end of the season

Macclesfield have appointed Brian Horton as their new manager until the end of the season.

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