Macclesfield have appointed Brian Horton as their new manager until the end of the season.
After his refusal to warm up in Munich, his 12-week vacation in Argentina, millions of pounds in fines and the months of blame and counter-claim, Carlos Tevez finally made a return to action for Manchester City yesterday.
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The Football League Column
Another pulsating Championship campaign has reached the final curtain in spectacular fashion, culminating in QPR being crowned as champions; once again proving the division’s ferocity with another blockbuster season.
Cardiff City 2 Queen's Park Rangers 2
Cardiff City reclaimed the second automatic promotion berth in the Championship after a straightforward 3-0 win over Portsmouth. Seyi Olofinjana turned in Craig Bellamy's cross after six minutes before Pompey made the win easier when Ricardo Rocha was sent off for head-butting Jay Bothroyd. Bothroyd made it 2-0 on half-time, and Peter Whittingham's second-half tap-in wrapped up the victory.
The Preston striker Iain Hume would be happy if he did not find the back of the net again this season – as long as the club escape relegation.
Late goals at the Cardiff Stadium, Carrow Road and the Riverside Stadium saw teams chasing Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers grab all three points where only one seemed likely. Cardiff City regained the second automatic promotion place when Seyi Olofinjana's 85th-minute header from substitute Jason Koumas' cross earned an unexpectedly narrow 1-0 win over relegation-haunted Scunthorpe United.
The most successful and entertaining period in Manchester City's history to date, the late 1960s and early 1970s, has entered football folklore as the Lee, Bell and Summerbee era. It's a convenient tag paying tribute to three exceptional and highly contrasting footballers, but it does scant justice to their elegant fellow attacker Neil Young, who was at the heart of all their most glorious triumphs under the inspirational guidance of manager Joe Mercer and coach Malcolm Allison.
Former Manchester City forward Neil Young has died, aged 66, the club confirmed today.
What can we say but shame on us all, except maybe for celebrity guru Piers Morgan, for whom a text from Kevin Pietersen has long been something to weigh in gold, not just for its shining wit and wry sophistication but the fact that it comes on the wings of Mercury from one of the great men of our times.
Preston North End were hit by a second major blow in the wake of them sacking Sir Alex Ferguson's son Darren when the Stoke City manager, Tony Pulis, recalled his club's players, Danny Pugh and Michael Tonge, from their loan spells at the bottom-placed Championship club.
Preston have terminated the contract of manager Darren Ferguson in a bid to retain their Championship status.
Talking Football: Without wishing to rain on Bothroyd's parade, this is more about what his call-up symbolises for Capello's team than what it means for Bothroyd personally