Former Blackpool defender has often been a target of insults from Preston fans, but claims this occasion abuse turned violent
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Sunday 03 April 2011
Grant Holt and substitute Simeon Jackson scored a hat-trick apiece as the Championship's second-placed side, Norwich City, thrashed Scunthorpe United 6-0 to give them a four-point cushion over Cardiff in third. The Iron slump to the bottom after the first match of Alan Knill's reign as manager.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Scott Sinclair scored twice as Swansea City ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Leeds United at the Liberty Stadium, consolidating their grip on the Championship's second automatic promotion place. Swans took the lead after 13 minutes, Sinclair cutting in from the left to play a one-two with Luke Moore and fire in. As Leeds got a foothold near half-time Swans defender Alan Tate handled, but no penalty was given. The visitors' revival did not last long after the break. Ten minutes into the second period a foul on Nathan Dyer saw Sinclair tuck away the penalty and in the 72nd minute Moore made it 3-0.
Tuesday 22 February 2011
To the lunchtime drinkers at Sam's Chop House off Manchester's Cross Street he was simply Mr Lowry: a shy man who liked a half of bitter, a bowl of soup and a cob while relaxing in the old sherry bar during his break from work as a rent collector.
Monday 21 February 2011
Sunday 20 February 2011
Thursday 17 February 2011
Cardiff manager Dave Jones was left to rue two dropped points after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Burnley in the Championship on Tuesday night.
Tuesday 15 February 2011
Cardiff boss Dave Jones is anticipating a tense climax to the npower Championship as the leading contenders all hit form at the right time.
Sunday 13 February 2011
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.
Brian Viner: Think of a number – and double it to be a winner in football's bizarre shirt lottery
Saturday 12 February 2011
Neil Young: Footballer whose elegant, artistic talents made him an unsung hero of Manchester City's golden age
Friday 04 February 2011
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.
Thursday 03 February 2011
Former Manchester City forward Neil Young has died, aged 66, the club confirmed today.
Tuesday 01 February 2011
Mr Pools to bag the Tote?
Saturday 22 January 2011
Monday 17 January 2011
Sunday 16 January 2011
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
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