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Liverpool manager admits he made mistake with Gerrard deployment as controversial penalty gets home side off hook in front of owner Henry

Fowler looking for new club

Robbie Fowler is on the lookout for a new club after North Queensland Fury admitted defeat in their quest to retain his services.

Sam Wallace: All those who profit from our game share an obligation to end this taboo

It is remarkable that rugby has beaten football to the punch with Gareth Thomas

Transfer Talk: Wolves return to Belgian club to sign Guedioura

The club have made their second signing of the transfer window, securing Charleroi midfielder Adlène Guedioura on loan.

Fabregas happy to see out his career at Arsenal

Captain rejects talk of Barça move and says he is 'better than ever' at Emirates

Five goals for Defoe as Spurs stun Wigan 9-1

Tottenham 9 Wigan 1

Fowler linked with vacant Tranmere post

North Queensland Fury have denied Robbie Fowler has been the subject of an approach my managerless Coca-Cola League One side Tranmere.

Sam Wallace: Keegan's transfer record at City does nothing to help claim against Ashley

Keegan will contest that the disastrous Xisco and Gutierrez were bought behind his back

Allardyce wants Santa Cruz to remain at Blackburn

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has resolved his issues with Roque Santa Cruz and has told the striker he wants him to keep him at the club.

Grimsby confirm Fowler interest

Grimsby chairman John Fenty has revealed there is "a glimmer of a chance" that former England striker Robbie Fowler will join the Coca-Cola League Two club.

Bolton Wanderers 0, Blackburn Rovers 0: Bolton escape with Roberts missing in action

For once in his life, Jason Roberts let Bolton off lightly in this lacklustre Lancashire derby. The much-travelled striker has frequently punished Wanderers with his various clubs, but must be developing a sympathetic streak for them, because on either side of half-time he missed the chances that should have won the game.

Blackburn 1 Everton 0: Everton face jeers after Fowler rolls back years

Any memories of last season's stellar journey to the Carling Cup semi-finals would have haunted David Moyes last night. Cumbersome in defence, uninspired in midfield and with their summer signings not convincing, Everton trudged off Ewood Park with their own fans' boos ringing in their ears. Hardly the preparation Moyes needed for a defining week, with Saturday's Merseyside derby followed by a testing journey to Liège.

Blackburn gamble on veteran Fowler

Robbie Fowler will join Blackburn at their pre-season training camp in Germany after deciding to leave Cardiff. The former England striker is expected to spend several weeks with Rovers before the club's new manager Paul Ince decides whether to sign the 33-year-old.

Fowler nears Blackburn move

Robbie Fowler is poised to make a surprise move back to the Barclays Premier League after Cardiff announced he is set to join Blackburn.

James suited to dressing down for 'Spice Boys' reunion party

"Had we won the Cup," mused David James, "we would have been the best dressed team to win the Cup."

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Ridsdale is overseeing the rise of Cardiff after a spell at Barnsley but it is the débâcle at Leeds for which he is still remembered
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