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Knill collided with a squirrel which sent him flying of his bicycle and a fan has asked the club if fans will face a ban for wearing squirrel costumes ahead of his return ti the club with League Two rivals Torquay

Northern Ireland's qualifier against Russia put on ice once again

Northern Ireland's World Cup Group F qualifier against Russia was postponed for the second time in 24 hours as the Windsor Park pitch in Belfast was again judged unplayable yesterday. The match was the highest-profile victim as bad weather hit football across the country with four games in League One and six in League Two also called off.

Jason Lowe of Blackburn Rovers slides in for a tackle on Liam Trotter of Millwall

Liam Trotter warns Blackburn not to expect let up from Millwall

The sides meet with a place at Wembley the prize

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Brek Shea in line to make Stoke debut against Fulham

New players from FC Dallas may feature at Craven Cottage

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MK Dons 1 Barnsley 3: Striker scores twice to see Barnsley through, but game is marred by an alleged racist incident

Tom Peck spreads the love

Scunthorpe: My search for love in the most unromantic place in Britain

Where do you find love in a town with a heart as cold as iron?

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Andre Villas-Boas talks up arrival of Lewis Holtby at Tottenham

Midfielder has joined earlier than expected from Schalke

Sir Alex Ferguson might have let his side down last weekend

The Last Word: A dummy run for football's very own reality TV

Last Sunday, in our sister newspaper, Hugh Godwin broke the news that BT plans to introduce an “access-all-areas” revolution to its coverage of rugby union. Training ground and dressing-room confidences will be shared with viewers, and measured by studio experts against the match-day realities.

Michael Johnson was once the subject of a £10m bid by Liverpool

Michael Johnson reveals mental health problems which contributed to end of Manchester City career

Manchester City revealed yesterday that the midfielder had been released

Michael Johnson pictured in 2007

Michael Johnson and the Manchester City and England career that was never realised

Manchester City announce midfielder has been released

League One preview: Rely on Robins to respond

It's been a stop-start season for Swindon so far but they tend to operate like clockwork when it comes to bouncing back from a defeat and we can't resist the 13/8 available on Paolo Di Canio's men to pick up maximum points at faltering Notts County on Saturday.

The Fulham manager has denied being unpopular with his team

Martin Jol 'happy' after earning extra year on Fulham contract

Fulham boss Martin Jol has revealed he is keen to extend his reign at Craven Cottage beyond the end of the season ahead of his side's clash at Arsenal tomorrow.

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Southampton boss Nigel Adkins relishing relegation battle after loss to West Brom

Southampton boss Nigel Adkins admits he deserves to be favourite to be sacked among Barclays Premier League managers given his side's current precarious position at the bottom of the table.

Sack race: Mark Hughes is favourite for chop, with Brian McDermott and Nigel Adkins close

Who will still have his job in two weeks' time?

In November chairmen look at League positions and work out how much relegation will cost, so managers are in the firing line

Arsenal celebrate their seventh goal on Tuesday

How FA Cup's little brother is now England's best knockout competition

Cheap tickets and goals galore make tournament more appealing than prestigious rival

Scunthorpe sack manager Alan Knill

Alan Knill has been sacked as manager of npower League One side Scunthorpe and will be replaced by Brian Laws.

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British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
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Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
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New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

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Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

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