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No one did more deals in the summer transfer season than Charlton's manager

Paul Newman: Attendances stay healthy as Bradford show price matters

The Football League Column: Bradford's example shows what can be achieved with a sensible pricing policy

Nottingham Forest secure final play-off place

Nottingham Forest secured the final npower Championship play-off place ahead of Leeds in style with a 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace this afternoon.

Leeds remain hopeful of claiming play-off place

Leeds are hoping QPR have celebration and not three points on their mind tomorrow as they look to snatch an unlikely npower Championship play-off place.

Round-up: Cardiff's 'unfinished business' puts the pressure on Norwich

Dave Jones, the Cardiff manager, believes his side have "unfinished business" ahead of their crucial game today at home to Middlesbrough. Cardiff narrowly missed out on promotion last year, losing the play-off final to Blackpool, but are just one point behind Norwich as the two teams vie for the final automatic promotion spot. "I'm proud of what I've done here" said Jones, "but would be even prouder of taking the club into the Premier League."

League round-up: Forest fire relegates Scunthorpe

Reading confirmed their play-off berth with an entertaining 0-0 draw at Coventry City while Nottingham Forest edged closer to a top-six finish as Kris Boyd and Luke Chambers both scored two in a 5-1 defeat of Scunthorpe United, who are relegated.

QPR's party for promotion threatened by being sent back to the play-offs

Queen's Park Rangers can confirm promotion, subject to next week's Football Association hearing into contract irregularities, with a point at Vicarage Road today.

Preston relegated after Cardiff defeat

Preston have been relegated from the Championship after a 1-0 home defeat to promotion-chasing Cardiff, Peter Whittingham firing the only goal of the game into the roof of the net early in the first half after good work from Craig Bellamy.

Palace close to safety after Danns dents Leeds' playoff hopes

Crystal Palace 1 Leeds United 0

Freedman content with Palace's rare away point

Doncaster Rovers 0 Crystal Palace 0

Howson backs Leeds to bring Reading's winning run to an end

Jonny Howson, the Leeds captain, believes his side can shake off their indifferent form and end Reading's long winning run when they meet in a vital Championship match at Elland Road tonight.

QPR falter once again on the home straight

Queen's Park Rangers 0 Derby County 0

Round-Up: Rodgers outraged by Swansea's slump

Brendan Rodgers, the Swansea manager, reacted bitterly to his side's 2-1 defeat at Burnley on Saturday, their fourth successive reverse on the road, which leaves them five points behind big rivals Cardiff in the race for the second automatic promotion spot.

Financial fair play can help Wenger emulate Shanks

The most famous photograph of Bill Shankly has him arms aloft, greeting the throng outside St George's Hall in Liverpool. It was taken 40 years ago after an FA Cup final and the theme appears familiar; Shankly triumphant, Shankly vindicated, Shankly making the people happy.

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

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Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

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Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada