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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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