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Stuart Gray named as Burnley caretaker

Stuart Gray has been placed in caretaker charge of Burnley following the departure of Brian Laws.

Brian Laws leaves Burnley

Brian Laws has stepped down as the manager of Burnley at the request of chairman Barry Kilby.

Hammers look to Cole and Co to help carry burden of escaping drop

West Ham United, off the bottom of the Premier League for the first time since October, take on Everton today determined to make their Boxing Day victory at Fulham the start of their climb out of trouble.

Hughes taunted as Fulham drop into danger zone

Fulham 1 West Ham United 3

West Ham beat Fulham to boost survival hopes

Fulham 1 West Ham 3

More snow forecast after weekend of postponements

Sport could be facing a winter of discontent after bad weather forced the postponement of events across the country this weekend. More bad weather is forecast for this week, meaning the traditional Boxing Day football fixtures, for example, could be at risk. Further snow in the New Year could leave to a fixture pile-up in the spring.

Big freeze wipes out Sunday clashes

The Barclays Premier League clash between title rivals Chelsea and Manchester United was the most high-profile casualty of this weekend's snow and freezing temperatures as all of tomorrow's top flight fixtures were postponed today.

Scouting for Moyes, by Les Padfield

With so many hi-tech tools available for managers to assess players these days, it's possibly a surprise that football scouts, like Saturday-evening pink 'uns and balls with laces, haven't been relegated to history.

Camp pitches case for England as Davies urges spending spree

Cardiff City 0 Nottingham Forest 2

Round-up: Warnock praises his 'matador' Taarabt

QPR manager Neil Warnock labelled Adel Taarabt "a matador" after the Moroccan's two goals fired his side back to the top of the Championship on the back of a 3-1 victory over Preston at Loftus Road.

Paul Newman: Scunthorpe fans take firm stand in defence of terraces

The Football League Column: We all know that at every all-seated venue there are areas where people stand

Beckford aims to make Toffees more than Arsenal-lite

When Everton last welcomed Arsenal, all the talk was about their defence – or specifically Joleon Lescott, whose appearance in last year's 6-1 opening-day capitulation confirmed in David Moyes' mind that it was time to accept the centre-back's wish to join Manchester City.

Championship round-up: Commons makes well-timed case for Derby rise

Derby County's spectacular revival under Nigel Clough continued as they beat Ipswich 2-0 at Portman Road last night, their seventh win in nine games, Kris Commons getting both of their goals in the second-half.

QPR's Smith not sure about Pompey reception

QPR winger Tommy Smith is unsure how his return to Portsmouth will be greeted by the home fans when his npower Championship-leading QPR side travel to Portman Road tonight.

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