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

Round-up: Holloway backs Blackpool in the play-offs despite 'limp' finish

Blackpool completed one of the Championship's more unlikely success stories yesterday when they clinched the final play-off place with a 1-1 home draw with Bristol City after Swansea, in seventh, failed to beat Doncaster.

League round-up: Pool keep up the pressure on Swans

DJ Campbell scored twice as Blackpool ensured the tussle for the Championship's play-off places will go the distance after a 3-1 home defeat of third-placed Nottingham Forest.

Di Matteo braced for tough test as Baggies go up

Championship round-up

Holloway calls on Tangerines to end Newcastle home rule

The Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has challenged his play-off chasers to spoil another Newcastle party and "smack them off the face of the Earth".

Mancini in vow to stay and fight at Eastlands

Manager denies Juventus link and insists he has begun planning next season at City

Neville: Blues don't need new players

Phil Neville believes Everton's recent form shows they do not need to add to their squad this summer. After the Toffees were hampered by a lengthy injury list at the start of the season, their fortunes have improved as the campaign has gone on and they have lost just twice in the Premier League since the end of November.

Carroll double closes in on promotion for Newcastle

Newcastle United 3 Scunthorpe United 0

Barton takes another step on comeback for Newcastle

Joey Barton is determined to play a part in Newcastle's charge back to the Premier League. The 27-year-old was in line for the second game of his comeback from foot surgery for the reserves at Hartlepool last night.

Boro sparkle but Strachan wants more

Middlesbrough 2 Newcastle United 2: Teessiders' manager admits he has much to do despite fine derby showing, writes Paul Newman

Mark Halsey: 'When I beat the cancer, I wept for five minutes'

Mark Halsey is refereeing again after seven months battling illness. He tells Sam Wallace football kept him going

Brian Godfrey: Welsh international footballer who became a hard-bitten manager

The Welsh international Brian Godfrey was a footballer both tough and clever, and as a manager he was a shrewd, hard-bitten operator, albeit not at the rarefied level widely envisaged for him when he took his first managerial job in the mid-1970s.

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