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They have never been this far in the world's oldest competition before, but when AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor watched the draw for the FA Cup first round, the tie that was thrown up for his team presented more than a financially rewarding day out. It was more than the chance to claim a Football League scalp, and it was more than being seen by thousands on the late-night highlights show.

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Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish does not believe his handling of the Luis Suarez racism row cost him his job but admits he would do things differently in a similar situation.

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Arsenal completed one of the most remarkable comebacks in football last night when they recovered from 4-0 down against Reading to win 7-5.

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Jason Roberts will again refuse to wear Kick It Out T-shirt

Jason Roberts has again refused to wear a T-shirt in support of anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out this weekend but gave his tentative support to the Professional Footballers Association's six-point plan designed to eradicate the problem within the game.

Jason Roberts said it would be hard to wear a Kick It Out T-shirt

Former West Brom and Arsenal defender Brendon Batson does not want to see breakaway group

Former West Brom and Arsenal defender Brendon Batson has called on black players not to form a breakaway group from the Professional Footballers' Association, but believes it is vital their concerns are dealt with by the authorities. 

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Formation of black players' association being discussed reveals human rights lawyer

Talks about setting up a black footballers' association have begun involving players from all levels of the game, a human rights lawyer involved in the discussions has confirmed.

John Terry with Oriol Romeu (right) and Ashley Cole in training last month

Lenient John Terry punishment sparked Kick It Out boycott claims former England striker Cyrille Regis

The player boycott of Kick It Out T-shirts was sparked by a belief John Terry had been let off lightly, according to Cyrille Regis.

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Andre Villas-Boas content in calmer waters at Spurs after year of tumult

Portuguese faces former club with confidence 12 months on from defining John Terry fracas

Dutch legend Edgar Davids has played for Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax - and soon he'll be able to add Barnet to that illustrious list. The 39-year-old has joined the League Two outfit primarily as a coach, yet despite not having played professionally for two years he

Edgar Davids registered to play for Barnet

Former Holland international and joint Barnet head coach Edgar Davids has been registered to play in tonight's npower League Two home fixture against Northampton.

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Black players at Aston Villa will wear 'Kick It Out' T-shirts

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists his players will wear “Kick It Out” shirts in support of the anti-racism campaign.

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