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Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has conceded he got it wrong in Europe this season.

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Fulham unearth gem as Pogrebnyak sinks Stoke

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Swiss club Sion have lost their fight to be allowed back into the Europa League.

Martin Chivers gets shivers over the 'best Spurs team for years'

Redknapp's dynamic class of 2011 are a joy to watch for cautiously optimistic White Hart Lane hero

Danny Murphy has played his best football at Fulham since his Liverpool days as main playmaker, and has been captain for four seasons

Old boys spurred on in the friendly derby

Jol and Fulham's former Tottenham contingent are keen to show their north London neighbours what they might be missing

Clint Dempsey insists revenge was not motivation for win

Fulham midfielder Clint Dempsey insists three points rather than revenge was the motivating factor against Wisla Krakow last night.

Tottenham's Europa League hopes alive insists Sebastien Bassong

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Redknapp will miss Tottenham's Europa League trip to Russia

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp undergoes successful heart surgery

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Sion file Uefa complaint with European Commission

Sion yesterday announced they have filed a complaint against UEFA with the European Commission after the club was thrown out of the Europa League when they were found guilty of fielding ineligible players.

Matthäus: Great player, but terrible playboy who can't find joy as a coach

He won the World Cup but remains unloved in Germany due to erratic love life and poor managerial record

What happens when the game is up for football's empire-builders?

As Arsène Wenger is discovering, even the greatest managers run out of time when the victories stop coming

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Stoke boss Tony Pulis hailed another milestone for his team after they secured a place in the final qualifying round of the Europa League with victory over Hajduk Split in Croatia.

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Rangers manager Ally McCoist has confirmed he is lining up an Ibrox return for Carlos Cuellar.

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