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Ipswich consider new Robson tribute

Ipswich chief executive Simon Clegg has revealed the club are considering naming a stand at Portman Road after Sir Bobby Robson.

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Metropolitan and Greater Manchester forces are looking at continental-style crowd-control tactics in the wake of the G20 demonstrations

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With Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson privately reaffirming his commitment to the club amid speculation on Teesside that his enthusiasm may have waned, and with manager Gareth Southgate talking of ‘‘wholesale changes’’ as Boro prepare for the expected drop to the Championship tomorrow at West Ham, planning at the Riverside is moving at some pace.

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The tournament's been a turn-off but, writes Glenn Moore, Werder v Shakhtar is a game you just can't afford to miss (honestly!)

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Norway, Denmark and Scotland have earned extra places in the qualifying round for next season's Europa League.

Howard ends long search for real No 1

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Manchester City fear Bellamy out for season

Manchester City striker Craig Bellamy's knee injury will almost certainly rule him out for the rest of the season, the club said today.

O'Neill defends retreat from Moscow

It all happened more than six weeks ago, but it is still the talk of the Aston Villa chat forums and will probably go down as the defining moment of what could have been a momentous season. So on Friday, even with a key game at home to Everton to consider, Martin O'Neill spent much time going over the same topic again: "Moscow."

Europe not essential for Tottenham's new stadium

Daniel Levy, the Tottenham chairman, insists the club will not have to guarantee regular European football to fund their new stadium. Spurs have revealed the latest plans of the "Northumberland Development Project", which would see the 58,000-capacity stadium built adjacent to their White Hart Lane home.

Uefa look to limit squad sizes

Uefa is mulling plans to ask European leagues to limit clubs to a squad size of 25 players in a bid to curb soccer's massive wage bills, a senior official said today.

Hughes out to end City trophy wait

Uefa Cup success may not define manager's career but will help club's self-belief
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