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Following the Hornets' promotion, if Bournemouth follow, Jack Pitt-Brooke thinks it would be a triumph for the two most exciting sides in the Championship

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Lee Clark 'disgusted' after Nicola Zigic gives 'the worst training session ever'

Birmingham manager angered by striker's attitude in training

Danny Graham will hope for more first-team opportunities at Sunderland

Danny Graham completes move to Sunderland - despite being booed by fans before he even signed

Striker agrees three-and-a-half year deal

Danny Graham will hope for more first-team opportunities at Sunderland

Sunderland sign fans' hate-figure Danny Graham from Swansea

Striker was booed by Black Cats fans this week

King Bee: Brentford manager Uwe Rösler has spearheaded the club’s success on the pitch

Michael Calvin: Bees' taste of honey sweetens sour taste of modern football

The Last Word: Brentford and a professional gambler are out to show that maybe there is life in the old game yet

Sport on TV: Fighting to make ends meet, especially if they're broke

"Behind every great man..." giggles Maria Fletcher in Fighter's Wives – The World of MMA (Five, Thursday), and behind the facade of long blonde hair and pneumatic cleavage you might expect the scheming devices of a footballer's wife. But these women who watch their husbands getting regularly beaten to a pulp need to be clever and calculating in a different way.

Danny Graham: The striker has been marginalised by Michu’s arrival

Sunderland make formal bid for Swansea striker Danny Graham

Graham has seen chances limited this term following arrival of Michu

Roberto Mancini and Mario Balotelli come together

'I am very, very happy with Mario Balotelli': Roberto Mancini refutes suggestions striker will be sold

Manchester City believe that AC Milan could come in with a £24m bid for Mario Balotelli this month

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson focusing on long-term ahead of Aston Villa semi-final

Capital One Cup first leg takes place tonight

Roberto Mancini and Mario Balotelli come together

'I will give him another 100 chances': Roberto Mancini forgives Mario Balotelli

Pair were pictured shoving and pulling at each other's clothes

The Sports Matrix: Friday 4 January 2013

Football: Balotelli's future in jeopardy after ugly row with Mancini

Roberto Mancini and Mario Balotelli come together

City hitter: The curse of Super Mario strikes again

Ugly training ground spat with manager Mancini could spell the end of volatile Balotelli's time in English football

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola

'I wanted to kick him a few times' – Zola relishing Mancini showdown

Fierce Italian rivals on the pitch for club and country meet as managers in FA Cup

Samir Nasri confronts Norwich City's Cameroonian defender Sebastien Bassong

Manchester City will not appeal Samir Nasri red card

Frenchman was shown straight red for headbutt

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Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

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