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Carabao Cup roundup: Norwich are dumped out by League Two Crawley

• Crystal Palace lose to Colchester after penalty shootout• Sheffield United, Brighton, Watford and Southampton winNorwich were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Crawley as Bez Lubala’s deflected first-half strike was enough to secure a 1-0 w…

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League Two 2019-20 season preview

Scunthorpe and Plymouth should be contenders after their relegation to a division in which Stevenage could be dark horsesThere is a vast pool of exciting 40-something coaches determined to make a splash as managers, some of whom are taking their first …

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Ivor Broadis obituary

Footballer who was the first Englishman to score twice in a match in the World Cup finalsThe footballer Ivor Broadis, who has died aged 96, played in all three of England’s games in the World Cup finals of 1954 as they reached the last eight in Switzer…

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Peter Thompson obituary

One of Liverpool FC’s greatest players who won 16 England capsThe footballer Peter Thompson, who has died aged 76, was a stellar figure at Liverpool for much of Bill Shankly’s fruitful reign as manager, both when the club first shot to the summit in th…

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Carabao Cup roundup: Nottingham Forest survive on penalties against Bury

• Leeds 2-1 Bolton; Carlisle 1-5 Blackburn Rovers• Middlesbrough see off Notts County; Exeter knock out IpswichBlackburn Rovers were one of the biggest winners in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, when they thrashed Carlisle 5-1, wit…

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Leicester v Fleetwood, West Ham v Shrewsbury and more: FA Cup replays – live!

Live updates from all the FA Cup third-round replaysFollow all Tuesday’s latest scores hereFeel free to email Simon | Tweet @Simon_Burnton 7.44pm GMT Elsewhere in the world of football: Related: Mike Ashley says there is no Newcastle bid from Staveley:…

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Golden Goal: Lee Trundle for Swansea City v Carlisle United (2006) | Ben Fisher

Scoring spectacular goals has never been a problem for Trundle, but his sweetest strike of all came in the Football League Trophy final in CardiffHis showreel is teeming with tricks and flicks, feints, shoulder rolls and keepie-uppies. His showboating …

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Shaun Miller becomes first player to be retrospectively suspended for diving

• Carlisle United striker given two-match ban for ‘deceiving match official’• Miller committed ‘a clear act of simulation’ in 35th minute against WycombeShaun Miller, the Carlisle United striker, has become the first player to be retrospectively punish…

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League One and League Two: a fan from each club previews the 2017–18 season

If the fans who spoke to us are right, Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Bury, Charlton and Southend United – and a few other clubs – will be in the play-offs

• Championship: fans preview the season

It would be nice to stay clear of relegation and have a comfortable season with a few big wins to keep us going. I’d like a number of our younger players to establish themselves here rather than being bought by Premier League clubs.

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Exeter City and Blackpool into League Two play-off final after night of drama

• Jack Stacey’s late winner earns Grecians 6-5 aggregate win over Carlisle
• Blackpool progress by same scoreline after late Luton own goal

Exeter City and Blackpool will meet at Wembley in the League Two play-off final after a night of high drama in the semi-final second legs. Both sides scored in stoppage time to secure 6-5 aggregate victories over Carlisle United and Luton Town respectively.

Related: The Football League play-offs at 30: a quick fix that survived and thrived

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Keith Curle’s tough love helps Carlisle turn corner and reconnect with city | Louise Taylor

The former Manchester City and Wimbledon defender has exacting standards for players and has led a revival in the Cumbrians’ standing on and off the pitch

One of Keith Curle’s first acts as Carlisle United manager was to stage a “truth and honesty session”.

At the time, just over two years ago, the Cumbrian team were rock bottom of League Two and Curle recognised the need for shock therapy. “All the players stood 6ft apart,” he recalls. “I kept pulling two names out of a hat and they had 40 seconds to speak about each other in a negative way and 40 seconds to talk positively. They were too nice. Players at the top level are more critical of each other because their expectations are higher.”

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Keith Curle’s tough love helps Carlisle turn corner and reconnect with city | Louise Taylor

The former Manchester City and Wimbledon defender has exacting standards for players and has led a revival in the Cumbrians’ standing on and off the pitch

One of Keith Curle’s first acts as Carlisle United manager was to stage a “truth and honesty session”.

At the time, just over two years ago, the Cumbrian team were rock bottom of League Two and Curle recognised the need for shock therapy. “All the players stood 6ft apart,” he recalls. “I kept pulling two names out of a hat and they had 40 seconds to speak about each other in a negative way and 40 seconds to talk positively. They were too nice. Players at the top level are more critical of each other because their expectations are higher.”

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FA Cup second-round draw: Bolton home to Sheffield United

• Westfields will host Bury or AFC Wimbledon if they can beat Curzon Ashton
• Charlton v MK Dons; Woking v Accrington Stanley; Chesterfield v Wycombe

Bolton have been handed a tough FA Cup second-round draw at home to Sheffield United. Bolton beat United 1-0 on the opening day of the season, with both teams chasing promotion in League One.

Westfields, who play in the ninth tier and are the lowest ranked side left in the competition, will host Bury or AFC Wimbledon, if they can beat Curzon Ashton in a first-round replay. Sitting fourth in the Midland League Premier Division, Westfields drew 1-1 with Curzon Ashton on Saturday and are potentially two wins away from a lucrative third-round tie.

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Football League your thoughts: Norwich and Newcastle on track for quick return

The Canaries and Magpies are in good shape to soar straight back to the Premier League, Fulham won a six-goal thriller at Oakwell, and Carlisle are the Football League’s only unbeaten team after Bradford lost at Oxford

• With leaders Huddersfield hosting Sheffield Wednesday in Sunday’s Yorkshire derby, relegated Norwich and Newcastle both had the chance to climb into the automatic promotion places, and both obliged with comfortable home victories. Wes Hoolahan led the Canaries to top spot, scoring a crafty solo opener and setting up Cameron Jerome for the second in the 3-1 win over Rotherham. Newcastle won by the same score at St. James’ Park, Dwight Gayle’s double against Brentford taking his goal tally to nine for the division’s top scorers.

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Football League your thoughts: Bradford City and Carlisle extend unbeaten starts

Bradford took advantage of Scunthorpe’s draw with Northampton to close on the League One leaders, Andy Williams broke Barnet hearts and Plymouth’s Sonny Bradley had an eventful afternoon

Bradford City continued their unbeaten start to the League Two season with a 2-0 win over Shrewsbury. Nicky Law gave the Bantams an early lead, and while the struggling Shrews clung to their coattails, they failed to break down Bradford’s mean defence. Stuart McCall’s team have conceded only seven goals in 12 games, and they kept the visitors at bay until Haris Vuckic’s 96th-minute penalty sealed the win. Bradford are now just a point behind the leaders, Scunthorpe United, who could only draw with 10-man Northampton as Jak McCourt forced the ball home to cancel out Josh Morris’s 12th league goal of the season.

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EFL Cup roundup: West Brom lose to Northampton as Watford crash out

• Walter Mazarri’s side beaten by Gillingham after extra time
• Northampton extend unbeaten run to 26 games after penalties

Northampton extended their club-record unbeaten run as they stunned West Brom. The Cobblers have not lost since January after knocking the Baggies out 4-3 on penalties, following a 2-2 draw at Sixfields.

Rob Page’s side are now unbeaten in 26 games in all competitions after Kenji Gorré netted the key spot-kick as they repeated their 2010 heroics when they dumped out Liverpool on penalties at Anfield.

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EFL Cup roundup: West Brom lose to Northampton as Watford crash out

• Walter Mazarri’s side beaten by Gillingham after extra time
• Northampton extend unbeaten run to 26 games after penalties

Northampton extended their club-record unbeaten run as they stunned West Brom. The Cobblers have not lost since January after knocking the Baggies out 4-3 on penalties, following a 2-2 draw at Sixfields.

Rob Page’s side are now unbeaten in 26 games in all competitions after Kenji Gorré netted the key spot-kick as they repeated their 2010 heroics when they dumped out Liverpool on penalties at Anfield.

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Carlisle ban supporter after fire scare due to pyrotechnic at Exeter

• Supporter banned from Brunton Park for rest of the season
• Pyrotechnic was let off in the away end causing delay of more than an hour

Carlisle have banned a supporter from their Brunton Park ground for the rest of the season following Saturday’s fire scare at Exeter.

Related: Football League: your thoughts | Simon Burnton

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Teenager arrested in Carlisle-Everton Cup tie racism investigation

• Arouna Koné and Steven Pienaar targeted after Everton goal at Brunton Park
• Cumbria Police confirm arrest of 15-year-old boy

Police have arrested a 15-year-old boy following an investigation into allegations of racist abuse of players in Everton’s 3-0 FA Cup fourth-round victory against Carlisle United at Brunton Park on Sunday.

Soon after Arouna Koné’s second-minute opening goal for the visitors, the referee, Lee Mason, was seen consulting with the managers Roberto Martínez and Keith Curle, before a message was broadcast over the public address system announcing that any racist abuse would not be tolerated.

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FA Cup: talking points from the fourth round

John Terry’s dramatic revelation about his Chelsea career may not be the final word, Rémi Garde was probably right to focus on the league and Wayne Rooney continues to draw inspiration from Bobby Charlton

There was a whiff of political manoeuvring to John Terry’s post-match announcement that Chelsea had opted against offering him new terms for the summer. It was the way in which the captain laboured his point, while also suggesting the hierarchy had “said that, when the new manager comes in, things might change but it’s a ‘no’ at the minute.”. There, unmistakeably, was his get-out should this tale take another twist. At present, anything feels possible. Maybe an offer is on the table, most likely from the Chinese Super League who appear so intent upon plundering the Premier League this winter, which Terry hopes Chelsea will come close to matching. Perhaps, now he has entered the final six months of his contract at Stamford Bridge and is permitted to negotiate a summer Bosman move to a foreign club, this is all a lavish game to coax a reaction from the club where he has spent the last 18 years as a professional. Certainly the timing felt rather odd. That Chelsea were compelled to issue their own statement late on Sunday night suggested they too had been taken by surprise by the centre-back’s outburst, with damage limitation underway given the reception that might await at Watford on Wednesday night. By the end of Sunday that instinctive reading of Terry’s comments – all anguished regret and resignation that his time at this club is drawing to a close – did not seem quite so clear-cut. Doubt is already creeping in – a parting of the ways may not be inevitable – fuelled by hints a new manager might want a say on whether a player with 700 career club games to his name should be discarded. The key now is the speed with which either party makes their next move: does Terry sign elsewhere, do the club stick or twist? Dominic Fifield

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