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‘We didn’t expect this’: where is it going wrong for Nathan Jones and Stoke?

Stoke have the most expensive squad in the Championship but have endured their worst start for more than a centuryNathan Jones, a devout Christian, has several tattoos, from praying hands and the crucifixion on his left arm to Jesus Christ on his right…

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Huddersfield v Sheffield Wednesday: Championship – live!

Live updates from the 12pm BST kick-offCowley brothers target another ‘miracle’Feel free to email Rob your thoughts 11.37am BST Danny Cowley’s pre-match thoughts“It’s been a really good week – a bit of a whirlwind, but it’s been great to meet the peopl…

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Football League: Forest end Swansea’s unbeaten run as Bolton thrashed again

QPR win thriller against Luton, Stoke lose at homeCoventry top of League One, Exeter lead League TwoLeague leaders Swansea saw their unbeaten start come to an end as a smash-and-grab raid from Nottingham Forest snatched all three points at the Liberty …

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Football quiz: early season sackings

The first international break of the season is a precarious time to be a football manager. Just as Javi Gracia Javi Gracia was sacked on Saturday just a few months after he had led Watford to the FA Cup final. Watford’s form dipped at the end of last s…

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Richie Wellens driven by Alex Ferguson’s influence as Swindon soar | Ben Fisher

The League Two club’s manager is looking to create modern heroes at the club and feels stronger for a torrid spell at OldhamThe corridor outside the manager’s office and the surrounding arteries of the County Ground are adorned with snapshots of Swindo…

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The standout young players in League One and League Two this season

Fans at Ipswich, Fleetwood, Swindon, Crawley and Colchester are witnessing some special performances this season By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredThe top two divisions in England have taken a break for the international fixtures, but the action has not …

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MK Dons hold off AFC Wimbledon, Doncaster fight back to beat Rotherham

Sam Nombe and Rhys Healey on target for MK DonsLate Ben Whiteman penalty downs RotherhamMK Dons got the better of rivals AFC Wimbledon thanks to goals from Sam Nombe and Rhys Healey. Marcus Forss pulled one back for the visitors but MK Dons held on to …

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Maidstone’s revival after going bust in the Football League offers Bury hope

Maidstone United were liquidated and dropped out of the Football League in 1992, but are now back where they belongBy Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport NetworkOn 13 May 1990, Mark Gall scored a 90th-minute equaliser for Maidstone United in the firs…

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Greater Manchester group working to reinstate Bury into League Two

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham joins MPs and fan groupProposal for club to enter fourth tier at start of 2020-21 seasonGreater Manchester Combined Authority has joined forces with local MPs and a Bury fans group in a bid to save the club.Bury were expel…

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Greater Manchester group working to reinstate Bury into League Two

Manchester mayor Andy Burnham joins MPs and fan groupProposal for club to enter fourth tier at start of 2020-21 seasonGreater Manchester Combined Authority has joined forces with local MPs and a Bury fans group in a bid to save the club.Bury were expel…

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Are Bury FC dead, or will they return? | Letters

UK financial practice is to blame for the club’s demise, says Steve Lupton; look at what Rangers have done, says Mike Pender; and Andrew Bibby remembers a witty crossword clueThe sad demise of Bury FC is more than a comment on professional football (Re…

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Football League: Brentford punish Derby as Stoke slump again

Charlton stay unbeaten, Huddersfield remain winlessSunderland suffer first defeat, Exeter still top of League TwoBirmingham City added to Nathan Jones’s misery with a comeback win over Stoke City at St Andrew’s. The visitors looked like they were headi…

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Bury consider legal action against EFL over club’s expulsion

• Club say EFL ignored deadline to explain its decision• Bury insist three viable bids arrived before TuesdayRepresentatives of Bury are considering legal action against the English Football League following the club’s expulsion on Tuesday, having fail…

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‘I don’t have a team any more’: Bury fans on the club’s collapse

Readers explain what Bury FC means to them after the club’s expulsion from the Football League Absolutely gutted. Although it’s seemed inevitable for quite some time I never thought it would actually happen. It’s not an overstatement to say the club wa…

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Bury FC expelled from EFL after 125 years – video report

Bury, one of the oldest clubs in the league, has been expelled from the Football League after 125 years continued membership with the EFL. However, the governing body ran out of patience with the club’s financial situation and owner, Steve Dale. It loo…

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Salary caps and direct action: lessons to learn from Bury’s demise | David Conn

Clubs’ agreement will be needed for new rules regarding prospective new owners, the funding of takeovers and a salary capThe EFL’s executive chair, Debbie Jevans, who said she is devastated by having to expel the club, has committed to preventing such …

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Bury MP and fans groups call for inquiry into CVA and football regulation

• FSA and James Frith raise questions with insolvency bodies• EFL says expulsion unlikely to be reversed despite late offersThe Bury North MP, James Frith, has called for an Insolvency Service investigation into the company voluntary arrangement (CVA) …

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Bury’s expulsion from EFL shows football’s regulations are meaningless | Barney Ronay

Demise is another warning that huge social value of clubs cannot beat the cold, hard edges of a free marketA good day to bury Bury. The swell of public sympathy at Bury FC’s expulsion from the English Football League was tangible on Wednesday morning. …

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Bolton Wanderers saved after Football Ventures complete takeover deal

• Administrators confirm sale of club in statement• Club was on verge of liquidation but future now looks secureBolton have been sold to Football Ventures (Whites) Limited, the club’s administrators have announced. A deal to take over Bolton has been c…

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Bolton Wanderers saved after Football Ventures complete takeover deal

• Administrators confirm sale of club in statement• Club was on verge of liquidation but future now looks secureBolton have been sold to Football Ventures (Whites) Limited, the club’s administrators have announced. A deal to take over Bolton has been c…