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Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder beats Pep Guardiola to LMA manager of the year

• Wilder wins award after leading Blades to promotion• Guardiola named Premier League manager of the yearChris Wilder has been named the manager of the year at the League Managers’ Association awards after winning promotion with Sheffield United.The 51…

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Bolton will start next season in League One with 12-point deduction

• Points deduction enforced after Bolton appoint administrators• EFL confirms sanction with club owing more than £1m to HMRCBolton Wanderers will start next season in League One with a 12-point deduction after going into administration, the EFL has ann…

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Football League play-offs 2019: six things to look out for

It is Lampard v Bielsa and a West Midlands derby in the Championship while Mansfield take on tricky NewportAway from all of the talk of peering over fences and peeking through bushes, at least 180 minutes of on-field entertainment will separate these b…

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Football League roundup: Promotion joy for Luton, Barnsley and Bury

• Portsmouth 2-3 Peterborough; Tranmere 1-1 Bury• Sunderland lose 2-1 deep in stoppage timeLuton and Barnsley’s promotion to the Championship was confirmed without them kicking a ball as Portsmouth and Sunderland both slipped to defeat. Pompey, who wer…

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When Norwich dreamed of Europe but settled for promotion

Norwich have been brilliant this season but their promotion to the top flight in 1986 takes some beating for dramaBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogAs spring turned to summer in 1985, Norwich fans must have been emotionally drained. In March, the…

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Bolton v Brentford: still no date for rearranged match after player protest

Bolton players refused to play over unpaid wagesEFL to decide on Championship fixture on ThursdayBolton’s postponed Championship fixture against Brentford will not take place this week, the English Football League has announced.Originally scheduled to …

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Football League: Rotherham relegated and Yeovil drop to National League

Yeovil let 2-0 lead slip to draw at NorthamptonRotherham drop out of Championship with 2-1 lossYeovil and Rotherham were the big losers on a heart-stopping day of Football League action, both dropping out of their respective divisions. Continue reading…

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Football League: Rotherham relegated and Yeovil drop to National League

Yeovil let 2-0 lead slip to draw at NorthamptonRotherham drop out of Championship with 2-1 lossYeovil and Rotherham were the big losers on a heart-stopping day of Football League action, both dropping out of their respective divisions. Continue reading…

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EFL vote on Coventry City’s potential expulsion postponed until May

• Club make assurances that it is in talks over Ricoh Arena• City also have agreement to groundshare elsewhere if neededThe planned vote of EFL clubs on Thursday about whether to expel Coventry City has been postponed until May, after the club gave ass…

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Football League: Sheffield United brush Hull aside, Derby climb into top six

Blades cut gap to leaders Norwich, Boro lose at ForestLate penalty rescues Derby, Lincoln win League Two titleSheffield United made light work of a potentially tricky trip to Hull, going 3-0 up before half-time and holding on to go just three points be…

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Stoke v Norwich, Hull v Sheffield United and more: Football League – live!

Easter Monday updates from the Championship and beyondLive scores: all the goals from the Bank Holiday fixturesEmail Michael here. Tweet @michaelbutler18 2.41pm BST Thirty games kicking off at 3pm in the Football League, and I’ll try and squeeze and mu…

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Football League: Bolton relegated to League One, Sheffield United go second

Villa collect ninth successive win, Middlesbrough climb to sixth Bradford relegated to League Two, Lincoln miss trophy chanceBolton were condemned to relegation back to League One after two seasons in the second tier, losing 2-0 to Aston Villa, the for…

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Why a former bankrupt Watford owner is in position to buy Bolton Wanderers | David Conn

Laurence Bassini claims to have £20m to keep Bolton afloat after the paucity of the Ken Anderson yearsOne of many sad elements in Bolton’s financial crisis and other current indignities is that for years they were supported by an owner most clubs would…

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Daniel Farke in the saddle as Norwich gallop to the finishing line | Stuart James

Despite a limited budget, Norwich top an unpredictable Championship and are heading for promotionThe standout line in a story about Daniel Farke, the Norwich City manager, on the Pink ’Un website this week was found in the penultimate paragraph. “A Ban…

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Bolton agree sale of club to former Watford owner Laurence Bassini

• Owner Ken Anderson ‘very pleased to hand over’ to Bassini• Club say outstanding wages will be paid and debts settledThe former Watford owner Laurence Bassini has agreed a deal to buy Bolton, subject to approval from the English Football League.“Signi…

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Football League: Ipswich down, Lincoln up and goals galore at Sunderland

Paul Lambert’s side relegated after drawing with BirminghamMason Mount hattrick, Coventry win 5-4 at Stadium of LightIpswich Town’s season of misery reached its culmination as their relegation was confirmed in a 1-1 draw with Birmingham at Portman Road…

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Andros Townsend praises ‘very brave’ Danny Rose for speaking out on racism

• Crystal Palace midfielder calls for other players to do the same• Tottenham defender had expressed frustration at lack of actionAndros Townsend has applauded Danny Rose’s “bravery” in revealing his true feelings about racism and, following a shameful…

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Football League: Leeds slip to third as Swansea leave Pulis on the brink

Sheffield United return to second after in ChampionshipLuton held in League Two as Sunderland win lateSheffield United seized on Leeds United’s slip-up to regain second with six games to play. Leeds slid to third, a point behind Chris Wilder’s side, af…

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Bolton ordered to play next two home games behind closed doors

• Safety certificate withdrawn by club’s advisory group• Bolton face winding-up petition in high court on WednesdayBolton will have to play their next two league matches behind closed doors after the club’s safety advisory group decided the Championshi…

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Football League: Weimann stuns Sheffield United as Derby romp to win

• Bristol City forward hits hat-trick to blunt Blades• Derby breeze to 6-1 win over lowly Rotherham• Sheffield United slipped to third after Bristol City came from behind to take victory at Bramall Lane, with Andreas Weimann scoring his first career ha…