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EFL confirms Bury will start League One season with 12-point deduction

• Club enters company voluntary arrangement to secure future• Winding-up petition over unpaid debts adjourned last monthBury will start the League One season with a 12-point deduction after entering a company voluntary arrangement, the EFL has announce…

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Bury takeover went through without full Football League approval

• EFL says Steve Dale has not provided full information • Bury understood to be under transfer embargoThe December takeover of Bury, who are in extreme financial distress under the owner Steve Dale, was completed without being approved by the EFL under…

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When the best of Serie A beat a Football League all-star XI

Marco van Basten, Careca and Diego Simeone scored for Serie A as they defeated the Football League in January 1991By Tom Collomosse for The Blizzard Attempting to collect a square pass, Glenn Hysén allows the ball to slip momentarily from his control. …

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‘We never got that money’: the inside story of Bury’s road to financial ruin

As the club face a winding-up petition, we show how loans, a car park and a collapsed business helped drive them to the brinkBury’s historic 6-0 win in the 1903 FA Cup final was remembered last month when Manchester City eviscerated Watford by the same…

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‘We never got that money’: the inside story of Bury’s road to financial ruin

As the club face a winding-up petition, we show how loans, a car park and a collapsed business helped drive them to the brinkBury’s historic 6-0 win in the 1903 FA Cup final was remembered last month when Manchester City eviscerated Watford by the same…

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Forest Green’s eco evolution on hold after wooden stadium plan rejected

• Forest Green chairman Dale Vince: ‘fans will be devastated’• Decision may still be appealed by the clubThey are the greenest football club in the world, famous for giving their players a vegan diet and recycling their rainwater. But now Forest Green’…

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West Brom appoint Slaven Bilic as manager on two-year contract

• Former West Ham manager gets job at Championship club• Club determined to return to Premier League, Bilic saysSlaven Bilic has been named as the manager of West Brom, the Championship club have announced.The former West Ham and Croatia manager has ag…

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Middlesbrough set to appoint Jonathan Woodgate as manager

• Former defender close to succeeding Tony Pulis• Robbie Keane a candidate to be assistant managerMiddlesbrough are close to announcing Jonathan Woodgate as their manager. The former Boro and England defender is poised to succeed Tony Pulis, under whom…

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Middlesbrough set to appoint Jonathan Woodgate as manager

• Former defender close to succeeding Tony Pulis• Robbie Keane a candidate to be assistant managerMiddlesbrough are close to announcing Jonathan Woodgate as their manager. The former Boro and England defender is poised to succeed Tony Pulis, under whom…

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What do you need to run a sustainable EFL club? Luck, says Stevenage owner

• Phil Wallace hopes to raise £1.2m by selling 12% equity to fans• Funds would be used principally for transfers and wages, he saysRunning a sustainable Football League club is possible only if you are lucky, according to the Stevenage chairman, who is…

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Coventry City announce groundshare at Birmingham City for next season

• League One side fail to reach agreement to stay at Ricoh Arena• EFL ‘reluctantly agree’ club can play home games at St Andrew’sCoventry City have announced they will play their home games at Birmingham City’s St Andrew’s ground next season, after fai…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Coventry City announce groundshare agreement is in place for next season

• Club says agreement is backup plan if Ricoh Arena deal fails• Birmingham’s St Andrew’s ground is one reported possibilityCoventry City have announced that they have reached a groundshare agreement for next season, in case they fail to agree a deal to…

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Connor Jennings heads Tranmere into League One with extra-time winner

Tranmere Rovers returned to League One for the first time since 2014 after Connor Jennings broke Newport County’s hearts in extra-time at Wembley.The League Two play-off final was heading towards a penalty shootout when Jennings ended the deadlock with…

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Michael Gray: ‘All people want to hear about is that bloody penalty’

The former Sunderland player talks about play-offs heartbreak, the kindness of fans and having a giggle with Clive MendoncaBy Richard Foster, author of The Agony and the EcstasyWhen Doncaster Rovers captain Tommy Rowe sliced his kick wide of the goal i…

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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…