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Birmingham City deducted nine points by EFL for financial breaches

• Birmingham left five points above relegation zone• Club breached breach of profit and sustainability rulesBirmingham City have been hit with a nine-point penalty by the Football League for breaching profit and sustainability regulations. The deductio…

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Birmingham City deducted nine points by EFL for financial breaches

• Birmingham left five points above relegation zone• Club breached breach of profit and sustainability rulesBirmingham City have been hit with a nine-point penalty by the Football League for breaching profit and sustainability regulations. The deductio…

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Football League: Norwich grind out win to stay top of Championship

Aston Villa win fourth on the bounce, beating Boro 3-0Oxford beat Bradford after farcical finale in League OneKenny McLean gave Norwich the lead on the stroke of half-time at Rotherham but they were pegged back shortly after the restart by Semi Ajeyi. …

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‘We’re facing oblivion’: Port Vale fans push for change to arrest decline

As Vale fight to stay in League Two supporters are protesting against Norman Smurthwaite, the owner once feted as a heroFor apathetic Port Vale supporters, the promotion party on the pitch at Wycombe on the final day of the 2012-13 season when fans don…

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Football League: Blackpool fans return to celebrate dramatic equaliser

Sheffield United keep pace as West Brom, Middlesbrough falterSunderland snatch late leveller during chaos at WycombeThe race for automatic promotion thinned out after both Middlesbrough and West Brom dropped points on the top three. Continue reading…

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Anderson set for Bolton exit after toxic tenure that drove fans away | Paul Wilson

Ken Anderson, labelled a ‘rogue chairman’ by another EFL owner, is poised to end a reign beset by financial problemsHot on the heels of the ousting of Owen Oyston at Blackpool, the departure of another unpopular owner at a famous old Lancashire club ap…

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Football helping prisoners: ‘I watch Match of the Day in my cell religiously’ | Ben Fisher

At a prison in Devon professionals from county rivals Exeter City and Plymouth Argyle are participating in an innovative pilot programme putting football at the centre of rehabilitationThere is a fiercely contested drop-ball during a five-a-side kickab…

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Football League: Norwich back on top as Stoke sink Forest

Rotherham boost survival hopes with win at BlackburnPortsmouth end winless streak by thrashing BradfordChristoph Zimmermann’s powerful header in the 69th minute helped fire Norwich back to the top as Daniel Farke’s side were made to work hard for their…

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When Everton defied their form and rattled champions-elect Liverpool

The Merseyside derby was a different animal in the 1980s, but Everton have always enjoyed raining on Liverpool’s paradeBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports BlogThe 1987-88 season was not an easy one for Everton. Defending their title was always going to…

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Notts County issued with winding-up petition by HMRC over missed payment

• League Two club tell fans ‘matter will be settled in good time’• Owner Alan Hardy’s company has gone into administrationNotts County have been issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs.The club said in a statement on their website o…

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David Hockaday: ‘Cellino used to ring me at midnight, 1am, all sorts’

The former manager recalls his whirlwind 70 days at Leeds, including transfer frustrations and ‘a dysfunctional squad’From a lavish stay in the Dolomites to 1am wake-up calls and dressing-downs at Elland Road courtesy of Massimo Cellino, there are so m…

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Football League: Norwich win a thriller, Paul Scholes’s Oldham lose again

Benrahma’s majestic hat-trick helps Brentford thump HullLeeds maintain promotion push with freak winning goalThe leaders Norwich City twice came from behind to beat in-form Bristol City 3-2. Two high-class goals from Kenny McLean gave Norwich victory i…

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EFL warns Coventry City they risk expulsion over home venue uncertainty

• Coventry given deadline of 5 March to provide an update• Club say they ‘want to do a deal’ to stay at Ricoh ArenaThe EFL has warned Coventry City that they risk being expelled from the league unless they confirm where they intend to play home matches…

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Bury’s Ryan Lowe: ‘Jürgen Klopp complimented me on my style and system’

Manager has made his club one of the Football League’s most free-scoring sides – and a visit to Guardiola is in the diaryIf you were asked to guess the highest-scoring teams in the top four divisions, you would pick Manchester City straight away. Norwi…

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Shaun Harvey to step down as Football League’s chief executive in May

• Harvey will leave role at end of the season • ‘I am proud of what we have achieved,’ he saysShaun Harvey will step down as the Football League’s chief executive at the end of the season after five and a half years in the role.Harvey has worked for 25…

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West Brom keep pace after win at Aston Villa as Blades carve up Reading

Sheffield Wednesday leave it late to draw at RotherhamPortsmouth throw away 3-0 lead for point at SouthendWest Brom did the damage in the five minutes before the break to stay firmly in the promotion hunt with a 2-0 win at Midlands rivals Aston Villa. …

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AFC Wimbledon v Millwall, Football League and more – live!

All the latest updates from the 3pm GMT kick-offsDyed beards and lucky stones: Crazy Gang lives on at WimbledonAny thoughts? Email John or tweet @johnbrewin_ 1.52pm GMT Fancy some Golden Goal action? Sachin Nakrani is your man for that. Related: Golden…

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West Brom’s Dwight Gayle faces two-match ban for diving after FA charge

• Striker was awarded penalty in draw against Forest• Jürgen Klopp charged over comments about officialsDwight Gayle could face a retrospective ban for diving after he was hit with a Football Association charge following West Brom’s 2-2 draw with Notti…

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Brentford’s Thomas Frank: ‘No dickheads. We want people who care’

The Brentford head coach on the meeting that helped turn his team’s fortunes and dealing with tragedy at Griffin ParkIt’s been quite a few months for Thomas Frank since he took over as Brentford head coach. After being elevated to the top job in Octobe…

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Paul Scholes gets off to a flier at Oldham with 4-1 win over Yeovil

• West Brom salvage 2-2 home draw with Nottingham Forest• Bristol City leave it late to see off QPR at Ashton GatePaul Scholes enjoyed a winning start to his managerial career as his Oldham side ran out 4-1 winners in the League Two match against Yeovi…