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FA Cup roundup: Doncaster reach fifth round for first time in 63 years

• Ben Whiteman’s double gives Rovers 2-1 win over Oldham• Swansea ease through with 4-1 victory against GillinghamGrant McCann said his Doncaster side’s 2-1 victory over Oldham “changes our lives a bit” after they reached the fifth round of the FA Cup …

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos

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Cardiff out of FA Cup after Gillingham’s Elliott List delivers late knockout blow

Elliott List smashed home a late winner as the League One strugglers Gillingham produced an FA Cup third-round shock by dumping out Cardiff. The midfielder buried his finish past Alex Smithies with nine minutes remaining at Priestfield to upset the Pre…

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Football League: Birmingham inflict first league defeat on Leeds United

Che Adams brace causes Marcelo Bielsa’s first league defeatPeterborough turn it around to go top of League OneDespite enjoying over 70% of possession at Elland Road, Leeds lost 2-1 to Birmingham and their undefeated league record under Marcelo Bielsa i…

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Bouncebackability: a word coined for the play-offs that fits them perfectly

The best preparation a team can have for a play-off final is the experience of losing one the year beforeBy Richard Foster, author of The Agony and the EcstasyIain Dowie coined the word bouncebackability in the 2003-04 season when describing how his Cr…

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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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League One finale: what’s at stake in the promotion and relegation battles

Bolton must hold off Fleetwood to win a first promotion since Sam Allardyce’s reign but Port Vale, Gillingham, Bury and Shrewsbury fear the worst

It’s the final day in League One on Sunday, starting at noon, and it’s set up nicely: three teams eyeing the last play-off spot, four trying to avoid relegation, and either Bolton or Fleetwood going up with champions Sheffield United. Expect angst.

Who’ll land second place, then? Bolton have the edge. They’re second on 83 points (GD29) and home to the relaxed, mid-table Peterborough, live on TV. Fleetwood (third, 81 points, GD21) play Port Vale at home – with Vale battling the drop.

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Referee Keith Stroud out of weekend fixture after Newcastle penalty blunder

• Referee had been due to take charge of Gillingham v Millwall
• Stroud made mistake in not awarding a penalty to be retaken against Burton

The referee Keith Stroud will not take charge of the League One match between Gillingham and Millwall on Saturday after his mistake in not awarding a penalty to be retaken in the Newcastle United v Burton Albion match on Wednesday.

The 47-year-old has been withdrawn while the referees’ body, the Professional Game Match Officials Limited, reviews the penalty incident.

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Football League: Josh Wright scores three penalties in nine minutes for Gillingham

Wright’s quickfire hat-trick of spot-kicks seals comeback win over former club Scunthorpe, Bristol City end their away-day blues at Wigan, Jonathan Kodjia proves his worth for Aston Villa and a glimmer of hope for Newport

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Gillingham sack manager Justin Edinburgh after Oxford United defeat

• Edinburgh leaves with club 17th in League One and only one win in five games
• Former Spurs player departs along with rest of club’s coaching team

Justin Edinburgh has been sacked by Gillingham after the club’s hierarchy lost patience with the team’s form this season. The Gills lost 1-0 at home to Oxford United on Monday and after just one win in five games lie 17th in League One, eight points above the relegation zone.

Related: Football League roundup: Reading stay third after comeback win at Bristol City

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Tony Pulis: ‘You get pigeonholed. You accept it or fight it. I’ve accepted it’ | Daniel Taylor

As he reaches his 1,000th match as a manager with West Brom’s trip to his old club Stoke, Tony Pulis is wearily accustomed to people denigrating his management style but says the secret of his longevity is his ability to adjust

Autumn 1992. Tony Pulis is a rookie manager at Bournemouth setting out on the long road that has brought him to the point of his 1,000th match. His first company car, a gift from the chairman, Norman Hayward, has already been to the garage after smoke started pouring out of the dashboard on the M3 and Pulis is getting an early lesson in the economics of lower-division football.

“The chairman has bought me a car that’s about 20 years old,” Pulis recalls. “Money meant everything to him. We went to watch Grimsby play one night. We drove up in his Mercedes, then all the way back and he dropped me off where my car, this enormous old shack, was parked by the road in Fordingbridge. The windscreen was iced up so I turned on my engine and Norman got out his credit card to try to get the ice off. As he was scraping away, I could suddenly hear him going: ‘Oh my God, no! I can’t believe it!’ I thought he must have broken his credit card. He’d actually just seen my tax disc. ‘They’ve given you 12 months,’ he was shouting: ‘I told them six months.’ I said: ‘Thanks Norman, that gives me loads of confidence.’”

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Spurs make short work of Gillingham with Christian Eriksen leading the way

Tottenham’s youngsters have earned themselves the right to face Liverpool at Anfield, says Mauricio Pochettino, after a team containing five debutants brushed aside League One opposition with the minimum of fuss.

Related: EFL Cup draw: Manchester United face Manchester City, Liverpool host Spurs

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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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Rochdale player surprised to hear he left his headlights on during match

• Announcer reads out midfielder’s registration number during break in play
• Callum Camps: ‘As soon as I heard the reg I was thinking that’s mine’

Rochdale’s PA announcer came to the aid of a car owner who had left their headlights on during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Gillingham by reading out the vehicle’s registation number – not realising it belonged to one of the home side’s midfielders.

Related: Football transfer rumours: Francesco Totti to Leicester?

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Burnley’s Andre Gray wins Championship player of the year award

• Leeds’ Lewis Cook named the young player of the year
• Gillingham’s Bradley Dack named League One player of the year

Burnley’s Andre Gray has been named the Sky Bet Championship player of the year at the Football League Awards in Manchester on Sunday night.

The 24-year-old, the Clarets’ £6m record signing last summer, has scored 24 goals combined this season for Brentford and his current club to spearhead Burnley’s title charge.

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League One 2015-16 fixtures: week-by-week list for the season

Relegated Wigan face opening day trip to CoventryBurton begin with home game against Scunthorpe8 August 2015: Burton Albion v Scunthorpe United, Chesterfield v Barnsley, Colchester United v Blackpool, Coventry City v Wigan Athletic, Crewe Alexandra v P…

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How Charlton, Swindon and Aldershot triumphed in the first play-offs in 1987

The Football League introduced play-offs before the 1986-97 season. They produced money and great drama but the new system wasn’t universally popular

By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog, part of the Guardian Sport Network

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League One roundup: MK Dons promoted; Preston settle for play-offs

• MK Dons into Championship after 5-1 win against Yeovil
• Colchester win 1-0 to stay up and deny Preston automatic promotion
• Notts County, Crawley and Leyton Orient relegated along with Yeovil
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Jermaine McGlashan inspires Gillingham to win over Coventry

Gillingham’s four caretaker managers made the crucial decision to bring on the winger who proved the match winner at Priestfield

Gillingham have always done things their own way, especially under the chairmanship of Paul Scally, who bought the club for £1 in 1995. Received wisdom is to have a manager in place as a transfer window opens. Scally sacked Peter Taylor by phone on New Year’s Eve, appointed four equal caretakers from the existing staff and arrived from Dubai, where he lives, just in time to see them follow three defeats with a 3-1 win at Priestfield that lifts them from 21st to 19th in League One, a point and a place behind their opponents, Coventry City. He will now start interviews for Taylor’s successor with the window more than half shut.

It was a remarkable victory, with all their three goals in the last quarter-hour. Gillingham had started brightly, Cody McDonald and John Marquis forcing an early double save from Ryan Allsop. Then Jake Hessenthaler volleyed an overhead shot against the bar. He is son of one of the four, Andy, who has done two stints as manager, as Taylor has, and was back again as his assistant. But by half-time they were a goal down to Gary Madine’s penalty. Gillingham were the first club to face Coventry back at the Ricoh in September, losing 1-0. A repeat looked on the cards.

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