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League One and League Two clubs pass vote to bring in salary cap

Cap will be £2.5m in League One and £1.5m in League TwoClubs agree to maximum squad of 20 players aged 21 or overLeague One and League Two clubs have voted to implement a salary cap, less than 24 hours after the Professional Footballers’ Association wa…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2019-20?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Marek Rodak (Fulham) Scott Parker acknowledged it was a brave call but the Slovakian, who joined the club at 16, has flourished since being made No 1 in O…

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Make some noise: how FA Cup finalists can get an edge at an empty Wembley | Ben Fisher

With so much at stake in the FA Cup final, how will players prepare and gain an advantage in an empty Wembley?It is a staple of the football calendar but on Saturday, for the first time since its inception almost 150 years ago, the FA Cup final will be…

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Blackpool’s Neil Critchley: ‘I wouldn’t have left Liverpool unless it was for something special’

After seven years at Anfield culminated with two games deputising for Jürgen Klopp, Blackpool’s manager can’t wait for life to get back to normal at Bloomfield Road It is almost five months since Neil Critchley swapped Liverpool for League One but, by …

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Joe Jacobson’s late penalty sinks Oxford and sends Wycombe to Championship

By the time Gareth Ainsworth lifted the trophy aloft, his open-neck navy shirt was soaked through, saturated from the champagne his Wycombe players showered over him in delirium. They had every reason, too, for Joe Jacobson had scored the winning goal …

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‘Fat water buffalo’: Adebayo Akinfenwa alleges abuse in Fleetwood match

Wycombe striker says he feels ‘dehumanised’ as a black manFA aware of the allegations and will investigateThe Football Association is investigating after Adebayo Akinfenwa lodged a formal complaint alleging he was repeatedly called a “fat water buffalo…

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‘Fat water buffalo’: Adebayo Akinfenwa alleges abuse in Fleetwood match

Wycombe striker says he feels ‘dehumanised’ as a black manFA aware of the allegations and will investigateThe Football Association is investigating after Adebayo Akinfenwa lodged a formal complaint alleging he was repeatedly called a “fat water buffalo…

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Oxford pip Portsmouth on penalties to reach League One play-off final

Simon Eastwood’s penalty save from Cameron McGeehan proved the difference as Oxford United prevailed in a shootout against Portsmouth to reach the League One play-off final.Both teams converted their first three penalties in style, before Eastwood gues…

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Marcus Browne pegs back Portsmouth to lift Oxford in League One play-off

Portsmouth’s wait for a first victory in the play-offs continues after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Oxford in the first leg of their League One semi-final. Marcus Browne pounced for Oxford two minutes before half-time to cancel out the Repub…

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The Guardian view on the sporting life: games in a time of coronavirus | Editorial

Can the UK’s favourite sports answer the questions posed by Covid-19? The restarting of the Premier League will offer some clues“There can be no summer in this land without cricket,” wrote Neville Cardus, the long-time Guardian cricket – and indeed cla…

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Blackpool owner Simon Sadler: ‘I think clubs will go like dominoes’

The boyhood fan reflects on football’s financial chasm, voting to end the season – and banishing memories of the Oyston eraWhen a local boy done good, Simon Sadler, bought Blackpool last June from the toxic ruins of Owen Oyston’s ownership, he ushered …

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League Two clubs vote to curtail season with promotion, relegation and play-offs

Crewe, Swindon and Plymouth will be promotedLeague Two club will be relegated to National LeagueLeague Two clubs have voted to curtail the season because of coronavirus, with promotion and relegation decided according to points per game and play-offs h…

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League One row breaks out as teams get tested and train before key vote

Oxford, Pompey, Fleetwood and Wycombe resume trainingThis is not a fair process, says Tranmere’s Nicola PaliosSeveral League One clubs are in uproar at their rivals training and being tested for Covid-19 before the critical vote on Tuesday to decide ho…

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League One row breaks out as teams get tested and train before key vote

Oxford, Pompey, Fleetwood and Wycombe resume trainingThis is not a fair process, says Tranmere’s Nicola PaliosSeveral League One clubs are in uproar at their rivals training and being tested for Covid-19 before the critical vote on Tuesday to decide ho…

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League One row breaks out as teams get tested and train before key vote

Oxford, Pompey, Fleetwood and Wycombe resume trainingThis is not a fair process, says Tranmere’s Nicola PaliosSeveral League One clubs are in uproar at their rivals training and being tested for Covid-19 before the critical vote on Tuesday to decide ho…

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Nine people at six Championships clubs test positive for coronavirus

Sheffield Wednesday and Preston among affected clubsFour League Two play-off clubs produce no positive tests Nine individuals from the Championship have tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of testing in the EFL.A total of 1,094 players and…

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Nine people at six Championships clubs test positive for coronavirus

Sheffield Wednesday and Preston among affected clubsFour League Two play-off clubs produce no positive tests Nine individuals from the Championship have tested positive for Covid-19 in the latest round of testing in the EFL.A total of 1,094 players and…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…