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EFL hopes to restart season in June and play 113 games in 56 days

Plans outlined to clubs in letter from league chairmanClubs told to give players a holiday and not train before 16 MayFootball League clubs have been advised by the EFL to give their players a holiday and not return to training until 16 May at the earl…

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Stress, spanners and dismay: another glimpse behind Sunderland’s curtain

Second series of Sunderland ‘Til I Die starts on Wednesday and if an Old Etonian proves entertaining, the fans are the real starsA BBC film crew working on a Sir David Attenborough wildlife documentary once sparked controversy by rescuing several pengu…

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‘Football does seem a bit irrelevant’: how Covid-19 left Portsmouth reeling | David Hytner

Five Pompey players have tested positive for the virus and though the signs are good it is nevertheless impossible to shake the slightly unreal feeling that has enveloped the clubIn the words of Joe Gallen, the Portsmouth assistant manager, the results…

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Football quiz: stadiums of yore

Who flew The Nest? Who hosted the Spice Girls? Who was amused?More quizzes: sliding doors, globetrotters and La Liga in the 1990sWho are the only British club to have played home matches in a stadium that has also hosted gigs by U2, the Rolling Stones,…

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Premier League clubs urged by Gillingham to give £50m to struggling teams

Chairman Paul Scally wants help for League One and Two clubsScally says coronavirus crisis is ‘time of reckoning for football’Coronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coveragePremier League clubs have been urged by the Gillingham chairman…

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English football should prepare for a new financial reality after coronavirus

The pandemic will have a huge financial impact on footballers, with many already fearful of losing their livelihoodsBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe decision of Barnet chairman Tony Kleanthous to lay off all non-playing staff at the club …

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Wycombe’s David Wheeler: ‘A lot more can be done to look after players’

Wycombe winger on a promotion bid halted, the challenges of inactivity and how coronavirus threatens small clubsIt is a peculiar time for professional footballers without the carrot of a match at the end of a week. Last Saturday Wycombe Wanderers were …

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EFL clubs fear for future if coronavirus forces behind-closed-doors games

Clubs will follow advice and put public health firstBut worries rise over financial impact for someThe EFL has told the government that some clubs fear going out of business if games have to be played behind closed doors as a response to the coronaviru…

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Football League: Leeds move top of Championship, Coventry beat Ipswich

Ayling volley sets up win, Baggies draw Swansea blankCoventry five points clear, Crewe top of League TwoLeeds moved to the top of the table with a Yorkshire derby victory over Huddersfield. Luke Ayling’s stunning volley put them into a third-minute lea…

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Neil Critchley appointed Blackpool manager after leaving Liverpool U-23s

Critchley’s first match is derby with Joey Barton’s FleetwoodBlackpool want Critchley to change ‘footballing philosophy’Neil Critchley has been appointed manager of Blackpool after leaving his role as head coach of Liverpool Under-23s.Crithley succeeds…

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Football League: Leeds edge Reading, Hogan earns point in six-goal thriller

Birmingham and Sheffield Wednesday share six goalsLate winner keeps Rotherham top of League OneFormer friends Pep Clotet and Garry Monk met at St Andrew’s in a topsy-turvy game. The two fell out after Clotet, previously Sheffield Wednesday manager Monk…

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Premier League, Championship, La Liga and more: clockwatch – live!

Follow the 3pm kick-offs in the Premier League and beyondLive scores: all the goals from around the UK and EuropeEmail Barry here and tweet at @bglendenning 2.40pm GMT More on Stockley Park-gate: BT Sport analyst and former referee Peter Walton has now…

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Football League: Barnsley shock Fulham, Birmingham hold Brentford

QPR stage Stoke comeback, Reading rout the OwlsWimbledon deny Rotherham, Exeter get big late winAfter West Brom were held by Nottingham Forest, none of the chasers were able to make up ground on a day when only Leeds of the top seven celebrated victory…

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Keith Hill believes in miracles despite relegation staring Bolton in face

Wanderers manager wants his hometown club to keep believing they can make up 18-point gap to League One safety“Wycombe know all about the ups and downs of football,” Keith Hill explains, ahead of the meeting of the Wanderers this afternoon in Bolton. “…

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AFC Wimbledon fans raise over £4m to keep Plough Lane return alive

Supporters closing in on initial £5m target‘It is very likely the club will secure the remainder’AFC Wimbledon supporters have raised more than £4m towards building a new stadium at Plough Lane in an effort to meet an £11m shortfall and maintain the cl…

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Football League roundup: Fulham and Brentford wins make it tight at the top

Mitrovic winner adds fuel to Cottagers’ promotion bidDramatic wins for Brentford, Derby and CreweAleksandar Mitrovic’s second-half winner kept Fulham in the hunt for automatic promotion as Scott Parker’s side edged to a narrow 1-0 win at Blackburn. The…

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Chris Maguire pounces late to give Sunderland victory over Ipswich

It is international fans’ weekend in Sunderland and Saturday saw more than 130 visitors from the club’s 35 overseas supporters’ branches completing long-planned pilgrimages to watch Phil Parkinson’s side. They had travelled from as far afield as Taiwan…

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Football League: Leeds slip up again as West Brom take over top spot

Brentford crush Hull as Forest run comes to its endRotherham surge clear, happy return for Swindon’s DoyleLeeds slipped up at home to Wigan in the latest dramatic twist at the top of the table, by losing 1-0 despite utterly dominating their relegation-…

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Liverpool v Southampton, Real Madrid v Atlético and more – live clockwatch!

Updates from the games in the Premier League and beyondLive scores: all the goals from the UK and EuropeEmail Rob with your thoughts on the afternoon’s action 1.32pm GMT Scott Murray is following the early match between Leicester and Chelsea, with the …

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Championship: Bamford at the double to leapfrog Leeds over West Brom

• Leeds come back from 2-0 down to beat Millwall 3-2• Previous leaders West Brom lose 2-1 to CardiffLeeds climbed back to the top of the Sky Bet Championship after fighting back from 2-0 down at Elland Road to beat Millwall 3-2. Marcelo Bielsa’s side a…