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Accrington Stanley: how the ‘starving peasants’ rocked the natural order | Niall McVeigh

Promotion to League One is an incredible achievement for a club with a tiny budget who dare to do things differentlyAccrington, the small Lancashire town with a Football League tradition dating back 130 years, is celebrating as never before. Its team, …

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Football League round-up: Accrington are promoted after win over Yeovil

• Goals from Billy Kee give Reds first promotion to third tier• Fan attacks referee after penalty award at RochdaleTwo goals from Billy Kee secured automatic promotion to League One for Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night as they beat Yeovil 2-0 at hom…

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Football League: Cardiff keep up promotion chase, Bury relegated

Late goals from Zohore, Hoilett at Norwich; Burton avert drop Bury drop to fourth tier, League One leaders heldCardiff kept their hopes of automatic promotion alive with a win at Norwich which was late in coming after a previously close-fought contest….

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Stevenage’s Dino Maamria: ‘Yes, I was born in a tent and poor – but I loved it’

An encounter with a holidaying Burnley scout was a crucial step on the road that took Dino Maamria from Tunisia to Stevenage managerAlmost three weeks into the job, Dino Maamria is at ease, sat in his manager’s office at Stevenage’s training ground, ch…

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EFL tells Accrington owner he must buy his players burgers even if they lose

• Andy Holt revealed unusual win-bonus scheme in tweet last month• EFL demands ‘consistent approach for all matches’ in statementThe Accrington owner Andy Holt has been told by the English Football League that he can continue to treat his players to po…

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Lincoln City’s Cowley brothers chase Checkatrade win and Wembley return | Ben Fisher

The cathedral city is red and white with unlikely football fever, as the side in the National League last season chase a trophy against Shrewsbury and a second straight promotionThe Gothic cathedral and thigh-thirsty Steep Hill are synonymous with the …

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Football League: Sunderland survival hopes hit, Yeovil hit Coventry for six

Black Cats beaten at home by Sheffield WednesdayYeovil hammer Coventry 6-2, Accrington win again• Any hope garnered by Sunderland from their Good Friday win over Derby vanished at the Stadium of Light on Easter Monday as they slipped to a 3-1 defeat to…

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Football League clockwatch: Championship, League One and Two action – live!

Rolling coverage of all of Easter Monday’s Football League gamesSaturday’s Football League roundup: Shrewsbury slip at RochdaleEmail ben.fisher@theguardian.com or tweet @benfisherj 2.20pm BST Up at Deepdale, Preston and Derby are into the final 15 minu…

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Football League: Cardiff keep up the pressure as Shrewsbury slip at Rochdale

• Welsh side beat Burton 3-1, with Fulham also winning at Norwich• Wigan go top of League One but Shrews stutter in promotion raceCardiff City took time to find their feet but eventually blew Burton Albion away to keep the pressure on Wolves at the top…

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Martin Allen starts fifth stint at Barnet with ominous defeat at Luton Town

The suggestion is unlikely to prick Martin Allen’s self-belief but this, surely, is a “mission impossible” too far. His fifth spell managing Barnet began with hints of his influence but they finished well beaten and patently lacking quality. Goals from…

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Football League: Lee Bowyer starts Charlton reign with win over Plymouth

Goals from Lewis Page and Michael Zyro earn Charlton a 2-0 winShrewsbury go top of League One after beating AFC Wimbledon Continue reading…

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Barnet appoint Martin Allen for fifth spell after sacking Graham Westley

The Bees have had four different managers this seasonBarnet are bottom of League Two after weekend defeatBarnet have appointed Martin Allen as manager for a fifth time after sacking Graham Westley. Allen’s fourth spell in charge ended in 2016 when he l…

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Football League: Wolves get breathing space and Millwall’s charge continues

Afobe strikes put pressure on Cardiff, Monk gets first Blues winShrews climb above Wigan, Brown lands maiden Swindon win Continue reading…

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Accrington Stanley defying all logic to sit top of League Two? Exactly | Ben Fisher

The manager John Coleman is working wonders with what is thought to be the league’s joint-lowest budget, helped by a forward line he says is statistically better than Liverpool’s“If the league was based on budgets, we’d be relegated at the start of eve…

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Football League: Hull edge Norwich in four-penalty thriller, Cardiff win again

Hull win 4-3, Cardiff beat Garry Monk’s Birmingham 3-2Blackburn stroll in local derby, Accrington top of League Two Continue reading…

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Football League: Fulham go above Derby after win, MK’s poor run goes on

Fulham leapfrog Derby to go fourth in ChampionshipMK Dons winless in 2018 after 1-0 loss at Bristol Rovers Continue reading…

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Football League: Fulham go above Derby after win, MK’s poor run goes on

Fulham leapfrog Derby to go fourth in ChampionshipMK Dons winless in 2018 after 1-0 loss at Bristol Rovers Continue reading…

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Football League fixtures fall victim to snowy weather as freeze continues

Ipswich and Sheffield United make early postponementsSix League One games and most Scottish fixtures offTwelve of Saturday’s Football League fixtures have already been postponed as the freezing weather continues to bite. The non-league and Scottish pro…

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Football League: Fulham beat Wolves while Villa and Forest go big on road

Late Villa surge sees off Sheffield Wednesday, Forest crush QPRLeague two leaders Luton saved by last-gasp equaliser Continue reading…

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Gareth Ainsworth: ‘It’s a unique model but it works for Wycombe’

Wycombe Wanderers have no academy, reserve team or goalkeeping coach but the club have gone from turmoil to second in League TwoIt is Tuesday, just after midday at the Wycombe Wanderers training ground, where an end-of-session shooting drill is coming …