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Football League roundup: Bamford strikes for Leeds as Ipswich toast win

• Cambridge groundsman gets creative at Abbey Stadium• Sol Campbell celebrates first Macclesfield victory• Ipswich tasted victory at Portman Road for the first time since April as Paul Lambert toasted his maiden victory in charge of the club, thanks to…

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Bury bank on new owner to end financial misery at historic club

Little is known about ‘very successful businessman’ Steve Dale, who has taken over League Two club paddling to stay afloatBury football club announced a takeover on Tuesday, saying the owner, the Lancashire?based property developer Stewart Day, had han…

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Football League: Roofe double keeps Leeds in touch, Black Cats washed out

Pompey six clear with Sunderland match abandonedCampbell loses first league game in charge of MacclesfieldKemar Roofe hit his ninth and 10th goals of the season as Leeds came from behind to beat QPR 2-1 at Elland Road and stay on the shoulders of leade…

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Sol Campbell: ‘Macclesfield fans will probably think: ‘What’s going on here?’’

The former Arsenal and England defender is unveiled at the League Two club’s Moss Rose ground and is delighted to have the opportunity to manageSol Campbell arrived a few minutes late for the debut press conference of his belated managerial career havi…

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Football League: Peacock-Farrell’s penalty save helps Leeds hurdle Boro

• Middlesbrough draw at Preston to miss chance of going top• Leeds one point off top after leaders Norwich draw 0-0 at HullStuart Dallas scored the winner and Bailey Peacock-Farrell saved a last-gasp penalty as Leeds kept the pressure on Championship l…

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Football League: Boro and Leeds profit after Rotherham deny Blades

Leeds see off Bristol City, Middlesbrough win at BrentfordPreston rout Blackburn in derby, Sunderland snatch drawSheffield United lost ground in the promotion race after a dramatic South Yorkshire derby at Rotherham. Chris Basham thought he had earned …

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West Ham v Man City, Watford v Liverpool and more – live!

Goals from the afternoon games in the Premier League and beyondLive scores: all the goals as they go in around the UK and EuropeEmail John here. Tweet @JohnBrewin_ 2.13pm GMT José Mourinho issued something of a public rebuke about the maturity of Anth…

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Spate of sackings shows how tough it is for managers to better themselves

Attempting to emulate Eddie Howe and Sean Dyche is a thankless task, and one seemingly getting harder, and moving up the ladder often ends in tearsA season barely three months old has already chewed up and spat out almost an entire matchday squad of ma…

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EFL agrees new five-year £595m TV deal with Sky but risks wrath of clubs

• Some Championship clubs not keen on parts of proposed deal• Aston Villa, Derby and Leeds among clubs who voiced concernsThe English Football League has announced it has formally agreed to a five-year domestic broadcasting deal with Sky Sports worth £…

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Big shocks, big scores and big shirt numbers in the Checkatrade Trophy

Pitting top academy sides against Football League clubs was controversial but it gives young players invaluable experienceBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsFew will remember it by its original title, the Associate Members Cup. Many will be fam…

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Football League: Luton hammer Plymouth, MK Dons top League Two

Sunderland cannot take advantage of Portsmouth’s absenceNotts County slip into the League Two relegation zoneLuton Town continued their fine recent form with the most emphatic result of the day in League One, a James Collins hat-trick helping them to a…

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Football League: Norwich cruise to top after Sheffield United lose at Forest

Paul Gallagher scores and then goes in goal for PrestonScunthorpe rally from 3-0 down to draw with OxfordNorwich are top of the table after a crushing 4-0 defeat of Sheffield Wednesday secured a fourth victory in a row. The damage was done for Wednesda…

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Football League: Sharp shoots Sheffield United top as Norwich climb table

Lambert sees Ipswich lose, Fletcher lifts pressure on RowettSunderland land fifth successive win, Yeovil fans’ trip rewardedAfter Middlesbrough’s lunchtime draw with Derby had opened the door, Sheffield United seized the chance to claim top spot by bea…

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Football League: Sharp shoots Sheffield United top as Norwich climb table

Lambert sees Ipswich lose, Fletcher lifts pressure on RowettSunderland land fifth successive win, Yeovil fans’ trip rewardedAfter Middlesbrough’s lunchtime draw with Derby had opened the door, Sheffield United seized the chance to claim top spot by bea…

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Football League: Leeds continue to slip, Macclesfield avoid unwanted history

Derby sink Sheffield United, Rowett sent off for StokeAccrington shock Peterborough, Lincoln held by CambridgeLeeds’ recent slide continued with a 2-1 defeat to Blackburn in the lunchtime kick-off. Danny Graham opened the scoring against his former clu…

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Exeter’s Matt Taylor: We targeted the first five or six games, it settled everyone down | Ben Fisher

Former Exeter captain stepped into the long-serving Paul Tisdale’s managerial shoes last summer and is making a decent fist of it – second in League TwoWhen Sir Alex Ferguson left Manchester United, the impossible job fell to David Moyes. They may not …

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Football League roundup: Portsmouth stay top, Forest Green lose record

Tom Naylor and Gareth Evans goals earn Portsmouth winInjury-time winner ruins Forest Green record Portsmouth’s momentum at the top of the table is growing following their ninth win of the season, a 2-1 defeat of AFC Wimbledon. The visitors enjoyed seve…

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Football League and Non-League Day clockwatch – live!

Portsmouth head to Wimbledon fresh off their first League One defeatNon-League Day: devotion, loyalty and commitment – in picturesLive scores, all the goals as they happenGet in touch with Tom via email or on Twitter @tbassam 2.17pm BST Lincoln City ar…

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Football League roundup: Ipswich earn first win of the season at Swansea

Trevoh Chalobah scores winner for IpswichForest Green only unbeaten team in Football LeagueAt the 12th attempt, Ipswich secured their first win of the campaign, defeating Swansea 3-2 away. It looked like it would be another desperate afternoon for Ipsw…

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Football League: West Brom move top as Preston stay bottom

Gayle crowns West Brom victory at DeepdalePortsmouth move back top of League OnePreston remain bottom of the the table after a 3-2 home defeat to West Brom, a result which sent Albion top. Jay Rodriguez put Darren Moore’s side ahead just after the brea…