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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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Morecambe manager Jim Bentley plots upset for perennial underdogs

The League Two club’s trip to Preston North End is one of 35 Carabao Cup first round ties this weekManaging Morecambe, arguably the smallest club in League Two, is an unenviable task but Jim Bentley does not want sympathy. “We’ve had transfer embargoes…

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Paul Tisdale leaves Exeter City after 12 years in charge

• Tisdale departs after 4,358 days in charge at Devon club• Morecambe’s Jim Bentley becomes longest-serving managerPaul Tisdale has relinquished his status as the longest-serving manager in the country after leaving Exeter City after almost 12 years in…

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Football League: Barnet relegated as Coventry and Morecambe play out draw

Barnet beat Chesterfield but go down on goal differenceCoventry and Lincoln seal League Two play-off placesBarnet have been relegated from the Football League for the third time in their history despite a last-day 3-0 victory over Chesterfield at the H…

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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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Morecambe supporters pay manager Jim Bentley’s £1,000 FA charge

• Bentley was reduced to tears by kind gesture
• 40-year-old took charge in 2011 after almost 300 appearances for club

Morecambe supporters have paid the £1,000 sum of fines and costs charged to manager Jim Bentley by the Football Association for improper conduct. The Morecambe manager was sent to the stands during the League Two club’s defeat against Cheltenham Town in December because of his reaction to Alex Kenyon’s red card.

Bentley’s reaction led to the 40-year-old being disciplined by the FA, as well as being forced to serve a two-match touchline ban. He has also been warned about his future conduct. Bentley was not in the dugout for Morecambe’s 4-1 win over Notts County on Saturday. Supporters collected money during the match and upon receiving the sum of money Bentley, who has managed the club since 2011, was reduced to tears.

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Football clubs suffering as owners experiment with chaos theory

‘Communication is difficult,’ say Morecambe of contacting their Brazilian owner, who disappeared within a few months of taking over, but more and more clubs seem to have problems

If we are going to be generous, it is fair to assume Diego Lemos must have a few stories that have been passed down through the family. His father, Luisinho Tombo, was the leading scorer in the Rio State League of Brazil on two separate occasions, the most prolific striker in the history of his first club, America, with 311 goals, and played alongside Zico at Flamengo. One uncle, Caio Cambalhota, was at Flamengo and another, César Maluco, was part of Brazil’s 1974 World Cup squad because of his performances for Palmeiras.

Whether that makes Lemos someone you would want at your football club is another matter. Lemos, having been working as a football agent in Qatar, took over at Morecambe in September, talking about climbing the leagues and arriving to a fanfare that included the chairman, Peter McGuigan, acclaiming the deal as one that will “secure the long-term financial viability of the club”.

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Football clubs suffering as owners experiment with chaos theory

‘Communication is difficult,’ say Morecambe of contacting their Brazilian owner, who disappeared within a few months of taking over, but more and more clubs seem to have problems

If we are going to be generous, it is fair to assume Diego Lemos must have a few stories that have been passed down through the family. His father, Luisinho Tombo, was the leading scorer in the Rio State League of Brazil on two separate occasions, the most prolific striker in the history of his first club, America, with 311 goals, and played alongside Zico at Flamengo. One uncle, Caio Cambalhota, was at Flamengo and another, César Maluco, was part of Brazil’s 1974 World Cup squad because of his performances for Palmeiras.

Whether that makes Lemos someone you would want at your football club is another matter. Lemos, having been working as a football agent in Qatar, took over at Morecambe in September, talking about climbing the leagues and arriving to a fanfare that included the chairman, Peter McGuigan, acclaiming the deal as one that will “secure the long-term financial viability of the club”.

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Accrington Stanley’s promotion hopes slip in the rain but Morecambe stay up

John Coleman had urged his players to embrace the race for one of the three League Two automatic promotion spots but the weather felt more in control than the home side in a 2-2 draw

At the end of a historic week in League Two’s third automatic promotion spot John Coleman urged Accrington Stanley to embrace the thrill of it and suggested the visit of Morecambe to the Crown Ground was “the biggest game the club has been involved in”. Sadly the embrace seemed to suffocate them and a 2-2 draw, while extending their unbeaten run to eight games, dropped them back to fourth. A win would have put them second.

The rare atmosphere may have been responsible. Stanley have not been in the third tier since 1960, failed to complete the 1962 campaign, regrouped in 1968 and on Friday celebrated the 10th anniversary of their return to the League at all. They are now the longest residents of the division. Coleman, who took them up then and came back for more in 2014, is not resting on legendary laurels. “We stopped playing after the second goal and the points we have thrown away at home could be fatal for us,” he said. “We got our noses in front, then tried to coast and that’s suicidal.”

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

Barnet travel to relegated Leyton Orient on opening dayYeovil behind campaign with trip to Exeter8 August 2015: AFC Wimbledon v Plymouth Argyle, Accrington Stanley v Luton Town, Bristol Rovers v Northampton Town, Cambridge United v Newport County, Exet…

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League Two 2014-15 season preview

From promotion hopefuls to those expecting a survival scrap, via key players, new managers and dark horses. What to expect Poll: which clubs will be promoted this season? Continue reading…

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Which four clubs will be promoted from League Two this season? poll

Portsmouth, York City and Luton Town are among the favourites for promotion, but which clubs do you expect to go up? Continue reading…