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The season six British clubs made it to semi-finals in Europe (and four lost)

The semi-finals of the European Cup, Uefa Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup all featured a British team in 1983-84By Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog of the Sport NetworkWhen the semi-finals for the European Cup, European Cup, Uefa Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup…

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Greek football is in crisis and Nottingham Forest’s Marinakis is at the heart of it | Patrick Keddie

Evangelos Marinakis faces drug trafficking charges and Greek Super League strife has enveloped his other club, OlympiakosIn 2012, an ageing, nondescript tanker was renamed Noor 1 and promptly became a so-called ghost ship, its routes no longer logged. …

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Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis charged with drug trafficking

• 50-year-old accused of ‘very serious charges’ in Greece• Marinakis bought Forest in £50m deal in May 2017The Nottingham Forest owner, Evangelos Marinakis, has been charged with drug trafficking in a heroin smuggling case that has shocked Greece.Late …

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Tom Huddlestone sent off but Derby share spoils with Nottingham Forest

It will not occupy much space in the chronicles of this 125-year-old fixture but both Nottingham Forest and Derby may be able to take encouragement from a scrappy goalless draw, desperately lacking moments of inspiration, that maintains the status quo….

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Matty Fryatt: ‘I was coming off the training pitch nearly crying, in agony’

Striker who played for Hull in 2014 FA Cup final is retiring aged 31 because of an achilles injury sustained at Nottingham ForestThere were times over the past three years when Matty Fryatt felt “like a car on the driveway, rusting away”. Out of sight …

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Championship roundup: Robert Snodgrass winner lifts Aston Villa

• Midfielder’s 90th-minute goal gives Villa victory at Sheffield United• Derby draw at Millwall as Sunderland stumble again at BirminghamRobert Snodgrass scored a 90th-minute winner to give in-form Aston Villa a 1-0 win at Sheffield United. The Scotlan…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos

Your weekend round-up of the best photography from Saturday and Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round matches Continue reading…

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FA Cup fourth round: match previews

All the news and match previews for this weekend’s FA Cup fourth-round matchesIf Manchester City are to complete the quadruple they will have to get past a team whose form has been somewhat mixed in recent weeks. Cardiff are undefeated in four games ha…

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Eight players who could light up the FA Cup fourth round

From a winger at Hull to a loanee at MK Dons we select talent outside the Premier League worth watching this weekend Related: FA Cup fourth round: 10 things to look out for this weekend Continue reading…

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When Brian Clough came between Bristol City and the League Cup final

Bristol City will have to overcome Pep Guardiola to reach the final this season. In 1989 they nearly humbled Brian CloughBy Steven Pye for That 1980s Sports Blog of the Sport NetworkAfter a few years of turmoil in the early 1980s – three relegations, b…

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Aitor Karanka secures first win as Forest manager as Wolves’ unbeaten run ends

Aitor Karanka secured his first win as Nottingham Forest manager with a stunning victory against the runaway Championship leaders Wolves at Molineux. Goals from Kieran Dowell, his 10th of the season, and Ben Osborn in the final five minutes of the firs…

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Aston Villa’s Scott Hogan sends confident message to Steve Bruce

• Striker says his form means manager does not need to buy another forward• Scott Hogan excels in No 9 role at Nottingham Forest as Villa target secondBuoyed by the confidence a striker feels from goals in successive league games, Scott Hogan believes …

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Scott Hogan strike spoils Aitor Karanka’s start with Nottingham Forest

It is 2009 since Aston Villa last opened the calendar year winning successive games, a testament perhaps to how they have struggled to live up to their illustrious past, but Scott Hogan’s first-half goal enabled Steve Bruce’s side to climb stealthily u…

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When Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa ruled Europe – and where it went wrong

With the two European Cup winners preparing to meet in the Championship, we spoke to Forest and Villa fans about the glory days and where they are nowBy Copa90 for the Guardian Sport NetworkIn one way Nottingham Forest v Aston Villa is just another fix…

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Aitor Karanka set to be named Nottingham Forest manager

• Former Middlesbrough coach ready to replace Mark Warburton• Forest hoping to confirm their new manager in next 48 hoursAitor Karanka is in advanced talks to become the new manager of Nottingham Forest. A deal for the former Middlesbrough coach to suc…

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The Dozen: the weekend’s best FA Cup photos

Your weekend roundup of the best photography from Saturday and Sunday’s FA Cup third round matches Continue reading…

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Forest, Coventry and Merseyside derby breathe life back into FA Cup | Sean Ingle

Stronger Premier League lineups, teams intent on attack and third-round upsets have helped revive the profile of football’s oldest competitionAnfield, Friday. While Virgil van Dijk humbly celebrates scoring Liverpool’s late winner the TV cameras pan ou…

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FA Cup: talking points from the action in the third round

Mark Robins’ eye-catching Coventry deserve their headlines, Liverpool have a bargain in Andrew Robertson and Wolves are already good enough for top flightAmid all the hoopla over the departing Mark Hughes, it is right to take a moment to praise Coventr…

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Arsène Wenger turns on his Arsenal players after FA Cup exit

• Manager ‘very hurt’ by 4-2 defeat against Nottingham Forest• ‘I just think we were not good enough anywhere,’ says WengerArsène Wenger turned on his players after watching them go out of the FA Cup to Nottingham Forest and admitted it “hurts very muc…

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Arsenal out of FA Cup after stunning Lichaj double for Nottingham Forest

To put this result into perspective, Arsène Wenger had never previously lost an FA Cup third-round tie in his 21 years as the longest-serving manager in the country. He has won this trophy seven times, which is the same as Chelsea and Liverpool have ma…