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Rhian Brewster braces for lift-off after helping Liverpool hit Tranmere for six

• Tranmere 0-6 Liverpool• Youngster scores twice in traditional friendly at Prenton ParkForty days since becoming champions of Europe for a sixth time, and minus most of the talent that landed the prize in Madrid, Liverpool returned to action in the mo…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Who makes our Football League teams of the season for 2018-19?

We select an XI from the Championship and Leagues One and Two, plus a manager for eachGoalkeeper: Dean Henderson (Sheffield United) The Manchester United loanee is on Gareth Southgate’s radar after a league-high 21 clean sheets. Another outstanding sea…

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Connor Jennings heads Tranmere into League One with extra-time winner

Tranmere Rovers returned to League One for the first time since 2014 after Connor Jennings broke Newport County’s hearts in extra-time at Wembley.The League Two play-off final was heading towards a penalty shootout when Jennings ended the deadlock with…

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Newport County v Tranmere Rovers: League Two play-off final – live!

League Two play-off final updates from the 3pm BST kick-offThe Merseyside spotlight is on Tranmere, says MellonAnd you can email Ben here or tweet him here 2.55pm BST The teams trudge out on to a sun-drenched Wembley turf! We are just the pre-match for…

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On Merseyside at the moment the spotlight is on us, says Micky Mellon

Manager is taking Tranmere to Wembley for the third time in three years, this one for the League Two play-off with Newport“Excited but contained” is how the Tranmere Rovers manager, Micky Mellon, feels about the possibility of back-to-back promotions. …

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Tranmere heading for Wembley final after edging out Forest Green

James Norwood struck his 32nd goal of the season to help take Tranmere to Wembley for the Sky Bet League Two play-off final against Newport on 25 May.A header from Forest Green’s captain, Joseph Mills, after 13 minutes cancelled out Ollie Banks’ cracke…

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MK Dons ‘appalled’ by alleged racist abuse of Chuks Aneke on social media

• Forward was targeted after defeat to Tranmere on Saturday• MK Dons describe abuse as ‘totally disgusting and unacceptable’MK Dons say they are “appalled” after their forward Chuks Aneke was the subject of a racist social media post on Sunday.The post…

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Fernando Llorente hits hat-trick as Spurs steamroller Tranmere

A hat-trick from Fernando Llorente and two goals from Serge Aurier, the first a thumping drive from distance that Harry Kane could hardly have bettered, saw Tottenham into the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of Tranmere Rovers. The League Two side m…

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Tranmere Rovers v Tottenham Hotspur: FA Cup third round – live!

Updates from the 7.45pm GMT kick-off at Prenton ParkTen things to look out for in the FA Cup this weekendEmail Paul or tweet @Paul_Doyle with your thoughts 6.54pm GMT Tranmere: Davies, Ridehalgh, McNulty, McCullogh, Monthe, Caprice, Ellis, Gilmour, Har…

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‘We’re still here’: resurgent Tranmere take aim at Tottenham FA Cup upset

Tranmere have been through much since their mid-90s heyday but tie with Spurs on Friday puts them back in the spotlightStill here. Micky Mellon uses the words repeatedly when discussing Tottenham’s visit to Tranmere and, though unlikely to excite the c…

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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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Jürgen Klopp backs Loris Karius after Liverpool keeper’s latest mistake

• Manager unhappy at spotlight being placed on his No 1• Liverpool beat Tranmere 3-2 in pre-season friendlyJürgen Klopp has had to issue another vote of confidence in Loris Karius after the Liverpool goalkeeper erred in a pre-season friendly win over T…

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Bouncebackability: a word coined for the play-offs that fits them perfectly

The best preparation a team can have for a play-off final is the experience of losing one the year beforeBy Richard Foster, author of The Agony and the EcstasyIain Dowie coined the word bouncebackability in the 2003-04 season when describing how his Cr…

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Boreham Wood lost at Wembley but their journey has brought a lot of joy

Boreham Wood missed out on promotion to the Football League on Saturday but their football and affordable season tickets have made a father and his young son very happy By Steven Pye for That Sports Blog of the Sport NetworkIt never really happened for…

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Tranmere clinch promotion in epic style as James Norwood sinks Boreham Wood

• Boreham Wood 1-2 Tranmere Rovers• Tranmere triumph in play-off final despite first-minute sending offAfter three years enduring the purgatory of non-league football, Tranmere will return to League Two next season after beating Boreham Wood in a Natio…

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Tommy Lawrence, former Liverpool goalkeeper, dies aged 77

Goalkeeper won three major trophies in 390 appearances at clubLawrence made news in 2015 after chance encounter with reporterThe former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence, a key member of Bill Shankly’s side in the early 1960s, has died aged 77.Lawren…

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Tommy Lawrence, former Liverpool goalkeeper, dies aged 77

Goalkeeper won three major trophies in 390 appearances at clubLawrence made news in 2015 after chance encounter with reporterThe former Liverpool goalkeeper Tommy Lawrence, a key member of Bill Shankly’s side in the early 1960s, has died aged 77.Lawren…

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Dave Challinor: ‘I don’t do the long throw any more. Doctor’s orders’

The former Tranmere captain, a record breaker with his long throws, is manager of the AFC Fylde side who take on Wigan in the FA Cup second round on Friday – and he is no stranger to inflicting cup upsetsLook closely at the AFC Fylde kit when the Natio…

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Forest Green stun Tranmere to claim league place for first time

• Kaiyne Woolery scores twice in 3-1 play-off victory at Wembley
• Club are promoted to the EFL after 128 years in non-league

A year ago Forest Green were vowing to come back stronger after losing last season’s promotion final to Grimsby Town. They were as good as their word and, while the Gloucestershire club may be hard to pinpoint on a map, their name will become considerably more familiar when they make their Football League debut in August. This was a deserved victory over a frustrated Tranmere side that made crucial errors at both ends and the damage was done in a thrilling first half that swung both ways before opening up decisively. Kaiyne Woolery, a right-winger of considerable promise, was the hero with two of their goals, the first of which was among three that fitted their stage perfectly.

If the best of these shoot-outs are frayed affairs that blend quality and calamity in equal measure, for long periods this ticked every possible box. The floodgates opened when Woolery, who had already wriggled to the byline once, made a contribution of greater substance from infield. Perhaps Tranmere were confused by his drift into a deep pocket of space just inside their half; either way Woolery should not have been allowed to turn and drive forwards, his run culminating in a true left-footed shot from 25 yards that thudded low to Scott Davies’ right.

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