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Ipswich agree Huws fee and chase Celina

Ipswich Town have had a bid accepted for Cardiff midfielder Emyr Huws, and are close to sealing the loan signing of Manchester City starlet Bersant Celina, according to manager Mick McCarthy. 

Crewe consider move for Wes Brown

League Two side Crewe are considering a move for former Manchester United and Sunderland defender Wes Brown. 

Big Interview: Nigel Clough – ‘I told my players to show what they can do against the Championship’s big-earning players’

By John Wragg ONE of the reasons Nigel Clough joined Burton Albion was because he had a five-month-old son and didn’t want to uproot the family. William is now 19, a fan who goes by train to see dad’s team play. He’ll be watching them at Championship grounds again next season. Safe to say grandad […]

Objective achieved, but Newcastle United’s promotion party feels distinctly low-key at the Gallowgate

(photo: Action Images) By Chris Dunlavy IT’S 11.30pm on Monday in the Strawberry, the iconic pub that sits in the shadow of Newcastle’s famous Gallowgate End. Two hours earlier, a comfortable 4-1 win over Preston had sealed an instant return to the Premier League. Yet there are no raucous hordes thronging the bar. No chants, […]

Big Interview: Chris Basham – ‘We lost, bought some beers, and then went on an 18-match unbeaten run’

By Chris Dunlavy CONSIDERING Chris Wilder once ordered his skipper off the bus to buy beer, the Sheffield United boss was hardly going to stop his heroes enjoying a post-promotion party. “The chairman says he’s coming to see us after the Chesterfield game on the final day and apparently he’s got a surprise planned,” laughs […]

Where Are They Now? Blackburn Rovers 1991-92 Division Two play-off winners

By Neil Fissler JACK WALKER had £360 million burning a hole in his back pocket after selling his steel holding company to British Steel, so took control of his home- town club. His first master stroke was persuading Kenny Dalglish to come out of retirement following a disastrous start to the season. Don Mackay had […]

Football Firsts: Former Rotherham United defender Ian Sharps

First match? I remember going to Tranmere Rovers versus Halifax when I was a kid. My family were big Tranmere fans and I used to go to watch them every week. I remember everyone saying that Frank Worthington was really good when he was playing and that was one of my earliest memories. So, that […]

Where Are They Now? Gillingham’s Division Two play-off winners 1999-00

By Neil Fissler GILLINGHAM could have been forgiven for dreading a return trip to Wembley’s Twin Towers so soon after the most heartbreaking defeat in their history. May 30, 1999 had been a Sunday they would never forget as Carl Asaba and Robert Taylor struck twice in the last ten minutes to put them 2-0 […]

Profile: Wigan Athletic interim manager Graham Barrow

By Chris Dunlavy COLD, confused, shocked by their team-mates’ consumption of alcohol and incapable of finding a shop open beyond 6pm. When the ‘Three Amigos’ descended on Wigan in 1995, Roberto Martinez, Jesus Seba and Isidro Diaz were about as comfortable in Lancashire as a Yorkshire rose. Thank goodness, then, for Latics boss Graham Barrow. […]

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