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Ex-Chelsea coaches at centre of racism scandal

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London (AFP) – Chelsea pledged to help authorities investigate after a report Friday said three former youth-team players had launched legal claims against the club alleging they were bullied and racially abused.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper said former youth coach Graham Rix and ex-chief scout Gwyn Williams had allegedly abused the black players in the 1990s.

Ex-Chelsea coaches at centre of racism scandal

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London (AFP) – Chelsea pledged to help authorities investigate after a report Friday said three former youth-team players had launched legal claims against the club alleging they were bullied and racially abused.

Britain’s Guardian newspaper said former youth coach Graham Rix and ex-chief scout Gwyn Williams had allegedly abused the black players in the 1990s.

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Buenos Dìaz: Oxford and the Third Best Manager in the World

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[F]iroz Kassam was in a quandary in November 2004. Of all the managers he'd appointed since buying Oxford United for £1 five years previously, the latest, Graham Rix, was arguably the worst. Since his arrival in March that year, Rix had managed to torpedo the side's promotion campaign, guiding a team in the play-off places when he took over to a ninth place finish.

Hyde Hoping To Be Touched By The Hand Of Hod

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Can the Hod bring a touch of Spanish sunshine to Hyde?

It might have escaped many people's notice this month, but one of the most intriguing lower-league stories of the week involves the return to England of one Glenn Hoddle, former national team boss and psychic-consulter extraordinaire.

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The revolving door – Where’s the legacy?

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"...let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings" Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ~King Richard, Richard II

What a start to the season last weekend.

The revolving door – Where’s the legacy?

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"...let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings" Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â ~King Richard, Richard II

What a start to the season last weekend.

Kempes, Dainton and shattered Arsenal Heysel dreams

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Did I imagine it? Did I, as a naive 15-year-old, dream it? Has the truth mysteriously melded with fiction and legend in the intervening years since that horrible night in Brussels?

You see, I am convinced I saw Dainton swipe the silverware from Argentinian star Mario Kempes as he tried to board the Valencia team bus after we lost to the Spaniards on penalties in the 1980 Cup Winner's Cup final at the now infamous Heysel Stadium.

Arsenal’s Hairy Upper Lip

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As many will know, we are in the middle of Movember. Yup, in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and Ireland, chaps are being encouraged to let the above-the-lip stuff grow unchecked for a month.

And this has exactly what to do with the greatest football club in the world (that's us, in case there's any misunderstanding)?

Greenhoff was a hero at both United and Stoke City

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When Manchester United visit Stoke City on Sunday, the match will of course be played at the relatively new Brittania Stadium rather than the now demolished Victoria Ground where former United...

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The Rest

Top 5 current footballing jailbirds

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HMP United With the current goings on surrounding Harry Redknapp allegedly in legal trouble for naming an account after his dog (or something along those lines), we look at five current footballers who have served time at the pleasure of her majesty. 1. Joey Barton The twitter-loving philosophical tearaway was sentenced to four months for [.

Does Carlo need a new link man? ZOLA or WISE anyone?

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One thing stands out for me of late and that's the Chelsea bench. Not just the players sitting there and the lack of squad depth, I am talking of the void next to Carlo. For me anyway there seems to be something missing, the link between the players and Carlo.

Everyone of course has an opinion about Butch Wilkins and is entitled to theirs.