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Modern Football Is Rubbish: Coventry Release Special One-Off Wembley Kit For Play-Off Final After Club ‘Exhaust Supply’ Of Regular 2017/18 Home Shirts

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Coventry City have announced that they will be wearing a special 'one-off' kit in the League Two Play-Off final, where they'll face Exeter City at Wembley next Monday night.

The Sky Blues claim that they've been forced into producing a bespoke outfit for the occasion because supplies of their standard all-blue 2017/18 home strip have been "exhausted".

Momentary Confusion In League Two As Swindon’s James Dunne Sent Off For Foul On Accrington’s James Dunne, Who Is Sent-Off For His Reaction

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The live text updates emanating from Swindon Town's League Two game against Accrington Stanley momentarily became utterly bamboozling in the latter stages after an incident involving two identically named players.

As the clock ticked over into the 84th minute, James Dunne was sent off for raising an arm and connecting with James Dunne.

‘Too Good To Ignore’ – Yeovil Defender Tom James Awarded EFL Goal Of The Weekend For Magnificent Own-Goal Against Notts County (Video)

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Yeovil Town didn't leave Notts County with an awful lot to crow about after slumping to a heavy 4-1 defeat against the automatic promotion hopefuls.

However, the Glovers now have at least one accolade to show for their efforts after the EFL awarded their 'Goal of the Weekend' nod to defender Tom James.

Let’s Hear It For… Accrington Stanley, Back From The Brink And Newly Promoted To League One!

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Last night was a big night for Accrington Stanley who, with a 2-0 win over Yeovil, formally secured their promotion to League One.

Accrington are currently perched atop the League Two table, four points clear of Luton in second with four games left to play, but the three points garnered on Tuesday evening saw the point-gap between themselves and the play-off spots become mathematically unassailable.

League Two: Jimmy Smith Notches Sublime Own-Goal As Crawley Score All Three Goals In 2-1 Win Over Accrington Stanley (Video)

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Accrington Stanleyfell to a 2-1 away defeat against Crawley Town in League Two on Saturday afternoon, though the losers can at least claim to have scored the best goal of the game.

Unfortunately, however, the goal in question must also technically be credited to Crawley, as it was midfielder Jimmy Smith who entirely unwittingly sent a powerful header arcing into his own net to grab a 57th-minute consolation for the visitors.

League Two: Players Ushered From Pitch As Low-Flying Drone Causes Yeovil-Crawley Match To Be Suspended For 11 Minutes (Photo & Video)

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Fans in attendance at Yeovil Towns' New Year's Day fixture against Crawley were rendered temporarily befuddled when play was stopped mid-match with no explanation from the officials.

Indeed, the League Two fixture was interrupted for over 10 minutes when a UFO was spotted hovering in the inky gloom above Huish Park.

Forest Green Rovers: Awkward Early Bath As Father And Son Both Get Sent Off During Same Match (Photos)

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Forest Green Rovers kicked off 2018 by slumping to a 2-1 home defeat against Wycombe Wanderers on New Year's Day.

League Two's bottom side struggled to match their high-flying opponents, and things took a turn for the impossible thanks to a unique double-sending-off five minutes before half-time.

League One: Bradford Midfielder Paul Taylor Absolutely Leathers One In From Miles Out Against Oldham (Video)

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Oldham are doing fairly well in their current manager-less state, as the Latics extended their unbeaten run under caretaker Richie Wellens to five matches with a gritty 1-1 draw against third-placed Bradford City on Tuesday evening.

However, they didn't get off to the best of starts at Valley Parade, falling a goal behind after just three minutes when Bradford winger Paul Taylor let rip with an absolutely ballistic thronker from 30-odd yards.

Livid: Coventry City Fan Storms Onto Pitch To Berate Players During Final Stages Of 1-0 Defeat Against Forest Green Rovers (Video)

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Despite dominating for much of the game, Coventry City's current inability to score goals ended up costing them again as they lost 1-0 to Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday night.

The Sky Blues created the bulk of the chances on the night, but eventually slumped to a second successive defeat which saw their goalless streak extend beyond the 350-minute mark.

League Two: Nott County’s Matt Tootle Breaks Out ‘The Slug’ Goal Celebration Again In 4-1 Win Over Lincoln City (Video)

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Continuing their fine start to the campaign, Notts County moved top of League Two on goal difference yesterday courtesy of a fine 4-1 win over Lincoln City at Meadow Lane.

Matt Tootle lashed home County's second goal of the afternoon, giving the jocular full-back the perfect excuse to bust out his now-infamous 'Slug' goal celebration

You know the drill: hands behind back, smear face into turf, pretend not to notice looks of incredulity from everybody else in the stadium.

Sky Sports Strike New £600m Deal With Football League To Live Stream All Midweek Matches

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Sky Sports have struck a "revolutionary" deal with the Football League that will see them allowed to stream all midweek matches from 2019 until 2024.

The £600million, five-year contract also means that all Championship, League One and League Twoclubs will be able to stream their midweek league fixtures via their own official websites, provided they are not chosen for live broadcast by Sky.

Abreast Of The Situation: Male Lincoln City Fans To Wear Bras At Stevenage Match In Protest Over Intrusive Security Searches

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Word has it that droves of male Lincoln City fans are planning to attend next weekend's trip to Stevenage while wearing bras in protest over the security searches allegedly conducted by the latter club's staff on female Grimsby supporters last month.

Reports at the time suggested that female Grimbsy fans were made to reveal their bras so that the wiring could be checked by Stevenage stewards (also female, it should be noted) before entering the Lamex Stadium when the two sides met in League Two on August 20th.

Impressive: Exeter City Coach Matt Taylor Turns Floodlights Off With Merest Flick Of His Hand (Video)

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Exeter City have come flying out of the traps in League Two this season, currently sitting as they are at the very top of the table with five games played.

Obviously the results have been good, but it looks like the Grecians specifically their defensive coach Matt Taylor may also be dabbling in the occult to help get points on the board.

League Two: Notts County’s Matt Tootle Emerges Victorious In ‘Weirdest Goal Celebration Of The Weekend’ Stakes (Video)

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Yes, that is Shola Ameobi (Photo: @Official_NCFC/Twitter)

It's perhaps telling that, on the very same day we saw an unfortunate Hamburg player rupture his cruciate ligament after scoring, the oddest goal celebration of the weekend actually came in League Two, specifically during Notts County's 4-2 win over Wycombe.

‘It Was Unacceptable’ – Yeovil Players And Staff Vow To Refund Fans After Slumping To Embarrassing 8-2 Defeat Against Luton On Opening Day

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Yeovil Town's players and staff are clubbing together to reimburse the fans who were forced to sit through their miserable 8-2 defeat against Luton Town on the opening day of the season.

Some 258 Yeovil fans made the 150-mile trip toKenilworth Road for Saturday's match, only to see their side get well and truly eviscerated in what eventually became a joint-record League Two defeat.

‘We’re Like Starving Peasants Begging For Your Scraps’ – Accrington Stanley Chairman Criticises Premier League For ‘Obscene’ Over-Spending In Astonishing Twitter Diatribe

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Accrington Stanleychairman Andy Holt has becometangled up in a quarrel with the Premier League aftercriticising the sheer amount of money being sloshed around up in the top flight.

Prompted by a recent leak that claimed agent Mino Raiola pocketed£41million after facilitatingPaul Pogba's transfer to Manchester United last summer, Holt released a series of tweets on Tuesday afternoon barracking the Premier League for allowing such "disgraceful largesse" to manifest.

League Two: Jeff Stelling Endures Joy And Pain As Hartlepool’s 96-Year Stay In Football League Ends In Dramatic Last-Day Relegation (Video)

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Hartlepool United were dumped out of the Football League on Saturday, after the League Two side suffered heartbreak on a dramatic final day of the season.

Pools needed to beat Doncaster Rovers and hope that Newport failed to beat Notts County to ensure the extension of their 96-year unbroken spell in the Football League.

Grimsby Town Fans Banned From Bringing Inflatable Toys Into Barnet’s Ground, Use Crowd-Funding Campaign To Book Mariachi Band Instead

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A group of Grimsby Town fans have taken matters into their own hands afterBarnet issued a decree banning visiting supporters from bringing inflatables into The Hive ahead of Saturday's League Two meeting between the two sides.

The grievance goes back to 2015, beginningwhen Grimsby Town fanBryan Winship was ejected from a National League game against Forest Green Rovers for refusing to let hisbeach ball be confiscated during the game.

English Premier League

Watford have agreed a deal to sign highly rated Tottenham target

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Watford have agreed a deal to sign the highly rated Stevenage player Ben Wilmot.

According to reports, Arsenal and Tottenham were interested in the 18-year-old but the Hornets have moved swiftly to secure his services.

The likes of Chelsea, Liverpool, Burnley, Brighton and Bournemouth were also monitoring Wilmot’s progress this season.

Done deal: London club confirm Kane departure

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Chelsea have confirmed versatile defender Todd Kane has joined League One side Oxford United on loan until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old has yet to make a first-team appearance for the Blues, and will be hoping for more game time in his eighth loan spell away from Stamford Bridge.

Done deal: Liverpool confirm defender departure

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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool confirm defender Lloyd Jones has joined Luton for an undisclosed fee.

The 22-year-old signed for Town on a two-and-a-half year deal, and could feature in Saturday’s League Two meeting against Exeter City.

✍️NEW SIGNING | LTFC are delighted to announce the signing of Lloyd Jones from @LFC on a two-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Done deal: Arsenal defender completes move

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Arsenal midfielder Ben Sheaf has joined Stevenage until the end of the season. The 19-year-old, who can play in both defence and midfield, signs for the League Two side with a view to picking up first-team football.

Sheaf joined Arsenal from West Ham United u18s in 2014, and has made just two senior appearances for the Gunners.

Footy on the Telly Nov. 17-24

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Looking to watch Footy from Liga MX, Ligue1, MLS Cup Playoffs, Premier League, Serie A, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, Taca de Portugal, La Liga, Copa MX Copa Sudamericana or Copa Libertadores? This week's action is all here. Bundesliga

English football and the war to abolish the wage cap

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In 1885, the Football Association announced to legalise the employment of professional footballers. Clubs could now pay their players a full working wage, quite in contrast to what had been the norm previously when teams were made up of amateurs.

Many clubs were enticed by the idea as it presented a lucrative opportunity to earn money; primarily from match day tickets, and immediately turned from amateur to professional.

English Championship

On This Day in Football: Stockport and Doncaster set world record

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On this day in 1946, Doncaster Rovers and Stockport County played a Division Three North Cup fixture that lasted for three hours and 25 minutes.

The two teams first met in Doncaster in a game that resulted in a 2-2 draw forcing a replay. Hosts Stockport took the lead through a 5th minute penalty by Ken Shaw.

Manager confirms 'big miss', powerful Derby midfielder ruled out for several weeks with injury

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Derby County midfielder Timi Elsnik has picked up a muscle injury and the midfielder will be sidelined for several weeks.

The 19-year-old is currently on loan at Swindon and he has managed to establish himself as a key player for David Flitcroft.

The Swindon boss confirmed that the player will not return from injury before next year and that his absence will be a big miss for the League Two outfit.

EFL follows Premier League to discuss transfer window changes

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The EFL has confirmed it follow the Premier League’s lead and discuss the proposed introduction of a new summer transfer window that closes before the opening game of next season.

The current transfer window closes on August 31, sparking a flurry of deadline day activity, but there have been growing calls to change the rules.

La Liga

On This Day in Football: Real Madrid are born, Accrington say goodbye

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On this day in 1902, La Liga giants Real Madrid came into existence.

Football was first introduced in Madrid by Oxbridge graduates at the Institución Libre de Enseñanza. In 1897, some students founded a football club and called it Sky. Three years later, FC Sky split into two separate clubs – New Foot-Ball de Madrid and Madrid Football Club.

Footy On The Telly October 6 – 13

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This week, it's World Cup Qualifying time again! Also, the U17 Club World Cup; second and third-tier league and college action; and the Union rest for the final Playoff (PLAYOFFS!???) stretch.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tweets and Photos: Spurs players react to beating Newport County

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Tottenham Hotspur saw off League Two side Newport County at the second time of asking in last night's FA Cup fourth round replay. Mauricio...

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Tweets and Photos: Spurs players react to draw at Newport County

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Tottenham Hotspur came within a whisker of a shock FA Cup exit at Newport County yesterday. The Premier League side trailed their League Two...

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Liverpool and Tottenham tracking teenage defender Ben Wilmot

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Stevenage defender Ben Wilmot is a transfer target for Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, according to the Daily Mail. The 18-year-old is reportedly on...

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Manchester United

Video: Yeovil 0-4 Manchester United (Alexis Sanchez debut)

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Manchester United recorded a comfortable win over Yeovil Town at Huish Park last night in their FA Cup fourth round tie. Goals from Marcus Rashford,...

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Alexis Sanchez stats from Man Utd debut

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Alexis Sanchez put in a man of the match performance on his Manchester United debut in our 4-0 thrashing of League Two strugglers Yeovil Town in the FA Cup this evening. Victory at Huish Park this evening put us safely... Continue Reading →

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Ander Herrera reaches Man Utd milestone

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Manchester United are set to take on League Two strugglers Yeovil Town at Huish Park in the FA Cup fourth round at 19:55 this evening. Jose Mourinho has named the starting XI with full attention being on Alexis Sanchez making... Continue Reading →

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Confirmed Team News: Yeovil Town vs Man Utd lineups – Alexis Sanchez makes debut

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Here is the confirmed team news for this evening's FA Cup fourth round tie between Yeovil Town and Manchester United. Yeovil team to play Man...

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[Photos] Man Utd squad to face Yeovil Town

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Manchester United travel to League Two strugglers Yeovil Town for our FA Cup fourth round tie at Huish Park this evening. Jose Mourinho confirmed in his pre-match press conference that Alexis Sanchez will be part of the travelling squad. This... Continue Reading →

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4-2-3-1: Man Utd predicted XI to face Yeovil – does Sanchez start?

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Groundhopping

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Saturday 12th March 2016 15.00
League Two
Morecambe 2 AFC Wimbledon 1 HT: 0-0 Att: 1,477 Ent: £21 Prog £3 Coffee £1.90
Fleming 76, Dwevitt 80 (pen) : Francomb 90

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Chesterfield Town

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Monday 1st April 2013 15.00
League One
Chesterfield Town 2 Port Vale 2 HT: 2-1 Att: 6,669 Ent: £18, Porg: £3, Coffee £2

Richards 14, 19 : Purse 5, Pope 85

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