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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.

‘I Cannot Be Associated In Any Way With This Club’ – Barry Hearn Resigns As Honorary Life President Of Leyton Orient

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Former chairman Barry Hearn has resigned from his role as Leyton Orient's honorary life president, saying that he just "cannot be associated" with the beleaguered club under its current regime.

With players and staff unpaid for months, Orient are slowly being suffocated by current president Francesco Becchetti, who has successfully guided them from the League One play-off final to League Two relegationin the space of his three-year tenure to date.

EFL Announce ‘Team Of The Season’ For Championship, League One & League Two With Eight Games Still Left To Play

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In what seems like a slightly premature move, the EFL have released their 2016/17 Team of the Season selections for the Championship, League One and League Two.

As you may have twigged, on average there are still two months and eight games left to play this campaign (Rochdale have ten fixtures left), with the play-offs scheduled thereafter.

‘Nothing Short Of Scandalous’ – Notts County Owner Tears Into John Sheridan Over Ex-Manager’s Decision To Appeal Dismissal For Gross Misconduct

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Notts County owner Alan Hardy has torn into John Sheridan, the manager he sacked in January, over the latter's decision to appeal his dismissal for gross misconduct.

Having first heard of the appeal through the League Manager's Association (LMA), Hardy has now openly accused Sheridan of attempting to ride roughshod over the "concept of respect in football" after canning the 52-year-old for embarking on an extraordinary, expletive-laden tirade at the match officials during County's defeat against Wycombe back in mid-December.

Morecambe Boss Jim Bentley Treats Every Fan To Free Pie And Pint As ‘Thank You’ For Paying Off FA Fine

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As a mark of gratitude, Morecambe fans attending today's against Cambridge will all be treated to a complimentary pie and pint courtesy of manager Jim Bentley.

A couple of weeks ago, Bentley was reduced to tears when Morecambe fans clubbed together to pay off the £1,000 fine he incurred from the FA after being sent to the stands and charged with improper conduct during a game against Cheltenham in December.

Shambles: Leyton Orient Chief Executive Insults Fans And Players In Bizarre Auto-Translated Club Statement

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Fitting that on the very day Donald Trump became inaugurated as President, Leyton Orient's beloved chief executive Alessandro Angelieri used a club statement to embark upon a bitter, pompous, narcissisticdiatribe of his own.

For the uninitiated, Orient are a bit of a shambles and have been for a couple of years.

Shit Football Ink: Carlisle Fan Proudly Shows Off His Brand New Keith Curle Tattoo (Photo)

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Up until today, we merely took for granted that nobody out there in the great wide yonder had, or had even thought about having a tattoo of Keith Curle.

Alas,it turns out that we are but conceited fools.

Indeed, to celebrate "the mainman" turning 53 on November 14th, Carlisle fan Aidan delivered the perfect tribute an indellible portrait of the reigning League Two Manager of the Month about his bodily person.

Something Tells Us Nathan Thomas Might Win Hartlepool’s September ‘Goal Of The Month’ Competition

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The votes are yet to be counted but we've got a sneaking suspicion that Nathan Thomas might emerge as the winner of Hartlepool United's latest Goal of the Month competition.

The wingerhelped himself tofive goals over the course of the month and funnily enough all of them have found their way into the running for the League Two club's September poll.

‘We Are The Champions’ – Shaquille O’Neal Serenades Northampton Town After His Favourite Football Team Win League Two (Video)

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You may recall, not so very long ago, when NBA royalty Shaquille O'Neal outed himself as the world's most unlikely Northampton Town fan by addressing a personal good-luck message to the League Two side via their official Youtube channel.

Well, since the big chap posted his message, The Cobblers have gone on to be crowned champions of League Two, which of course came as welcome news to their biggest celebrity fan (quite literally he's 7′ 1").

Snapshot: Carlisle United’s Brunton Park Submerged By Storm Desmond…

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While League Two side Carlisle United were beating Welling 5-0 away in the FA Cup second round, their home ground of Brunton Park was suffering a hammering of its own. Caught up in the rather vicious Storm Desmond, the 18,2000 capacity stadium found itself submerged as flooding devastated the entire area.

Leyton Orient Players Forced To Stay In Posh Hotel For A Week As ‘Punishment’ For Poor Form

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As if you needed any more proof that Leyton Orient are being run by a maniac, the first-team are currently being forced to stay in a relatively plush hotel as "punishment" for losing to struggling Hartlepool on Sunday.

Orient are currently seventh in League Two but have only managed one win in their last 12 leaguegames.

English Premier League

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.

Hull City Praise Sam Clucas After Midfielder Achieves Remarkable Goal-Scoring Feat Against Leicester City

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Hull City have heraldedSam Clucas after the violently orange midfielder achieved a notable goal-scoring feat over the weekend.

Clucas swept home the Tigers' only goal in their 3-1 away defeat against Leicester City, and in doing so scored the very first Premier League goal of his career.

However, the real accolade is that the 26-year-old has now scored a goal in five different divisions in five consecutive seasons, each a tierhigher than the last.

Arsenal seal deal for young defender

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Arsenal under-23 defender, Marc Bola has joined League Two side, Notts County on loan for the...

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Arsenal finalize deal for promising youngster

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Arsenal youngster and under-23 forward, Kaylen Hinds has signed a new contract at the club, ahead...

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Mourinho’s Wasted Youth a Product of the System

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José’s back in town. Like a persistent infection that lingers after treatment, he reared his head at his third official unveiling in English football – the first away from the initial host Chelsea, which is still recovering from the destruction caused by their last bout of Mourinh-itis. The symptoms are the same – the strong sense of confidence and belief, and a fierce desire for victory – and the willingness to attack vulnerable targets continues, with both Louis van Gaal and Arsene Wenger subjected to subtle barbs.

FA Cup

FA Cup 2017 Draw: Chelsea handed blockbuster tie in the quarter finals, boost for Arsenal

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Premier League giants Chelsea will face holders Manchester United in the Quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Antonio Conte’s men managed to humiliate Jose Mourinho’s team earlier this season and the Blues will be hoping for more of the same when the two sides meet on the 11th of March 2017.

Manager Feels Sorry For The Fans – But We Paid For Mistakes

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Rafa Benitez has issued an apology to fans for the debacle on Saturday in that second half when we looked absolutely pathetic and paid for it by conceding three goals and losing 3-0 to a side that was in League Two only last season. Rafa has come in for some criticism over the weekend especially [...

FA Cup: Son Shines As Tottenham Produce Dramatic Late Comeback Win v Wycombe (Video)

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Tottenham produced a dramatic comeback to secure a last-gasp win against League Two Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday at White Hart Lane.

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The visitors took a shock lead against a mix-and-match Spurs side on 23 minutes when Paul Hayes, who had already hit the woodwork, fired home courtesy of a fine volley.

FA Cup: Aston Villa advance, set up fourth round date with Manchester City

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Late goals by Ciaran Clark and Idrissa Gueye gave Premier League strugglers Aston Villa a 2-0 win over fourth-tier Wycombe Wanderers in their FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday.

Bottom of the Premier League and seemingly destined for relegation to the Championship, Villa had only managed a 1-1 draw with Wycombe currently seventh in League Two when the two teams first met 10 days previously.

FA Cup: Aston Villa advance, set up fourth round date with Manchester City

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Late goals by Ciaran Clark and Idrissa Gueye gave Premier League strugglers Aston Villa a 2-0 win over fourth-tier Wycombe Wanderers in their FA Cup third-round replay on Tuesday.

Bottom of the Premier League and seemingly destined for relegation to the Championship, Villa had only managed a 1-1 draw with Wycombe currently seventh in League Two when the two teams first met 10 days previously.

Video: Wycombe 1-1 Aston Villa

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Watch the goals as @wwfcofficial extend @AVFCOfficial's winless run to 16 games. #WYCvAVL #EmiratesFACup https://t.co/nMV2L6Nfdt BT Sport...

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Video: Exeter boss Paul Tisdale gives Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp a present

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Paul Tisdale giving Jurgen Klopp a present before the start of this game is just one one of the nicest things ever. pic.twitter.com/OBXsSIa09z...

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Video: Exeter’s Lee Holmes scores directly from a corner vs Liverpool

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"The keeper has made an awful mess!" Lee Holmes restores @OfficialECFC's lead direct from a corner. #EmiratesFACup...

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Chelsea face Leyton Orient in FA Cup third round

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.@ChelseaFC will face Leyton Orient or Scunthorpe at home in the third round of the #FACup. pic.twitter.com/m1XX9QkAGB Chelsea FC...

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Liverpool travel to Exeter City for a FA Cup third round

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#LFC have been drawn to face Exeter City at St James Park in the third round of the FA Cup pic.twitter.com/UkCWHmZ8V8 Liverpool FC (@LFC)...

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Transfer News and Gossip

Man Utd confirm extended loan deal

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.@Deanoooo97's loan to Grimsby has been extended until 6 May. He's kept four clean sheets in six appearances for the Mariners so far....

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Arsenal target going nowhere in January, says manager

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Arsenal target Josh Windass is not available in the January transfer window, according to his Accrington Stanley boss John Coleman. Windass, son of...

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Arsenal lead chase for Accrington’s Josh Windass

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Arsenal are the favourites to land Accrington Stanley midfield Josh Windass, according to The Sun. The 21-year-old is also said to be a target for...

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Liverpool tracking Portsmouth’s Conor Chaplin

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Liverpool are scouting Portsmouth forward Conor Chaplin, according to Portmsouth's The News newspaper. The Reds were reportedly in attendance...

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The Rest

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.

Crawley Town FC 2016/17 PUMA Home and Away Kits

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Crawley Town Football Club have unveiled their 2016/17 home and away kits from PUMA. Remembered [...]

Mascot Mutilation: Queens Park FC Launch Desperate Appeal To Reunite Harry The Hippo With His Stolen Head

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Scottish side Queens Park have posted a desperate plea on Twitter after having their mascot brutally decapitated over the weekend.

The League Two outfit, nicknamed the Spiders, have asked fans to beextra vigilant after Harry the Hippo/Hoopo had hishead snatched from the club pavilion at some point.