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Jeff Stelling Gets His Wish As Hartlepool Sack Dave Jones Two Days After Televised Rant

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Two days after Jeff Stelling embarked upon a fevered plea for Hartlepool manager Dave Jones to hand in his gun and badge, the League Two side have announced that Jones has been fired from his post.

Watching on in horror as 'Pool slid into the relegation zone on Saturday afternoon, Stelling the club's honorary life president stared down the Sky Sports camera and barked at Jones to "walk now" after reapingjust 13 points from the 51 available since his appointment in January.

‘He Was A Man-Mountain’ – Paul Merson Delivers Incredibly Emotional Tribute To Ex-Teammate Ugo Ehiogu On Sky Sports News (Video)

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When the awful news broke this morning that Ugo Ehiogu has passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest on Thursday, it wasn't long before the tributes began to pour in.

As we've heard tell over the course of the day, Ehiogu was not only a fine, vastly underrated centre-halfbut also a kind, caring and much-lovedman his final Tweet almost serving to encapsulate his altruistic nature.

‘I’m Not Sure How Long I Can Carry On’ – Jeff Stelling Mulling Soccer Saturday Retirement After Too Many Years Of Paul Merson

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After 40 years at the media coalface, Jeff Stelling has revealed that he is beginning to mull over the possibility of retirement.

Having started out at Radio Tees in the late 1970s and working his way up the BSkyB ladder, Stelling eventually found his niche as the presenter of Soccer Saturday, where he's been in situ, in one form or another, since 1994.

Retro Football: Here’s Deadline Day Howler Monkey Jim White Reporting On A Wedding Fayre In 1985 (Video)

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"ACCORDING TO SKY SOURCES, I HAVE A PARASITE INFESTATION"

On this day of all days, it's worth remembering that Jim White is not a deafening allegorical hologram sent from the future to warn us of the dangers of media saturation; he is but a man. A loud man.

That's why, before every Deadline Day™ really farts into action, we like to remind ourselves of White's career before he found his infuriatingly self-aware niche as Sky Sports News' resident #ITK town crier.

Clanger: Turns Out Steve McClaren Was Directly At Fault For Iceland’s Winning Goal Against England (Video)

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Quite why anybody was watching the Sky Sports News coverage while the actual football was live on a terrestrial channel is beyond us, but it would appear that at least one person tuned in to watch Steve McClaren once again making a bit of a prat of himself in public.

Indeed, while you may have been lulled into thinking Iceland's second goal came about due to a heady mix of shoddy England defending and Joe Hart's rubbery wrists, it was actually the fault of McClaren and his inability to keep his big bloody mouth shut.

Sky Sports News To Ban Fans Crowding Behind Deadline Day Reporters After Last Year’s Chaotic Bullshit Circus

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By Chris Wright

Today is a sad, sad day for that special breed of football fan that enjoys nothing more than venturing down to their club's training ground and waggling various things about for 12 hours straight of an evening.

According to several sources, Sky Sports News are to put an end to supporters crowding behind their front line reporters on transfer deadline day in a bid to curb the festering, feral circus of bullshit that they themselvestransformed the whole thingit into.

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Sky Sports Pundit Makes Odd Claim About Benitez

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Former Magpies left-back Stuart Pearce has told Sky Sports News today that he's not sure who can stop Newcastle, who went to Elland Road on Saturday afternoon and beat an in-form Leeds United side 2-0 in front of a sold-out stadium. Newcastle won with two goals from number 9 Dwight Gayle, who seems to be [.

Video: Everton fan puts a blue dildo in a Sky Sports News reporter’s ear

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Transfer deadline day reporting has sunk to a new low. Usually calming a gang of yobs at Stoke is the worst possible shift for a Sky Sports News...

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Arsenal

Guillem Balague: “Arsenal defender is Barcelona’s no.1 target this summer”

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Arsenal could be set for a long summer, withSky Sports NewsSpanish football correspondent Guillem...

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Vardy has NOT turned down Arsenal’s offer

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Is it on or off? The Jamie Vardy saga! In yet another twist to the tale Sky Sports News understands that Jamie Vardy hasn't officially given his final word on if he will reject Arsenal this summer in order to stay at Leicester, despite what media reports earlier in the week had reported. Arsene Wenger [.

Mourinho: We Are Interested In Stones

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted his club have made a bid for John Stones and says any deal for the defender is in Everton's hands. The Toffees are believed to have rejected a bid of around £20m for the 21-year-old, who played in Everton's 3-1 Asia Trophy final defeat to Arsenal on Saturday.

Arsene Wenger Agrees New Arsenal Contract, Set To Sign On At Emirates Until 2017

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By Chris Wright

Shhh everybody, we think Sky Sports News might betrying to tell us something...

That's right! After weeks of wrangling, Arsene Wenger has finally agreeda new three-year contract at Arsenal not that he's actually officially signed it yet,though the club are expected to formally announce the news tomorrow.

English Premier League

Terry backs Mourinho to be United success

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London (AFP) Chelsea captain John Terry believes his former manager Jose Mourinho will lead Manchester United back to the top.

Mourinho was appointed United manager earlier this week after Dutchman Louis van Gaal was sacked two days after leading the Red Devils to an FA Cup victory.

And Terry, who won the Premier League three times as Chelsea captain with Mourinho as manager, believes the Portuguese is the right man to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.

Terry backs Mourinho to be United success

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London (AFP) Chelsea captain John Terry believes his former manager Jose Mourinho will lead Manchester United back to the top.

Mourinho was appointed United manager earlier this week after Dutchman Louis van Gaal was sacked two days after leading the Red Devils to an FA Cup victory.

And Terry, who won the Premier League three times as Chelsea captain with Mourinho as manager, believes the Portuguese is the right man to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho will be back but not with Syria national team

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Jose Mourinho insisted he will be back in management this summer, but it won't be with the Syrian national team despite an ambitious approach for his services from the war-ravaged country.

The 53-year-old Portuguese, out of work since being axed by Chelsea in December, has been widely linked to Manchester United where Louis van Gaal has spent most of the season under almost constant siege.

Jose Mourinho will be back but not with Syria national team

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Jose Mourinho insisted he will be back in management this summer, but it won't be with the Syrian national team despite an ambitious approach for his services from the war-ravaged country.

The 53-year-old Portuguese, out of work since being axed by Chelsea in December, has been widely linked to Manchester United where Louis van Gaal has spent most of the season under almost constant siege.

Newcastle United closing in on signing Aleksandar Mitrovic

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Newcastle are expected to make Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic their next summer signing.

Following the deal to bring Georginio Wijnaldum to St James' Park from PSV Eindhoven, manager Steve McClaren has turned to 20-year-old Serbian Mitrovic to strengthen his attack.

McClaren, quoted by the Chronicle while on Newcastle's United States tour, said of transfer dealings: "We are very close to something.

Newcastle United closing in on signing Aleksandar Mitrovic

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Newcastle are expected to make Anderlecht striker Aleksandar Mitrovic their next summer signing.

Following the deal to bring Georginio Wijnaldum to St James' Park from PSV Eindhoven, manager Steve McClaren has turned to 20-year-old Serbian Mitrovic to strengthen his attack.

McClaren, quoted by the Chronicle while on Newcastle's United States tour, said of transfer dealings: "We are very close to something.

Crystal Palace Announce The Signing Of Defender Brede Hangeland

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Former Fulham defender Brede Hangeland has agreed to join Crystal Palace after signing a one-year contract with Tony Pulis' side.

The 33-year-old Norway international spent the past six seasons with Fulham before leaving the club following its relegation to the Championship last season.

Upon his departure, Hangeland had some parting words for the London club and its new boss, Felix Magath.

5 Reasons To Like Liverpool’s Signing Of Rickie Lambert

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The more I look at it, the more I like the move by Liverpool to acquire striker Rickie Lambert from Southampton.

"I've seen Rickie Lambert over the years and he's one of those players that probably never got the recognition for what a really good footballer he is," Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers told Sky Sports News.

Gary Neville blasts Man United over handling of David Moyes sacking

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Gary Neville has blasted Manchester United for the way they handled the sacking of David Moyes.

Reports of Moyes' imminent departure emerged on Monday afternoon and Neville was sad that the United manager's exit proved to be an undignified one.

"The last 15, 16 hours or however long it's been, I don't like it, it's not the way in which the club should portray itself," the former right-back, who won eight Premier League titles with United, told Sky Sports News.

NBCSN’s ‘Transfer Deadline Day’ Program Failed to Live Up to Expectations

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NBCSN'sTransfer Deadline Day program that aired on the final night of the 2014 January transfer window was a poor substitute for the coverage we received from FOX Soccer in previous years when they simulcast the live feed from Sky Sports News.

FOX Soccer ended its agreement to show Sky Sports News on June 30, which meant that last August's final day of the transfer window was the first time in recent memory when the transfer deadline day wasn't televised live on US television.

Transfers & Rumours

Pies Exclusive: Jim White’s Top 10 Favourite Sky Sports News Transfer Deadline Day Memories

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"...so I opened it in my dog's name. Bish, bash, bosh. Job's a good'n"

In the spirit of the day, Pies have managed to make a few calls, pull a few strings and somehow bag ourselves a natter with the man in the very eye of the Sky Sports News' Transfer Deadline Day hurricane, Mr Jim White.

English Secondary School Manage To Break News Of Yohan Cabaye’s Crystal Palace Move Before Anyone Else

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By Chris Wright

Yohan Cabaye signing forCrystal Palace is undoubtedly the biggeststoryon the transfer radar this morning, though it would appear that news of the French midfielder's move was actually broken not that it came as a major surprise by a rather unlikely source.

Liverpool

Liverpool cancel Raheem Sterling meeting

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Liverpool have cancelled tomorrow's meeting with Raheem Sterling, according to Sky Sports News. The fact that the meeting was scheduled became...

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Brendan Rodgers On Liverpool’s Summer Transfers

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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers expects Liverpool's summer transfer business to ensure 'a really exciting time' for the Reds before the new season gets underway in August.

Liverpool have already signed England striker Rickie Lambert, while a deal has been agreed in principle to bring in midfielder Emre Can from Bayer Leverkusen as well as Southampton's Adam Lallana.

Report: Liverpool fail to land Dnipro’s Yevhen Konoplyanka

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Liverpool have been unable to complete a move for Dnipro winger Yevhen Konoplyanka, according to reports. Sky Sports News is citing unconfirmed reports that no deal has been done for the 24-year-old. Although the Ukraine international had completed a medical for the Reds, it is rumoured that a fee could not be agreed between the [.

David Moyes

Neville: “United have got it wrong”

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Gary Neville has attacked the club over their handling of David Moyes' sacking, as he claimed that the way the United's hierarchy managed the situation portrayed the club in the wrong way.

Moyes was handed his P45 this morning, as United finally run out of patience with the man to whom they had given a six-year contract 10 months ago and who has overseen one of the worst season United have endure in the last three decades.

David Moyes says there will be no deadline day signings at Man Utd

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has instructed Sky Sports News to go home because he will not be making any signings today. The Scot says that his earlier capture of Juan Mata from Chelsea will be the only arrival of the January transfer window. He admitted that he had been hoping to bring in more [.

The Rest

Mauricio Pochettino agrees new five-year contract at Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino has verbally agreed a new five-year contract at the club, according to Sky Sports News. The...

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PSG make approach for former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho

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Paris Saint-Germain have approached former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho about becoming their new boss this summer, according to Sky Sports News. The...

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Shearer Tweets Sympathy For Elliot – Our Best Player This Season

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The great Alan Shearer has sent out a tweet today in support of Rob Elliot, who was injured last night playing for Ireland against Slovakia and will be out for at least six months according to Sky Sports News. Devastating news for @the_dilsh Football is cruel at times. Newcastle's best player this season by a [.

Sky Sports News Tricked By Absolutely Terrible Shay Given ‘Impersonator’ (Video)

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With the rubbish news that Jack Butland is now almost certain to miss the European Championships after fracturing his ankle while keeping goal for England against Germany on Saturday, Sky Sports News thought a real boon had landed in their lap when Shay Given Butland's clubmate at Stoke phoned in to give his two shilling's worth on the matter.

Leicester City ‘sack Nigel Pearson’

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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has been sacked, according to Sky Sports News. The Foxes have reportedly dispensed with the services of their...

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Former EPFL Chief Executive Claims A Professional Club Is Run By ‘Criminals’

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Speaking at the Soccerex Global Convention in Manchester, Emanuel Medeiros claimed that a professional football club in Europe is being run by "criminals"; Medeiros is the former chief executive of the European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL).

"I believe there is a professional club in a professional league in Europe that is being run by criminals.

Lampard Heading To Man City On Loan

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NYC FC's Frank Lampard will not be going out on loan to Melbourne City as expected, instead NYC FC's parent club, Manchester City have decided that they want the Chelsea and England player and Lamps will head to the Etihad Stadium on loan until January.

"As you know Frank has signed a contract with New York City and will start working here (the United States) in January as the season starts in March," Man City manager Manuel Pellegrini told a post-match press conference televised by Sky Sports News.

FOX Soccer Plus Has Become Completely Irrelevant to Soccer Fans

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With all of the focus on FOX Sports 1 and the dismal ratings on FOX Sports 2, FOX Soccer Plus has gotten lost in the shuffle. The channel has seemingly become the red headed stepchild at FOX Sports.

With all of the changes at FOX Sports in the past 12 months, FOX Soccer Plus has become less relevant than ever before.

Fulham ‘sack Alan Curbishley and Ray Wilkins’

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Fulham have sacked Alan Curbishley and Ray Wilkins, according to reports. Sky Sports News claims that the pair have both had their short stints at Craven Cottage brought to an end. Technical director Curbishley and assistant head coach Ray Wilkins were brought in to work alongside former manager Rene Meulensteen, who was sacked over the [.

West Ham striker Andy Carroll nearly ended up in the bath with Sky Sports News presenter Charlie Webster

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It's officially over. She's had an ice bath and eaten a load of carbs. pic.twitter.com/Jg9vGqVZHu Charlie Webster (@CharlieCW) February 1, 2014 Andy Carroll nearly had to take a bath with Sky Sports News presenter Charlie Webster after his red card in West Ham's win over Swansea on Saturday. Webster had completed a 250-mile charity [.

Report: Brian McDermott sacked as Leeds United manager

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Leeds manager Brian McDermott has been sacked, according to reports. Several news outlets, including Sky Sports News, are suggesting that the former Reading boss has been relieved of his duties at Elland Road.