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Football plays with fire as it merrily fans the flames of hate and division | Barney Ronay

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There is rapacious ambition in so many parts of this industry now, albeit often concealed behind the same mask of sickly piety worn by Sven-Göran Eriksson and his ball project“The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was that it was impossible to avoid joining in.”It is 16 years since Sven-Göran Eriksson and Nancy Dell’Olio unveiled their Kick A Ball For Peace initiative, a campaign in which they transported a single hope-filled ball across the continents so that world leaders in war-torn hotspots could kick it around in front of a camera crew. There was a grand launch starring Kofi Annan, with Nancy beaming on and Sven lurking in the background looking, as ever, like a kindly provincial bank manager who goes carol singing at Christmas, volunteers at the local rotary club and k

On Merseyside at the moment the spotlight is on Tranmere, says Mellon

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Manager is taking Tranmere to Wembley for the third time in three years, this one for the League Two play-off with Newport“Excited but contained” is how the Tranmere Rovers manager, Micky Mellon, feels about the possibility of back-to-back promotions. A year after making it back into the Football League, Rovers are at Wembley again on Saturday looking for a win against Newport County that would see them playing in League One next season.“Surely every fan’s dream is to see their club playing at Wembley, and I’m just pleased we can keep making it happen,” Mellon says. “These are the days supporters never forget, and football clubs have a responsibility to their public to make sure they happen from time to time.” Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : On Merseysid

John Terry in running for the vacant manager post at Middlesbrough

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• Aston Villa’s assistant manager had talks with club• Chairman set to make decision after the weekendJohn Terry has emerged as a contender for the managerial vacancy at Championship Middlesbrough. Aston Villa’s assistant manager is among those competing with his fellow former England centre-half Jonathan Woodgate for a job which Slavisa Jokanovic has also been shortlisted.Although Terry’s immediate priority is helping Dean Smith’s side try to win Monday’s play-off final against Frank Lampard’s Derby he has spoken to Middlesbrough this week and Steve Gibson, Boro’s chairman, is expected to spend the weekend pondering his choice to replace Tony Pulis. An appointment is expected by the end of next week. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : John Terry in running

Newcastle fan gets banning order for racially abusing Liverpool players

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• Fan lands five-year banning order and indefinite club ban• Supporter caught in an undercover stewarding operationA 57-year-old Newcastle United fan has received a five-year football banning order after being convicted of racially abusing Liverpool players during a Premier League match at St James’ Park this month.Michael Collins, from Richmond, North Yorkshire, was found guilty of racially aggravated harassment at North Tyneside magistrates court and received both the banning order and a £550 fine. Newcastle United have banned him from St James’ Park indefinitely. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Newcastle fan gets banning order for racially abusing Liverpool players

Abbie McManus leaves Manchester City for WSL newcomers Manchester United

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• Defender won WSL, two FA Cups, two Continental Cups at City• Third player to make switch from blue to red in ManchesterThe England defender Abbie McManus has swapped Manchester City for Manchester United, becoming the second player to join the promoted side, following the recruitment of the Netherlands international Jackie Groenen.McManus signed for City in 2009 and was the last remaining player from the club’s pre-professional era (2014). She is the third player to have made the switch from blue to red in Manchester. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Abbie McManus leaves Manchester City for WSL newcomers Manchester United

The Fiver | The only two emotions that there are in Playoffworld

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Sign up now! Sign up now! Sign up now? Sign up now!There is a scene in the Blues Brothers when Jake and Elwood wander into an unknown bar and pass themselves off as the band booked to appear that evening. “Er, what kind of music do you usually have here?” asks Elwood of the barmaid. “Oh, we got both kinds,” she replies. “We got country and western.” And so, seamlessly, to the Football League play-offs. After losing and then winning the National League play-off final in 2017 and 2018, Tranmere get this weekend’s triple-headed ball rolling against Newport County on Saturday, having become battle-hardened by their previous experience. “A core of the group,” says goalkeeper Scott Davies, “have been through both emotions.” That’s happy and sad. Both emotions. The two emotions that there

Bob Higgins victim: 'I looked him in the eyes and took back the power'

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Former footballer believes the convicted abuser colluded with Kit Carson at PeterboroughA former youth footballer who says he was abused by two football coaches in the 1990s has spoken of his struggle with anxiety and depression, and strongly criticised the police and footballing authorities for not taking action against the coaches earlier.The ex-player believes Bob Higgins, who has been convicted of indecently assaulting 24 junior footballers, and Kit Carson, who died in a car crash on the morning of his abuse trial earlier this year, colluded over his abuse. Continue reading... Source: Football News Link : Bob Higgins victim: 'I looked him in the eyes and took back the power'

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