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Defoe proves he can still be Jermain man

Jermain Defoe proved his poacher’s pedigree for England four years and four days after his last international goal, joining Jamie Vardy on the scoresheet in a regulation 2-0 victory over Lithuania.

An emotional Fernando Ricksen is paraded to the Rangers fans at half time during the Scottish League One match at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Picture date: Saturday January 11, 2014. See PA Story SOCCER Rangers. Credit:  PA Wire.

Rangers fans flock to Highbury for charity clash

Fleetwood’s Highbury stadium turned blue for a day as thousands of Rangers fans flocked to the Fylde coast to support Ibrox hero Fernando Ricksen’s charity football game.

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Dave Fairbrother

Rosslyn Park 36 Fylde 19: Match report and reaction

Fylde accelerated into a 14-0 lead but fell off the pace against purposeful London hosts.

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Bohan Dixon scores for Fylde

Nuneaton Town 4 AFC Fylde 1: Full report and reaction

Two points from the last three games have seen Fylde’s comfortable 11-point lead at the top of Vanarama National North reduced to six and second-placed Kidderminster have a game in hand.

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Jordan Casey scores for Gate

Winsford United 4 Squires Gate 2: Match report

Gate paid for a nightmare start, conceding twice in the first eight minutes, and have now taken just one point from eight Hallmark Security League fixtures.

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Blackpool were relegated from the Premier League after a 4-2 defeat against Manchester United

Premier League parachute payments under review

There is likely to be a review into the amount of parachute payments given to clubs relegated from the Premier League over fears the system is being misused.
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Bright Osayi-Samuel celebrates his goal

Blackpool 2-1 Hartlepool: Five things we learned

Blackpool FC writer Matt Scrafton takes a look at the key talking points from the Seasiders' comeback win against Hartlepool.
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Arnfield (right) on the way to victory

Arnfield victorious over Rose in Battle Of Blackpool

Jack Arnfield beat Brian Rose on points at Manchester Arena to win the contest dubbed the 'Battle Of Blackpool'
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We deserved something from the game, says Hartlepool boss

Hartlepool United manager Dave Jones says his side's 2-1 defeat against Blackpool was a hard result to swallow.

Kyle Vassell celebrates his winner with his teammates

Bowyer: Substitutions gave us momentum

Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer praised the role of his substitutes after his side came from behind to beat Hartlepool 2-1.

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Fleetwood Town boss Uwe Rosler’s reaction

Fleetwood head coach Uwe Rosler was pleased his injury hit side picked up another vital point as their quest to hit the 74 point mark rumbled on with a goalless draw at Bury.

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Uwe Rosler

MATCH REPORT: Bury 0 Fleetwood 0

“Good teams when they don’t win they don’t lose and that is what we have proved to do this season...”

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Kyle Vassell marked his return with a goal

MATCH REPORT: Blackpool 2-1 Hartlepool

Blackpool’s top scorer Kyle Vassell marked his return from injury with a match-winning goal to earn his side a 2-1 win against Hartlepool.

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Brad Potts returns from injury

LINE UPS: Potts returns to Pool line-up

Brad Potts returns to the Blackpool line-up as Gary Bowyer's men prepare to extend their unbeaten run when they take on Hartlepool United at Bloomfield Road.
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Jack Cowgill joined the Coasters

Coasters’ boss delighted with deadline day deals

AFC Fylde boss Dave Challinor was delighted to bolster his defensive ranks on deadline day for non-league registrations.

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Mark Cullen (right) has scored four goals in his last five outings for Blackpool

Seasiders’ squad players have stepped up to the mark

Gary Bowyer has praised the impact of his squad players who have helped reignite Blackpool’s season.

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Blackpool players after the draw at Exeter City

Pool have learned their lessons

Blackpool boss Gary Bowyer says his players has learned their lessons from last month’s disappointing draws and are now better prepared for the final run-in.

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Bobby Grant signed a new deal with Fleetwood Town this week

Town boss hopes others follow Grant’s lead

Fleetwood Town head coach Uwe Rosler hopes Bobby Grant putting pen to paper on a fresh deal is a signal for some of his other players to follow suit.

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VIDEO: Arnfield and Rose in unseemly pre-fight clash

Jack Arnfield and Brian Rose were at the centre of an ugly, head-to-head flashpoint on the eve of Saturday night's Battle Of Blackpool.

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Rob Danson impressed in the Wilmslow Half Marathon

Top 10 spot for Wesham’s Danson

Rob Danson ran the Wilmslow Half Marathon and made full use of the fast course and high standard to finish ninth in 1:10.40.

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