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Our view: Rangers reject has already done more for his new club than he did at Ibrox
Joe Dodoo hadn't played a Scottish Premiership match in two years when Steven Gerrard's Rangers allowed him to join Bolton Wanderers on a free.

3 signings Parkinson could target for Sunderland - including a £6m Toon fan
Could a current Newcastle United player and a lifelong Toon fan feature on the former Bolton Wanderers manager's Sunderland shortlist?

Rangers flop aims parting shot at Gerrard's side, happy at new club
Joe Dodoo failed to make an impression at Rangers and moved to the League One strugglers after leaving Steven Gerrard's Scottish Premiership leaders.

Report: Sunderland to hold talks with jobless Englishman; in-work pair keen on SoL move
Parkinson left Sunderland's League One rivals, Bolton Wanderers, at the start of the campaign.

Report: 51-year-old wants Sunderland job, years after stunning Black Cats in cup clash
Sunderland want a coach with a proven League One record after sacking Jack Ross and two-time promotion winner Phil Parkinson ticks that box.

Rangers ex-player once called 'phenomenal' sends Twitter message after new club debut
Dodoo's time at Glasgow Rangers was largely fruitless with two seasons away from Ibrox on loan but one of his former bosses said he was 'phenomenal'.

Ranking the seven managers to take charge of 400 Premier League games
Having guided Newcastle to an upset victory over Manchester United at St James’ Park this weekend, Steve Bruce joined an exclusive club of managers to have taken charge of 400 Premier League games. The Newcastle boss became just the seventh man to achieve the feat, an achievement that is a testament to his longevity in the …

QUIZ: Can you name every Premier League golden boot winner?
It is the latest in our growing library of quizzes, and this time we want to test your knowledge of some of the Premier League’s greatest ever goalscorers. There’s no greater feeling in football than watching your team wheel away in celebration after scoring a goal. Whether it be a 40-yard piledriver, a curling effort …

Report: Sturridge assessing 13 options with future set to be resolved this week
Daniel Sturridge is considering 13 different options with the former Liverpool forward’s future set to be resolved this week. The 29-year-old is a free agent after his six-year spell at Anfield came to an end this summer, and the former Chelsea and Manchester City striker is believed to have received offers from Europe, the USA …

Five of the best free transfers in Premier League history
Since a relatively unknown Belgian midfielder by the name of Jean-Marc Bosman helped change the face of football in 1995, the Premier League has seen some memorable free transfers. Whilst modern football see’s clubs continue to spend millions breaking transfer-records, there’s nothing quite like a bargain that works out brilliantly. Here are five of the …

This week in football transfers – AWB to United, Celtic get Connell, and Brighton’s game-changer
Manchester United finally got the cheque book out for a major transfer, Everton have Andre Gomes for keeps, Celtic get an exciting young prospect, while Brighton make their second signing of the summer. Pre-season is soon to get underway at a number of clubs, if it hasn’t already, so clubs are trying to get the …

McCarthy confirms ‘excellent’ Luca Connell out of Ireland squad with thigh strain
Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has confirmed that promising youngster Luca Connell has had to pull out of the squad for the upcoming Euro Qualifiers with a thigh strain. 18-year-old midfielder Connell has impressed with a series of mature displays for a struggling Bolton side in the Championship this season, and was a surprise call up …

Keith Hill: ‘We’re trying to re-establish Bolton’s greatness’
The club are on minus 11 points and almost went bust but the manager is not giving up after signing nine players in one day

If Bolton Wanderers require a passionate, vibrant manager to revive their fortunes following near-extinction, Keith Hill could prove ideal.

After 12 years and 647 games as a No 1, the fires still burn in a local-born man who is speaking early on a sunny morning at the club’s Horwich training base. Hill has a penchant for a soundbite, offering up arresting epigrams on “loving that ball rolling” and how, as a relegation battle strategy, “digging yourself deeper in the hole” can shift pressure on to rivals.

Related: Bolton’s problems aren’t new. Where did all the Premier League money go?

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Turning our clubs into global brands means there will be more Burys | Jonathan Wilson

The concentration of wealth and attention on a tiny number of globalised superclubs is leading to moments of remarkable drama and quality – but at a terrible price

A recent Set-Piece Menu podcast eloquently made the case for fandom as a broad church. When the Premier League is marketed so aggressively all over the world, when overseas television rights bring it so much revenue, when players and managers and owners are often foreign, they argued – quite reasonably – who is to deny the travelling supporter from Baltimore or Bangalore their seat in the stadium, the right to call themselves a fan? All of that made sense.

On an intellectual level I agreed with it. It fitted my general liberal, globalised worldview. And yet, I realised, viscerally I disagreed: of course, I paid lip service to all that but actually I regarded my form of fandom as being more authentic and more important.

Related: 'I don't have a team any more': Bury fans on the club's collapse

Related: Salary caps and direct action: lessons to learn from Bury's demise | David Conn

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Bury, Carabao upsets and the Alexis Sánchez mystery – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Michael Butler discuss the expulsion of Bury from the Football League, midweek fun between second XIs, Chris Smalling and innovative Carabao Cup draw ideas

We look back at the last few days in football, starting with the story concerning Bury and their expulsion from the Football League – we speak to David Conn, who’s been across the story, and others like it, from the very start.

Midweek Carabao Cup action provided plenty of goals and one or two upsets – we round up the best of the action, look ahead to a weekend of fixtures in the Premier League and further afield and wonder whether anyone interested in signing Alexis Sanchez has actually seen him recently.

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The Guardian view on the collapse of Bury FC: a tragedy bigger than mere football | Editorial

The fans of a small northern club deserved better than to witness their club destroyed by bad management and financial speculation

Football is about more than money, however much lucre has come to shape the beautiful game. Over this summer, English top-tier clubs had spent a total of £1.41bn, with Manchester United shelling out a world record fee on a defender of £80m for Leicester City’s Harry Maguire. Yet these amounts and the teams that spend them are symptoms of an unsentimental business model that is indifferent to tradition, place and practice. It is eroding the sense that many football clubs are a central and vital part of people’s identity.

That is why the end of Bury Football Club after 134 years is important. Before it was shut, 400 supporters had volunteered to mop and sweep the Gigg Lane ground hoping to show that the true value of their football club cannot be counted in pounds and pennies. Bury FC was the town’s pride until 5pm on Tuesday. The club disappeared after prospective buyers said that there were “systemic failings” that could not be overcome. With capitalism increasingly dominating community as the driving force in modern football, other clubs could risk a similar fate.

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Bolton Wanderers saved after Football Ventures complete takeover deal
• Administrators confirm sale of club in statement
• Club was on verge of liquidation but future now looks secure

A day after the Football League pulled the plug on Bury’s current membership, Bolton Wanderers were able to announce a last-minute reprieve with the club administrators confirming the sale to Football Ventures Limited has been completed.

Bolton were on the verge of liquidation after four months of unpaid bills, postponed fixtures and unremunerated playing and safety staff led to a 14-day final deadline, with the administrator Paul Appleton told to either sell the League One club or prove it can be funded for the test of the season.

Related: Bury’s Harry Bunn: ‘Some lads are struggling. People look stressed’

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Bolton given 14 days to find a buyer by EFL or face expulsion

• Deal to sell club to Football Ventures collapsed on Saturday
• Deadline was extended but EFL issued late-night ultimatum

Bolton have been given 14 days to complete a sale of the club or be expelled from the English Football League by an EFL board which expressed its frustration with a drawn-out takeover process which fell apart at the weekend.

The EFL’s statement was issued at 11pm on Tuesday, at the same time as the expulsion of Bolton’s neighbours Bury was announced, demonstrating the very real threat facing Wanderers, one of the league’s founder members in 1888.

Related: Bolton’s problems aren’t new. Where did all the Premier League money go?

Related: Bury’s expelled from EFL after 125 years as takeover collapses

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SPORTS AGENDA: Jurgen Klopp's fixtures strop is a shock to UEFA
SPORTS AGENDA BY MIKE KEEGAN: Jurgen Klopp's call for governing bodies to meet the leading managers in world football to discuss the 'crazy' demands on players raised eyebrows at UEFA.

Sunderland appoint former Bolton and Bradford boss Phil Parkinson as their new manager
The Black Cats have appointed former Bradford boss Parkinson on a two-and-a-half year deal after he left Bolton Wanderers in August - he took the squad for training on Thursday.

Sunderland set to appoint former Bolton manager Phil Parkinson as their new boss
Phil Parkinson is poised to become the new manager of Sunderland. The 51-year old, who resigned as manager of crisis torn Bolton in August, is expected to be confirmed within 24 hours.

Premier League switches to classic yellow winter ball as Nike release Total 90 Aerow design 
Football fans will notice the familiar return of the classic winter ball this weekend, as the Premier League officially ticks over into winter season.

Football League clubs to be punished with penalty points for failing to play
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES: Sportsmail has learned that a proposal to bring in fixed sporting sanctions for missed games will be tabled as part of a wider discussion.

Bolton player Joe Bunney admitted to hospital after road traffic accident
Bolton defender Joe Bunney was admitted to hospital with a broken collarbone and broken ribs after a road traffic accident.

Burnley would bag a massive signing for the future by taking a punt on this versatile 20-year-old available for free

Burnley Opinion: Clarets should look at Bolton prodigy Harry Brockbank as one for the future According to Lancashire Telegraph, Burnley have been credited with an interest in out-of-contract Bolton Wanderers youngster Harry Brockbank, with reports claiming that the Clarets are keen to take the 20-year-old emerging prospect to Turf Moor as one for the future. […]

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Tottenham would pull off a shrewd long-term bargain by signing this Liverpool-born 18-year-old starlet for free

Spurs Opinion: Lilywhites should try and win the race for Bolton prodigy Luca Connell According to The Sun, Spurs are ready to swoop for 18-year-old Bolton Wanderers starlet Luca Connell, who is out of contract this summer. The Sun understands that the Republic of Ireland youth international has caught the eyes of Wolves, Everton and […]

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Saiz and Klich to start in midfield? – Predicted 4-1-4-1 Leeds United XI to face Bolton in the Championship

Predicted Leeds United XI to face Bolton Wanderers in the Championship Kemar Roofe’s brace helped Leeds United register their fourth consecutive win in the Championship last week and the Peacocks will be the favourites to make it five in a row when they make the trip to the Macron Stadium to face Bolton Wanderers on […]

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Luhukay to start Bannan and Fletcher? Predicted 3-5-2 Sheffield Wednesday XI to face Bolton Wanderers

Predicted 3-5-2 Sheffield Wednesday XI to face Bolton Wanderers Sheffield Wednesday will welcome fellow strugglers Bolton Wanderers to the Hillsborough on Tuesday in the 19th round of fixtures of the 2018/19 EFL Championship. The Owls are languishing 18th in the standings, having accumulated just 20 points from 18 matches so far. They are without a […]

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Bolton could absolutely establish their statement of intent if they sign this 15 goal, 8 assist striker

According to Bolton News, Bolton, who narrowly survived relegation last term, are in a race against League One side Sunderland to sign Bradford City’s Charlie Wyke. The Black Cats, who are rebuilding their squad as they aim at making their League One stay a short one, have seen two bids for the striker knocked back. […]

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  • Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:38:31 +0000: Blackpool sign Clayton from Bolton - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bolton Wanderers | BBC
    Blackpool sign Bolton forward Max Clayton on a two-year contract, with an option for a further 12 months.
  • Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:00:34 +0000: Championship fixtures in full - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bolton Wanderers | BBC
    Find out your team's fixtures in the Championship during the 2017-18 season.
  • Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:11:52 +0000: Morais extends contract with Bolton - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bolton Wanderers | BBC
    Bolton Wanderers winger Filipe Morais signs a one-year contract extension ahead of their return to the Championship.
  • Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:59:07 +0000: Little joins Bolton on two-year deal - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bolton Wanderers | BBC
    Bolton Wanderers complete the signing of former Bristol City right-back Mark Little on a two-year contract.
  • Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:19:02 +0000: Sunderland to play Bury in EFL Cup - Latest Stories, Video, and Commentary about Bolton Wanderers | BBC
    Sunderland will travel to Bury in the EFL Cup first round following their relegation from the Premier League.