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7 Biggest Football Club Declines this Decade
The unpredictability of sport is one of the reasons why it is so popular, and whilst the finances in football threaten to make it a bit of a closed shop at the highest level, this last decade proves that it is still possible for minnows to rise and for giants to fall.

Report: West Ham, Newcastle and Nigel Pearson want to sign 26-year-old captain
Former Bolton and Juventus defender Prince Gouano could be back in England soon with three Premier League clubs reportedly targeting the Ligue 1 star.

Reported Blades, Palace and Farke target makes surprise transfer, has signed 18-month deal
Faal is said to have interested several Premier League clubs, including Sheffield United, Crystal Palace and Norwich City.

Report: Rodgers signing wants Celtic exit as three clubs show interest
Jack Hendry hasn't played in the Scottish Premiership under Neil Lennon and the Celtic man is reportedly wanted by Blackpool, Lincoln City and Bolton Wanderers.

'Good player': Parkinson admits he tried to sign Sunderland man for Bolton
Charlie Wyke has only scored one League One goal all season but Phil Parkinson desperately needs him back in action.

After Forest exit, City Ground reject has scored in four successive games
Championship high-flyers Forest are lacking cover at centre-forward while Daryl Murphy scores for fun at Bolton Wanderers in League One.

Djorkaeff explains why he turned down Liverpool and Man Utd transfers in 2002 to join Big Sam’s Bolton
Youri Djorkaeff has revealed why he turned down approaches from Liverpool and Manchester United to make a shock transfer to Bolton in 2002. The World Cup winner made one of the most surprising transfers in Premier League history when he opted to join Sam Allardyce’s Bolton Wanderers team almost two decades ago, the Frenchman amongst …

The top six foreign goal scorers in Premier League history
Well, he’s only gone and done it. Following his hat-trick for Manchester City against Aston Villa on Sunday evening, Sergio Aguero has overtaken Thierry Henry as the top overseas goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. It felt inevitable for a very long time, but it finally happened after eight and a half seasons …

From RVP’s volley to Danny Rose’s debut: Five of the best goals of the decade
This week we are looking back at the very best of the 2010’s and pick out some of the finest goals scored in the Premier League this past decade.  This list is far from definitive or exhaustive. If we had to narrow down the categorical top five goals of the last ten years, then we …

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. Runaway league leaders Liverpool recently …

Merseyside Derby the pick of the FA Cup third round draw
The third round of the FA Cup was drawn in full on Monday.  Liverpool will host Everton in the pick of the third round draw for the oldest cup competition in world football. The Merseyside Derby will come at a pivotal point in the season for the Reds, who are challenging for the Premier League …

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 …

EFL appeals against ‘lenient’ Bolton punishment for failing to fulfil fixtures
• League One side had five-point deduction suspended
• EFL ‘disappointed by conclusions’ of disciplinary commission

The EFL has appealed against Bolton’s suspended five-point penalty for failing to fulfil two league fixtures, declaring the sanction “too lenient”.

The League One side, who began the season on minus 12 points after entering administration, cancelled a Championship game against Brentford at the end of the previous campaign and postponed a League One match against Doncaster in August.

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Football League: Coventry and Bolton on the rise while Swindon soar

  • League One: Gnanduillet stars as Blackpool win
  • League Two: leaders Forest Green lose to Plymouth

With five games postponed due to international call-ups, Coventry seized their chance to make up some ground on the teams above them. The Sky Blues had to come from a goal down after Ian Henderson put Rochdale ahead in the 28th minute. Jordan Shipley equalised in the second half and then Liam Walsh got the winner 18 minutes left to lift City up to third.

Blackpool 2-0 Wimbledon; Bolton 1-0 MK Dons; Coventry 2-1 Rochdale; Gillingham 1-0 Lincoln City; Rotherham 1-0 Accrington

Crawley 1-1 Morecambe; Exeter 0-0 Cheltenham; Forest Green 0-1 Plymouth; Leyton Orient 0-2 Scunthorpe; Macclesfield 0-0 Mansfield; Northampton 4-1 Crewe; Port Vale 2-1 Carlisle; Salford 2-3 Swindon; Walsall 2-1 Cambridge

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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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AHEAD OF THE GAME: Select English players and Premier League clubs could earn credits for signings
MATT HUGHES - AHEAD OF THE GAME: Premier League sides who give significant playing time to England-qualified players, could be given greater leeway to sign more foreign players after Brexit.

The top 10 goals in the Premier League over the last decade
Sportsmail has put together an utterly comprehensive, infallible and objective guide to the top 10 Premier League goals between 2010 and the start of 2020.

Man City earn more than 800 points as West Ham ship 520 goals - Premier League table of the decade
A look at the all-decade Premier League table, which includes the 37 sides to compete in the top flight across the last 10 seasons, has shown the stranglehold Manchester has had in recent years.

Takumi Minamino becomes ninth Japanese in Premier League history but how did the first eight get on?
Takumi Minamino joins Liverpool as the Reds' first Japanese player and the ninth to have played in the Premier League. Here, Sportsmail takes a look back at how the first eight got on...

AHEAD OF THE GAME: Court clash blunts Sheffield United bid to tie down Chris Wilder to new contract
AHEAD OF THE GAME - MATT HUGHES: The ongoing battle for control of Sheffield United is hindering attempts to tie manager Chris Wilder and key player John Lundstram to new deals.

Daryl Murphy makes shock admission that he was banned for taking COCAINE while at Nottingham Forest
Republic of Ireland international Daryl Murphy has admitted to taking cocaine on a night out that led to him being banned by the Football Association.

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. […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] More

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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. […] More

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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.