Tue, May 30th 2006

Crystal Palace have taken legal action against former boss Iain Dowie, who has been named as Charlton’s new manager.


Dowie had a compensation clause for £1m if he left for another club. Palace chairman Simon Jordan had agreed to waive this in view of Dowie’s desire to return north to be closer to his family.

The distance between Crystal Palace and Charlton is (according to Google Maps) 12 miles (about 32 minutes).



Tue, May 23rd 2006

First play-offs decided

Watford skipper experiences high and low of promotion and relegation

The weekend saw the first 2 play-off finals decided. Watford won promotion to the Premiership, defeating Leeds United 3-nil, and Hereford United returned to the league after 9 years in the Conference, beating Halifax Town 3-2 after extra time.

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Tue, May 16th 2006

Watford and Leeds United have agreed that the Championship play-off final losers will keep the gate receipts.

The pair are continuing a convention with the loser keeping the £1.3m receipts, with promotion to the Premiership worth £30m.

From: BBC



Fri, April 7th 2006

Brighton’s bid to build a new stadium is in doubt after it was revealed Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott made a mistake in his approval letter.

On Thursday, Prescott’s office quashed last October’s ‘Yes’ verdict on a stadium at Falmer after realising an error was made describing the site.


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