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Mark Cooper will consider abandoning his football principles in return for a more pragmatic approach if Forest Green Rovers do not experience an upturn in fortunes in the very near future. Since ascending to the Football League for the first time in their history via the National League play-off final at Wembley, the self-styled ‘little …

Bristol City can realistically target a top-half finish in the Sky Bet Championship this season with the strength in depth now assembled by Lee Johnson at Ashton Gate. I would go further and predict a play-off challenge if it were not for the one remaining question mark that exists in my mind about the current …

Thatcham Town are now the only Uhlsport Hellenic League club left in The Emirates FA Cup. After trouncing Sydenhams Wessex League outfit Hamworthy United, 5-1 away from home, they now face a tough trip to Evo-Stik Southern Premier pacesetters Banbury United in second round qualifying on Saturday. Shane Cooper-Clark led the way at Hamworthy with …

Two Vanarama National League clubs have sacked their managers, and replaced them with new regimes, since Torquay United parted company with Kevin Nicholson three weeks and three days ago. It means either that the Gulls’ de- termination not to be rushed into appointing a new boss is canny and thorough, or that their increasingly frustrated …

Bridport and Cadbury Heath are the only Toolstation Western League clubs left in second round qualifying of The Emirates FA Cup Round, and it’s perhaps a shame that they have been drawn against each other. However, this should make for a cracking Cup-tie at St Mary’s Field on Saturday as they battle it out for …

Tyrone Mings’ decision to pen a new long-term contract with AFC Bournemouth has been welcomed by his manager, Eddie Howe. “It’s always good, from our perspective, to see players commit themselves to the future of the football club,” said the Cherries boss. “The cost of signing players is so extreme nowadays that you have to …

Congratulations must go to the South West Peninsula League’s two remaining participants in this season’s Emirates FA Cup. Both Bodmin Town and Tavistock will be in the second qualifying round on Saturday after recording fine victories in the past week. Bodmin might have only won one League game but they returned from Sydenhams Wessex League …

Yeovil’s indifferent league form continues after missing the chance to secure three much needed points at home to lowly Morecambe, last night (September 12th). The Glovers could have secured their third home win of the season after going two goals ahead thanks to Francois Zoko and Sam Surridge, however, in blustery condition that favoured the …