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By Shamoon Hafez

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  1. Goodbye

    And that's it for today. Thanks for your "expected signings" chat, very good.

    Join us later for Tottenham v Newport in the FA Cup fourth round replay.

    Until then.

  2. Malky considered for Scot job

    Scotland's performance director Malky Mackay

    Scotland's performance director Malky Mackay is being considered for the national side's managerial vacancy - despite previously being ruled out.

    Former SFA chief executive Stewart Regan rejected the possibility of Mackay succeeding Gordon Strachan.

    However, Mackay is now being considered for the role, as the governing body also seeks a new chief executive.

    The SFA has spoken to a number of managerial candidates, including former Scotland boss Walter Smith.

  3. Flynn agrees new Newport deal

    Tottenham v Newport (19:45 GMT)

    Mike Flynn

    Some good news for Newport ahead of their FA Cup fourth round replay at Tottenham today...

    Manager Mike Flynn has agreed a new one-year contract extension to tie him to the club until June 2020.

    “I’m delighted that the Board have agreed to improve my current deal,” said Flynn, who took charge last March.

    “I’ve always said I want to build a club and not a team and the increase in my tenure helps achieve that goal."

  4. Post update

    Ohh yes, we had Andy Goram earlier as a goalkeeper suggestion.


    Ian: Van der Sar to Fulham was quite a shock. From Juventus to a newly promoted side.

  5. 38% increase in discrimination in PL and EFL

    Kick it Out

    Incidents of racism, homophobia and other forms of discrimination are up by 38% in England's top four leagues compared to this time last term, anti-racism body Kick It Out has said.

    There have been 111 incidents since August - 64 in the Premier League and 47 in the Championship, League One and League Two, compared to 40 and 29 respectively at the midway stage of last season.

    Lord Ouseley, chair of Kick It Out, said the figures "should act as a wake-up call to everyone in the sport".

    Read the full piece

  6. Post update

    Yep, plenty of you suggesting Edgar Davids as an 'unexpected signing' for Barnet.

    He would skipper the Unexpected XI.

    Not had any goalkeeper suggestions though?

  7. Australia bid to host 2023 Women's World Cup


    Australia are putting together a bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup.

    The nation missed out on hosting the 2022 men's World Cup, but the government has allocated £2.8m to mount a bid.

    “This is an exciting day for women’s sport in Australia, for all sport in Australia and for all Australians. An Australian bid has every chance of success," said Australian minister for sport Bridget McKenzie.

    The decision will be announced next year.

  8. Get Involved - Unexpected signings

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    SMS Message: Christophe Dugarry, World Cup and Euros winner.. could only play 60 minutes a game due to knee problems but was by far the best player I've ever seen at Birmingham. Legend. from Kane
  9. Slick strike

    11 seconds, six touches, one goal.

    Watch Rangers' slick team move against Partick Thistle.

  10. Get Involved - Unexpected signings

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    SMS Message: Got to be Paulinho to Barca surely? from Sam C
    Sam C
  11. Hartlepool handed wind-up petition

    Hartlepool United

    Hartlepool United have been issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue & Customs over an unpaid tax bill, their fourth in the past 18 months.

    Pools have until Wednesday, 21 March to pay a sum in the region of £48,000 or risk being wound up at the High Court.

    The petition comes with the Victoria Park club up for sale and facing serious financial problems.

    Supporters raised money to meet wages and other costs in January, which theclub say total £200,000-per-month.

  12. Get Involved - Unexpected signings

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    Rich‏: Guillermo Amor, Barcelona legend, rocking up at...Livingston. That was a strange one.

    Liam: Robert Prosinecki to Portsmouth in 2001. Smoked 40 a day and could barely run but still a class above.

  13. Giz our money

    Philippe Coutinho

    Brazilian club Vasco de Gama claim they are owed upto £3.5m after Philippe Coutinho's £142m move from Liverpool to Barcelona.

    Vasco say they are owed roughly 2.5% due to Fifa's rule of rewarding clubs who have produced players, according to Football Espana.

    Vice-president Orlando Marques said: “We are not worried about receiving this amount but it is not right he is already playing for Barcelona and we do not have it, and we fear it could take a long time, but we are calm.”

  14. Get Involved - Unexpected signings

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    SMS Message: Vicente, the Spanish international and Valencia legend to Brighton. Still the most technically gifted player I have ever seen wear the stripes. What a player he was for us, although unfortunately hampered by injuries from Dylan
  15. Will this work?

    Football fans

    Lowland League club Edusport Academy have targeted a place in the Scottish Premiership by 2025 as they launch a £25-per-year online membership scheme.

    Owner Chris Ewing is following the example of Ebbsfleet United, who were taken over in 2007 by fans raising £700,000 through the same website.

    Through, members will have a say in the new set-up.

    "It is a viable model if we can get enough members to sign up," the ex-Motherwell and Stranraer striker said.

    Read the full piece

  16. Get Involved - Unexpected signings

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    SMS Message: Ardiles and Villa to Spurs 1982, didn't see that coming from Dave
  17. Imps to make Wembley debut


    Lincoln City reached Wembley for the first time in their 133-year history after beating Chelsea's Under-21 side in the semi-finals of the EFL Trophy.

    The Imps won 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, with Lee Frecklington's winning spot-kick sparking a pitch invasion at Sincil Bank.

    Luke Waterfall's header gave the League Two side the lead on 72 minutes.

    But Blues forward Daishawn Redan smashed in from 10 yards out with 12 minutes left to set up a shootout.

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  18. Get Involved - Unexpected signings

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    SMS Message: Attilio Lombardo. From Juventus to Crystal Palace, before going to Lazio. Don't think that is a likely route for anyone ever again from Chris
  19. Mitchell joins RB Leipzig

    Paul Mitchell

    Former Tottenham and Southampton head of recruitment Paul Mitchell has joined Bundesliga side RB Leipzig.

    Mitchell helped recruit players like England midfielder Dele Alli and Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld at White Hart Lane.

    Director Ralk Rangnick said: "We are delighted to have Paul here. The results of his work at Southampton and Tottenham are very impressive."

  20. Get Involved - Unexpected signings

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    Dave Curtis‏: Bit of goalkeeping crisis in 2001, Man Utd turned to once Scotland number 1 Andy Goram who was well pasted his prime, that was a strange one.

    Steve Reichelt‏: Les Ferdinand to Reading was a surprise. I thought it was great until I realised he'd lost the ability to run.

    Hussain Rubban‏: Surely Faustino Asprilla to Darlington was pretty unexpected. He was paraded on the pitch before a home game but never played a game for them.