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New boss Goater hails debut Robins victory

Shaun Goater hailed a debut victory as Ilkeston manager this afternoon and called for more of the same from his players as they battle against the drop.

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Winning start for new Ilkeston manager

This game wouldn’t have won any beauty contests, but the 1-0 victory at home to Sutton Coldfield will be very pleasing on the eye to Ilkeston’s fans.

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Dom Roma pictured playing for Gainsborough

‘Unfinished business’ driving ex-Sheffield United defender Dom Roma’s return to football - as a player

Dom Roma says he has unfinished business as a player.

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New Ilkeston boss Shaun Goater excited by tough challenge

Shaun Goater says he is under no illusions as to how tough it will be to keep Ilkeston FC in the Evo-Stik Premier Division, but that he is excited by the challenge ahead.

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BREAKING: Ilkeston appoint Manchester City legend Shaun Goater as Holland departs

BREAKING: Ilkeston appoint Manchester City legend Shaun Goater as Holland departs

Ilkeston FC have appointed Shaun Goater as their new first team manager after Paul Holland stepped down from the role.

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Ex-Nottingham Forest keeper quizzed by cops over PENGUIN theft

Lutz Pfannenstiel may not be a name well-remembered in Nottingham.

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RUMOUR MILL: Ranieri to ring in the changes | Wenger to bow out in summer | Rodriguez in for the long haul

RUMOUR MILL: Ranieri to ring in the changes | Wenger to bow out in summer | Rodriguez in for the long haul

Here are the stories making today’s headlines...

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FA CUP PREVIEW: Lincoln, Huddersfield, Millwall, Oxford, Wolves, Fulham and Blackburn all tipped to upset the odds - and what about Sutton?

The FA Cup returns this weekend, with 16 teams looking to book a quarter-final place.

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RUMOUR MILL: Scholes expects Wayne Rooney to leave Manchester United

RUMOUR MILL: Scholes expects Wayne Rooney to leave Manchester United

Paul Scholes thinks Wayne Rooney could leave Manchester United due to his lack of playing time.

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Former Forest prospect leads football’s fight against addiction

Former Forest prospect leads football’s fight against addiction

A few years ago, Matty Turner was starring alongside Joe Cole and Michael Carrick in an England shirt, these days he’s turned his hand to rescuing footballers from deadly addictions.

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OPINION: Has Derby County’s annual choke started?

OPINION: Has Derby County’s annual choke started?

So from going to a team that rarely conceded at home we have now let in nine goals in our last three in the league.

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Kieran Fenton pictured in action for Worksop

Basford sign ex-Nottingham Forest defender from Worksop

Kieran Fenton’s stay at Worksop Town has come to and end after it was confirmed the former Nottingham Forest man had joined Basford United.

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Rumour Mill: Diego Costa set to sign new £57m Chelsea contract

Rumour Mill: Diego Costa set to sign new £57m Chelsea contract

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is ready to pen a new £57million five-year contract after turning down a big-money move to China. (The Sun)

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Matt Baker gets his head to the ball against Coalville. Photo by Craig Lamont.

Holland buoyed by Robins display

Paul Holland was left encouraged by one of Ilkeston’s best displays of the season this week despite the Robins’ winless run extending to 20 games in all competitions.

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Robins fall just short as Coalville hold out

Robins fall just short as Coalville hold out

As goalless draws go, this was one of the better ones.

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David De Gea in action for Manchester United during 3-0 home victory over Sunderland Picture by FRANK REID

RUMOUR MILL: Is David de Gea set for £300,000 a week at Manchester United?

Man United goalkeeper David de Gea is reportedly set to go from £200,000-a-week to £300,000-a-week after politely asking for a pay-rise, reminding his bosses that Spanish giants Real Madrid are still sniffing about. (The Guardian)

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OPINION: More needs to be done to eliminate homophobia in football

This month football teams of all abilities are showing their support in fighting homophobia within the sport.  

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OPINION: Mark Warburton link shows Nottingham Forest job still a draw for managers

Ain’t football a funny old game?

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Rumour Mill: City plan record Dele Alli bid but no contract extension for Zlatan at Manchester United

Rumour Mill: City plan record Dele Alli bid but no contract extension for Zlatan at Manchester United

Manchester City are ready to launch a world-record transfer bid for Tottenham and England star Dele Alli. (The Sun)

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Forest blogger Lee Clarke is calling on fans to roar the team to Championship survival.

OPINION: Fickle Nottingham Forest fans are at it again

I was very disappointed at the fickleness of some of our supporters following the heavy defeat by Norwich City at the weekend.

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