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BREAKING: Ilkeston Town are promoted to Midland Premier Division

Ilkeston Town have been promoted to the Midland Premier Division following a restructure of the non-league football pyramid.

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RUMOUR MILL: Poch hoping to bring Man Utd star to Spurs

RUMOUR MILL: Poch hoping to bring Man Utd star to Spurs

Here are the stories making today’s back pages (Friday 25th May).

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Frank Lampard

Rams fans - and the bookies - back Lampard to be new boss

Frank Lampard is the hot favourite to be the new Derby County boss, both amongst fans and the bookmakers.

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Ilkeston Town attract big gates most weeks.

Cash or community - What’s the key to non-league survival?

With many non-league clubs struggling to survive, many people believe more money should be passed down from the top of the game to help at the lower levels.
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Gary Rowett

COLUMN: Rams' instability with managers is no new thing

Derby County, in recent seasons, have had a more than unconventional relationship with their managers; stability is something the Rams had lacked for some time.

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Gary Rowett has angered many Derby fans by leaving the club.

COLUMN: What Rowett move means for Derby County and their supporters

Gary Rowett surprised an entire city, and more besides, with his decision to leave Derby, a club he was connected to on so many levels.

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Samit Patel.

Notts star Patel goes back to his cricket roots

Nottinghamshire cricketing great Samit Patel is going back to his roots to play for Langley Mill.

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RUMOUR MILL: Fasting Liverpool star Mo Salah will not eat in the hours before Champions League final

RUMOUR MILL: Fasting Liverpool star Mo Salah will not eat in the hours before Champions League final

Here are the stories making today’s back pages (Thursday 24th May).

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club press day.'Luis Reece.

Luis Reece fights through pain barrier to guide Derbyshire to Royal London Cup win

Luis Reece overcame a damaged ankle to put Derbyshire on course for a victory over Durham in the Royal London One Day Cup match at Derby.

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Samit Patel.

Brilliant Patel century guides Notts to 93 run win over Leicestershire

A brilliant century from Samit Patel, hit off just 62 balls, steered Nottinghamshire to a ground record score of over 400 in beating Leicestershire by 93 runs on a flat pitch at the Fischer County Ground..

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Rhododendron (number 16) pips Lightning Spear to win the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

Lockinge crowns a princess of the Turf on regal day at Newbury

It was Royal Wedding Day. It was also FA Cup final day. But for racing buffs, Saturday represented something far more significant -- Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury and one of the most attractive cards in the build-up to Royal Ascot.

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Brentford's Dean Smith is the current bookies favourite.

DERBY COUNTY: Who are the bookies tipping to be the new Rams boss?

The identity of Derby County's next manager is causing plenty of gossip this week.

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Ousmane Dembele

RUMOUR MILL: Liverpool want to sign Barcelona star Dembele

Liverpool are set to enter negotiations with Barcelona over talented young French winger Ousmane Dembele.

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Steve Chettle is hoping to be able to make more concrete plans over the next week.

Robins to learn fate for 2018/19

Steve Chettle says he hopes to confirm new deals with his Ilkeston Town players in the coming days - once the club is told which division they’ll be playing in next season.

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Gary Rowett quits Derby County to become new Stoke City boss

Derby boss Gary Rowett has become the new boss of relegated Stoke City.

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If he jumps ship, Gary Rowett can expect a chorus of boos from Derby fans when Stoke City visit next season, says our blogger Andy Buckley-Taylor. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear Photography).

DERBY FAN’S VIEW: disloyal Rowett is jumping ship when we need stability

Yesterday, I warned Derby Cvounty fans to be careful what they wish for because a section of them have been complaining about manager Gary Rowett’s style of football all season.

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Billy Godleman, who proved he can adapt his game with a matchwinning knock for Derbyshire. (PHOTO BY: James Williamson)

Barnett helps to let Godleman off the leash

He’s generally regarded as a patient accumulator of runs. But captain Billy Godleman proved he can adapt his game when firing Derbyshire to victory with a spectacular innings at Edgbaston last week.

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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who is the number one target for Chelsea this summer, according to today's transfer grapevine.

RUMOUR MILL: Lewandowski is Chelsea’s main target as Arsenal prepare to unveil new manager

FA Cup winners Chelsea have made Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski their number one target this summer, according to today’s transfer grapevine.

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Derby County manager Gary Rowett - Pic By James Williamson

OPINION: Be careful what you wish for as Stoke eye up Rams boss

Rumours are rife that Stoke City are set to turn to Derby County boss Gary Rowett to help them back to the Premier League at the first attempt.

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Gary Rowett could be heading down the A50 to Stoke City.

Stoke 'in talks' to appoint Rams boss Rowett

Gary Rowett has been lined up by Stoke City to become their new manager.

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