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Barnsley star loses squad number – and finds out on Twitter

Barnsley star Josh Scowen has issued a tweet sarcastically thanking the club after finding out on Twitter that he has lost his squad number to another player.

The midfielder, who wore the number seven last season, tweeted that he was "#nothappy" after discovering that Adam Hammill was being given the shirt.

Barnsley published a promotional tweet showing Hammill holding the shirt.


Hull City start Premier League campaign against champions Leicester

Hull beat Sheffield Wednesday in the Play-Off Final Credit: PA

Newly promoted Hull City will kick off their Premier League campaign at home against champions Leicester City.

The game at the KC Stadium on August 13 will be followed by a trip to Swansea and then a big home game against Manchester United.

The biggest game of the opening weekend pits Arsenal against Liverpool.

Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will not have long to wait to meet, with their new clubs, Manchester United and Manchester City respectively, due to clash at Old Trafford on 10 September.

Phil Parkinson leaves Bradford for 'fresh challenge'

Phil Parkinson says he 'fancied a fresh challenge' after leaving Bradford City to become the new Bolton manager.

The 48-year-old signed a two-year deal at the Macron Stadium earlier today.

It brought to an end five years in West Yorkshire during which time Parkinson led the Bantams to a League Cup final and promotion to League One.

The new Bolton boss was complimentary of his former club, and wished Bradford's owners the very best in taking City forward in a new direction.

Bradford City finished fifth in League One last season but lost their playoff semi-final to Millwall.


Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino abandons sex discrimination compensation hearing

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has failed to give evidence at a hearing to decide the level of compensation to be paid to a former employee who he unfairly dismissed.

Lucy Ward worked as the club's education and welfare officer and successfully argued she was sacked because she was the partner of former head coach Neil Redfearn.

The club denied any wrong doing but an employment judge ruled chairman Massimo Cellino had instructed for her to be sacked and that she had been the victim of sex discrimination.

United claimed Ms Ward "repeatedly failed to work on a Wednesday", but she responded she worked from home on that day and her working pattern was "well-known" and agreed with her line manager.

She said Mr Cellino decided to sack her because she and Mr Redfearn came as "a pair".

The judge agreed with Ms Ward's legal team that the club had taken a "sexist" view and ruled the reasons for her dismissal were "a sham".

Ms Ward earlier told the tribunal she was "treated like a piece of meat" in the way she was dismissed.

North Ferriby United appoint new manager

North Ferriby United have announced the appointment of Steve Housham as manager.

Steve Housham takes over from Billy Heath Credit: North Ferriby United

Housham started his Managerial career at Brigg Town before taking over from Brian Little at Gainsborough Trinity.

A successful 5 year spell in charge followed in which he led Gainsborough to The Conference North Play Offs, an FA Trophy Semi Final and the FA Cup First Round.

As a player he made over 100 appearances for Scunthorpe United.

He replaces Billy Heath, who joined FC Halifax Town last month.

I am delighted to be given the opportunity to manage in the National League with North Ferriby. My message to the fans is enjoy the ride and be proud that the club are playing at this level of football.

– Steve Housham

Is Garry Monk the right man for Leeds?

Garry Monk has been officially appointed as the new head coach at Leeds United.

The 37-year-old former Swansea City manager becomes the seventh man to take it on since Leeds' Italian owner Massimo Cellino took control at Elland Road a little over two years ago.

But some fans are already asking - how long will he last?

Click below to watch John Shires' report on another managerial unveiling at Elland Road

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