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Fan's anger over FA cup tickets as pair blasted into the air

A pair of tickets for this Saturday's FA Cup Final between Aston Villa and Arsenal have been blasted into the air, as part of a competition to win them.

The FA attached them to a balloon and they were lifted off this morning at 6am.

The balloon then exploded at around 7am at a height of 29km with the tickets descending back to Earth. They were found in Kent.

But fan's have expressed their anger with demand for tickets being desperate.


Notts county sign central midfielder Scot Bennett

Notts County have signed central midfielder Scot Bennett on a two year deal.

Scot Bennett Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Exeter City captain and youth team product will join the magpies ahead of the 2015/16 Football League season.

Since making his debut in 2011, Bennett has gone on to make 141 appearances, scoring 18 goals.

This is the right club to be at, they’re a massive club and hopefully we can get the promotion they want and climb again. I’ve always wanted to get to the top and if this club can push on and do what I think they’ve got the potential to do, that will be a massive thing for me.”

– Scot Bennett

Worcester Warriors could be promoted with a win

Worcester Warriors could be promoted to Rugby's Premiership this evening if they manage another win over Bristol.

Worcester's players preparing for the final Credit: ITV News Central

The Warriors won the first leg of the Championship final by just a single point, thanks to the last kick of the game flying between the posts.

Another win against Bristol in the home leg would see them promoted, and bounce straight back to the top flight, after they were relegated last season.

Warriors fans will be hoping to celebrate in these stands later Credit: ITV News Central

Director of Rugby, Dean Ryan, has already said the same 15 players who started the first leg will also start this evening at the Sixways Stadium.

Speaking to the club website, he said he is expecting another close game.

We will need the same levels of intensity again this week and it'll be a pretty lively clash.

It's huge. We've managed to get the game here on an even wicket and now we need margin and every person in Worcester to give us a chance. It's by no means going to be easy.

It's better to have a slight advantage but we've got to remember the first leg game means nothing now."

– Dean Ryan, Director of Rugby, Worcester Warriors

Derby County legend: Uncertainty the reason for McClaren departure

Former Derby County forward, Roger Davies, says he believes the uncertainty over the future of Steve McClaren may have been the reason for the club's slump towards the end of the season - which saw the Rams miss out on the play-offs - and ultimately the sacking of McClaren.

Rumours linking McClaren to the job at Newcastle circulated since January, coinciding with the club's dip in form.


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Derby County sack manager Steve McClaren

Derby have sacked manager Steve McClaren after he failed to guide them into the Premier League at the second time of asking this season.

A club statement confirmed:

The decision follows a thorough review of the 2014/15 season by the club’s Board of Directors.

The Board believes that the appointment of a new Head Coach is required to continue the club’s on-field progress and the search is now underway to appoint a successor.

The Board remains firmly committed and driven to achieving promotion to the Premier League.

– Derby County statement
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