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Rovers ordered to make Berg payment

Henning Berg
Henning Berg Credit: PA/Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Blackburn have been ordered to pay £2.25million in compensation to former manager Henning Berg by a High Court judge.

Former Rovers defender Berg's spell in charge at Ewood Park was brought to an end 57 days into a 3-year deal last December, following a run of one win in 10 matches.

The case argued by Blackburn was that managing director Derek Shaw acted without authority from owners Venky's in granting Berg a contract that entitled him to full payment of his agreement in the event of an early dismissal.

Venky's preference was a 12-month notice period, but Judge Mark Pelling dismissed the notion that Shaw lacked the authority to finalise the terms of Berg's deal.

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Husband pays tribute to footballer wife

Each year more than 1000 women in the North West are diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Symptoms can be hard to spot and often by the time women visit their GP it can be too late.

Stefan Mincher lost his wife Emma at age 21. She was a keen footballer who made more than 30 appearances for Blackburn Rovers' ladies team. Her husband hopes telling her story will help others get an earlier diagnosis.

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