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Accrington v Bury off because of waterlogged pitch

Accrington Stanley's game at home to Bury is the first casualty of the weekend weather, and it's not hard to see why:

Accrington have had to fill in a form, explaining to the Football League why they want to call off the match, and which parts of the pitch have been affected:



Defensive duo back for Everton

Everton defenders Antolin Alcaraz and Leighton Baines return from suspension and injury respectively to face Manchester City at Goodison Park.

Leighton Baines is back from injury Credit: PA Images

Midfielder James McCarthy's long-term hamstring complaint continues to be assessed after playing just twice in six weeks and he will miss out again.

Centre-back Sylvain Distin (groin) is added to the already extensive injury list which includes goalkeeper Tim Howard (calf), defender Tony Hibbert and midfielders Leon Osman (foot), Darron Gibson (knee) and Steven Pienaar (knee).

Provisional squad: Robles, Coleman, Jagielka, Stones, Baines, Barry, Besic, Barkley, Naismith, Mirallas, Lukaku, Griffiths, Alcaraz, Browing, Garbutt, Oviedo, McGeady, Eto'o, Kone.

Blackpool owner and chairman 'attempting to sue' fan

Chairman Karl Oyston Credit: PA

Blackpool FC are attempting to sue a fan for £150,000 after a number of posts appeared online about the owner and chairman, according to the Daily Mail.

Karl Oyston and Owen Oyston say a number of serious allegations were published as ‘fact’ on an internet message-board, and they are now launching legal action.

Chairman, Karl Oyston, is currently being investigated by the Football Association for sending abusive texts to a supporter.

Blackpool FC have declined to comment.

The hottest ticket in town... for a match that's not happening

It's the hottest ticket in town for a match that's not happening.

When Accrington Stanley lost their FA Cup replay against Yeovil last month, it meant they'd miss out on a lucrative clash with Manchester United in round three.

So, to ease their disappointment, they're selling tickets for it anyway.

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