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Dartford footballer recovers after cardiac arrest

Teenage footballer is back on the pitch

A month ago today, a promising former Dartford footballer collapsed during a match. Ali Reith had suffered a cardiac arrest. He spent three days in a coma, but has made an amazing recovery - waking up a day after his 16th birthday.

Doctors say Ali may never play the game again but he's back on the pitch motivating other young players.

In Tony Green's report, we hear from Ali Reith; Head of Youth Development Phil Murray; Dartford manager Tony Burman; Dr. Scott Takeda and Ali's parents.

Eastleigh FC manager resigns with 'immediate effect'

Eastleigh FC has announced that Richard Hill has resigned as manager.

Assistant manager Chris Todd has been placed in charge of first-team affairs ahead of Saturday's match against Wrexham.

The National League side hasn't won in five games and is currently 11th in the table.

The club said in a statement that "Richard feels that the club would benefit from a fresh outlook" and that it had "regrettably accepted his resignation".


Name change for Reading's Madejski Stadium?

There has been a mixed reaction from fans to reports that Reading Football Club's Madejski Stadium could be renamed.

An aerial view of the Madejski Stadium in Reading

One of the Thai owners has said she is in talks with several companies to bring in more sponsorship money. The club says there are no immediate plans to change the name which has been in place in since 1998 in tribute to the co-chairman, Sir John Madejski.

Here's what some people in Reading said when we asked for their opinions.

Sir John Madejski, Reading FC co-chairman

Southampton FC beat Norwich City FC at St Mary's

Southampton Football Club have netted their first Premier League win of the new season. The Saints beat Norwich 3 - 0 at St Mary's Stadium.

Bobby Zamora back at Brighton

Zamora at QPR last season Credit: Daniel Hambury/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Striker Bobby Zamora has joined Brighton for a second time - 15 years after beginning his first spell with Albion.

The 34-year-old former England international was a free agent after leaving QPR and has signed a one-year deal, Brighton announced on Monday evening.

Zamora joined Albion for £100,000 in the summer of 2000 and scored 83 goals in three seasons, helping the Seagulls win back-to-back championships in 2001 and 2002, before moving to Tottenham for a record transfer fee received of £1.5m.

Subsequent moves to West Ham, Fulham and QPR followed and now he is back at Brighton.


Respects paid to footballer who died after pitch collapse

A minute's applause has been held in Tonbridge for footballer Junior Dian who died in hospital after collapsing during a pre-season game on Tuesday night.

The player was just 24 and on trial at the Ryman Premier League club.

Andy Dickenson has our report. He speaks to Dian's brother, Prince Dian-Tomba, and Steve Churcher, Neil Durling and Jerome Sobers, Chairman, Chaplain and Captain of Tonbridge Angels.

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Tributes for young footballer who died on the pitch

A Kent football club is in mourning tonight after its newest player died playing the game he loved - aged just 23.

Junior Dian collapsed on the pitch a few minutes into his first game with the Tonbridge Angels.

His friend described him as 'a great guy'.

And some of the biggest names in football are among the many people who've paid tribute.

Sarah Saunders spoke to team captain Jerrome Sobers and club chairman Steve Churcher.

Record-breaking football match - 72 hours & counting!

Record breaking football match - players on the pitch

The world record for the longest ever football game has been broken at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton.

Two teams, including members of the Testlands Support Project, broke the record of playing 72-hours non-stop last night. They are planning to continue playing until 10:30pm this evening to reach 100 continuous hours of playing football.

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