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Bob Higgin's former role at Southampton Football Club

Bob Higgins, the former Southampton football coach at the centre of allegations of historic child abuse, has always denied any wrong-doing. He was acquitted in 1992 on charges of indecent assault. Mr Higgins held a key role with Southampton Football Club in the late 1980s and early 1990s, as Chris Maughan explains.

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Abuse claims made against former Southampton football coach

It has emerged today that Bob Higgins, the former Southampton football coach at the centre of historical child abuse allegations, came to the attention of football's governing body more than 25 years ago.

Today Dean Radford - a footballer who made accusations agains Mr Higgins in a documentary in 1997 - repeated those claims once again.

Bob Higgins was acquitted in 1992 on charges of indecent assault and has always denied any wrongdoing. He declined to speak to us today. Richard Slee has been talking to a former Southampton Football Club manager who worked with Mr Higgins.

Football & horse racing - Mick Channon's son pens a book about his dad's sporting adventures

The former England international footballer Mick Channon is one of a rare breed, having reached the top in two sports.

He is remembered fondly as a player at both Southampton and Portsmouth football clubs, before he switched to horse racing.

However in a new book he's described as grumpy, foul-mouthed and short-tempered. The author of the book should know - it's his own son.

Mike Hall has been to West Ilsley to speak to the Channons.

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