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David Brooks thanked Welsh FA medical staff for detecting his early stage stage two Hodgkin lymphoma , the Bournemouth midfielder hopes that he will be able to make a full recovery after starting treatment next week.
The FA is committed to increasing the number of people playing football to disabled in England by 50% in three years, after revealing his first plan to support the game.
Police chief Mark Roberts, head of the football police at the UK, believes that there are still too many alcohol-related incidents at matches to start letting fans drink their alcohol inbleachers. "Allowing drinking in the seats would fuel disorderly behavior and is unnecessary as spectators are allowed to drink in the halls - making that change would be irresponsible, " he said.
Barcelona 's teenage midfielder Pedri has entered into a new five-year contract which includes a - Dr Evil air-quotes - release clause of 1 billion euros .
Southend United approach for Chesterfield manager James Rowe was pushed back as they sought to fill the Phil Brown-shaped hole in their dugout canoe.
Latest news: Steve Bruce still hasn't left yet and now Newcastle is insisting he will attend the press conference before - Friday's game, so that should be fun.
And after four years on the sidelines due to three bouts of severe knee bumps, Coventry's Jodi Jones has spoken of finally being in good shape for the Sky Blues again. " You feel locked in , there is nothing you can do and I felt like I was having some adventures in my house "he said." If I went down I would have to take a backpack with me and put everything in it : food, my PlayStation, I would carry a bucket of ice. " WANT MORE?
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In the news, Karen Carney explains what it is really like as a player when youhave a dead duck handler .
"The opportunities we missed at Hearts were huge " - Tynecastle hero John Robertson put his cat on with Ewan Murray.
"I don't think I'll ever be without football in my life " - Glenn Hoddle put his cat with Paul MacInnes.
"I wanted to come back and prove why I should have been at these Olympics " - Beth Mead of Arsenal made discuss with Suzy Wrack, who also found time to hear new chairUSL leader Amanda Vandervort .
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