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RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea planning shock bid for Leicester striker Jamie Vardy

Chelsea are planning a shock bid for Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy. (Daily Mirror)

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Tom Platt pictured in action for Alfreton this season

Alfreton home shirts now on sale

Alfreton Town supporters can now get their hands on the new Reds’ shirts for the 2017/18 season.

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Everton's Ross Barkley, who could soon be on his way to Tottenham, according to today's rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Tottenham ready to splash out on Ross Barkley, while Andy Carroll could be returning to Newcastle

Rocked by defeat against Chelsea on Sunday, Tottenham are preparing a £20 million bid for Everton’s Ross Barkley, according to today’s football rumour mill.

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Lionel Messi, who is set to become the subject of an audacious �275 million world-record transfer bid by Manchester City, according to today's rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Manchester City ready to smash transfer world record by bidding £275 million to grab Lionel Messi

Manchester City are prepared to make an audacious world-record transfer bid of £275 million to trigger the buyout clause of Lionel Messi at Barcelona, according to this morning’s football rumour mill.

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Alfreton Town manager John McDermott
Picture: Chris Etchells

Boss blasts lack-lustre strikeforce

Alfreton Town conceded their first goal at home this season and failed to get on the scoresheet for the first time as Southport picked up all three National League North points.

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Derby County manager Gary Rowett. Pic by Mark Fear.

DERBY COUNTY BLOG: ‘Lawrence will bring different dimension to attack’

The opening three fixtures have brought a real mixed bag for Derby County.

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Premier League build up: Spurs and Chelsea square up, Howe demands response, Huddersfield aim to keep feel-good factor

Premier League build up: Spurs and Chelsea square up, Howe demands response, Huddersfield aim to keep feel-good factor

Looking ahead to this week’s Premier League fixtures.

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RUMOUR MILL: Liverpool hold firm over Barca interest in Coutinho

RUMOUR MILL: Liverpool hold firm over Barca interest in Coutinho

Here are the stories making today’s headlines.

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Graham St Prims v Selston, manager Craig Weston

Reality check for Selston as fine start is halted by Birstall

Promoted Selston were given a reality check after a surging start to their East Midlands Counties League campaign when they were thumped 4-0 at Birstall United on Tuesday.

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IN PICTURE: Forest manager Mark Warburton.
SPORT: LEAD: Nottingham Forest v Derby County.  Sky Bet Championship match at the City Ground, Nottingham.  Saturday, 18th March 2017.
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OPINION: No need to panic after Nottingham Forest defeat

As I watched the meltdown unfold on social media following Nottingham Forest’s first defeat of the season, I produced a wry smile, safe in the knowledge that there were still 43 games to play!

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Ivan Rakitic

RUMOUR MILL: Liverpool want Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic included in Philippe Coutinho deal | Chelsea lining up £50m move for Tottenham’s Danny Rose | Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain demanding £150,000 a week to join Chelsea

Here are today’s biggest rumours in the world of football.

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Alfreton Town beat North Ferriby United for first win of season.

Alfreton Town beat North Ferriby United for first win of season.

There was a huge sigh of relief around the lmpact Arena on Tuesday evening when Alfreton Town secured a 1-0 win over struggling North Ferriby United.

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Arsenal are showing an interest in 21-year-old Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensis, according to this morning's football rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Manchester City to tempt Arsenal with late £60m bid for Alexis Sanchez

Premier League title favourites Manchester City are to try and tempt Arsenal with a late £60 million bid for striker Alexis Sanchez, according to this morning’s football transfer grapevine.

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German international Mesut Ozil, who could be on his way out of Arsenal, according to the football rumour-mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Atletico Madrid eyeing up move for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil as Liverpool seek replacement for Coutinho

Despite their thrilling winning start to the new Premier League season, Arsenal could be about to lose German international Mesut Ozil to Atletico Madrid.

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Pre-season friendly between Alfreton Town and Mansfield Town - Saturday July 29th 2017. Alfreton manager John McDermott. Picture: Chris Etchells

Away day blues for the Reds, despite early goal

It was another difficult day for manager John McDermott as he watched his National League North Alfreton Town side slip to a second away defeat in four days, despite taking a lead inside 33 seconds at Darlington on Saturday.

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All the latest football transfers and rumours

Transfer rumours:

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is determined to make at least one more signing before the transfer window closes - with Tottenham left-back Danny Rose and Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic potential targets. (Manchester Evening News).

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IN PICTURE: Derby County manager Gary Rowett.
SPORT: LEAD: Nottingham Forest v Derby County.  Sky Bet Championship match at the City Ground, Nottingham.  Saturday, 18th March 2017.
MARK FEAR - MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY.  CONTACT markfearphotographer@outlook.com (+44) 753 977 3354

OPINION: Gary Rowett needs time to restructure Derby County squad

The start of the season started with a hard fought draw at Sunderland. All in all I think that it was a fair result.

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McDermott anger after Alfreton are beaten at Boston

Alfreton Town’s wait for an elusive maiden win at Boston United stretched to a 56th season when John McDermott suffered his first setback as Reds’ manager on Tuesday night.

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Heanor Town manager, Glen Clarence.

Alfreton duo head to Heanor for loan spell

Glen Clarence has strengthened his Heanor Town squad with the loan signings of a pair of Alfreton Town youngsters.

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