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FA Cup first round draw: Hyde United (eighth tier) host MK Dons

  7:28PM And that's the draw The excitement is over! No more balls will be drawn! Morecambe vs Hartlepool is pretty good, Doncaster will visit either East Thurrock or Ebsfleet. Hyde vs MK Dons is a brilliant tie for the minnows. I was really hoping for a Slough vs Swindon draw, purely for Office quotes.  7:25PM Eighth tier Hyde will play MK Dons! The crowd goes wild in the BBC studio as the draw is announced. That's the big club the players wanted. 7:24PM Lads, can we please have some music Or something. This draw is not one of the most exciting things I've ever seen on television. That Liverpool vs Man Utd game on Saturday was more entertaining. 7:21PM AFC Wimbledon vs Lincoln City AFC Wimbledon are one of the clubs to have benefited immensely from TV money brought by the FA Cup and they are drawn against Lincoln City.  7:19PM Some more fixtures for you Peterborough Utd v Tranmere Cambridge Utd v Sutton Utd Forest Green Rovers v Macclesfield Town AFC Fylde v Kidderminster Harriers Luton v Portsmouth Shrewsbury v Aldershot Hereford v AFC Telford Utd Guiseley v Accrington Stanley Blackburn Rovers v Barnet 7:16PM No huge match ups so far Bradford City v Chesterfield Port Vale v Oxford Utd Newport County v Walsall Morecambe v Hartlepool Utd 7:14PM And it's set of balls number eight And Lancelot is the FA Cup draw machine for tonight. What a hilarious National Lottery joke. And the first fixture is Stevenage vs Nantwich or Kettering. IT'S ALL KICKING OFF NOW, CLIVE. 7:12PM Your Davids, your Goliaths Hyde, Heybridge Swifts and Ossett Town are the lowest ranked teams in the competition, with all three occupying the eighth tier of English football.  7:10PM David Sharpe The Wigan chairman, grandson of Dave Whelan, fancies Wigan's chances this season. And now it's time for the draw!   7:05PM Who do the small teams want to get in the draw? According to a couple of Hyde football staff (manager and player), the management want to play against a team they can probably beat whereas the players want to draw Blackburn or Charlton - one of the 'big' clubs. Hyde actually own the record for biggest defeat in the FA Cup. A 26-0 hiding (see what I did) by Preston North End. 7:00PM The live coverage begins! Here we go. The draw is being held at Hyde United's ground. Look how cool their sun was earlier: Red sun today. FA Cup draw at Hyde United. Is that an omen. #EmiratesFACuppic.twitter.com/LoZ27mZjKW— Hyde United FC (@hydeunited) October 16, 2017   6:47PM The difference the FA Cup actually makes I wrote this in January about just how much an FA Cup run is worth to a small club. It turns out the answer is everything. The FA awards a prize of £1.8million to the winners of the competition, the kind of short-change a Champions League club might use as a sweetener for a promising youth prospect’s signing-on fee. For non-league side Curzon Ashton just qualifying for the second round of the competition will, and has, had an enormous impact.   Image     Landscape Portrait Square Original/Custom   Edit Selected Crop... Caption:   Description: curzon ashton Agency: GETTY IMAGES Artist:       Edit...   Delete     “It means so much to us a club,” says their CEO Natalie Atkinson. “The FA Cup is enabling us, through prize money, funds gained and TV money to work with the FA and football foundations to replace our 3G pitch next to the stadium.” Curzon Ashton, currently 15th in the National League North, lost 4-3 to AFC Wimbledon in December, conceding four goals in the final 10 minutes of the game. The prize for qualifying for the second round was £27,000, in addition to £18,000 earned from the first round. Those sucker-punch goals prevented a windfall of £67,500 for making it to third round. However, thanks to the wonder of television money, the club received more for their defeat to Wimbledon than they would have if they’d won a non-televised second round match. There's more on the article, if you fancy clicking on it. 6:30PM The magic of the cup This most holy of trophies always produces magical moments and even if a guilty few/most don't pay attention to the competition until their team is involved, those matches between minnows of the lower leagues and giants of... in this case, League One, are always thoroughly enjoyable.  Sutton are looking to make a lot more money from another (pie free) run at the cup this year, Accrington Stanley's involvement will be upping the YouTube view count on this milk advert, and today is the first time I have ever heard of Gainsborough Trinity. Perhaps they will become my new favourite non-league - maybe they'll be yours! It all depends who has to play who - and which of those games the people in charge at BBC decide to broadcast... 6:15PM Good evening! Hello there sports fans. Welcome to our live coverage of what is sure to be a riveting FA Cup first round draw. The action will kick-off at 7:10pm and we'll keep you up to date with the draw as it happens. For right now, that wait should give you time to look at all the nice photographs of that weird looking sun from earlier today. It was like being in Blade Runner. 6:09PM Preview What is it? It's the draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup: the oldest competition in world football.  The first round sees the 48 teams from League One and League Two joined by 32 non-league sides. When is it? Monday October 16. What time is it? The draw itself will begin at 7:10pm on Monday evening. The first round of the FA Cup will take place on Saturday November 4  Credit: AP  What TV channel is it on? The draw will be broadcast live on both BBC Two and BT Sport. Mark Chapman will present the BBC's coverage of the draw in half-hour long episode from 7pm, while BT Sport 3's show will also begin at 7pm.  When will the matches take place?  The first round will take place over the weekend of Friday November 3 to Monday 6 November 2017 Who's in the hat? Sutton United made it to the fifth round of the FA Cup last season  Credit: Getty Images  Three teams from the eighth tier of English football are among the non-league teams in the hat for the first round. Hyde United, who play in the Northern Premier League, beat Scarborough Athletic on Sunday afternoon to book their place in the competition.  Hampton and Richmond, who are coached by Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler, failed in their bid to reach the FA Cup proper after losing to  National League South rivals Truro City. Truro's 2-0 victory over their league rivals means they become the first Cornwal team to reach the FA Cup first round since 1969.  Billericay Town, whose current players include Jamie O'Hara, Paul Konchesky and Jermaine Pennant, will also take their place in the draw.  FA Cup first round numbers 1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 AFC WIMBLEDON 3 BARNET 4 BLACKBURN ROVERS 5 BLACKPOOL 6 BRADFORD CITY 7 BRISTOL ROVERS 8 BURY 9 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 10 CARLISLE UNITED 11 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 12 CHELTENHAM TOWN 13 CHESTERFIELD 14 COLCHESTER UNITED 15 COVENTRY CITY 16 CRAWLEY TOWN 17 CREWE ALEXANDRA 18 DONCASTER ROVERS 19 EXETER CITY 20 FLEETWOOD TOWN 21 FOREST GREEN ROVERS 22 GILLINGHAM 23 GRIMSBY TOWN 24 LINCOLN CITY 25 LUTON TOWN 26 MANSFIELD TOWN 27 MILTON KEYNES DONS 28 MORECAMBE 29 NEWPORT COUNTY 30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 31 NOTTS COUNTY 32 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 33 OXFORD UNITED 34 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 35 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 36 PORT VALE 37 PORTSMOUTH 38 ROCHDALE 39 ROTHERHAM UNITED 40 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 41 SHREWSBURY TOWN 42 SOUTHEND UNITED 43 STEVENAGE 44 SWINDON TOWN 45 WALSALL 46 WIGAN ATHLETIC 47 WYCOMBE WANDERERS 48 YEOVIL TOWN 49 TRANMERE ROVERS 50 SOLIHULL MOORS OR OSSETT TOWN 51 HARTLEPOOL UNITED 52 SHAW LANE ASSOCIATION 53 CHORLEY OR BOSTON UNITED 54 AFC TELFORD UNITED 55 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 56 NANTWICH TOWN OR KETTERING TOWN 57 GATESHEAD 58 GUISELEY 59 AFC FYLDE 60 KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 61 HYDE UNITED 62 MACCLESFIELD TOWN 63 BRACKLEY TOWN OR BILLERICAY TOWN 64 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE OR LEYTON ORIENT 65 HEREFORD 66 ALDERSHOT TOWN  67 BATH CITY OR CHELMSFORD CITY 68 OXFORD CITY 69 MAIDENHEAD UNITED 70 HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS 71 WOKING OR CONCORD RANGERS 72 TRURO CITY 73 DOVER ATHLETIC OR BROMLEY 74 SLOUGH TOWN 75 DARTFORD 76 BOREHAM WOOD 77 MAIDSTONE UNITED OR ENFIELD TOWN 78 LEATHERHEAD 79 SUTTON UNITED 80 EAST THURROCK UNITED OR EBBSFLEET UNITED

FA Cup first round draw: Hyde United (eighth tier) host MK Dons

  7:28PM And that's the draw The excitement is over! No more balls will be drawn! Morecambe vs Hartlepool is pretty good, Doncaster will visit either East Thurrock or Ebsfleet. Hyde vs MK Dons is a brilliant tie for the minnows. I was really hoping for a Slough vs Swindon draw, purely for Office quotes.  7:25PM Eighth tier Hyde will play MK Dons! The crowd goes wild in the BBC studio as the draw is announced. That's the big club the players wanted. 7:24PM Lads, can we please have some music Or something. This draw is not one of the most exciting things I've ever seen on television. That Liverpool vs Man Utd game on Saturday was more entertaining. 7:21PM AFC Wimbledon vs Lincoln City AFC Wimbledon are one of the clubs to have benefited immensely from TV money brought by the FA Cup and they are drawn against Lincoln City.  7:19PM Some more fixtures for you Peterborough Utd v Tranmere Cambridge Utd v Sutton Utd Forest Green Rovers v Macclesfield Town AFC Fylde v Kidderminster Harriers Luton v Portsmouth Shrewsbury v Aldershot Hereford v AFC Telford Utd Guiseley v Accrington Stanley Blackburn Rovers v Barnet 7:16PM No huge match ups so far Bradford City v Chesterfield Port Vale v Oxford Utd Newport County v Walsall Morecambe v Hartlepool Utd 7:14PM And it's set of balls number eight And Lancelot is the FA Cup draw machine for tonight. What a hilarious National Lottery joke. And the first fixture is Stevenage vs Nantwich or Kettering. IT'S ALL KICKING OFF NOW, CLIVE. 7:12PM Your Davids, your Goliaths Hyde, Heybridge Swifts and Ossett Town are the lowest ranked teams in the competition, with all three occupying the eighth tier of English football.  7:10PM David Sharpe The Wigan chairman, grandson of Dave Whelan, fancies Wigan's chances this season. And now it's time for the draw!   7:05PM Who do the small teams want to get in the draw? According to a couple of Hyde football staff (manager and player), the management want to play against a team they can probably beat whereas the players want to draw Blackburn or Charlton - one of the 'big' clubs. Hyde actually own the record for biggest defeat in the FA Cup. A 26-0 hiding (see what I did) by Preston North End. 7:00PM The live coverage begins! Here we go. The draw is being held at Hyde United's ground. Look how cool their sun was earlier: Red sun today. FA Cup draw at Hyde United. Is that an omen. #EmiratesFACuppic.twitter.com/LoZ27mZjKW— Hyde United FC (@hydeunited) October 16, 2017   6:47PM The difference the FA Cup actually makes I wrote this in January about just how much an FA Cup run is worth to a small club. It turns out the answer is everything. The FA awards a prize of £1.8million to the winners of the competition, the kind of short-change a Champions League club might use as a sweetener for a promising youth prospect’s signing-on fee. For non-league side Curzon Ashton just qualifying for the second round of the competition will, and has, had an enormous impact.   Image     Landscape Portrait Square Original/Custom   Edit Selected Crop... Caption:   Description: curzon ashton Agency: GETTY IMAGES Artist:       Edit...   Delete     “It means so much to us a club,” says their CEO Natalie Atkinson. “The FA Cup is enabling us, through prize money, funds gained and TV money to work with the FA and football foundations to replace our 3G pitch next to the stadium.” Curzon Ashton, currently 15th in the National League North, lost 4-3 to AFC Wimbledon in December, conceding four goals in the final 10 minutes of the game. The prize for qualifying for the second round was £27,000, in addition to £18,000 earned from the first round. Those sucker-punch goals prevented a windfall of £67,500 for making it to third round. However, thanks to the wonder of television money, the club received more for their defeat to Wimbledon than they would have if they’d won a non-televised second round match. There's more on the article, if you fancy clicking on it. 6:30PM The magic of the cup This most holy of trophies always produces magical moments and even if a guilty few/most don't pay attention to the competition until their team is involved, those matches between minnows of the lower leagues and giants of... in this case, League One, are always thoroughly enjoyable.  Sutton are looking to make a lot more money from another (pie free) run at the cup this year, Accrington Stanley's involvement will be upping the YouTube view count on this milk advert, and today is the first time I have ever heard of Gainsborough Trinity. Perhaps they will become my new favourite non-league - maybe they'll be yours! It all depends who has to play who - and which of those games the people in charge at BBC decide to broadcast... 6:15PM Good evening! Hello there sports fans. Welcome to our live coverage of what is sure to be a riveting FA Cup first round draw. The action will kick-off at 7:10pm and we'll keep you up to date with the draw as it happens. For right now, that wait should give you time to look at all the nice photographs of that weird looking sun from earlier today. It was like being in Blade Runner. 6:09PM Preview What is it? It's the draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup: the oldest competition in world football.  The first round sees the 48 teams from League One and League Two joined by 32 non-league sides. When is it? Monday October 16. What time is it? The draw itself will begin at 7:10pm on Monday evening. The first round of the FA Cup will take place on Saturday November 4  Credit: AP  What TV channel is it on? The draw will be broadcast live on both BBC Two and BT Sport. Mark Chapman will present the BBC's coverage of the draw in half-hour long episode from 7pm, while BT Sport 3's show will also begin at 7pm.  When will the matches take place?  The first round will take place over the weekend of Friday November 3 to Monday 6 November 2017 Who's in the hat? Sutton United made it to the fifth round of the FA Cup last season  Credit: Getty Images  Three teams from the eighth tier of English football are among the non-league teams in the hat for the first round. Hyde United, who play in the Northern Premier League, beat Scarborough Athletic on Sunday afternoon to book their place in the competition.  Hampton and Richmond, who are coached by Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler, failed in their bid to reach the FA Cup proper after losing to  National League South rivals Truro City. Truro's 2-0 victory over their league rivals means they become the first Cornwal team to reach the FA Cup first round since 1969.  Billericay Town, whose current players include Jamie O'Hara, Paul Konchesky and Jermaine Pennant, will also take their place in the draw.  FA Cup first round numbers 1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 AFC WIMBLEDON 3 BARNET 4 BLACKBURN ROVERS 5 BLACKPOOL 6 BRADFORD CITY 7 BRISTOL ROVERS 8 BURY 9 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 10 CARLISLE UNITED 11 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 12 CHELTENHAM TOWN 13 CHESTERFIELD 14 COLCHESTER UNITED 15 COVENTRY CITY 16 CRAWLEY TOWN 17 CREWE ALEXANDRA 18 DONCASTER ROVERS 19 EXETER CITY 20 FLEETWOOD TOWN 21 FOREST GREEN ROVERS 22 GILLINGHAM 23 GRIMSBY TOWN 24 LINCOLN CITY 25 LUTON TOWN 26 MANSFIELD TOWN 27 MILTON KEYNES DONS 28 MORECAMBE 29 NEWPORT COUNTY 30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 31 NOTTS COUNTY 32 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 33 OXFORD UNITED 34 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 35 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 36 PORT VALE 37 PORTSMOUTH 38 ROCHDALE 39 ROTHERHAM UNITED 40 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 41 SHREWSBURY TOWN 42 SOUTHEND UNITED 43 STEVENAGE 44 SWINDON TOWN 45 WALSALL 46 WIGAN ATHLETIC 47 WYCOMBE WANDERERS 48 YEOVIL TOWN 49 TRANMERE ROVERS 50 SOLIHULL MOORS OR OSSETT TOWN 51 HARTLEPOOL UNITED 52 SHAW LANE ASSOCIATION 53 CHORLEY OR BOSTON UNITED 54 AFC TELFORD UNITED 55 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 56 NANTWICH TOWN OR KETTERING TOWN 57 GATESHEAD 58 GUISELEY 59 AFC FYLDE 60 KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 61 HYDE UNITED 62 MACCLESFIELD TOWN 63 BRACKLEY TOWN OR BILLERICAY TOWN 64 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE OR LEYTON ORIENT 65 HEREFORD 66 ALDERSHOT TOWN  67 BATH CITY OR CHELMSFORD CITY 68 OXFORD CITY 69 MAIDENHEAD UNITED 70 HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS 71 WOKING OR CONCORD RANGERS 72 TRURO CITY 73 DOVER ATHLETIC OR BROMLEY 74 SLOUGH TOWN 75 DARTFORD 76 BOREHAM WOOD 77 MAIDSTONE UNITED OR ENFIELD TOWN 78 LEATHERHEAD 79 SUTTON UNITED 80 EAST THURROCK UNITED OR EBBSFLEET UNITED

FA Cup first round draw: Hyde United (eighth tier) host MK Dons

  7:28PM And that's the draw The excitement is over! No more balls will be drawn! Morecambe vs Hartlepool is pretty good, Doncaster will visit either East Thurrock or Ebsfleet. Hyde vs MK Dons is a brilliant tie for the minnows. I was really hoping for a Slough vs Swindon draw, purely for Office quotes.  7:25PM Eighth tier Hyde will play MK Dons! The crowd goes wild in the BBC studio as the draw is announced. That's the big club the players wanted. 7:24PM Lads, can we please have some music Or something. This draw is not one of the most exciting things I've ever seen on television. That Liverpool vs Man Utd game on Saturday was more entertaining. 7:21PM AFC Wimbledon vs Lincoln City AFC Wimbledon are one of the clubs to have benefited immensely from TV money brought by the FA Cup and they are drawn against Lincoln City.  7:19PM Some more fixtures for you Peterborough Utd v Tranmere Cambridge Utd v Sutton Utd Forest Green Rovers v Macclesfield Town AFC Fylde v Kidderminster Harriers Luton v Portsmouth Shrewsbury v Aldershot Hereford v AFC Telford Utd Guiseley v Accrington Stanley Blackburn Rovers v Barnet 7:16PM No huge match ups so far Bradford City v Chesterfield Port Vale v Oxford Utd Newport County v Walsall Morecambe v Hartlepool Utd 7:14PM And it's set of balls number eight And Lancelot is the FA Cup draw machine for tonight. What a hilarious National Lottery joke. And the first fixture is Stevenage vs Nantwich or Kettering. IT'S ALL KICKING OFF NOW, CLIVE. 7:12PM Your Davids, your Goliaths Hyde, Heybridge Swifts and Ossett Town are the lowest ranked teams in the competition, with all three occupying the eighth tier of English football.  7:10PM David Sharpe The Wigan chairman, grandson of Dave Whelan, fancies Wigan's chances this season. And now it's time for the draw!   7:05PM Who do the small teams want to get in the draw? According to a couple of Hyde football staff (manager and player), the management want to play against a team they can probably beat whereas the players want to draw Blackburn or Charlton - one of the 'big' clubs. Hyde actually own the record for biggest defeat in the FA Cup. A 26-0 hiding (see what I did) by Preston North End. 7:00PM The live coverage begins! Here we go. The draw is being held at Hyde United's ground. Look how cool their sun was earlier: Red sun today. FA Cup draw at Hyde United. Is that an omen. #EmiratesFACuppic.twitter.com/LoZ27mZjKW— Hyde United FC (@hydeunited) October 16, 2017   6:47PM The difference the FA Cup actually makes I wrote this in January about just how much an FA Cup run is worth to a small club. It turns out the answer is everything. The FA awards a prize of £1.8million to the winners of the competition, the kind of short-change a Champions League club might use as a sweetener for a promising youth prospect’s signing-on fee. For non-league side Curzon Ashton just qualifying for the second round of the competition will, and has, had an enormous impact.   Image     Landscape Portrait Square Original/Custom   Edit Selected Crop... Caption:   Description: curzon ashton Agency: GETTY IMAGES Artist:       Edit...   Delete     “It means so much to us a club,” says their CEO Natalie Atkinson. “The FA Cup is enabling us, through prize money, funds gained and TV money to work with the FA and football foundations to replace our 3G pitch next to the stadium.” Curzon Ashton, currently 15th in the National League North, lost 4-3 to AFC Wimbledon in December, conceding four goals in the final 10 minutes of the game. The prize for qualifying for the second round was £27,000, in addition to £18,000 earned from the first round. Those sucker-punch goals prevented a windfall of £67,500 for making it to third round. However, thanks to the wonder of television money, the club received more for their defeat to Wimbledon than they would have if they’d won a non-televised second round match. There's more on the article, if you fancy clicking on it. 6:30PM The magic of the cup This most holy of trophies always produces magical moments and even if a guilty few/most don't pay attention to the competition until their team is involved, those matches between minnows of the lower leagues and giants of... in this case, League One, are always thoroughly enjoyable.  Sutton are looking to make a lot more money from another (pie free) run at the cup this year, Accrington Stanley's involvement will be upping the YouTube view count on this milk advert, and today is the first time I have ever heard of Gainsborough Trinity. Perhaps they will become my new favourite non-league - maybe they'll be yours! It all depends who has to play who - and which of those games the people in charge at BBC decide to broadcast... 6:15PM Good evening! Hello there sports fans. Welcome to our live coverage of what is sure to be a riveting FA Cup first round draw. The action will kick-off at 7:10pm and we'll keep you up to date with the draw as it happens. For right now, that wait should give you time to look at all the nice photographs of that weird looking sun from earlier today. It was like being in Blade Runner. 6:09PM Preview What is it? It's the draw for the first round proper of the FA Cup: the oldest competition in world football.  The first round sees the 48 teams from League One and League Two joined by 32 non-league sides. When is it? Monday October 16. What time is it? The draw itself will begin at 7:10pm on Monday evening. The first round of the FA Cup will take place on Saturday November 4  Credit: AP  What TV channel is it on? The draw will be broadcast live on both BBC Two and BT Sport. Mark Chapman will present the BBC's coverage of the draw in half-hour long episode from 7pm, while BT Sport 3's show will also begin at 7pm.  When will the matches take place?  The first round will take place over the weekend of Friday November 3 to Monday 6 November 2017 Who's in the hat? Sutton United made it to the fifth round of the FA Cup last season  Credit: Getty Images  Three teams from the eighth tier of English football are among the non-league teams in the hat for the first round. Hyde United, who play in the Northern Premier League, beat Scarborough Athletic on Sunday afternoon to book their place in the competition.  Hampton and Richmond, who are coached by Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler, failed in their bid to reach the FA Cup proper after losing to  National League South rivals Truro City. Truro's 2-0 victory over their league rivals means they become the first Cornwal team to reach the FA Cup first round since 1969.  Billericay Town, whose current players include Jamie O'Hara, Paul Konchesky and Jermaine Pennant, will also take their place in the draw.  FA Cup first round numbers 1 ACCRINGTON STANLEY 2 AFC WIMBLEDON 3 BARNET 4 BLACKBURN ROVERS 5 BLACKPOOL 6 BRADFORD CITY 7 BRISTOL ROVERS 8 BURY 9 CAMBRIDGE UNITED 10 CARLISLE UNITED 11 CHARLTON ATHLETIC 12 CHELTENHAM TOWN 13 CHESTERFIELD 14 COLCHESTER UNITED 15 COVENTRY CITY 16 CRAWLEY TOWN 17 CREWE ALEXANDRA 18 DONCASTER ROVERS 19 EXETER CITY 20 FLEETWOOD TOWN 21 FOREST GREEN ROVERS 22 GILLINGHAM 23 GRIMSBY TOWN 24 LINCOLN CITY 25 LUTON TOWN 26 MANSFIELD TOWN 27 MILTON KEYNES DONS 28 MORECAMBE 29 NEWPORT COUNTY 30 NORTHAMPTON TOWN 31 NOTTS COUNTY 32 OLDHAM ATHLETIC 33 OXFORD UNITED 34 PETERBOROUGH UNITED 35 PLYMOUTH ARGYLE 36 PORT VALE 37 PORTSMOUTH 38 ROCHDALE 39 ROTHERHAM UNITED 40 SCUNTHORPE UNITED 41 SHREWSBURY TOWN 42 SOUTHEND UNITED 43 STEVENAGE 44 SWINDON TOWN 45 WALSALL 46 WIGAN ATHLETIC 47 WYCOMBE WANDERERS 48 YEOVIL TOWN 49 TRANMERE ROVERS 50 SOLIHULL MOORS OR OSSETT TOWN 51 HARTLEPOOL UNITED 52 SHAW LANE ASSOCIATION 53 CHORLEY OR BOSTON UNITED 54 AFC TELFORD UNITED 55 GAINSBOROUGH TRINITY 56 NANTWICH TOWN OR KETTERING TOWN 57 GATESHEAD 58 GUISELEY 59 AFC FYLDE 60 KIDDERMINSTER HARRIERS 61 HYDE UNITED 62 MACCLESFIELD TOWN 63 BRACKLEY TOWN OR BILLERICAY TOWN 64 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE OR LEYTON ORIENT 65 HEREFORD 66 ALDERSHOT TOWN  67 BATH CITY OR CHELMSFORD CITY 68 OXFORD CITY 69 MAIDENHEAD UNITED 70 HEYBRIDGE SWIFTS 71 WOKING OR CONCORD RANGERS 72 TRURO CITY 73 DOVER ATHLETIC OR BROMLEY 74 SLOUGH TOWN 75 DARTFORD 76 BOREHAM WOOD 77 MAIDSTONE UNITED OR ENFIELD TOWN 78 LEATHERHEAD 79 SUTTON UNITED 80 EAST THURROCK UNITED OR EBBSFLEET UNITED

League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

Soccer Football - League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town - Wham Stadium, Accrington, Britain - October 7, 2017 Accrington Stanley's Seamus Conneely in action with Luton Town's Luke Berry Action Images/Paul Burrows EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

Soccer Football - League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town - Wham Stadium, Accrington, Britain - October 7, 2017 Luton Town's Danny Hylton celebrates with James Collins and Harry Cornick after scoring their second goal from a penalty Action Images/Paul Burrows EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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League Two - Accrington Stanley vs Luton Town

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Exclusive interview: Andre Gray reveals the story behind his extraordinary tattoo

Andre Gray’s new tattoo took nine eight-hour sessions to have inked on to his back, but has been three years in the making. Even the briefest of glances at his back tells you that his tattoo is no ordinary Premier League footballer’s fashion accessory. Muhammad Ali and Bob Marley sit alongside images of Rosa Parks, Marcus Garvey, the Black Panthers and Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who famously protested at the Mexico Olympics. All are inspirations for Watford's record signing after he first started reading up on the African-American civil rights movement.  Unsurprisingly, the tattoo provoked a huge and varied response after Gray posted a picture of it on Twitter last week, but the 26 year-old is clearly extremely well versed in the pictures and slogans that he has chosen to have permanently imprinted.  Annotated: Andre Gray’s tattoos “The civil rights movement is something I’ve looked into a lot,” said Gray. “When I was about 23, I started reading up on it all and watching TV programmes. You find you read about one person and then you find there is a documentary you can watch about them and then it usually leads on to something else.”  Asked to pick out one of the figures who has become of particular interest to him, Gray replied: “Marcus Garvey. He was the first person to really start trying to fight back and fight for equal rights. Most interesting for me, he created a ship, which is on the tattoo as well, to take African Americans back to Africa from other countries.  “He was the one a lot of other famous civil rights activists looked up to and he had Jamaican heritage as well, like me, so it was really interesting for me. Then you start watching videos on YouTube and all these other people pop up and you learn more and more.”  Andre Gray has had his back inked with icon figures of the African-American civil rights movement Credit: GEOFF PUGH Other than reading up and watching videos on civil rights, Gray also took time out during his summer holiday to try to educate himself further before making an £18.5 million move from Burnley to Watford.  “I went to Zanzibar on holiday and there was a lot there about civil rights and there was a museum, where there are old slave chambers,” he said. “It was horrible to go to and they’ve still got the chains there. It opens your eyes a lot. To go to Africa and see some of those things was pretty difficult, but it makes you think.”  Thinking and learning are two things Gray has done a lot of during his rise from non-League football and gang culture that he is sure would have resulted in him going to prison if he had not moved away from Wolverhampton.  He was stabbed in the face during a night out in 2011 and last season served a ban after homophobic tweets he posted in 2012 came to light just after the striker had scored his first Premier League goal against Liverpool.  “I had changed a long time before the tweets were exposed,” said Gray. “I couldn’t even imagine I would have written them because they don’t represent the person I am now. I didn’t know they were there, I thought they were fake.”  Credit: GEOFF PUGH Gray, who joined Luton Town from Hinckley United in March 2012, added: “The best thing that happened to me was going to Luton and being able to get away from it all and not be in the position to be dragged back into anything in terms of getting into trouble with the police.  “I try not to think about where I would be now if I had stayed in Wolverhampton. Jail. That’s the way I would have seen it. It was just part and parcel of where I grew up and the lifestyle I was in. I’ve got one friend that hasn’t been to jail - it was just normal and it’s not seen as a massive thing. It’s part of life where I’m from.”  Gray has been the recipient of racist abuse during his career and admitted that his first instinct used to be to fight. But reading the stories of Smith and Carlos, who silently protested while collecting their gold and bronze medals in the Mexico Olympics, has taught him there are other ways to react. “Yeah 100 per cent and that is why the picture of the Olympians was a big piece that I really wanted to get on the tattoo,” said Gray. “There was also the Australian guy [Peter Norman] who stood with them and supported them, and that was a massive moment. He got a lot of stick and hate for it, but it showed somebody in the limelight could stand up and help change things. It’s something you have to do when you are in that position.”  Andre Gray in action for Watford Credit: GETTY IMAGES Gray is still waiting for his first Watford goal, but the team has made a superb start to the season and are unbeaten in the Premier League ahead of Saturday’s game against Manchester City at Vicarage Road.  Squaring up to Sergio Aguero is not something Gray could have envisaged five years ago, when the Argentine scored the goal that clinched City’s first top-flight title for 44 years.  “I watched it in a pub with my friends in Wolverhampton,” said Gray. “I think I had been at Luton in the Conference and the season had already finished. I’d have never believed you if you’d have told me I would be sharing a pitch with Aguero, that’s crazy.  “It’s hard to see yourself in the Premier League when you are in the Conference because the jump is so high. When I was there nobody had done it. Jamie Vardy got his move to Leicester, but that was in the Championship so the Premier League seemed like a very long way away.  “The boys at Luton used to tell me I would get a move and people said I’d play in the Premier League, but I found it laughable. I just thought ‘how can you say that?’ You know yourself how good you are, but you are playing in non-League and it’s hard to believe.”

Exclusive interview: Andre Gray reveals the story behind his extraordinary tattoo

Andre Gray’s new tattoo took nine eight-hour sessions to have inked on to his back, but has been three years in the making. Even the briefest of glances at his back tells you that his tattoo is no ordinary Premier League footballer’s fashion accessory. Muhammad Ali and Bob Marley sit alongside images of Rosa Parks, Marcus Garvey, the Black Panthers and Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who famously protested at the Mexico Olympics. All are inspirations for Watford's record signing after he first started reading up on the African-American civil rights movement.  Unsurprisingly, the tattoo provoked a huge and varied response after Gray posted a picture of it on Twitter last week, but the 26 year-old is clearly extremely well versed in the pictures and slogans that he has chosen to have permanently imprinted.  Annotated: Andre Gray’s tattoos “The civil rights movement is something I’ve looked into a lot,” said Gray. “When I was about 23, I started reading up on it all and watching TV programmes. You find you read about one person and then you find there is a documentary you can watch about them and then it usually leads on to something else.”  Asked to pick out one of the figures who has become of particular interest to him, Gray replied: “Marcus Garvey. He was the first person to really start trying to fight back and fight for equal rights. Most interesting for me, he created a ship, which is on the tattoo as well, to take African Americans back to Africa from other countries.  “He was the one a lot of other famous civil rights activists looked up to and he had Jamaican heritage as well, like me, so it was really interesting for me. Then you start watching videos on YouTube and all these other people pop up and you learn more and more.”  Andre Gray has had his back inked with icon figures of the African-American civil rights movement Credit: GEOFF PUGH Other than reading up and watching videos on civil rights, Gray also took time out during his summer holiday to try to educate himself further before making an £18.5 million move from Burnley to Watford.  “I went to Zanzibar on holiday and there was a lot there about civil rights and there was a museum, where there are old slave chambers,” he said. “It was horrible to go to and they’ve still got the chains there. It opens your eyes a lot. To go to Africa and see some of those things was pretty difficult, but it makes you think.”  Thinking and learning are two things Gray has done a lot of during his rise from non-League football and gang culture that he is sure would have resulted in him going to prison if he had not moved away from Wolverhampton.  He was stabbed in the face during a night out in 2011 and last season served a ban after homophobic tweets he posted in 2012 came to light just after the striker had scored his first Premier League goal against Liverpool.  “I had changed a long time before the tweets were exposed,” said Gray. “I couldn’t even imagine I would have written them because they don’t represent the person I am now. I didn’t know they were there, I thought they were fake.”  Credit: GEOFF PUGH Gray, who joined Luton Town from Hinckley United in March 2012, added: “The best thing that happened to me was going to Luton and being able to get away from it all and not be in the position to be dragged back into anything in terms of getting into trouble with the police.  “I try not to think about where I would be now if I had stayed in Wolverhampton. Jail. That’s the way I would have seen it. It was just part and parcel of where I grew up and the lifestyle I was in. I’ve got one friend that hasn’t been to jail - it was just normal and it’s not seen as a massive thing. It’s part of life where I’m from.”  Gray has been the recipient of racist abuse during his career and admitted that his first instinct used to be to fight. But reading the stories of Smith and Carlos, who silently protested while collecting their gold and bronze medals in the Mexico Olympics, has taught him there are other ways to react. “Yeah 100 per cent and that is why the picture of the Olympians was a big piece that I really wanted to get on the tattoo,” said Gray. “There was also the Australian guy [Peter Norman] who stood with them and supported them, and that was a massive moment. He got a lot of stick and hate for it, but it showed somebody in the limelight could stand up and help change things. It’s something you have to do when you are in that position.”  Andre Gray in action for Watford Credit: GETTY IMAGES Gray is still waiting for his first Watford goal, but the team has made a superb start to the season and are unbeaten in the Premier League ahead of Saturday’s game against Manchester City at Vicarage Road.  Squaring up to Sergio Aguero is not something Gray could have envisaged five years ago, when the Argentine scored the goal that clinched City’s first top-flight title for 44 years.  “I watched it in a pub with my friends in Wolverhampton,” said Gray. “I think I had been at Luton in the Conference and the season had already finished. I’d have never believed you if you’d have told me I would be sharing a pitch with Aguero, that’s crazy.  “It’s hard to see yourself in the Premier League when you are in the Conference because the jump is so high. When I was there nobody had done it. Jamie Vardy got his move to Leicester, but that was in the Championship so the Premier League seemed like a very long way away.  “The boys at Luton used to tell me I would get a move and people said I’d play in the Premier League, but I found it laughable. I just thought ‘how can you say that?’ You know yourself how good you are, but you are playing in non-League and it’s hard to believe.”

Exclusive interview: Andre Gray reveals the story behind his extraordinary tattoo

Andre Gray’s new tattoo took nine eight-hour sessions to have inked on to his back, but has been three years in the making. Even the briefest of glances at his back tells you that his tattoo is no ordinary Premier League footballer’s fashion accessory. Muhammad Ali and Bob Marley sit alongside images of Rosa Parks, Marcus Garvey, the Black Panthers and Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who famously protested at the Mexico Olympics. All are inspirations for Watford's record signing after he first started reading up on the African-American civil rights movement.  Unsurprisingly, the tattoo provoked a huge and varied response after Gray posted a picture of it on Twitter last week, but the 26 year-old is clearly extremely well versed in the pictures and slogans that he has chosen to have permanently imprinted.  Annotated: Andre Gray’s tattoos “The civil rights movement is something I’ve looked into a lot,” said Gray. “When I was about 23, I started reading up on it all and watching TV programmes. You find you read about one person and then you find there is a documentary you can watch about them and then it usually leads on to something else.”  Asked to pick out one of the figures who has become of particular interest to him, Gray replied: “Marcus Garvey. He was the first person to really start trying to fight back and fight for equal rights. Most interesting for me, he created a ship, which is on the tattoo as well, to take African Americans back to Africa from other countries.  “He was the one a lot of other famous civil rights activists looked up to and he had Jamaican heritage as well, like me, so it was really interesting for me. Then you start watching videos on YouTube and all these other people pop up and you learn more and more.”  Andre Gray has had his back inked with icon figures of the African-American civil rights movement Credit: GEOFF PUGH Other than reading up and watching videos on civil rights, Gray also took time out during his summer holiday to try to educate himself further before making an £18.5 million move from Burnley to Watford.  “I went to Zanzibar on holiday and there was a lot there about civil rights and there was a museum, where there are old slave chambers,” he said. “It was horrible to go to and they’ve still got the chains there. It opens your eyes a lot. To go to Africa and see some of those things was pretty difficult, but it makes you think.”  Thinking and learning are two things Gray has done a lot of during his rise from non-League football and gang culture that he is sure would have resulted in him going to prison if he had not moved away from Wolverhampton.  He was stabbed in the face during a night out in 2011 and last season served a ban after homophobic tweets he posted in 2012 came to light just after the striker had scored his first Premier League goal against Liverpool.  “I had changed a long time before the tweets were exposed,” said Gray. “I couldn’t even imagine I would have written them because they don’t represent the person I am now. I didn’t know they were there, I thought they were fake.”  Credit: GEOFF PUGH Gray, who joined Luton Town from Hinckley United in March 2012, added: “The best thing that happened to me was going to Luton and being able to get away from it all and not be in the position to be dragged back into anything in terms of getting into trouble with the police.  “I try not to think about where I would be now if I had stayed in Wolverhampton. Jail. That’s the way I would have seen it. It was just part and parcel of where I grew up and the lifestyle I was in. I’ve got one friend that hasn’t been to jail - it was just normal and it’s not seen as a massive thing. It’s part of life where I’m from.”  Gray has been the recipient of racist abuse during his career and admitted that his first instinct used to be to fight. But reading the stories of Smith and Carlos, who silently protested while collecting their gold and bronze medals in the Mexico Olympics, has taught him there are other ways to react. “Yeah 100 per cent and that is why the picture of the Olympians was a big piece that I really wanted to get on the tattoo,” said Gray. “There was also the Australian guy [Peter Norman] who stood with them and supported them, and that was a massive moment. He got a lot of stick and hate for it, but it showed somebody in the limelight could stand up and help change things. It’s something you have to do when you are in that position.”  Andre Gray in action for Watford Credit: GETTY IMAGES Gray is still waiting for his first Watford goal, but the team has made a superb start to the season and are unbeaten in the Premier League ahead of Saturday’s game against Manchester City at Vicarage Road.  Squaring up to Sergio Aguero is not something Gray could have envisaged five years ago, when the Argentine scored the goal that clinched City’s first top-flight title for 44 years.  “I watched it in a pub with my friends in Wolverhampton,” said Gray. “I think I had been at Luton in the Conference and the season had already finished. I’d have never believed you if you’d have told me I would be sharing a pitch with Aguero, that’s crazy.  “It’s hard to see yourself in the Premier League when you are in the Conference because the jump is so high. When I was there nobody had done it. Jamie Vardy got his move to Leicester, but that was in the Championship so the Premier League seemed like a very long way away.  “The boys at Luton used to tell me I would get a move and people said I’d play in the Premier League, but I found it laughable. I just thought ‘how can you say that?’ You know yourself how good you are, but you are playing in non-League and it’s hard to believe.”

Exclusive interview: Andre Gray reveals the story behind his extraordinary tattoo

Andre Gray’s new tattoo took nine eight-hour sessions to have inked on to his back, but has been three years in the making. Even the briefest of glances at his back tells you that his tattoo is no ordinary Premier League footballer’s fashion accessory. Muhammad Ali and Bob Marley sit alongside images of Rosa Parks, Marcus Garvey, the Black Panthers and Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who famously protested at the Mexico Olympics. All are inspirations for Watford's record signing after he first started reading up on the African-American civil rights movement.  Unsurprisingly, the tattoo provoked a huge and varied response after Gray posted a picture of it on Twitter last week, but the 26 year-old is clearly extremely well versed in the pictures and slogans that he has chosen to have permanently imprinted.  Annotated: Andre Gray’s tattoos “The civil rights movement is something I’ve looked into a lot,” said Gray. “When I was about 23, I started reading up on it all and watching TV programmes. You find you read about one person and then you find there is a documentary you can watch about them and then it usually leads on to something else.”  Asked to pick out one of the figures who has become of particular interest to him, Gray replied: “Marcus Garvey. He was the first person to really start trying to fight back and fight for equal rights. Most interesting for me, he created a ship, which is on the tattoo as well, to take African Americans back to Africa from other countries.  “He was the one a lot of other famous civil rights activists looked up to and he had Jamaican heritage as well, like me, so it was really interesting for me. Then you start watching videos on YouTube and all these other people pop up and you learn more and more.”  Andre Gray has had his back inked with icon figures of the African-American civil rights movement Credit: GEOFF PUGH Other than reading up and watching videos on civil rights, Gray also took time out during his summer holiday to try to educate himself further before making an £18.5 million move from Burnley to Watford.  “I went to Zanzibar on holiday and there was a lot there about civil rights and there was a museum, where there are old slave chambers,” he said. “It was horrible to go to and they’ve still got the chains there. It opens your eyes a lot. To go to Africa and see some of those things was pretty difficult, but it makes you think.”  Thinking and learning are two things Gray has done a lot of during his rise from non-League football and gang culture that he is sure would have resulted in him going to prison if he had not moved away from Wolverhampton.  He was stabbed in the face during a night out in 2011 and last season served a ban after homophobic tweets he posted in 2012 came to light just after the striker had scored his first Premier League goal against Liverpool.  “I had changed a long time before the tweets were exposed,” said Gray. “I couldn’t even imagine I would have written them because they don’t represent the person I am now. I didn’t know they were there, I thought they were fake.”  Credit: GEOFF PUGH Gray, who joined Luton Town from Hinckley United in March 2012, added: “The best thing that happened to me was going to Luton and being able to get away from it all and not be in the position to be dragged back into anything in terms of getting into trouble with the police.  “I try not to think about where I would be now if I had stayed in Wolverhampton. Jail. That’s the way I would have seen it. It was just part and parcel of where I grew up and the lifestyle I was in. I’ve got one friend that hasn’t been to jail - it was just normal and it’s not seen as a massive thing. It’s part of life where I’m from.”  Gray has been the recipient of racist abuse during his career and admitted that his first instinct used to be to fight. But reading the stories of Smith and Carlos, who silently protested while collecting their gold and bronze medals in the Mexico Olympics, has taught him there are other ways to react. “Yeah 100 per cent and that is why the picture of the Olympians was a big piece that I really wanted to get on the tattoo,” said Gray. “There was also the Australian guy [Peter Norman] who stood with them and supported them, and that was a massive moment. He got a lot of stick and hate for it, but it showed somebody in the limelight could stand up and help change things. It’s something you have to do when you are in that position.”  Andre Gray in action for Watford Credit: GETTY IMAGES Gray is still waiting for his first Watford goal, but the team has made a superb start to the season and are unbeaten in the Premier League ahead of Saturday’s game against Manchester City at Vicarage Road.  Squaring up to Sergio Aguero is not something Gray could have envisaged five years ago, when the Argentine scored the goal that clinched City’s first top-flight title for 44 years.  “I watched it in a pub with my friends in Wolverhampton,” said Gray. “I think I had been at Luton in the Conference and the season had already finished. I’d have never believed you if you’d have told me I would be sharing a pitch with Aguero, that’s crazy.  “It’s hard to see yourself in the Premier League when you are in the Conference because the jump is so high. When I was there nobody had done it. Jamie Vardy got his move to Leicester, but that was in the Championship so the Premier League seemed like a very long way away.  “The boys at Luton used to tell me I would get a move and people said I’d play in the Premier League, but I found it laughable. I just thought ‘how can you say that?’ You know yourself how good you are, but you are playing in non-League and it’s hard to believe.”

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Gordon Strachan preparing Scotland for crucial World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on artificial turf 

Scotland will play their first competitive game on artificial turf in their crucial World Cup qualifier against Lithuania in two weeks and Gordon Strachan has revealed that he will attempt to familiarise his players with a similar surface when they assemble next week. The LFF stadium in Vilnius will host the Scots on September 1 – and also England’s final Group F fixture on October 8 – with Strachan’s men aware that anything less than a win will render their play-off hopes virtually redundant. After announcing his squad for the double header with Lithuania and Malta, the manager acknowledged that the Vilnius playing surface would be a factor in his preparatory timetable, while declaring that he was not unduly worried about it. “It’s just something that’s got to be dealt with,” he said. “It’s more like Kilmarnock’s playing surface than any others. A lot of the guys have played on artificial surfaces, so we looked about and we’ve found a place that we think is similar. Then you’ve got to decide how long you want to train on it.” In 2016 the Rangers striker, Martyn Waghorn, was injured at Rugby Park and the Ibrox club reacted with a statement that “the unforgiving Rugby Park surface resulted in bruising and lacerations which were immediately visible.” Strachan isn't overly concerned about the pitch in Lithuania Credit: REUTERS The then Kilmarnock chairman, Michael Johnston, said: "The 3G pitch at Rugby Park is not only FIFA 2 star compliant, but also meets the higher standards set by international rugby.” Although Celtic became the latest club to play at Kilmarnock in their 2-0 Scottish Premiership win on Saturday, Strachan has budgeted for those unfamiliar with the surface. “The lads in the Premier League in England, or the Championship, don’t really train on that at all, so we need to speak to our sports people,” he said. “But the players shouldn’t get too spooked at all because the actual surfaces are not that bad now - nowhere near like the days QPR and Luton Town were like cement you were playing on. “It was crazy — nobody could play on that. We’ve got a place where we'll train, but not Kilmarnock. We just thought the travelling there and back would be too much.” Celtic’s current domination of the Scottish game was reflected by the inclusion of six Hoops players in a 27-strong squad. There were no representatives from Aberdeen or Rangers, although Christophe Berra of Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian’s Steven Whittaker were both included amongst the defenders. Leigh Griffiths is one of seven Celtic players in the squad Credit: PA Also amongst the defensive contingent is Andrew Robertson, whose move to Liverpool has gratified the manager. “There are clubs where you sign, you turn up, you play and you see how it goes, but when you are talking about teams like Liverpool you must win,” Strachan said. “I am sure he will enjoy that pressure. He has been asked questions all through his life and he has answered them. He is ready now for that top club. “There was a plateau at Hull when he first got there and he dealt with that. He has no fear going forward. His fitness is fantastic so he can go on these runs that others might not go on because they find it difficult getting back.” One new face in the squad is that of Jordan Archer, the Millwall goalkeeper, who will almost certainly not see action but gets a call-up because Hull’s David Marshall is injured. Robert Snodgrass, meanwhile, is surplus to requirements at West Ham but, although the midfielder’s future is uncertain, Strachan wants the player’s involvement with Scotland to offer him continuity. Snodgrass is already out of favour at West Ham Credit: GETTY IMAGES “Is it a show of loyalty? Yes, but it’s also an understanding of his ability to make things happen – and he’s show he can make things happen here,” he said. “It’s not blind loyalty, because I do show loyalty to everybody who’s given it to us and to the group.” Scotland’s most recent outing, of course, was in the 2-2 draw with England at Hampden Park when Leigh Griffiths’ two dazzling free kick strikes gave Strachan’s side a late lead which was cancelled in injury time by Harry Kane’s equaliser. “I keep thinking about the excitement of that 15 minutes rather than a point won or two points lost,” said Strachan. “It kind of got through to the point where I thought: ‘Hmm, it was definitely two points lost’ It was an emotional game and it took us a wee while to get over it.      “For the next month it was non-stop, people telling me how it felt at the time. Even English people I know felt desperate for us, which I found hard to believe. They must have been patronising us - but they knew it was hard for us to take.” Local support  

Gordon Strachan preparing Scotland for crucial World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on artificial turf 

Scotland will play their first competitive game on artificial turf in their crucial World Cup qualifier against Lithuania in two weeks and Gordon Strachan has revealed that he will attempt to familiarise his players with a similar surface when they assemble next week. The LFF stadium in Vilnius will host the Scots on September 1 – and also England’s final Group F fixture on October 8 – with Strachan’s men aware that anything less than a win will render their play-off hopes virtually redundant. After announcing his squad for the double header with Lithuania and Malta, the manager acknowledged that the Vilnius playing surface would be a factor in his preparatory timetable, while declaring that he was not unduly worried about it. “It’s just something that’s got to be dealt with,” he said. “It’s more like Kilmarnock’s playing surface than any others. A lot of the guys have played on artificial surfaces, so we looked about and we’ve found a place that we think is similar. Then you’ve got to decide how long you want to train on it.” In 2016 the Rangers striker, Martyn Waghorn, was injured at Rugby Park and the Ibrox club reacted with a statement that “the unforgiving Rugby Park surface resulted in bruising and lacerations which were immediately visible.” Strachan isn't overly concerned about the pitch in Lithuania Credit: REUTERS The then Kilmarnock chairman, Michael Johnston, said: "The 3G pitch at Rugby Park is not only FIFA 2 star compliant, but also meets the higher standards set by international rugby.” Although Celtic became the latest club to play at Kilmarnock in their 2-0 Scottish Premiership win on Saturday, Strachan has budgeted for those unfamiliar with the surface. “The lads in the Premier League in England, or the Championship, don’t really train on that at all, so we need to speak to our sports people,” he said. “But the players shouldn’t get too spooked at all because the actual surfaces are not that bad now - nowhere near like the days QPR and Luton Town were like cement you were playing on. “It was crazy — nobody could play on that. We’ve got a place where we'll train, but not Kilmarnock. We just thought the travelling there and back would be too much.” Celtic’s current domination of the Scottish game was reflected by the inclusion of six Hoops players in a 27-strong squad. There were no representatives from Aberdeen or Rangers, although Christophe Berra of Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian’s Steven Whittaker were both included amongst the defenders. Leigh Griffiths is one of seven Celtic players in the squad Credit: PA Also amongst the defensive contingent is Andrew Robertson, whose move to Liverpool has gratified the manager. “There are clubs where you sign, you turn up, you play and you see how it goes, but when you are talking about teams like Liverpool you must win,” Strachan said. “I am sure he will enjoy that pressure. He has been asked questions all through his life and he has answered them. He is ready now for that top club. “There was a plateau at Hull when he first got there and he dealt with that. He has no fear going forward. His fitness is fantastic so he can go on these runs that others might not go on because they find it difficult getting back.” One new face in the squad is that of Jordan Archer, the Millwall goalkeeper, who will almost certainly not see action but gets a call-up because Hull’s David Marshall is injured. Robert Snodgrass, meanwhile, is surplus to requirements at West Ham but, although the midfielder’s future is uncertain, Strachan wants the player’s involvement with Scotland to offer him continuity. Snodgrass is already out of favour at West Ham Credit: GETTY IMAGES “Is it a show of loyalty? Yes, but it’s also an understanding of his ability to make things happen – and he’s show he can make things happen here,” he said. “It’s not blind loyalty, because I do show loyalty to everybody who’s given it to us and to the group.” Scotland’s most recent outing, of course, was in the 2-2 draw with England at Hampden Park when Leigh Griffiths’ two dazzling free kick strikes gave Strachan’s side a late lead which was cancelled in injury time by Harry Kane’s equaliser. “I keep thinking about the excitement of that 15 minutes rather than a point won or two points lost,” said Strachan. “It kind of got through to the point where I thought: ‘Hmm, it was definitely two points lost’ It was an emotional game and it took us a wee while to get over it.      “For the next month it was non-stop, people telling me how it felt at the time. Even English people I know felt desperate for us, which I found hard to believe. They must have been patronising us - but they knew it was hard for us to take.” Local support  

Gordon Strachan preparing Scotland for crucial World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on artificial turf 

Scotland will play their first competitive game on artificial turf in their crucial World Cup qualifier against Lithuania in two weeks and Gordon Strachan has revealed that he will attempt to familiarise his players with a similar surface when they assemble next week. The LFF stadium in Vilnius will host the Scots on September 1 – and also England’s final Group F fixture on October 8 – with Strachan’s men aware that anything less than a win will render their play-off hopes virtually redundant. After announcing his squad for the double header with Lithuania and Malta, the manager acknowledged that the Vilnius playing surface would be a factor in his preparatory timetable, while declaring that he was not unduly worried about it. “It’s just something that’s got to be dealt with,” he said. “It’s more like Kilmarnock’s playing surface than any others. A lot of the guys have played on artificial surfaces, so we looked about and we’ve found a place that we think is similar. Then you’ve got to decide how long you want to train on it.” In 2016 the Rangers striker, Martyn Waghorn, was injured at Rugby Park and the Ibrox club reacted with a statement that “the unforgiving Rugby Park surface resulted in bruising and lacerations which were immediately visible.” Strachan isn't overly concerned about the pitch in Lithuania Credit: REUTERS The then Kilmarnock chairman, Michael Johnston, said: "The 3G pitch at Rugby Park is not only FIFA 2 star compliant, but also meets the higher standards set by international rugby.” Although Celtic became the latest club to play at Kilmarnock in their 2-0 Scottish Premiership win on Saturday, Strachan has budgeted for those unfamiliar with the surface. “The lads in the Premier League in England, or the Championship, don’t really train on that at all, so we need to speak to our sports people,” he said. “But the players shouldn’t get too spooked at all because the actual surfaces are not that bad now - nowhere near like the days QPR and Luton Town were like cement you were playing on. “It was crazy — nobody could play on that. We’ve got a place where we'll train, but not Kilmarnock. We just thought the travelling there and back would be too much.” Celtic’s current domination of the Scottish game was reflected by the inclusion of six Hoops players in a 27-strong squad. There were no representatives from Aberdeen or Rangers, although Christophe Berra of Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian’s Steven Whittaker were both included amongst the defenders. Leigh Griffiths is one of seven Celtic players in the squad Credit: PA Also amongst the defensive contingent is Andrew Robertson, whose move to Liverpool has gratified the manager. “There are clubs where you sign, you turn up, you play and you see how it goes, but when you are talking about teams like Liverpool you must win,” Strachan said. “I am sure he will enjoy that pressure. He has been asked questions all through his life and he has answered them. He is ready now for that top club. “There was a plateau at Hull when he first got there and he dealt with that. He has no fear going forward. His fitness is fantastic so he can go on these runs that others might not go on because they find it difficult getting back.” One new face in the squad is that of Jordan Archer, the Millwall goalkeeper, who will almost certainly not see action but gets a call-up because Hull’s David Marshall is injured. Robert Snodgrass, meanwhile, is surplus to requirements at West Ham but, although the midfielder’s future is uncertain, Strachan wants the player’s involvement with Scotland to offer him continuity. Snodgrass is already out of favour at West Ham Credit: GETTY IMAGES “Is it a show of loyalty? Yes, but it’s also an understanding of his ability to make things happen – and he’s show he can make things happen here,” he said. “It’s not blind loyalty, because I do show loyalty to everybody who’s given it to us and to the group.” Scotland’s most recent outing, of course, was in the 2-2 draw with England at Hampden Park when Leigh Griffiths’ two dazzling free kick strikes gave Strachan’s side a late lead which was cancelled in injury time by Harry Kane’s equaliser. “I keep thinking about the excitement of that 15 minutes rather than a point won or two points lost,” said Strachan. “It kind of got through to the point where I thought: ‘Hmm, it was definitely two points lost’ It was an emotional game and it took us a wee while to get over it.      “For the next month it was non-stop, people telling me how it felt at the time. Even English people I know felt desperate for us, which I found hard to believe. They must have been patronising us - but they knew it was hard for us to take.” Local support  

Gordon Strachan preparing Scotland for crucial World Cup qualifier against Lithuania on artificial turf 

Scotland will play their first competitive game on artificial turf in their crucial World Cup qualifier against Lithuania in two weeks and Gordon Strachan has revealed that he will attempt to familiarise his players with a similar surface when they assemble next week. The LFF stadium in Vilnius will host the Scots on September 1 – and also England’s final Group F fixture on October 8 – with Strachan’s men aware that anything less than a win will render their play-off hopes virtually redundant. After announcing his squad for the double header with Lithuania and Malta, the manager acknowledged that the Vilnius playing surface would be a factor in his preparatory timetable, while declaring that he was not unduly worried about it. “It’s just something that’s got to be dealt with,” he said. “It’s more like Kilmarnock’s playing surface than any others. A lot of the guys have played on artificial surfaces, so we looked about and we’ve found a place that we think is similar. Then you’ve got to decide how long you want to train on it.” In 2016 the Rangers striker, Martyn Waghorn, was injured at Rugby Park and the Ibrox club reacted with a statement that “the unforgiving Rugby Park surface resulted in bruising and lacerations which were immediately visible.” Strachan isn't overly concerned about the pitch in Lithuania Credit: REUTERS The then Kilmarnock chairman, Michael Johnston, said: "The 3G pitch at Rugby Park is not only FIFA 2 star compliant, but also meets the higher standards set by international rugby.” Although Celtic became the latest club to play at Kilmarnock in their 2-0 Scottish Premiership win on Saturday, Strachan has budgeted for those unfamiliar with the surface. “The lads in the Premier League in England, or the Championship, don’t really train on that at all, so we need to speak to our sports people,” he said. “But the players shouldn’t get too spooked at all because the actual surfaces are not that bad now - nowhere near like the days QPR and Luton Town were like cement you were playing on. “It was crazy — nobody could play on that. We’ve got a place where we'll train, but not Kilmarnock. We just thought the travelling there and back would be too much.” Celtic’s current domination of the Scottish game was reflected by the inclusion of six Hoops players in a 27-strong squad. There were no representatives from Aberdeen or Rangers, although Christophe Berra of Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian’s Steven Whittaker were both included amongst the defenders. Leigh Griffiths is one of seven Celtic players in the squad Credit: PA Also amongst the defensive contingent is Andrew Robertson, whose move to Liverpool has gratified the manager. “There are clubs where you sign, you turn up, you play and you see how it goes, but when you are talking about teams like Liverpool you must win,” Strachan said. “I am sure he will enjoy that pressure. He has been asked questions all through his life and he has answered them. He is ready now for that top club. “There was a plateau at Hull when he first got there and he dealt with that. He has no fear going forward. His fitness is fantastic so he can go on these runs that others might not go on because they find it difficult getting back.” One new face in the squad is that of Jordan Archer, the Millwall goalkeeper, who will almost certainly not see action but gets a call-up because Hull’s David Marshall is injured. Robert Snodgrass, meanwhile, is surplus to requirements at West Ham but, although the midfielder’s future is uncertain, Strachan wants the player’s involvement with Scotland to offer him continuity. Snodgrass is already out of favour at West Ham Credit: GETTY IMAGES “Is it a show of loyalty? Yes, but it’s also an understanding of his ability to make things happen – and he’s show he can make things happen here,” he said. “It’s not blind loyalty, because I do show loyalty to everybody who’s given it to us and to the group.” Scotland’s most recent outing, of course, was in the 2-2 draw with England at Hampden Park when Leigh Griffiths’ two dazzling free kick strikes gave Strachan’s side a late lead which was cancelled in injury time by Harry Kane’s equaliser. “I keep thinking about the excitement of that 15 minutes rather than a point won or two points lost,” said Strachan. “It kind of got through to the point where I thought: ‘Hmm, it was definitely two points lost’ It was an emotional game and it took us a wee while to get over it.      “For the next month it was non-stop, people telling me how it felt at the time. Even English people I know felt desperate for us, which I found hard to believe. They must have been patronising us - but they knew it was hard for us to take.” Local support  

Watford break their transfer record to sign Andre Gray for £18.5m from Burnley

Watford have broken their transfer record to clinch the signing of striker Andre Gray for £18.5 million from Burnley. Gray has become Watford’s seventh signing of the summer and is in line to make his debut in the Premier League opener against Liverpool on Saturday with Troy Deeney likely to be missing as he recovers from groin surgery. Burnley were forced to accept Watford’s third bid for Gray, as the 26 year-old only had 12 months on his Clarets contract remaining and had rejected a new deal. Which Premier League deals will happen this summer, which might and which won't? Watford confirmed the deal for Gray in a statement that read: “Watford FC is delighted to announce the signing of striker Andre Gray for a club record transfer fee. “The 26-year-old moves to Vicarage Road from fellow Premier League side Burnley on a five-year deal.” West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur had shown an interest in Gray, but it was Watford who made a firm move and convinced the former Luton Town man that Vicarage Road is the right destination. Gray scored nine Premier League goals for Burnley last season to help them avoid relegation from the Premier League, despite serving a four-game ban for homophobic tweets he posted in 2012. Premier League club-by-club verdict: Sam Wallace predicts who will finish where in 2017-18 His arrival comes on the back of Watford clinching the £11.2m signing of Brazilian winger Richarlison. But the Hornets still hope to keep hold of captain Deeney, who has been linked with moved to Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion. New Watford manager Marco Silva has been non-committal over whether or not Deeney will remain as captain under him and has not offered any promises over his future. But Watford would ideally like to keep Deeney in the hope that he and Gray can help each other score a number of goals. Andre Gray is valued at £4.0m in Telegraph Fantasy Football, but is he good enough to make your team? - pick your team today >>

Predictor Breakdown: Football Season Predictor

Here are your Telegraph Predictor tips for the 2017/18 Football Season Predictor, to play along in the Telegraph Predictor, click here >> Q1 -  Which team will win the Premier League? Choices: Manchester City Chelsea Manchester United Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal Liverpool Everton Any other teams Recommendation: Manchester City Trying to pick a winner of the Premier League this early in the season looks a challenging task with the quality of the multiple top teams and the amount of investment that has occurred in the transfer market. While it could go anyway as the Premier League is so evenly matched, Manchester City looks a force to be reckoned with this season. With investment in areas of their defence including the signings of goalkeeper Ederson and two fullbacks in Benjamin Mendy and Kyle Walker. City has also cleared through the ranks, releasing and selling ageing players to allow more room for fresh younger talent to be welcomed into the side. As Guardiola is acknowledging his squad's weak points and fixing them with the addition of quality players, hopefully, this will provide a balance to Manchester City they haven't had since their 2013/14 title victory. This Premier League season looks like it will be a close one with multiple sides vying for the trophy, however, if early betting markets are anything to go by, City are favourites to lift the trophy come the end of the season. Q2 - Which team will win the Championship? Choices: Aston Villa  Middlesbrough Fulham Norwich City  Sheffield Wednesday  Wolverhampton Wanderers  Derby County  Leeds United  Sunderland  Hull City  Reading  Any other team Recommendation: Wolverhampton Wanderers While most will be looking at Aston Villa and Middlesbrough to battle it out for this seasons EFL Championship, one side that is flying under the radar is Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Midlands club is looking to be the dark horse of the competition, as their new manager, Nuno looks to establish his contingent of players. Already Wolverhampton has announced some impressive signings with the club signing a variety of different Portuguese players he has worked with during his time in Spain and Portugal. With the likes of Helder Costa, Ivan Cavaleiro and Diogo Jota the stability and quality within the ranks of Nuno's side is astonishing. If they can pull all the pieces of the puzzle together, they should be able to comfortably put themselves in a position to win the title at the end of the season. Q3 - Who will win League One? Choices: Blackburn Rovers Wigan Athletic Portsmouth Bradford MK Dons Charlton Athletic Oxford United Scunthorpe United Peterborough United Any other team Recommendation: Blackburn Rovers Falling from grace is always a hard thing for a team to swallow, especially such a historic club like Blackburn Rovers.  However, one would assume that the side would back and return to the Championship after a strong showing in League One.  With Owen Coyle's sacking, Blackburn will start a new under Tony Mowbray as they enter League One. While they have lost a few members of their squad from last year, the club has invested in the market to bring in some new faces for the new season. The League One title will be hotly contested as there is an array of excellent teams vying for the opportunity to lift the title, however, if the market is anything to go by, Blackburn is the outright favourites to lift the title once the season is over. Q4 - Which team will win League Two? Choices: Mansfield Town Luton Town Coventry City Lincoln City Swindon Town Cambridge United Carlisle Chesterfield Exeter Notts County Any other team Recommendation: Luton Town A fourth place finish and a narrow defeat in the playoffs left Luton with a disappointing end to what was a terrific season. So many would expect Luton to pick up where they left off and dominate the competition. While they have had a few faces depart the club so far in the transfer market, they have added to the side and done so quite cleverly utilising many free agents and loan moves. Nathan Jones' team are looking in a good position to take the league title, although they could suffer competition from relegated League One sides. The market is reflecting that they are second favourites to claim the title with Mansfield leading the market as favourites.   Sign up & play >> Q5 - Which team will win the FA Cup? Choices: Chelsea Manchester City Manchester United Arsenal Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool Everton Southampton Leicester City Any other team Recommended: Everton If a team that has invested heavily in the transfer market doesn't win any silverware in the upcoming season, questions will be asked. So the pressure is on Ronald Koeman to perform with his new acquisitions, so the FA Cup looks like a tournament the Toffees should set their sights on. While they will want to finish as high in the league as possible, FA Cup silverware would be a fantastic achievement for a team that hasn't been amongst the trophy picture for a while. With their new look eleven and aspirations of putting themselves in the same conversation as their top flight rivals, Everton is expected to have a big season. Q6 - Which team will win the Champions League? Choices: Barcelona Bayern Munich Real Madrid Juventus Manchester City Chelsea Paris Saint-Germain Atletico Madrid Manchester United Recommended: Barcelona  While Barcelona did win the Copa Del Rey last season, they would have been left with a bitter end to the finishing seeing as their main rivals Real Madrid won not only La Liga but also the Champions League. Although some of their big names are rumoured to move away from the club, it's hard at this time to find any validity in these claims. While this is happening, however, Barcelona are investing in adding more talent to their side with moves for fullbacks and most covered Liverpool's Phillipe Coutinho. The quality of their frontmen Luis Suarez, Neymar and Lionel Messi is just too big to ignore, and with the right draw, we could easily see Barcelona lift Europe's biggest prize. Q7 - Which team will win the Europa League? Choices: Arsenal AC Milan Villarreal Everton Lazio Athletic Bilbao Lyon Real Sociedad Marseille Any other team Recommended: Any other team With the structure and rules of the Europa League allowing a team that doesn't qualify yet, finished third in their group drops down to compete in the Europa League means that the competition is wide open and many other teams could enter the competition at this stage. So with the outcome of the group stages in the Champions League having a huge effect on Europa League fixtures, it makes sense to chose the option of any other team. Q8 - Which team will win La Liga? Choices: Barcelona Real Madrid Atletico Madrid Sevilla Villarreal Athletic Bilbao Real Sociedad Valencia Celta Vigo Any other team Recommended: Real Madrid While La Liga is always a competition between Barcelona and Real Madrid with Sevilla and Atletico offering some issues, it's always a struggle to tell which way it could go. Again if the rumours are true that Messi and Neymar could be departing the Catalonian club, it could have a huge effect on the standings of La Liga. Noting this Real Madrid have been relatively calm in the transfer window so far, but Zidane is expecting to make some new big name additions to the squad before the window closes. After last seasons amazing run, Zidane will be demandant on his players to keep their success ongoing as they look to add to their tally of 33 league titles. Q9 - Which team will win the Serie A Choices Juventus Napoli AC Milan Roma Inter Milan Lazio Fiorentina Atalanta Torino Any other team Recommendation: AC Milan After a quelled spell in their history due to financial issues, AC Milan is back, and if their recent signings are anything to go by, they mean business. While they will have to battle out with Juventus, Napoli, Roma and Inter, AC Milan has done smart business in the market to give themselves the best chance at the Serie A title.  Vincenzo Montella was given the budget to make AC Milan great again, so he will need to ensure that his side is on form throughout the season while focusing on Europa League and Coppa Italia. Q10 - Which team will win the Bundesliga? Choices: Bayern Munich Borussia Dortmund RB Leipzig Bayer Leverkusen Schalke Hoffenheim Borussia Muchengladbach Werder Bremen FC Koln Any other team  Recommendation: Bayern Munich It's been six years since a side dethroned the 26th time German champions. With Dortmund being disappointing last season and RB Leipzig dropping points in the latter part of the season, Carlo Ancelotti's men reigned strong. While anything can happen in football, it would be truly shocking if someone knocked the German champions off their perch. Sign up & play >>

Luton Town vs Leicester City - Pre Season Friendly

Soccer Football - Luton Town vs Leicester City - Pre Season Friendly - Luton, Britain - July 26, 2017 Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez in action with Luton Town's Alan Sheehan Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Luton Town vs Leicester City - Pre Season Friendly

Soccer Football - Luton Town vs Leicester City - Pre Season Friendly - Luton, Britain - July 26, 2017 Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater in action with Luton Town's Luke Gambin Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Luton Town vs Leicester City - Pre Season Friendly

Soccer Football - Luton Town vs Leicester City - Pre Season Friendly - Luton, Britain - July 26, 2017 Leicester City's Shinji Okazaki in action Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Luton Town vs Leicester City - Pre Season Friendly

Soccer Football - Luton Town vs Leicester City - Pre Season Friendly - Luton, Britain - July 26, 2017 Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare before the match Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

General view as a minutes silence is observed in respect for the victims of the London attack before the game

Britain Football Soccer - Colchester United v Luton Town - Sky Bet League Two - Weston Homes Community Stadium - 25/3/17 General view as a minutes silence is observed in respect for the victims of the London attack before the game Action Images via Reuters / Alan Walter Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

General view as a minutes silence is observed in respect for the victims of the London attack before the game

Britain Football Soccer - Colchester United v Luton Town - Sky Bet League Two - Weston Homes Community Stadium - 25/3/17 General view as a minutes silence is observed in respect for the victims of the London attack before the game Action Images via Reuters / Alan Walter Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. Please contact your account representative for further details.

Scandalous! Stricken Luton Player Breaks His Leg & Is Rewarded for His Pain With a Booking

king ​Referees are notoriously given a hard time by all football fans. They're damned if they do and damned if they don't, depending on which side is on the receiving end of decisions against them. Sometimes, though, match officials get it wrong. Horribly wrong, in fact. Particularly if they interpret the laws of the game in completely the wrong way. That's exactly what happened in Luton Town's 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth on Monday, when the referee in question - Tim Robinson - chose to book Luton...

Scandalous! Stricken Luton Player Breaks His Leg & Is Rewarded for His Pain With a Booking

king ​Referees are notoriously given a hard time by all football fans. They're damned if they do and damned if they don't, depending on which side is on the receiving end of decisions against them. Sometimes, though, match officials get it wrong. Horribly wrong, in fact. Particularly if they interpret the laws of the game in completely the wrong way. That's exactly what happened in Luton Town's 1-0 defeat to Portsmouth on Monday, when the referee in question - Tim Robinson - chose to book Luton...

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