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29th May 2006 20:32

According to the Sunday People Hotline page Peter Shirtlif is wanted by Notts County to replace Gudjon Thordarson.

The full story reads:

Ian McParland is in the running for the manager's jobs at both Nottingham clubs.
If Forest continue to look elsewhere, McParland will be in line for a return to Meadow lane with Notts County.
Also on County's hit-list is Mansfield boss Peter Shirtliff, a former Shefield Wednesday player under Notts' boardroom adviser Howard Wilkinson.

The FA have launched an investigation into claims a League Two match last season may have been fixed.
From the BBC gossip column
The Football Association is investigating claims that a League Two game was fixed last season. (The Mail on Sunday)

The Football Association is set to investigate claims that a League Two match may have been fixed last season.
The FA has received evidence from a professional gambler highlighting significant sums being staked in the Far East on a particular game.

Bets were put on one side winning the match by a margin of more than one goal, with the result being achieved.

An FA spokesman said: "As always if we have evidence of any breaches of the rules we will investigate thoroughly."

FA CHIEFS are examining claims a £1million betting sting saw a League Two clash last season fixed.
The match under investigation is Carlisle's 4-2 win over Boston on March 25.

It is claimed the betting markets in Asia went haywire in the hours before the game with six figure sums staked on Carlisle winning by a two goal margin.

Carlisle, who won League Two, were red-hot favourites, but completed their victory in the last minutes after the Boston boss sent his keeper up for a corner at the other end.

Such was the volume of betting the price for Carlisle's victory went from 4-6 to 1-4 in little more than an hour under the weight of the liabilities.

The FA has promised to review the evidence after a letter was sent by one gambler to Soho Square's director of governance Jonathan Hall.

An FA spokesman said: "The information with regard to one named fixture only arrived late on Friday. If there is strong evidence of a possible breach of rules we will investigate that thoroughly."

The FA will be determined to mount an investigation after Far East syndicates were involved in floodlight tampering incidents in 1998. Four men were jailed for three years.


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