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Is domestic football going to be rocked?

I’ve touched on the apparent moral issue over Sam Allardyce elsewhere in this newspaper, with the upshot he’s gone and it is my opinion that the FA not for the first time have gone with a classic British knee-jerk reaction and acted far too hastily.

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Thunder seal semi-final spot after seeing off Solent

Worthing Thunder secured their spot in this year’s National Trophy semi-final with a comprehensive victory over Solent Kestrels on Saturday.

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Thunder too strong for Rockets in first game

Worthing Thunder Basketball Club got their season off and running with a 78-71 National Trophy victory over Reading Rockets on Saturday.

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Ex-Sussex teacher Wiggs gets canoeing gold at Paralympics

Former Sussex PE teacher Emma Wiggs is celebrating canoeing gold at the Paralympics in Rio.

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COUNTY NEWS: Match day chaos sees Albion boss intervene in Southern dispute

The chief executive of Brighton and Hove Albion has urged Govia Thameslink and the RMT union to end their dispute after fans were hit by travel chaos on Tuesday night (September 13).

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Silver for Mitchell and Fachie in Rio

Upper Beeding cyclist Peter Mitchell piloted Neil Fachie to silver in the men’s B 1,000m time trial at the Paralympics in Rio.

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Running back to health after brutal knife attack

Researching and writing a new book about running has proved the way back to health for Sussex Newspapers’ group arts editor Phil Hewitt after a savage knife attack in South Africa.

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Talking points aplenty from Deadline Day

A frenetic final day of dealing before the transfer window closed threw up a number of talking points.

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Worthing will bounce back from derby disappointment

Worthing will bounce back from derby disappointment

I worked out at the weekend that my first experience of a Worthing versus Bognor encounter was on March 14, 1981, the same day Liverpool and West Ham played out a 1-1 draw at Wembley in the League Cup final in front of 100,000.

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Thunder ready for new beginning

It will be a new beginning on Saturday night as Worthing Thunder host USA Select in a pre-season friendly before their National Trophy opener against Reading Rockets on September 17.

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Top stars at Hickstead

Top riders line up for Hickstead’s season finale

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Thomas up to sixth as championship race hots up

Teenage motorbike talent Thomas Strudwick moved up to sixth in the standings following round eight of this year’s Moto3 Standard Championship.

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Cyclist Pete hopes to pilot his way to Paralympic Games glory

Upper Beeding cyclist Pete Mitchell is hopeful he can collect a gold medal in the Rio Paralympic Games next month.

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Is 11 changes disrespectful to fans?

Is 11 changes disrespectful to fans?

What a difference 90 minutes can make? I doubt I was the only Albion fan that raised an eyebrow when Chris Hughton made 11 changes to the starting line-up for the League Cup tie at Oxford on Tuesday night.

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Rebels have started the season like a train

Rebels have started the season like a train

While Team GB continue to break history and records in Rio, locally Worthing Football Club have started their Ryman Premier League season like a train.

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Focus on Fontwell: We’re back with a big night for ladies

It has now been almost ten weeks since Fontwell Park stopped racing for the summer break – and we are eager to get back to it, writes Fontwell Park marketing manager Max Roberts.

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COUNTY NEWS: Crowdfunding takes Sussex coach to Rio Olympics

A Sussex athletics coach will see his star pupil compete in the Rio Olympics later today (Monday) thanks to the efforts of a crowdfunding campaign.

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Rio 2016: Sussex’s Bigwood part of Great Britain dressage team to win silver

Fiona Bigwood has won a silver medal at the Olympics in Rio as part of Great Britain’s dressage team.

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Garside at the Games: Playing it cool in rush hour

A bus journey, as you might have noticed in this column, is central to the Rio experience for working press, a great arterial blood supply feeding the Olympic organism.

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Should there be a revamp of the League Cup?

In the week where Manchester United broke the world transfer record by bringing back a player they previously let go and neighbours City spent nearly £50million on a centre-back who apparently isn’t good enough to play in arguably the worst-ever defeat by the English national team, the League Cup arrived on the horizon.

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