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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

News Round Up

Ex-Bull Simon Osborn is to leave his first managerial post at Bromley with the club up for sale. The former Wolves midfielder played only once for the Bulls on their return to the Football League but rejected terms due to travelling, moving to Bromley shortly after. He became manager in January, steering the club to a reasonable 11th place in Conference South.

Bristol Rovers fans are being warned that if they act like terrorists, they will be treated like terrorists. Police have issued a warning after fans suggested going to their last game at Leyton Orient dressed as terrorists. The Pirates are looking for an Italian send-off to the Memorial Stadium, with a Serie A side being lined up for the final game there.

Tranmere are yet to comment on speculation that a Portugese group are looking to invest in the club. Best Holdings are the same group that failed in a move for Swindon earlier in the season, backing off when monies were due. Danny Carey-Bertram is one of six players to be released by Forest Green. He scored a reasonable 14 times in 45 games across 18 months at the club but, like at Edgar Street, his performances were few and far between.

Rotherham expect to start next season with a points deduction after talks with the taxman failed to reach a compromise where a CVA would be acceptable. This means a new company will be formed to take the Millers' place, incurring a deduction under League rules. They will also leave Millmoor with talks with the ground's owner also stalling to reduce the massive rent.

Wrexham have extended their shirt sponsorship deal for a further two years. The deal, with a local commercial finance company, is worth £250,000 according to the club. Chester will be looking for a new sponsor after courier company UK Sameday, run by former director Paul Baker, chose to pull out. Baker's increasingly poor relationship with owner Stephen Vaughan is believed to be behind the move.

Ex-Bull Paul Parry will play in Sunday's final Championship game to prove his fitness for the FA Cup final after missing the last six matches.