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Paul Scholes sat in Phil Neville"s box at Everton v Oldham

Scholes watches his beloved Oldham go out to Everton in pal Neville's box

but when asked by a fan 'would you ever manage Oldham Athletic' he responded positively.

'It’s quite difficult to say. I don’t know what will happen when I stop playing and Oldham have a manager,' he said.

On the road: The United midfielder is a lifelong fan of Oldham

On the road: The United midfielder is a lifelong fan of Oldham

'But I love Oldham and it’s the first result I look out for every week. I take my lad to watch them whenever I can.'

The lifelong Latics fan names Frankie Bunn, the former Oldham striker who once scored six goals in a game, as his favourite player.

When asked to select his all-time favourite XI in 2006 he picked another Oldham old boy, Stuart Balmer, at the centre of the defence.

Christian Benteke not for sale, warns Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert

Benteke is going nowhere! Villa boss Lambert insists he won't sell striker

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16:10 GMT, 3 December 2012

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has warned any interested clubs that 7million summer signing Christian Benteke is not for sale.

Benteke has been in sparkling form since his move from Genk on a four year contract.

He has has netted six goals, replaced Darren Bent as Villa’s No 1 striker, and also established himself in the Belgium side.

Denied: Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke had a goal ruled out against QPR at the weekend

Denied: Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke had a goal ruled out against QPR at the weekend

Lambert is constantly singing the praises of the 21-year-old and is adamant he will remain at Villa should any interest be forthcoming in the player.

He said: 'Christian has been excellent for us. He is a big strong lad but he can also play.

'If he keeps progressing the way he has so far, he will be an incredible player.

'I have to hold onto Benteke. He’s going nowhere.'

Lambert added: “I have run out of things to say about Christian. He is not the finished article but he has been excellent for us and a fans’ favourite.

'You have to be a good player to get into the current Belgium side and he has scored plenty of goals for them already.

'He might not peak for a few years yet. He’s only 21 and can be anything he wants.'

Joey Barton won"t join Blackpool, says Ian Holloway

Joey's a great lad, but I'm not signing him… Holloway rules out move for Barton

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17:35 GMT, 13 August 2012

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has ruled out signing Joey Barton.

The QPR midfielder will begin a 12-match ban this weekend following his sending off and subsequent actions on the final day of last season against Manchester City.

A summer stint training with npower Football League newcomers Fleetwood finished at the weekend after QPR rejected the idea of Barton spending time on loan in League Two.

New club: Barton has been training with Fleetwood Town

New club: Barton has been training with Fleetwood Town

That prompted a number of national newspapers to link Barton with a switch to last season's beaten Championship play-off finalists, but Holloway insists such talk is wide of the mark.

'I haven't got a clue where the Joey Barton rumours came from,' he told the Blackpool Gazette.

'I can't sign someone who I couldn't pick for 12 matches.

'If you look at the central midfield players I have, that's not the area I need players. I need strikers. Joey's a great lad but I don't know where that talk came from.'

Wayne Rooney says sorry to fan after breaking wrist with shot

Rooney says sorry to young fan, 9, after breaking his wrist with powerful shot

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17:25 GMT, 22 March 2012

Brave face: Young Jamie won't be put off by football, insists his Dad, despite breaking his wrist

Brave face: Young Jamie won't be put off by football, insists his Dad, despite breaking his wrist

Wayne Rooney has apologised after he broke a young fan's wrist with a wayward shot.

Nine-year-old United fan Jamie Thomas was in the stands at Molineux last Sunday when he tried to block Rooney’s splitting strike during the warm-up before United’s 5-0 Barclays Premier League win.

He was sat in the front row of the Jack Harris Stand with his Dad but missed most of the match as he was attended to by first aiders before being taken to hospital.

After being made aware of the incident, Rooney then tweeted: 'If i broke this kids wrist in warm up i apologise.
If the kids parents get in touch with club i will gladly sign a shirt
for him.

Scroll down to watch the video

Warming up: Rooney looks towards youngster Jamie before the incident

Warming up: Rooney looks towards youngster Jamie before the incident

Watward: Rooney's shot sails wide of the post, heading in the direction of the nine-year-old boy

Watward: Rooney's shot sails wide of the post, heading in the direction of the nine-year-old boy

'I want to apologise to Jamie Thomas, I
have arranged for a letter and a signed shirt to be sent to his home
address #getwellsoon.'

Shropshire lad Jamie now has his hand in plaster for the next month.

‘The players were warming up and Rooney and Hernandez were taking a few shots. Rooney missed one and it was coming straight towards Jamie so he put out his hands to stop it hitting him and it broke his wrist,’ Jamie’s father Andy told the Shropshire Star.

Watch out: The boy moments before it strikes the young United supporter

Watch out: The boy moments before it strikes the young United supporter

Pointing the finger: Jamie's father Andy has a go but admits he didn't think Rooney was aware of the incident

Pointing the finger: Jamie's father Andy has a go but admits he didn't think Rooney was aware of the incident

Are you ok, son Andy comforts his young lad before he was taken to hospital after the incident

Are you ok, son Andy comforts his young lad before he was taken to hospital after the incident

‘At first we thought it was just bruising but Jamie wasn’t enjoying the game so we went to first aid. We ended up missing most of the second half.

‘It was his first Man Utd game and we were in the Wolves end because somebody got us tickets.

‘They wanted us to go to Wolverhampton hospital but we were catching the train so we went to Shrewsbury instead.

‘They said it was a clean break and he has to go back in a couple of weeks.’

The saga has not put the youngster
off from going to more games, however, and his Dad believes Rooney would
have apologised immediately had he have known about it.

‘It shook him up a bit but he’s fine about it now and I don’t think it’s put him off going to other games,’ he added.

‘I don’t think Rooney realised what he had done otherwise I am sure he would have come over.’

A spokesman confirmed to the Shropshire Star that Rooney will now offer a written apology to the boy along with a signed shirt after learning of his injury.

'Wayne did not have any idea this had happened,' the spokesperson said.

'He has now signed a shirt for Jamie and will be writing to him to apologise.'

The youngster has also been invited to watch the Wolves squad train too, according to a Molineux spokesperson.

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Hayden Mullins expected to sign for Reading

Reading expected to sign local lad Mullins on loan ahead of permanent deal

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UPDATED:

22:01 GMT, 12 March 2012

Reading have enquired about Portsmouth's Hayden Mullins, 32.

The midfielder is expected to sign on loan ahead of a permanent deal.

Mullins was born in the Berkshire town.

Experienced: Mullins (left) has had spells at West Ham, Crystal Palace and Pompey

Experienced: Mullins (left) has had spells at West Ham, Crystal Palace and Pompey

West Ham have agreed a loan for Portsmouth's goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.

Millwall have signed Leeds United goalkeeper Maik Taylor on loan.

Billy Sharp"s dead son: Barnsley fans accused of vile chants

Barnsley fans accused of sick chants about Doncaster striker Sharp”s dead son

that was scarred by shocking chants against Manchester United fans and racism and sexism rows.

The 25-year-old striker tweeted himself that he did not hear any of the chants but said if the allegations were be true then the people responsible should be ashamed of themselves.

Sharp, who dedicated a goal to his son three days after he died, used to play for Barnsley”s rivals Sheffield United.

Tragedy: Sharp

Tragedy: Sharp”s son died in October

He tweeted: “I didnt hear anything apart from u fat sheffield reject, but I proved I wasn”t fat for the 1st goal.”

Moments later he added: “But if there was a few people chanting that then I hope you”re proud of yourself. I can”t imagine anyone being so disrespectful.”

Earlier a fan had tweeted: “I hope the Barnsley fans are ashamed of themselves, disgraceful behaviour towards Billy Sharp today…”

Another wrote: “Some Barnsley FC fans are disgraceful. They were chanting sick stuff at Sheffield utds Billy Sharp about his baby that passed away. SICK!”

One Barnsley fan confirmed on a Barnsley forum that a song was directed at Sharp but added that a young person was responsible. They also called for the individual in question to be banned from watching football.

“It was 1 lad singing it and he soon got put in his place, the kid was sat not far behind me, hopefully he will be found and made to apologise to him and also get a ban from football, but it wasn”t barnsley fans it was a fan, who as far as i care is not associated with barnsley fc and barnsley as a town and never will be.”

Barnsley chief executive Don Rowing said: “I didn”t hear anyone singing anything disrespectful towards Billy Sharp.

“If it is later proved that someone did make inappropriate remarks then we will take action.”