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Cash or community - What’s the key to non-league survival?

With many non-league clubs struggling to survive, many people believe more money should be passed down from the top of the game to help at the lower levels.
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VIDEO: Watch new Spireites keeper's incredible triple save

Shwan Jalal's saves helped Macclesfield to the National League title last season.
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Curtis Weston, left, shadowing Jacob Brown at the Hive last season

Allen brings another of his trusted lieutenants and a ‘champion’ to the Proact

Martin Allen has brought another of his trusted lieutenants and a man he calls a ‘champion’ to the Proact Stadium.

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RUMOUR MILL: Fasting Liverpool star Mo Salah will not eat in the hours before Champions League final

RUMOUR MILL: Fasting Liverpool star Mo Salah will not eat in the hours before Champions League final

Here are the stories making today’s back pages (Thursday 24th May).

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FA Cup third round football action - Wigan Athletic V AFC Bournemouth, held at DW Stadium.'Wigan's Mauro Boselli falls as Bournemouth's Tommy Elphick, right, goes to tackle and goalkeeper, Shwan Jalal, left, goes for the ball.

Ex Macclesfield’s keeper’s winning mentalty is what Spireites need, says boss

The winning mentality that helped Shwan Jalal capture the National League title last season will now benefit the Spireites.

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Derbyshire County Cricket Club press day.'Luis Reece.

Luis Reece fights through pain barrier to guide Derbyshire to Royal London Cup win

Luis Reece overcame a damaged ankle to put Derbyshire on course for a victory over Durham in the Royal London One Day Cup match at Derby.

Cricket
Rhododendron (number 16) pips Lightning Spear to win the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

Lockinge crowns a princess of the Turf on regal day at Newbury

It was Royal Wedding Day. It was also FA Cup final day. But for racing buffs, Saturday represented something far more significant -- Al Shaqab Lockinge Day at Newbury and one of the most attractive cards in the build-up to Royal Ascot.

Horse Racing
Ousmane Dembele

RUMOUR MILL: Liverpool want to sign Barcelona star Dembele

Liverpool are set to enter negotiations with Barcelona over talented young French winger Ousmane Dembele.

Football
Alfreton Town v Chesterfield - Senior Challenge Cup Final 2017-18'Joe Rowley picks up the ball in Alfreton's half.

Spireites announce pre-season friendly list and boss predicts a win over Wigan

Chesterfield have announced their current pre-season friendly schedule and boss Martin Allen has made a cheeky prediction.

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Gladiators close in on new summer signings

Gladiators close in on new summer signings

Matlock Town boss Dave Hoole is hopeful of getting two players over the line by the end of this week, as he and assistant Shaun Harrad go about reshaping the Gladiators squad.

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Martin Allen, right, addresses the press conference.

COLUMN: Method in the madness as Martin Allen begins to take care of business

Spireites fans appear to be falling in love with the way Martin Allen intends to take care of business.

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Matlock Town v Nantwich Town.'Ricky German in first half action.

Hoole not ruling out a return for German

The door at Matlock Town is open to Ricky German next season.

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Martin Allen, pictured during a press conference at the Proact Stadium on Tuesday.

‘We’ve signed two others but we can’t announce those yet’

Martin Allen’s revolution is well underway at the Proact with new faces signed and several more to arrive imminently.

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Gary Rowett quits Derby County to become new Stoke City boss

Derby boss Gary Rowett has become the new boss of relegated Stoke City.

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Barnet vs Mansfield Town - Danny Rose of Mansfield Town is beaten to the ball by Craig Ross of Barnet - Pic By James Williamson

Spireites snap up experienced Barnet captain

Martin Allen has brought the man he previously made captain at Barnet to the Proact.

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Picture by Gareth Williams/AHPIX.com; Football; Sky Bet League Two; Forest Green Rovers v Chesterfield FC; 21/04/2018 KO 15:00; The New Lawn; copyright picture; Howard Roe/AHPIX.com; Spireites' Kristian Dennis equalises from the penalty spot at Forest Green Rovers

League Two club make offer for Spireites striker

A League Two club has made an offer for Chesterfield’s Kristian Dennis, only hours after he was transfer listed.

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Belper boss Grant Black

Clean slate for Belper Town’s players, says new boss Black

New Belper Town boss Grant Black has stated that everyone will get a fair chance to impress this pre-season, as he looks to shape a squad fit to challenge come August.

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Wrexham�"s Sam Wedgbury tussles for the ball with Hartlepool United�"s Rhys Oates: Picture by Steve Flynn/AHPIX.com, Football: Vanarama National League match Wrexham -V- Hartlepool United at The Racecourse Ground, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales on copyright picture Howard Roe 07973 739229

Spireites add former Forest Green promotion winner and Wrexham midfielder

Chesterfield have added a former Forest Green Rovers promotion winner to their ranks.

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FA Cup third round football action - Wigan Athletic V AFC Bournemouth, held at DW Stadium.'Bournemouth's goalkeeper Shwan Jalal saves a goal attempt by Latics.

Spireites add National League winning keeper to the ranks

Martin Allen’s first signing as Chesterfield manager is a National League champion.

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If he jumps ship, Gary Rowett can expect a chorus of boos from Derby fans when Stoke City visit next season, says our blogger Andy Buckley-Taylor. (PHOTO BY: Mark Fear Photography).

DERBY FAN’S VIEW: disloyal Rowett is jumping ship when we need stability

Yesterday, I warned Derby Cvounty fans to be careful what they wish for because a section of them have been complaining about manager Gary Rowett’s style of football all season.

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