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Keighley

Keighley is a town and civil parish within the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, 11 miles north-west of Bradford, 11 miles south of Ilkley, 13 miles, north of Halifax, 12 miles south-east of Skipton, 20 miles north-west of Leeds at the confluence of the rivers Aire and Worth. In the West Riding of Yorkshire, Keighley lies between Airedale and Keighley Moors; the town is the terminus of the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, a heritage steam branch line, restored and runs through the Worth Valley to Oxenhope via Oakworth and Haworth. At the 2011 census, Keighley had a population of 56,348; the name Keighley, which has gone through many changes of spelling throughout its history, means "Cyhha's farm or clearing", was mentioned in the Domesday Book as "In Cichhelai and Thole, Ravensuar, William had six carucates to be taxed." Henry de Keighley, a Lancashire knight, was granted a charter to hold a market in Keighley on 17 October 1305 by King Edward I. The poll tax records of 1379 show that the population of Keighley, in the wapentake of Staincliffe in the West Riding of Yorkshire, was 109 people.

From 1753 the Union stage coach departed on the Keighley and Kendal Turnpike from what was the Devonshire Arms coaching inn on the corner of Church Street and High Street. Rebuilt about 1788, this public house has a classical style pedimented doorcase with engaged Tuscan columns in the high fashion of that age; the original route towards Skipton was Spring Gardens Lane – Hollins Lane – Hollins Bank Lane. Keighley was to become an intersection with other turnpikes including the Two-Laws to Keighley branch of the Toller Lane – Blue Bell turnpike from Bradford to Colne; the town's industries have been in textiles wool and cotton processing. In addition to the manufacture of textiles there were several large factories making textile machinery; these included George Hattersley & Son and Prince, Smith & Stell. The first of these operated as a manufacturer of CNC machine tools precision lathes, until 2008; the 1842 Leeds Directory description of Keighley reads "Its parish had no dependent townships though it is about six miles long and four miles broad, comprises 10,160 acres of land and a population which amounted, in the year 1801, to 5,745."

The town was incorporated as a municipal borough on 28 July 1882 under the provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act 1882 in the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1938 the boundaries of the borough and civil parish of Keighley were expanded to include the former urban districts and civil parishes of Haworth and Oxenhope along with the parish of Morton from the abolished Keighley Rural District and a small part of the Bingley urban district. On 1 April 1974 Keighley borough became part of the City of Bradford Metropolitan District in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972 in the newly formed county of West Yorkshire; the merger caused a lot of bitterness among Keighley people who resented being'taken over' by Bradford and accused the city's council of neglecting the town. Civil parish status was restored to Keighley in 2002; the council's 30 members elect a mayor from amongst their number once a year. The parish boundaries not identical to the pre-1938 borough boundaries; the town has a local history society and District Local History Society, a family history society and District Family History Society.

Keighley lies at the confluence of the rivers Worth and Aire in the South Pennines. Its northern boundary is with Bradley and its southern limit is the edge of Oxenhope. To the west, the town advances up the hill to the suburb of Black Hill and in the east it terminates at the residential neighbourhoods of Long Lee and Thwaites Brow; the outlying northeastern suburb of Riddlesden is sometimes incorrectly referred to as a separate village but is part of the town. Past Black Hill and via Braithwaite Edge Road lies Braithwaite village which leads to Laycock, mentioned in the Domesday Book. Laycock is a conservation area; the River Aire passes through north eastern Keighley, dividing the neighbourhood of Stockbridge and running parallel to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. The Worth links up with the Aire in Stockbridge and runs south-westerly, dividing eastern Keighley from central and western districts of the town; the Worth is lined with abandoned, semi-derelict industrial sites and tracts of waste ground dating from the period when Keighley thrived as a major textile centre.

Parts of Keighley are prone to flooding and the town was badly hit by floods in 2000. Since millions have been spent on strengthening flood defences. Other outlying villages around the town are Oakworth, Cross Roads, Haworth and Oxenhope; the two main settlements to the north are Steeton. Although these villages are referred to as separate places they are part of the wider Keighley area; these areas add a total of 22,669 to the Keighley area, taking the population of the wider Keighley area up to 74,098. To the north east is Rombalds Moor which contains many signs of stone age and bronze age occupation including cup and ring marks, as it drops back down into Wharfedale and the town of Ilkley five miles away, becomes the more famous Ilkley Moor. † The 1939 population is estimated from the National Registration Act figures. The 1941 census did not take place because of the

Robbie Middleby

Robert Middleby is an Australian former football player who last played for North Queensland Fury in the A-League. He is the former CEO of the Newcastle Jets, he played for Sydney FC after earlier stints at Newcastle United Jets, Wollongong Wolves, Football Kingz and the Newcastle Breakers. He won the 2001 NSL title with the Wolves and the 2006 A-League title with Sydney FC and spent time overseas with German outfit KFC Uerdingen 05. Middleby saw little game time under coach Pierre Littbarski in his first season at the club, playing only 212 minutes in 16 appearances despite scoring in Sydney FC's 3–1 victory against New Zealand Knights early in the campaign, he gained favour, under Littbarski's replacement Terry Butcher and was a regular starter in the 2006–07 season. Despite missing part of the season with a broken collarbone after a controversial off-the-ball incident involving Melbourne Victory defender Adrian Leijer, Middleby was voted Sydney FC Players' Player of the Year for the season.

Middleby is famous for accidentally breaking David Beckham's rib, when Sydney FC played the Los Angeles Galaxy at ANZ Stadium in November 2007. Sydney ended up winning 5–3. Middleby scored in the match. In November 2008, Middleby signed a contract with North Queensland Fury, he has been used in his more preferred role of right back, as well as being used in central midfield under coach Ian Ferguson. On 11 February 2010, he announced his retirement from professional football at the end of the 2009–10 season Middleby played his last game against Gold Coast United, which North Queensland won 2–1. Middleby resigned as CEO for the Newcastle Jets in the A-League on 7 January 2015. Upon retiring, Middleby said "I will use the next few weeks to support the mid-season review process", he is expected to leave the club by 24 January 2015, when A-League competition resumes after the 2015 Asian Cup break. With Sydney FC: A-League Championship: 2005–06 Oceania Club Championship: 2004–05With Wollongong Wolves: NSL Championship: 2000–2001 Oceania Club Championship: 2000–01Personal Honours: Sydney FC Player of the Year: 2006–07 North Queensland Fury profile Oz Football profile

2016 Kazakhstan Premier League

The 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League was the 25th season of the Kazakhstan Premier League, the highest football league competition in Kazakhstan. Astana were the defending champions having won their second league championship the previous year, they defended their title this season; the season began on 12 March 2016 and concluded on 29 October 2016. FC Kaisar was relegated at the end of the 2015 season, was replaced by Akzhayik. Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players and Managers may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality; the number of foreign players is restricted to eight per KPL team. A team can use only five foreign players on the field in each game. In bold: Players that have been capped for their national team. In the regular season twelve teams played each other home-and-away in a round-robin format for a total of 22 matches per team; the top six teams advanced to the Championship round and the bottom six teams qualified for the Relegation round.

The top six teams from the regular season will participate in the Championship round where they will play each other home-and-away in a round-robin format for a total of 10 matches per team. In contrast to the previous season, teams will carry forward their entire regular season record, with no halving of points. After completion of the Championship round the winners will be the Champions of 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League and qualify for 2017–18 UEFA Champions League second qualifying round; the runners-up and third-placed team will qualify for Europa League first qualifying round and the fourth-placed team will qualify for Europa League because one of the top three teams will win the 2016 Kazakhstan Cup. The worst six teams from the regular season participated in the Relegation round where they played each other home-and-away in a round-robin format for a total of 10 matches per team. In contrast to the previous season, teams carried forward their entire regular season record, with no halving of points.

After completion of the Relegation round the winners are considered the 7th-placed team of 2016 Kazakhstan Premier League, the runners-up being 8th and so on, with the last team being 12th. The 11th-placed team, qualified for the relegation play-off against Altai Semey, the runners-up of 2016 Kazakhstan First Division, with the losing team being eliminated, the 12th-placed team, will be directly relegated to 2017 Kazakhstan First Division as the last-placed placed team. Altai Semey are promoted to the 2017 Kazakhstan Premier League; as of matches played 29 October 2016 First goal of the season: Ulan Konysbayev for Atyrau against Zhetysu Fastest goal of the season: 1st minute, Raul Jalilov for Tobol against Zhetysu Latest goal of the season: 90+4th minute, Alassane N'Diaye for Tobol against Taraz Marat Khairullin for Okzhetpes against Zhetysu Official website