Robin Scott-Elliot

Robin Scott-Elliot is a Sports News Correspondent for The Independent.

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Left to right: Lukas Podolski, Mesut Özil and Per Mertesacker share a joke

FA Cup Final 2014: Arsenal's German Gang have taste for silverware

The unlikely trio of Mertesacker, Podolski and Özil have supported each other through Arsenal's struggles this year, they tell Robin Scott-Elliot
‘I don’t like it when someone criticises my club,’ says Mikel Arteta, ‘I have a different opinion’

FA Cup final 2014: Jose Mourinho was wrong to criticise Arsene Wenger – he is no failure, says Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder says FA Cup triumph over Hull City will stop Chelsea jibes
Patrick Vieira said Manchester City do not want to loan out young players but use them in a B team

England must embrace B-team plans, claims Manchester City's Patrick Vieira

The former midfielder has amicably rejected Greg Dyke's damning of the make-up of the City side that won the title last weekend
Manchester United’s Phil Jones needs to ‘toughen up’, according to Roy Keane

Roy Keane attacks Manchester United defenders Phil Jones and Chris Smalling, claiming they have 'gone backwards'

Despite his selection for Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad, the Old Trafford legend believes Jones has 'gone backwards' in his development in recent months

Emmanuel Adebayor salutes the crowd after scoring for Tottenham

Tottenham 3 Aston Villa 0 match report: Tim Sherwood puts a fan in hot seat – but who will be there next season?

It is expected to be the manager's last game in charge of Spurs

First foot: Helena Costa is about to take charge as head coach of Clermont Foot in France’s Ligue 2

Helena Costa: 'Just judge me as a coach not as a woman'

First female to manage a top team gets Jose Mourinho's backing but she wants results to be all that counts
Laura Trott (left) was taken to hospital after falling in a crash

Laura Trott vows to race on after crash but Dan Martin's Giro d'Italia is brutally cut short

Double Olympic champion cleared to continue after bad fall, while Irishman's hopes are ended on opening stage in Belfast
Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard after England’s 2010 World Cup exit at the hands of Germany. Action is needed if the cycle of international failure is to be broken

Greg Dyke proposals: How is the FA aiming to get England back to the top?

Robin Scott-Elliot answers key questions raised by Greg Dyke's 82-page report which proposes visa restrictions, B teams and strategic loans
Marianne Vos, the pre-race favourite, in action

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Hannah Barnes leads next generation of British road racers after noise of spectators deceives Armitstead into attacking too soon

Marianne Vos (left) celebrates after beating Lizzie Armitstead to Olympic gold in London 2012
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