The Football Association is considering head-hunting a successor to its 81-year-old chairman, Sir Bert Millichip. The traditional recruitment grounds of the FA Council may be overlooked in the search for someone with a foot in the business and sporting worlds. Sir Roland Smith, the chairman of Manchester United plc, is an early candidate.
The Middlesbrough goalkeeper Ben Roberts, who has been on loan to Second Division Wycombe for a month, has had his loan period extended by another two months.
Stoke called in plumbers to carry out emergency repairs at the Victoria Ground and ensure their FA Cup third-round tie against Nottingham Forest goes ahead on Saturday. Burst pipes around the stadium caused Stoke's New Year's Day game with Charlton to be postponed.Reuse content