The Week in Review

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OLD hand makes light work: Paul Walsh equalises twice to earn Portsmouth a third-round replay at home to Manchester United as Pompey join Stockport and Kidderminster - conquerors, respectively, of QPR and Birmingham - as the FA Cup's over-achieving underdogs.

Changes on the not-so-merry managerial-go-round: Ian Branfoot hears The Dell death knell and jumps off; John Deehan hops on at Norwich.

Still smarting over last November's tanning by the All Blacks, Scotland's rugby union selectors unscramble their senses sufficiently to ditch nearly half the team for the opening Five Nations bout in Cardiff. Champions France regrette rien, recalling Fabien Galthie at scrum-half to face Ireland, a year after dropping him in a selectorial purge.

Speaking of purges, the Sports Council may be due one after a report reveals that staff salaries and expenses for 1993 exceeded pounds 20m, two-thirds of the sum left over for grants. Not so much sport for all as readies for all.

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