Sport Tom Ince is expected to join a Premier League club

Highly-rated youngster could be on the way to Ligue 1

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini tells defenders to adapt or sit in the stands

‘‘The next time we play this system [a back three], Micah Richards can stay on the bench”

Dejected City players regroup on Wednesday night

Roberto Mancini defiant over formation blaming players for not understanding

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is adamant top players should be able to fit into any system - and insisted only weak teams would collapse after one defeat.

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup wary of Manchester City backlash

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup is wary of a Manchester City backlash when his side travel to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Manchester City in their 3-1 defeat to Ajax

Manchester City lacked team spirit against Ajax says Roberto Mancini

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini feels his team still have much to learn at Champions League level after admitting their latest performance lacked spirit.

Samir Nasri grabs his head in disbelief

Gareth Barry refuses to admit defeat in Manchester City's Champions League bid

Manchester City midfielder Gareth Barry is not prepared to give up on another frustrating Champions League campaign just yet.

Mario Balotelli, who was a substitute, rips off his shirt

James Lawton: City taught a lesson in tactics, fight and that money can't always buy happiness

The nightmare which had threatening to engulf English football in the European theatre on successive nights finally settled on its principal victim.

Eriksen's coup de grâce puts City all but out of Europe

It really was what they said it might be – a Group of Death – and it has all but certainly deposited Manchester City from the Champions League at the first hurdle once again. But what we saw here last night was an act of self-immolation, a defeat which confirms that the club's own failings are the problem on an evening of dreadful defending and few chances created.

Roberto Mancini has yet to match the demands of Europe

James Lawton: Roberto Mancini's care-worn face shows Premier League's fading European credibility

Manchester City stumbled into the eye of a storm substantially of their own creation against Ajax last night

Joleon Lescott was at fault for Ajax’s second goal
Edin Dzeko has made a good case for starting against Ajax on Wednesday

Champions League: Ajax v Manchester City match preview

A look ahead to tonight's Champions League fixture at the Amsterdam ArenA

Tottenham midfielder Mousa Dembele

Tottenham concern over injury to Mousa Dembele

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas hopes he will not be without Mousa Dembele for too long after revealing the midfielder has suffered a recurrence of the niggling hip injury which sidelined him for Fulham last season.

Edin Dzeko has made a good case for starting against Ajax on Wednesday
Shakhtar's highly regarded attacking midfielder Willian

This week's Champions' League (21/10/12)

Tuesday

Edgar Davids

From Barcelona to Barnet: Edgar Davids joins worst team in the Football League in order to 'help English football'

Edgar Davids, the former Ajax, Juventus and Barcelona midfielder had declared he has taken the managerial post at Barnet to "help English football".

Kaka in Champions League action for Real Madrid

Kaka performance puts Brazilian back in Real Madrid contention

For a 30-year-old former World Player of the Year who cost Real Madrid 67 million euros three years ago, Kaka has been spending a surprising amount of time warming the bench.

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Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

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The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

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