Poyet has been linked with the Wolves role

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Expect a fearsome show of pride from wounded Blues after their Barnsley horror show

<b>John Terry</b><br/>
Chelsea captain John Terry announced his international retirement on the eve of an FA charge of racially abusing Queen's Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand. The move has been seen as a protest at his treatment by the FA, with Terry saying his position with the national team had been made 'untenable'.

International retirement: The England players who called it a day

Former captain John Terry surprised everyone last night by announcing he was retiring from international duty.

Former Arsenal striker Eduardo

Former Arsenal striker Eduardo unaware of Fulham interest

Former Arsenal striker Eduardo has denied any knowledge of a potential transfer to Fulham, but hinted he would like a return to the Barclays Premier League.

Jack Butland celebrates Team GB’s first goal of the Olympics against Senegal at Old Trafford

England's future in safe hands with bright, articulate Butland

Birmingham City custodian primed to face Euro finalists Italy tomorrow. By Sam Wallace

England goalkeeper Jack Butland

England's future in safe hands with bright, articulate Jack Butland

Birmingham custodian goes from playing in front of 5,000 at Cheltenham to facing Euro finalists Italy tomorrow

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain becomes latest player to withdraw from England squad

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has become the latest member of Roy Hodgson's England squad to pull out of Wednesday's friendly with Italy in Berne.

Eddy Brown: Footballer remembered for his flamboyance

Eddy Brown was a centre-forward as prolific as he was eccentric – and that was saying something. A trailblazer of the goal celebration in the 1950s when such flamboyance was virtually unknown, he delighted in shaking hands with a cornerflag, indulging in an impromptu hug with a policeman, hopping into the crowd for a swift draught of lemonade, all of a piece with the sheer unadulterated ebullience with which he invested every area of his life.

Lee Clark

Danish international Peter Lovenkrands joins Birmingham

Peter Lovenkrands has become Lee Clark's first signing as Birmingham boss, subject to a medical.

<p><strong>Jack Butland</strong></p>
<p>There has been much talk about the 19-year old Birmingham shot stopper Jack Butland, with Manchester City and Tottenham also hot on his heels. Joe Hart has been singing this youngster’s praises recently which perhaps helped his selection for the England squad for the Euros. With Arsene Wenger likely to lose both Lucas Fabianski and Manuel Almunia, he is on the look out this summer for an understudy to number one Wojciech Szczesny. Birmingham are in financial trouble and are likely to cash in on one of their prized assets should the right offer come in.</p>

Birmingham quiet over reports of £6m Southampton bid for Jack Butland

Birmingham have refused to comment on reports they have turned down a £6million bid from Southampton for teenage goalkeeper Jack Butland.

Lee Clark

Lee Clark says Birmingham are a 'Premier League club in waiting' upon appointment as manager

New Birmingham manager Lee Clark says the Blues are a "Premier League club in waiting" and has backed himself to build on the work done by predecessor Chris Hughton.

Chris Hughton took Birmingham to the play-off semi finals

Norwich granted permission by Birmingham to talk with Chris Hughton

Birmingham manager Chris Hughton has been granted permission to speak to Norwich.

Swansea begin search for new manager

Swansea have already started discussions over their hunt for a new manager following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Liverpool.

Kevin Foley misses out as Republic of Ireland name Euro 2012 squad

Kevin Foley's Euro 2012 dreams were shattered today when he was left out of the Republic of Ireland's final squad because of injury, Giovanni Trapattoni has confirmed.

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