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Donald Macintyre's Sketch: Tristram Hunt throws the (EngLit) book at Michael Gove

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an ambitious minister possessed of a large department tampers with the legacy of the country’s most celebrated woman novelist at his peril. A point not lost on the new shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt, who today challenged Michael Gove to confirm that pupils studying only English Language will be “excluded from studying great works of English literature”.

Tom Ince in action for Blackpool

Blackpool 1 Wigan 0: Thompson pleased with Seasiders' character after the emerge victorious without manager Paul Ince

Ince is currently serving a five-match stadium ban but that didn't stop his son Tom giving Blackpool victory against their Lancashire rivals

Tom Ince in action for Blackpool

Blackpool 1 Wigan 0 match report: Tom Ince penalty gives the Seasiders Lancashire bragging rights

Ince converted from the spot after Latics' goalkeeper Scott Carson brought down Dan Gosling in the area

Paul Ince

Blackpool manager Paul Ince hit with five-match stadium ban for behaviour in Bournemouth game

The former England midfielder threw a bottle which struck a supporter

Family affair: Manager Paul Ince has a word with son Tom yesterday

Transfer news: Tottenham set to make fresh bid for Blackpool forward Tom Ince in attempt to fend off competition

Spurs believe they can secure the England Under-21 international for around £4m

Barrass, left, goes goal-poaching as the Stoke goalkeeper Dennis Herod fumbles the ball in August 1948

Malcolm Barrass: Robust stalwart of postwar Bolton

In the 1953 Cup final the man he was marking, Stan Mortensen, played one of his best games

QPR’s Joey Barton skips away from Brighton’s Jake Forster-Caskey

Queen's Park Rangers 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 match report: No pot of gold at end of Joey Barton's rainbow laces

Not even Joey Barton's rainbow bootlaces could brighten up this bore draw, although Queen's Park Rangers will take some comfort from moving top of the Championship table.

Paul Ince

Blackpool manager Paul Ince charged with three counts of misconduct

The charges relate to Saturday's match against Bournemouth

Thomas Ince's strike wasn't enough for Blackpool

Millwall 3 Blackpool 1 match report: Thomas Ince overshadowed as Steve Morison helps Millwall off bottom

Blackpool missed a chance to pull clear at the top of the Championship as Millwall eased the pressure on under-fire manager Steve Lomas with their first victory of the season.

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 18 September 2013

Rampant Rooney helps United open campaign in style

Blackburn fans vent their fury at the club’s inept owners

Spending on agents rarely brings success
– just ask Blackburn

Mismanaged Rovers paid £3.5m in fees last season and narrowly avoided second straight relegation

Joe Kinnear and potential signing Douglas

Transfer news: Newcastle fail to land any deadline day signings despite Joe Kinnear claims

Loic Remy on loan was the club's best deal of the summer

Cabaye refused to play for Newcastle for the second time in five days

Yohan Cabaye refuses to play for Newcastle United again in hope of securing move to Arsenal or PSG

Midfielder linked with transfers to London and Paris keen to push through move away from St James' Park

Roberto Soldado celebrates his winning goal against Crystal Palace

£26m striker Roberto Soldado impresses Andre Villas-Boas after scoring winning goal for Tottenham on debut

Manager Soldado can score 20 goals this season after his winner at Crystal Palace

Middlesbrough 1 Blackpool 1 match report: Blackpool's winning start comes to an end after Marvin Emnes injury-time equaliser

Chris Basham has given the Seasiders the lead with just seven minutes left of normal time

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