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The Reds were nearly beaten in their fourth round replay before a couple of late goals

Rafael Benitez and the managers fans loved to hate

Chelsea's interim manager is not the first to face an uphill struggle to win over the fans

Striker Bobby Zamora was an expensive Mark Hughes signing

Divisions between QPR players made demise
of Mark Hughes inevitable

With wages greater than turnover, relegation would be catastrophic

Beckham is still viewed as a hot property by teams around the globe

'One last challenge': Where next for David Beckham?

The 37-year-old is still viewed as a hot property by teams around the globe

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy

Which clubs are best placed to achieve success after the managerial merry-go-round in the Championship?

Mick McCarthy’s appointment at Ipswich poses the most interesting prospect

Nicolas Anelka joined Shanghai Shenhua from Chelsea in January

Allardyce keen on Anelka reunion

Sam Allardyce, the West Ham United manager, admits he would be interested in a January move for Nicolas Anelka.

David Beckham

David Beckham's aides rubbish claims he will play Down Under despite Football Federation of Australia statement

David Beckham's aides rushed out a statement this morning rubbishing claims he is in talks to play Down Under.

Danny Boyle champions regional theatre

Turn off the football, go to a play instead. That was the director's message yesterday as he warned of the dire threat to regional theatres

Connor Wickham scored his third goal in four Under-21 games

Connor Wickham's scoring touch has England Under-21s in cruise control

England Under-21 2 Northern Ireland Under-21 0

Zaha signed a new five-and-a-half year contract last December amid interest from a host of Premier League clubs

Daniel Sturridge urges Wilfried Zaha to stay at Crystal Palace

For England new-boy Wilfried Zaha, who is desired by the best clubs in the country, temptation may be  difficult to resist. He may find it difficult to select the best career choices.

Emmanuel Frimpong set to go out on loan

Emmanuel Frimpong has quashed speculation he will leave Arsenal in January but has indicated that he would like to go out on loan.

Javier Hernandez replaces Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Manchester United's super-sub

With his stunning performance at Aston Villa on Saturday, Javier Hernandez entered football folklore as one of the game's great substitutes.

New broom: Blackpool’s new manager Michael Appleton calls for a clear-out

Round-up: Supporters protest against Sordell following his claim of discrimination

Millwall fans displayed a banner with the words “Sordell is a c***” during yesterday's 2-1 victory over Derby in the Championship after a 13-year-old was excluded by the club for verbally abusing Marvin Sordell.

The Emperor's New Clothes (11/11/12)

Men cry these days without criticism. Not so, says Simmy Richman. Enough's enough: time to dry your eyes. Nobody likes a cry baby

Owen Coyle would welcome approach for Scotland job

Owen Coyle has admitted that he would be interested in taking over as Scotland boss and would welcome any approach.

Millwall ban 13-year-old fan who abused Marvin Sordell

Millwall have banned a 13-year-old boy for “the foreseeable future” for verbally abusing Bolton striker Marvin Sordell during a Championship game last month.

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There were tears in the former Liverpool manager’s eyes as he was unveiled as Real Madrid coach. But the Spaniard knows he must make tough decisions if he is to succeed
Sepp Blatter resignation: The beginning of Fifa's long road to reform?

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The future of songwriting: How streaming is changing everything we know about making music

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William Shemin and Henry Johnson: Jewish and black soldiers receive World War I Medal of Honor amid claims of discrimination

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Jewish and black soldiers who fought in WWI finally receive medals after claims of discrimination
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Nervous Sir Bradley ready for pain as he prepares to attempt cycling's World Hour Record
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On your feet! Spending at least two hours a day standing reduces the risk of heart attacks, cancer and diabetes, according to new research

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