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Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen nicks the ball away from Theo Walcott of Arsenal yesterday

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Gunners were beaten by Tottenham yesterday

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John Downie: Forward who became Manchester United's most expensive player

Downie was an irrepressibly cheery player, as adept at creating goals as hitting the net himself

Michael Laudrup has steered his side into the top half of the table

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Swansea City have the chance to make their dream a reality at Wembley tomorrow by winning a first major cup, and it is fair to say it would be just deserts for a club that can fairly claim to be the best run in the Premier League.

Protestors gesture against members of the English Defence League during a demonstration on August 27, 2010 in Bradford

Dreams of League Cup glory give battling Bradford an escape from tough times at home

Ian Herbert on a club from English professional football’s lowest tier which hopes to bring success to a city torn by conflict

Bradford manager Parkinson says he will not have to tell his players how Swansea play ahead of the Capital One Cup final

Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson fully focused on League Cup glory

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson has broken with convention by claiming he would take a cup triumph over league success.

'I don't debate with Israelis': George Galloway accused of racism after walking out of Middle East debate at Oxford

Galloway criticised after telling audience: 'I don't debate with Israelis'

Arsene Wenger should not be blamed, says Jack Wilshere

Arsenal supporters' group calls for board-level changes

Fans frustrated by lack of trophies at the Emirates

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