Sport Theo Walcott is to miss his second World Cup in a row

He has always accepted the pressure with good humour and no bitterness. He is still young and there is a World Cup in him yet

Porter denies Clough a sentimental return

Burton Albion 0 Hartlepool United 1

Johnson's polish puts shine on Forest

Nottingham Forest 2 Ipswich Town 1

Lester gives Forest edge to cut down blunt Blades

Nottingham Forest 3 Sheffield United 0

Media: The go-between who insists he isn't going anywhere himself

He emerged from the Ashcroft affair as Murdoch's blue-eyed boy, but Jeff Randall says he's not leaving `Sunday Business' yet.

Football: THE INTERVIEW: BRIAN CLOUGH; I was right, television is killing the game

Old Big 'Ead is back in form with thoughts on the age of Robson and the state of football

Football: Leeds United 0 Derby County 0 - Leeds' lack of firepower exposed

"YOU DON'T have to be a rocket scientist," mused David O'Leary, the Leeds manager, "to see that we need a striker."

Football: Megson takes over at Stoke

THE SUMMER'S longest-running managerial saga reached its conclusion yesterday when Stoke City unveiled Gary Megson as the successor to Brian Little, who resigned five weeks ago.

Letter: Wrong thinking

Sir: At the heart of England's football problems lies what I call the Brian Clough fallacy, the deeply entrenched belief that all that is necessary for the England team to win everything is appointing the right manager. This person would then,by definition, select the right team and motivate them so that innate qualities of national superiority - codename, the bulldog spirit - would prove too much for Gianfranco Foreigner and his mercurial talents or cunning plans.

Football: A magnificent moodiness: Interview: MARTIN O'NEILL

He could have been manager of Leeds. Now he is one game away from Europe.

Football: Partly incompetent, wholly misguided

It's a lousy job but it could be an even worse hobby. Kevin Keegan's much-debated arrangement with the Football Association to coach England in his spare time over the next four months contains so many areas of potential calamity it is difficult to know which to fret about first. But before we evaluate the troubles ahead it is worth studying how English football came to find itself in this strange situation.

Football Fan's eye view Nottingham Forest: In the wake of omnipotent Brian

AS A seven-year old in the autumn of 1977, living in the comfortable Middlesex suburb of Hounslow, being told (due to paternal work commitments) that we were going to relocate and start a new life in a new city was the most traumatic piece of news I have ever heard. The tectonic plates had shifted and the ground had opened up before me. With whom would I swap my Star Wars cards? Would they still show The Six Million Dollar Man on the strange planet (called Nottingham) I was moving to?
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Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

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