English players 'do not get a chance'

Burnley chairman Barry Kilby told the football governance select committee yesterday that Premier League clubs' short-term recruitment strategy was damaging the England national team.

Coventry sack manager Aidy Boothroyd

Coventry have sacked manager Aidy Boothroyd after less than 10 months in charge at the Ricoh Arena.

Kiwi Reid tells of fears after quake devastates Christchurch

West Ham defender Winston Reid has spoken of his sadness at the deadly earthquake that rocked his native New Zealand.

Thomas Hitzlsperger confident of West Ham success

Thomas Hitzlsperger is confident that West Ham will avoid relegation and even thinks a place in the FA Cup final is not beyond the club's grasp after last night's fifth round hammering of Burnley.

Hitzlsperger's debut strike sets West Ham on path to Cup rout

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Hammers book their FA Cup quarter final place

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Old school's out. Howe is the new wave

At 33, Burnley's manager is no shouter but he is making all the right noises

That was very disappointing, says Jones after Cardiff let it slip

Cardiff manager Dave Jones was left to rue two dropped points after his side were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Burnley in the Championship on Tuesday night.

Thompson inflicts a painful end on Cardiff

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Cardiff boss Dave Jones predicts tight Championship finish

Cardiff boss Dave Jones is anticipating a tense climax to the npower Championship as the leading contenders all hit form at the right time.

Clarke Carlisle: From drink and depression, rehab and religion to brain of Burnley

Competent on Question Time and the king of Countdown, Carlisle is buffing up the game's image

Chamberlain gets Under-21 call-up

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, the 17-year-old Southampton winger, has been called into the England Under-21 side for the first time.

McDermott's excellent Cup pedigree puts Stevenage in their place

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Regal Eagles carries Burnley through

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Sport on TV: Carlisle is fox on the box when it comes to political football

It was always going to be a tough midweek fixture for Clarke Carlisle, the first active professional footballer to appear on Question Time (BBC1, Thursday). He may have been playing on home turf in Burnley but the gaffer had been tinkering with the formation of the NHS front line and the opposition were deploying very defensive tactics at the Chilcot Inquiry; then shortly before kick-off, one of the star players had to stand down after lurid allegations about his private life were revealed.

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Caribbean cuisine is becoming increasingly popular in the UK ... and there's more to it than jerk chicken at carnival
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England vs Norway: Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Roy Hodgson's hands tied by exploding top flight

Lack of Englishmen at leading Premier League clubs leaves manager hamstrung
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