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Even England's 1966 World Cup winning captain Bobby Moore, who turned tackling into an art form, would fall foul of modern referees, former Chelsea defender Ron Harris said yesterday.

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The Kop really didn't need to launch into those muffled chants of "Dalglish" on Sunday afternoon for Roy Hodgson to know that the threat to his Liverpool future lies right on his shoulder. A glance up at the front row of the directors' box tells any manager at Anfield that the eyes of Liverpool's rich and historic past are upon him. Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush looked on like a Greek chorus as Hodgson's Merseyside career began unravelling a little more against Blackpool. Alan Hansen often completes a formidable triumvirate.

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Stoke City 2 Fulham 0

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Liverpool won't win title admits Carragher

Defender Jamie Carragher accepts Liverpool's best chance of silverware this season will come in cup competitions as they have too much ground to make up on the likes of title-contenders Chelsea and Manchester United.

Capello turns to Plan B – with England's hopes pinned on King

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Brian Viner: What would a World Cup be without a metatarsal scare?

No sooner had David Cameron got his foot in the door of Number 10, than news broke that something foot-related had also befallen another true blue, John Terry. Indeed for several hours yesterday it seemed that we might have the first metatarsal injury under a coalition government. Mr Cameron and Mr Clegg, the Andy Cole and Teddy Sheringham of modern politics, forced into a marriage of convenience, have been at pains to reassure us that Britain is about to embark on a new era, yet here was early evidence that the more some things change, the more other things stay the same.

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