Chopper Harris mourns death of once-respected art of tackling

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.

Ian Holloway: Bad tackles? The game is not physical enough...

Fans will rightly always love a good collision – otherwise we might as well put a tutu on players

In-form Bent is worth his weight in goals

World Cup omission 'hurt like hell' but finally scoring for England has lifted the Sunderland hitman who has Montenegro in his sights

Davies defends Allardyce in row over dangerous play

Bolton captain cries foul at Murphy's criticism of his manager

Davies wants to fill void left by Heskey

Kevin Davies says he is not overawed about being involved in the England set-up and believes he can fill the void left by the retired Emile Heskey.

As the Kop calls for Dalglish, the clock is ticking for Hodgson

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.

Jones wraps up Carling Cup win for Stoke

Stoke City 2 Fulham 0

Wolves dirty? That's rubbish, says McCarthy

The Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has described as "a pile of nonsense" the bad publicity surrounding his under-fire club.

Baird signs new Fulham deal

Fulham defender Chris Baird has signed a new deal running until the summer of 2013.

Steven Gerrard: 'It's lows not highs that make you a better player'

The England captain knows first hand that drama off the field can make you stronger. By Ian Herbert

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

Dawson flies out to join squad as manager blames 'curse' for Ferdinand's knee injury... but at least Barry is back in training

Fulham contemplate rebuilding operation as Europa League disappointment hits home

Londoners face summer overhaul as seven key players near the end of their contracts

Fulham: player ratings

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Made vital saves after Forlan's opener to keep Fulham in contention 7

Hodgson's epic campaign ends, but his Fulham journey looks far from over

After agonising final defeat, the manager dismisses links to top European jobs and commits his future to west London club
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Poldark star Heida Reed

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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

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Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

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Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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