Arsenal attacker sticks to his guns about Capello but tells Sam Wallace he wants a central striking role for club and country

Combining an NQT with a psychology degree can really get children motivated

Richard Russell paces the room and addresses the children like a seasoned football manager giving a half-time team talk. He speaks confidently, in a mature and motivating fashion, slapping the back of his right hand into his left palm. He taps his head in a "think about it" sort of way and tells pupils to get "on it" – to focus.

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Kalam Mooniaruck, 23, is an intermediate football coach at the David Beckham Academy in Greenwich, south London.

Leading article: What a funny old game

Kevin Keegan was the England football coach who had the courage to admit that he wasn't up to the job. Fabio Capello is the England football coach whose confidence in his ability to transform the team's fortunes was manifest even as he revealed that he couldn't speak the same language as the players.

ICG Memorandum Of Understanding

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At least 51 killed in Egyptian train crash

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Football manager accused of nine child abuse offences

DAVID JONES, the manager of Southampton Football Club, was charged yesterday with nine offences against children.


Main claim

A big splash in the Clyde

What does the Man Utd manager's success owe to the shipyard socialism of Glasgow? By Pat Kane; Managing my Life by Alex Ferguson, with Hugh McIlvanney Hodder & Stoughton, pounds 18.99, 478pp

Banks calls on Blair to appoint a `sports tsar'

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Letter: Dads and lads


Words: Establishment

A CERTAIN amount of ill-feeling seems to have accompanied the appointment of Andrew Motion as the Poet Laureate. No one should be surprised at this. The compulsion to be rude about fellow-practitioners can be one of the burdens conferred by the Muse. This time, though, the Laureateship being a political appointment, anyone can join in. Complaints have been heard that Mr Motion is an establishment poet, and that the Queen's advisers had no business to recommend such a person.

Sports Letter: Powell ahead

Sir: Sorry, but didn't Hope Powell beat Chris Ramsey to it? She became the first black, the first female and the youngest international football coach in England when she became coach to the England women's squad in 1998.

Sports Letters: Ferguson shares blame for `greed'

Sir: It is hypocritical of Alex Ferguson to be suddenly concerned about players' salaries and the future of football (Sport, 26 February) since he and his club are as much to blame as anyone for the current situation.

Media: Crisis? What crisis?

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