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

Macho bosses `not leaders'

THE WRITING is on the wall for the "macho manager". According to research published today, managers who consult their staff are the most highly regarded.

Letter: Woodhead's future

Sir: If a football coach can lose his job for a rather innocuous rehashing of a standard religious concept, can the Chief Inspector of Schools, in his drive to raise standards, get away with an apparent condoning of sex between teachers and pupils? I bet I'm disappointed.

He who sells best, sells fast

The 10 bestselling writers of the decade were announced last week. And there were no prizes for guessing who they were. The list went: Catherine Cookson, David Hessayon, Terry Pratchett, Danielle Steel, Delia Smith, Stephen King, John Grisham, Dick Francis, Maeve Binchy and Wilbur Smith. If you are wondering who David Hessayon might be, well, you have heard of him, really. He's the author of all those paperback gardening expert books, the man behind our shrubs and pot plants, our roses and lawns. His books are stacked next to the Baby Bio, and are just as useful. He has sold 10.5 million of them, and it is no use pointing out that we could have planted 50 million snowdrops for that kind of money. In one sense it is almost unfair to include him (and Smith) in this list, which is otherwise made up of works we do not need. They really ought to move up a division, to take on the Bible, the dictionary, the A-Z, and the Highway Code.

Comment: England's week of shame

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Leading Article: Hoddle must go - and here's the real reason

GLEN HODDLE should quit as the manager of Englands football team. That is the easy bit. The much harder question is: Would he have to resign if England had won the World Cup and he still let his bizarre religious beliefs show? Some of the "Hoddle Must Go" squad say his beliefs have nothing to do with his qualities as a manager. Their argument is that he is an ambassador for the country and so must be subject to other tests - that he is automatically something of a politician and should therefore conduct himself with discretion. He should not have expressed publicly his view that people with disabilities are being punished for the sins of a previous life. And, having expressed it, he should not have tried to blame the press for reporting his words "out of context". In what context, apart from the prayer-meetings of the Church of Latter Day Football Managers (Christian-Buddhist), could such a belief not be offensive to disabled people? However, on that basis, does the fact that Terry Venables has been disqualified from being the director of a public company also disqualify him from representing England as its public face in world football?

Pressure is on England coach Hoddle to quit, for his sins

PRESSURE WAS mounting last night for Glenn Hoddle, the England football coach, to quit following his remarks about disabled people.

Laura Ashley loses another boss

News Analysis: Fresh setback for clothing firm as high street retailers reveal poor festive trading

A good year for Slobodan, but Tony takes the biscuit

Last year the outright winner was Dodi. This year it does not even figure in the top 100

Media: Who would be an editor?

They may wield power and earn huge salaries, but their jobs are no longer secure.

Political spin at the court of Blair

THE CLARION call by Jack Cunningham, the cabinet enforcer, yesterday for an end to "unauthorised briefings" of journalists by ministerial advisers will raise a hollow laugh among many at Westminster who have become used to a daily diet of spin and counter-spin.

Leading article: After Hoddle, why not Wenger?

THE FIRST reaction to the sight of the popular press in full cry against the stumbling figure of England's football coach, Glenn Hoddle, is to declare: let him stay.

Music: Mr Muggs will see you after the bong

Maybe it's short-term memory loss, but dopey US rap crew Cypress Hill seem to be missing an MC.

Football: Parlour games strictly limited

Arsenal midfielder drinks at the right time as he dreams of a career to remember. By Norman Fox

Football: Hoddle puts profit before honour

IN FUTURE conversations with Glenn Hoddle, members of England's football squad may think it wise not to go beyond the equivalent of name, rank and number.
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