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The world is in a terrible mess. Global warming is causing irreversible damage to the environment, poverty and greed is stifling progress and corruption is rife. The solution? It’s time to hand over the reigns to the next generation. 

Joey Barton to face no action over John Terry Twitter comments

Footballer Joey Barton will not be prosecuted for posting a series of comments online about John Terry ahead of his trial for allegedly racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.

Evra crowd abuse could deter racism complaints, says PFA chief

Players' union chief Gordon Taylor fears the recent crowd abuse suffered by Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand could deter footballers from complaining about racial discrimination.

Graham Taylor: Fabio Capello has damaged England team spirit

Fabio Capello's public criticism of the decision to strip John Terry of the England captaincy has further damaged the national team's harmony ahead of Euro 2012, one of his predecessors claimed today.

Fabio Capello may have breached FA contract, says former chief executive Davies

Former Football Association chief executive David Davies has suggested that England manager Fabio Capello may be in breach of contract after he openly challenged the decision to strip John Terry of the national team captaincy.

Stuart Lancaster's England could thrash Ireland and France and he still may not get the job

James Lawton: Lancaster is a caretaker of courage, but bravery is not enough to return to the elite

Owen Farrell didn't have a storming game but he brought something that had to be weighed in gold. He looked as if he would soon enough pull his chair up under the table, settle down and before anyone might have imagined start shouting the odds.

Manager Fabio Capello told FA's chairman it was not fair to punish Terry until it becomes official

Sam Wallace: 'England fatigue' is a worry, but not terminal

The snow is on the ground, and there are still five months until the European Championships begin, but there is an unmistakeable mood in the air. It is England-fatigue. Definition: apathy, bordering on extreme pessimism/irritation with the national football team vis-a-vis their chances at a forthcoming major tournament.

Goalkeeper Petr Cech of Chelsea fails to stop Javier Hernandez

The top games need top referees, says furious AVB

The Chelsea manager, Andre Villas-Boas, last night launched a stinging attack on the referee Howard Webb for awarding Manchester United the second of two penalties that contributed to the defending champions' three-goal comeback at Stamford Bridge.

Hernandez the hero as united come from 3-0 down to draw at Chelsea

Inspirational Rooney keeps title dream alive

Chelsea 3 Manchester United 3: Boos for Blues as Red Devils recover from 3-0 down to draw... but Webb is villain of piece

Fabio Capello will have his hands full this summer but,for once, he can’t really blame the FA

Sam Wallace: Capello must mend this dangerous divide or face his inevitable departure

Talking Football: The nightmare for the FA is an off-message manager at a time they need solidarity in public more than ever

James Lawton: A caretaker of courage, but bravery is not enough to return to the elite

What happened at Murrayfield is unlikely to be repeated when the opposition stiffens
Joe Hart is flattered to be linked with the England captaincy

Aguero puts stereotype on ice with cool display

Manchester City 3 Fulham 0

Papiss Cissé gets up and running for Newcastle with a blockbuster debut goal against Villa

Newcastle crown new No 9 as Cissé starts with a bang

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Robert Huth and John O’Shea discuss the Stoke man’s red card

Angry Pulis hoping for climate change

Stoke City 0 Sunderland 1

Anthony Pilkington enjoys sealing Norwich’s win over Bolton

Bolton defence leave Coyle hot under the collar

Norwich 2 Bolton 0

Taxing times as Rangers go out

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