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Ashley Young.
If evidence were sought that it's not only foreigners who know their way around the dark arts of simulation, look no further than Ashley Young. A couple of seasons ago, he won a penalty against QPR and got a man sent off. Then, just a week later, he won another penalty when it appeared it was he, rather than Aston Villa's Ciaran Clark that had forced contact between the pair. And he's been at it again this season, going down in the box and then tumbling outside the box only to win his side a penalty against Crystal Palace in the Premier League. He also won his side a penalty in the Champions League after a theatrical fall after minimal contact in the game against Real Sociedad.

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Gary Lineker

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Mark Halsey

Mark Halsey accused of 'betraying' fellow referees after criticising top-flight referees of lacking fitness

Graham Poll has said other officials have been 'appalled' by Halsey's actions

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Peter Shilton

Ask England's most-capped player Peter Shilton a question

In conjunction with BT Sport's Life's A Pitch, we're offering readers an exclusive chance to put their questions to the former England goalkeeper

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QPR’s Joey Barton skips away from Brighton’s Jake Forster-Caskey

Queen's Park Rangers 0 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 match report: No pot of gold at end of Joey Barton's rainbow laces

Not even Joey Barton's rainbow bootlaces could brighten up this bore draw, although Queen's Park Rangers will take some comfort from moving top of the Championship table.

Roberto Martinez: Manager says in Spain teenagers improve by playing in ‘real’ games with men

Premier League makes first move to help FA improve English talent

Development follows Greg Dyke's speech on the national team

Making a whole lot of Wonga: Critics are unhappy as profits soar, but the lender's founder insists it merely provides a service for the digital generation

Whatever your view of Wonga, it is hard not to be impressed at the way its terrier-like founder, Errol Damelin, shrugs off the critics.

Atletico Mineiro goalkeeper Victor

Brazilian goalkeeper sent off for kicking ball at crowd

Atletico Mineiro stopper Victor was angered at the end of his team's goalless draw

Yelena Isinbayeva

Sport on TV: Football really can give us a positive mental attitude

As the big beast of the Premier League is released from its cage once again, it's all too easy to forget that football is simply about a bunch of boys (or girls) chasing a ball around, not pampered heroes and image rights. Maybe the game can bring out the worst in people but it also provides an escape.

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