And Hodgson thought life was cruel when he was Roy of the Rovers...

Liverpool manager's tormented reign could reach defining moment today

Hagi takes over at Galatasaray

Galatasaray today appointed Gheorghe Hagi today as their new coach for a second spell at the Super Lig club.

Galatasaray part company with Rijkaard after slump in results

Frank Rijkaard's contract as coach of Galatasaray has been terminated by mutual agreement, the club said yesterday, ending his spell in charge after a terrible start to the season.

Rijkaard parts company with Galatasaray

Galatasaray have confirmed coach Frank Rijkaard has left the club by mutual consent.

Malcolm Allison dies aged 83

Former Manchester City manager Malcolm Allison has died, it was announced today. He was 83.

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.

Spurs seek clearance for late Van der Vaart coup

Premier League must ratify last-minute £8m capture from Real after technical difficulties delay completion

Insua joins Galatasaray on loan

Emiliano Insua has left Liverpool for Turkish giants Galatasaray on a season-long loan with an option to make the deal permanent.

Liverpool snap up Konchesky in Fulham swap deal

Defender Paul Konchesky has been reunited with former manager Roy Hodgson after finally completing his move to Liverpool from Fulham.

City cruise into Europa group stages

Manchester City 2 Timisoara 0 <i>(City win 3-0 on aggregate)</i>

Club guide: Sunderland

Title: 1,000-1 Relegation: 10-1 Sack Race: 16-1

Kayal promises to restore spirits at Celtic after setback in Braga

Beram Kayal has promised to lift the spirits of Celtic's fans and said playing in the Champions League meant nothing compared to starring for "one of the best clubs in the world".

Summer sales: What your club needs to look the part this season

After the lull of the World Cup, the Premier League transfer merry-go-round is beginning to reach top speed. Samuel Green on what to expect before the deadline on 31 August

Sunderland in talks with Sol Campbell

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce today confirmed he has held talks with Sol Campbell but insisted the former England international is just one of his options as he bids to strengthen his defence over the summer.

Brazil trio are fitness concerns

Brazil coach Dunga is sweating on the fitness of a trio of players ahead of Friday's quarter-final clash with Holland.

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Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

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The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
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Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
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The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
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The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
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Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

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Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

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Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

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Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

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Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

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The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker