Wednesday night's results saw Leicester take one step closer to the title - and their former striker edge closer to presenting Match of the Day in nothing but his underwear
VIEW FROM THE SOFA: On Saturday the bants was in short supply on Dave
Gary Lineker’s son has hit out at The Sun for publishing a “very untrue” story which said it was believed that some members of the family were celebrating his father's divorce from Danielle Bux, while the family is going through a “hard time”.
The couple has vowed to stay the 'best of friends' after amicable split
The England striker is interviewed by Gary Lineker for 'Wayne Rooney: The Man Behind The Goals'
The former manager is being touted as a possible replacement for AVB
Former striker Gary Lineker has given his backing to Hoddle despite Tim Sherwood being placed in temporary charge
The duplication of their midfield roles makes England look one-paced
Captain confident return of injured strikers will make the difference
The Tottenham winger is expected to seal his move to the Bernabeu this week
Gary Lineker's strange, rubbery face is among the most instantly recognisable in the country. Unlike many a prima donna footballer he probably never has to splutter: "Don't you know who I am?" But he was the latest to find out about himself in Who do you think you are? (BBC1, Wednesday). When you find out that Gary's dad was called Barry and his grandfather was called Harry, you just know that he comes from a somewhat different background to Sir Matthew Pinsent, who discovered that he was directly related to King John, the signatory to Britain's constitution, and thereby to Jesus and, er, God through the ancient belief in the divine right of kings. It's just a shame that Gary didn't follow in his own family tradition by calling one of his four sons Larry. But then the poor lamb might have turned into the black sheep of the family. They would have made mincemeat of him at school.
A further bastion of male dominance has fallen after the BBC announced that Charlotte Green will become the first female voice to read the classified football results at 5pm on Saturday afternoons.
England laboured to a 1-1 draw with Republic of Ireland
The former Liverpool striker will retire at the end of the season
A year after landing title, manager may pay for not retaining it, writes Tim Rich
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