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David Luiz insists he can take both praise and criticism in his stride

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Wigan manager Roberto Martinez savours a much-needed victory

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Brian Clough was just 32 when he took over at Derby in 1967

James Lawton: Same old faces due to a lack of a Clough or Revie

Sunderland's enthusiasm for either Martin O'Neill or Mark Hughes is hardly a surprise. Whoever emerges victorious from the hand-to-hand battle, if indeed it is one that they care to pursue after establishing the terms of engagement being offered by owner Ellis Short, is likely to create an immediate sense of well-being at the Stadium of Light.

Brian Clough was just 32 when he took over at Derby in 1967

James Lawton: Same old faces on radar due to lack of a Clough or Revie

Sunderland owner Ellis Short invested in a young Roy Keane who refused to take his calls when things got tricky

Andre Villas-Boas watches Chelsea slump against Liverpool in the Carling Cup

Rory Smith: Whispers of disapproval spell danger for rookie manager

Portuguese's sudden decision to gamble on new formation and his perseverance with aging squad raises questions

David Luiz cuts a desolate figure after gifting Javier Hernandez a goal at Old Trafford last season

Luiz lapses just a sideshow in Chelsea circus

Lucas leaps to defence of under-fire Brazilian but the fault lies with entire Chelsea back four

Alex Ferguson couldn't have won World Cup for England says Gary Neville

Gary Neville believes not even Sir Alex Ferguson would have helped England win last year's World Cup.

Sam Wallace: 'Golden generation' fell short of the highest standards – but England will miss them

Talking Football: In international football, where there is one trophy up for grabs every two years, there is always a good chance that the most gifted will come up short

England career a 'waste of time' says Gary Neville

Gary Neville has warned England have no chance of winning a major trophy for the next decade and admitted he sometimes considered his international career a "waste of time".

Ian Burrell: Awkward, nervous and a bad suit – but Neville makes promising debut

It was neither an assured debut nor a spectacular one – not by comparison with the stunning arrival in the Premier League of Sergio Aguero on the very same evening.

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With Pippa Middleton well and truly off the market, my Fleet Street colleagues are now working themselves into a lather about the possibility of Prince Harry dating a lingerie model: his not-unattractive eighth cousin Florence "Flee" Brudenell-Bruce, 25.

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