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Anelka bagged his first goal for West Brom since joining in the summer but has become embroiled in a racism row after an alleged anti-Semitic celebration

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THE PRODIGY PROBLEM Kevin Keegan must decide whether to protect undoubted talent of West Ham midfielder or pick him for England now

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TREVOR FRANCIS, the Birmingham manager, fears that it will be February before his most talented players return to boost his side's campaign for promotion to the Premiership.

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Football: Wright and Cole on call for Hammers

THE OLD sorcerer Ian Wright and the young apprentice Joe Cole were put on standby last night to add some magic to West Ham's Intertoto Cup effort.

Football: Promise of Cole gladdens the soul of Keegan

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KEVIN KEEGAN, despairing of the absence of a creative force in England's midfield, has laid down a challenge to the forgotten maestro Paul Gascoigne. In essence it is: "Get yourself fit and force me to play you."

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Football: Keegan eager to share wealth of experience

European Championship: Youngsters rub shoulders with coach's chosen 22 as England prepare to take on Sweden

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THE FOOTBALL League celebrated their 100th season with a glittering Evening of Legends dinner in London last week. One hundred players were selected by a panel of football writers to mark this unique occasion. The players were chosen not necessarily as the best to grace the League since its inception in 1888, but ones who, by their reputation and achievement, quite simply and unarguably stood out.

Football: Fan's Eye View - Hendon: Old loyalties down Cricklewood way

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Sports Letters: England in needof an overhaul

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