Carragher admits under-fire Liverpool 'not good enough'

The sense of despair gripping Liverpool's season after their FA Cup fifth-round defeat to Barnsley was given voice by Jamie Carragher yesterday when he admitted that the team's current form could not simply be dismissed as a blip. "I wouldn't call this just a bad spell, it's been a lot longer than that," he said. "We realise that we are not playing well enough."

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Championship side knock out Liverpool to leave manager under intense pressure before Tuesday's visit from Inter

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Spanish sharpshooter saves the day after Downing is denied by woodwork

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Reading earn shock victory but Reds manager must take share of blame for baffling decisions

Sale 45 Leicester 20: Saint-André's Sale enter new era with Leicester trouncing

It is almost three years since Brian Kennedy, utterly convinced of the need to modernise the little rugby club he had bought for himself if he was to turn it into a big rugby club for everybody, took steps he knew would annoy the hell out of the local die-hards. Most significant amongst these was his decision to move to a new stadium in another town, with a new coach from another country. He was willing to back his instincts with hard cash - £9m of it at the last count - and fight his corner against those who accused him of rank heresy. At the weekend, the argument that had long been going his way was finally decided in his favour.

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MTV/Microsoft to challenge iTunes

It is 25 years since a pioneering music channel launched on US television and proclaimed, with its first song, that Video Killed the Radio Star. Now, MTV is about to launch a music downloading service that, one day soon, might kill music television.

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FOOTBALL: Morientes starts to repay faith and expense

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