Sport Darren Fletcher has been limited to seven starts in nearly two years

Scottish midfielder back in training following lengthy illness while Rooney may play on Saturday

Dario Gradi, the former Crewe manager has spent his career finding new talent

Paul Newman: Gradi's task still to ensure academy makes the grade

The Football League Column: David Platt, Danny Murphy, Geoff Thomas, Rob Jones, Dean Ashton and Seth Johnson all came through the Crewe system

Watkins puts Luton back in the spotlight

Luton Town 1 Northampton Town 0: Super sub's late strike upsets Northampton as Hatters get a lift after recent catalogue of despair

Errors & Omissions: You don't have to know much about football – but it helps

This is from a news story published on Monday: "Downton Abbey [is] facing criticism for substituting dramatic credibility for soap-style pacing and plot twists." My thanks to Andrew Horsman, who drew attention to that.

Hernandez had 'lots of questions'

Hernandez: I considered ending career

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez has revealed that he almost quit football before joining the Premier League champions.

Members of the 1966 England World Cup squad meet the press at Lilleshall. The French based their Clairefontaine academy on the now defunct FA

Sam Wallace: St George's, for all its ambitions, may end up as patron of failure

Talking Football: How will we know if St George’s is servicing the game when it is the clubs that produce the players?

I'm Not Really Here, by Paul Lake

Carlos Tevez's reluctance to take the pitch for Manchester City will not have impressed Paul Lake, who harboured that ambition since almost before he could walk.

Slovak midfielder Filip Kiss opened the scoring for the Bluebirds at Pride Park last night

Blues win starts with a Kiss as Derby crumble

Derby County 0 Cardiff City 3

John Terry will remain England captain during racism investigation

John Terry will remain England captain for next month's friendly double-header with Spain and Sweden if the investigation into his alleged racist slur against Anton Ferdinand has not concluded.

EDL leader arrested for bail breach

The leader of the far-right English Defence League (EDL) has been arrested for breaching his bail.

The 10 best football gear

As the new professional season continues, five-a-side and Sunday league teams are back in action too. Will our pick of the best training kit help your side top the league?

FA wants Dutch game replayed

The Football Association is in talks with its Dutch equivalent with a view to rearranging England's friendly against the Netherlands in February.

The best (and worst) nicknames in football

The arrival of Sergio Aguero has not only brought excitement, energy and skill to the Premier League, it's also brought a new nickname.

EDL promises to defy ban and march anyway

The controversial English Defence League (EDL) will march through the Shropshire town of Telford today, citing its need to "protect communities and property", despite the Home Secretary's decision to ban the gathering.

Live football scores and results

As the new season kicks-off, follow the action with match commentaries, live scores and team news from across the Championship and League One.

Kevin Foley signs long-term Wolves deal

Wolves midfielder Kevin Foley has signed an improved four-year contract extension at Molineux.

Latest stories from i100
SPONSORED FEATURES
Career Services

Day In a Page

A
Independent Travel
Pompeii, Capri & the Bay of Naples
Seven Cities of Italy
Burgundy, the River Rhone & Provence
Prague, Budapest and Vienna
Lake Garda
Minoan Crete and Santorini
Prices correct as of 15 May 2015
Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
The male menopause and intimations of mortality

Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks
The haunting of Shirley Jackson: Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?

The haunting of Shirley Jackson

Was the gothic author's life really as bleak as her fiction?
Bill Granger recipes: Heading off on holiday? Try out our chef's seaside-inspired dishes...

Bill Granger's seaside-inspired recipes

These dishes are so easy to make, our chef is almost embarrassed to call them recipes
Ashes 2015: Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

Tourists are limp, leaderless and distinctly UnAustralian

A woefully out-of-form Michael Clarke embodies his team's fragile Ashes campaign, says Michael Calvin
Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza

Andrew Grice: Inside Westminster

Blairites be warned, this could be the moment Labour turns into Syriza
HMS Victory: The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

The mystery of Britain's worst naval disaster is finally solved - 271 years later

Exclusive: David Keys reveals the research that finally explains why HMS Victory went down with the loss of 1,100 lives
Survivors of the Nagasaki atomic bomb attack: Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism

'I saw people so injured you couldn't tell if they were dead or alive'

Nagasaki survivors on why Japan must not abandon its post-war pacifism
Jon Stewart: The voice of Democrats who felt Obama had failed to deliver on his 'Yes We Can' slogan, and the voter he tried hardest to keep onside

The voter Obama tried hardest to keep onside

Outgoing The Daily Show host, Jon Stewart, became the voice of Democrats who felt the President had failed to deliver on his ‘Yes We Can’ slogan. Tim Walker charts the ups and downs of their 10-year relationship on screen