Exciting talents like Saido Berahino are inspired to shine for the Under-21s by the sense they are now on a clear route that leads to senior caps
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Sunday 26 February 2012
Once foreign players have become reasonably fluent in English, it is always interesting to note which idiomatic phrases they pick up. Jose "Pepe" Reina must have been listening to former Liverpool stalwart Mark Lawrenson, for he is fond of the pundit's "happy days".
Sunday 19 February 2012
Some of them have egos so big they can't cope. That is when managers get the boot
Friday 17 February 2012
English football is a step closer to reintroducing artificial pitches after the Football League announced plans to seek opinion on their possible return. The public consultation will run until the end of April and canvass the views of clubs, fans and officials.
Saturday 11 February 2012
"Chaos on roads and railways to continue today, warn forecasters." That headline appeared over a news story on Monday. It happens every winter: severe weather is greeted by the absurdly overdramatic word "chaos". Of course, "chaos" is a short word, and as such very difficult to keep out of headlines.
Saturday 04 February 2012
When John Terry was last relieved of his duties as captain of England it was a decision made by Fabio Capello. A four-man gathering of the Football Association's key suited players, including the chairman Lord Triesman, decided to leave the manager to have the final say. This time it was the chairman, David Bernstein, who took the lead and the chairman who informed Terry of his fate. The events of the last two days at the business end of Wembley Way have smacked of firm and decisive leadership, something that has not always appeared the FA way.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Portsmouth have been issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs.
Monday 23 January 2012
Sunderland 2 Swansea 0
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Queen's Park Rangers 1 Milton Keynes Dons 0
Tuesday 17 January 2012
QPR v MK Dons
Saturday 14 January 2012
What I Learnt This Week
Saturday 14 January 2012
The Gambia offers sunshine and sunloungers on its Atlantic coast, but it's easy to get off the beaten track and experience a different side of this West African state.
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