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Is there any better illustration of the clarity and confidence that can come with age than David James? His dissection of Premier League overseas matches outside his side's dressing-room on Saturday night took in the environmental effects of air travel and the 37-year-old goalkeeper's views on his own England career were no less assured after another match-defining performance.

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Cooper Brown: He's Out There

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The Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has launched a fierce attack on English clubs for signing some of the club's best young talent.

Football: Slow sales show Premiership feeling the pinch, says PFA

THE PROFESSIONAL Footballers' Association believes the January transfer window underlined "the pinch" currently being felt by many Premiership clubs.

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Anelka put up for sale at £8m

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