Sport Sean O'Driscoll had less than a year as Bristol City manager

For City and Rovers, the Cup provides welcome diversion from league toil and stadium trouble

Wayne Harrison: Liverpool signing whose promising career was thwarted by serious injury at home and on the pitch

Wayne Harrison was not the most fortunate of footballers. Blessed with a sublime talent for sniffing out goal-scoring opportunities and converting them with consummate skill, he became the world's most expensive teenager when Liverpool – then the mightiest club in the land – paid Oldham Athletic £250,000 for his predatory services in the spring of 1985.

Malky Mackay, centre, who remains the Cardiff City manager, focused on his side's game at Anfield on Saturday, a 3-1 defeat, despite all the off-field distractions provided in the previous 48 hours by his club's billionaire owner, Vincent Tan

Cardiff City manager latest: Vincent Tan hears a new tune in show of support for Malky Mackay - earning the manager a reprieve for now

Tan’s once-revered image at home is sliding:  ‘More Comedy in Cardiff’ was a headline on one Malaysian website

Sven: My Story by Sven Goran Eriksson

Book of the Week: Sven - My Story by Sven Goran Eriksson

The Swede’s bewilderingly energetic love life turned him into a figure of fun in England, albeit admixed with a certain grudging envy in some quarters. His autobiography, written in flat, largely unemotional prose, is often unintentionally humorous as well, with shades of Alan Partridge, such as when Eriksson describes his move to China this year to manage club side Guangzhou R&F: “My room is a suite, but it is not very fancy… I have an interpreter, Julio, who is a fun-loving Chinese guy. I suppose he has a real name in Chinese.”

Clint Hill's determination has prolonged his career beyond what many thought possible

Neil Warnock: As a manager you have to bend the rules for older players like I did with Clint Hill...but Ryan Giggs just keeps on going

Arsene Wenger said he thought the English game was '99.9 per cent' clean but said the threat was there

Clean strike: Ethan Ebanks-Landell volleys the winning goal for Wolves

Notts County 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers 1 match report: County spirit gives latest manager hope

Wolves victory takes them top but Shaun Derry sees reasons for optimism with bottom team

Liverpool celebrate winning the Women’s Super League title on Sunday

Women's Super League: Liverpool win title as Louise Fors ends the dream for Bristol

Reds run out 2-0 victors in league decider

American midfielder Amanda DaCosta is one of six overseas signings Liverpool made in pre season`

FA Women’s Super League: Ghosts of 1989 won’t faze Liverpool side intent on creating own history

A draw in the final day showdown with Bristol Academy will complete their rise to the top

Luis Suarez in training with Liverpool

Manchester United v Liverpool: Capital One Cup match preview

A look ahead to tonight’s standout Capital One Cup fixture at Old Trafford

Mark Halsey gestures at Shinji Kagawa

Neil Warnock: Managers are only after one thing if they’re nice to refs - that vital decision

Warnock's World: If I’d made as many mistakes as you I’d not be reffing

Durham captain Paul Collingwood (c) and team celebrate with the trophy after winning the LV County Championship Division One title

Durham clinch County Championship title

Rain halted victory over Nottinghamshire before Durham clinched 62 runs required at Chester-le-Street

Mamadou Sakho will have to wait for his Premier League debut for Liverpool after being left out of the squad to face Swansea

Mamadou Sakho may make Liverpool debut against Swansea

Brendan Rodgers says defensive selection decision is a welcomed problem in effort to keep his squad on their toes

Daniel Sturridge

Brendan Rodgers moves to avert club-versus-country row as Daniel Sturridge prepares to return for Liverpool

The striker missed England's crucial World Cup qualifiers

England manager Roy Hodgson feels the pressure last night

Comment: England again suffer from Sunday league ball retention in World Cup qualifier against Ukraine

Old problems continue to plague Roy Hodgson's side

Aly Cissokho goes down injured in the Capital One Cup

New Liverpool signing Aly Cissokho out for up to six weeks

Defender injured on debut in midweek

Kolo Toure of Liverpool is stretchered off during the Capital One Cup Second Round between Liverpool and Notts County at Anfield

Brendan Rodgers to check on injured Liverpool trio Kolo Toure, Aly Cissokho and Joe Allen following victory over Notts County

The Reds needed extra-time to overcome their opponents in the Capital One Cup

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