West Ham resolve puts smile back on Zola's face

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Say a little prayer for me, asks Zola

When Gianfranco Zola was asked after West Ham's sixth successive defeat last Saturday whether he would still be in charge of the team at Everton this weekend, there was a longish pause before he replied: "I think so." So he will be, but the pause and the necessity to consider the matter during a three-day break back home in Sardinia illustrated how differently the "project" that Zola continues to refer to has panned out since he walked into Upton Park with such high hopes for his first management position 19 months ago.

Players give backing to Zola

West Ham striker Mido insists the whole squad are behind under-fire manager Gianfranco Zola.

Robinson ruled out for a month

Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson was today ruled out for up to four weeks after tearing a calf muscle against former club Tottenham on Saturday.

Dyer wants chance of performance-related payback

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Premier League in brief: Zola: Green has earned the England No 1 spot

West Ham: Manager Gianfranco Zola believes Robert Green deserves to be in pole position to be England's first-choice goalkeeper for this summer's World Cup.

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Capello: 'young, rich boys' are the curse of English football

Manager tells squad to make sacrifices to clean up problems unprecedented in world game

Burnley profit from Fox's wily goal hunt

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New boy Fox full of flair as Burnley bounce back

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Euro 2012: I would love to draw Scotland, says Capello

Preparing for one new experience this summer, when he leads a team at an international tournament for the first time, England's manager Fabio Capello says he would welcome another soon afterwards – a local derby against any of the home countries in the European Championship qualifying rounds that begin in September. In the draw that will be made here at lunchtime today, there is a one-in-three chance of being paired with Scotland, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland. All of them are in the same pot and could, like England, be drawn with Wales.

James to waive contract deal to aid Portsmouth

Portsmouth have received a timely boost with the news that goalkeeper David James is set to waive his right to a new contract in a bid to help the financially-stricken club survive.

Zola: regime change a 'massive' boost

Manager hopes club is over crisis while new owners launch bid for Blackburn striker

Priceless Diamanti gives Zola cutting edge at last

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Jeepers keepers: blunders between the sticks

England goalkeeper Robert Green produced a goalkeeper blunder last night to gift Bolton a winning goal against West Ham.

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