Robert Green

Green out of Euro 2012 qualifiers

The West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green last night withdrew from the England squad to play the forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Wales, leaving Fabio Capello with an alarming shortage of available replacements.

Allardyce promises promotion 'without sounding arrogant'

Sam Allardyce has a plan for West Ham now he has arrived at the Championship club as manager. This involves promotion back to the Premier League, at the first attempt if possible but certainly before moving to the Olympic Stadium in 2014. Then it is a question of challenging for honours and qualifying for Europe.

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Safe as houses: If you want a really secure home, it's all about the

Controversy surrounding the new crime website and news that Lily Allen has just spent £60,000 on a state-of-the-art security system for her new home should not blind us to one statistical reality: we are less likely now than we were 30 years ago to have our homes burgled.

Homesick and hot-headed, Tevez wants to leave City

Manchester City's delight at taking joint leadership of the Premier League after a 3-1 victory at West Ham yesterday was marred by the news that their captain and leading goalscorer Carlos Tevez has made a formal transfer request.