West Ham remain in hunt for Remy

West Ham may have missed out on both Graham Dorrans and Joe Cole but they remain in the hunt for Nice striker Loic Remy.

'Angry' Capello disowns his own Index

Fabio Capello's embarrassing summer took another lurch for the worse yesterday after he was forced to disassociate himself from his own "Capello Index", a supposedly sophisticated system being used to rank players from all over the world, including the England team.

Grant offers backing to Green

Avram Grant insists West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green will be able to bounce back from the howler which cost him his place in the England team at the World Cup.

West Ham want to retain Robert Green

West Ham co-owner David Sullivan insists that he wants to retain the services of Robert Green despite the keeper's World Cup howler.

James Lawton : England were rock bottom and you landed the hardest Wayne

An open letter to the errant striker from our Chief Sports Writer

Ed Miliband: 'David and I will look back on this and laugh'

The shadow Energy Secretary is having to get used to what he calls the 'new normal' – life in opposition and fighting his elder brother for Labour's top job. Jane Merrick meets Ed Miliband

Dressing-room intruder 'not Green's friend'

The irate supporter who managed to infiltrate the England dressing-room after Friday night's game against Algeria in Cape Town could face arrest for trespassing, if local police can find him.

James Lawton: Capello must think again or risk wasting his two best talents

The house built by Fabio Capello, which at times has looked so sturdy, was haunted here last night. The demon was the 44 years of failure he had promised to put right and the bitter truth for so much of a desperate night was that his team looked more in need of an exorcist than a manager.

London's Algerian community hoping to make a big noise

The streets of certain parts of London were thronged with jubilant supporters dancing, waving flags, setting off fireworks and tooting their car horns when Algeria beat Egypt 1-0 to qualify for the World Cup in November last year – the first time in 24 years that they had done so.

Deborah Ross: Your questions answered by the English Football Widows Association*

World Cup Widow: We miss Sven, or would do if that wasn't a lie. Sven could be boiled down into soap for all we care

Capello sticks to his guns as England face moment of truth

Manager insists he has made right choices ahead of crucial game against Algerians

Andy Cole: The action will warm up – but it's time to accept five inconvenient truths

Forward Thinking: The ball, altitude, they are all just excuses - the players need to get over it
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