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The midfielder joins from Brighton

Caught in the Net: Holy Fire! It's an album from Foals

Foals follow up their excellent 2010 album Total Life Forever with a new record called Holy Fire in February. This week, the Oxford five-piece offered up the first track from the new album in the shape of a video for "Inhaler". The video of youthful hijinks probably isn't safe to view at work. The song itself is a good opening salvo, beginning with a spiky post-punk sound echoing their previous work before adding a harder rock edge on the chorus.

Andres Santos trains with his Arsenal team-mates

Andre Santos makes apology to Arsenal fans for swapping shirts with Robin van Persie

Arsenal defender Andre Santos has apologised for swapping shirts with Robin van Persie during his side's defeat to Manchester United at the weekend.

Lacoste family at war over a mooted sale to the Swiss

The family behind Lacoste, the famous French casualwear brand, is at war over the possible sale of the label to Swiss investors.

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Nick Compton presses Test claims during England warm-up

Nick Compton inched back ahead of Joe Root, with an ultra-patient maiden 50 for England, in the battle to become Alastair Cook's next Test match opening partner.

Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan shine for England in Mumbai

Jonny Bairstow and Eoin Morgan proved all is well with England's back-up middle order - but the tourists are still none the wiser about the identity of Alastair Cook's new Test opening partner.

Dave Challinor pictured with Tranmere during his playing days

Accrington Stanley FA Cup tie just the latest step for ambitious AFC Fylde

They have never been this far in the world's oldest competition before, but when AFC Fylde manager Dave Challinor watched the draw for the FA Cup first round, the tie that was thrown up for his team presented more than a financially rewarding day out. It was more than the chance to claim a Football League scalp, and it was more than being seen by thousands on the late-night highlights show.

Kenny Dalglish has refused to acknowledge Luis Suarez’s guilt for using racist language at Patrice Evra

Kenny Dalglish insists handling of Luis Suarez racism row did not cost him Liverpool job

Former Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish does not believe his handling of the Luis Suarez racism row cost him his job but admits he would do things differently in a similar situation.

Theo Walcott celebrates the sixth goal for Arsenal

'God helped Arsenal': Andrei Arshavin credits divine intervention for incredible comeback

Arsenal completed one of the most remarkable comebacks in football last night when they recovered from 4-0 down against Reading to win 7-5.

Jason Roberts took a 10-point anti-racism plan to PFA last year

Jason Roberts will again refuse to wear Kick It Out T-shirt

Jason Roberts has again refused to wear a T-shirt in support of anti-racism campaign group Kick It Out this weekend but gave his tentative support to the Professional Footballers Association's six-point plan designed to eradicate the problem within the game.

Jason Roberts said it would be hard to wear a Kick It Out T-shirt

Former West Brom and Arsenal defender Brendon Batson does not want to see breakaway group

Former West Brom and Arsenal defender Brendon Batson has called on black players not to form a breakaway group from the Professional Footballers' Association, but believes it is vital their concerns are dealt with by the authorities. 

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Formation of black players' association being discussed reveals human rights lawyer

Talks about setting up a black footballers' association have begun involving players from all levels of the game, a human rights lawyer involved in the discussions has confirmed.

John Terry with Oriol Romeu (right) and Ashley Cole in training last month

Lenient John Terry punishment sparked Kick It Out boycott claims former England striker Cyrille Regis

The player boycott of Kick It Out T-shirts was sparked by a belief John Terry had been let off lightly, according to Cyrille Regis.

Andre Villas-Boas celebrates Tottenham Hotspur’s win at Old Trafford

Andre Villas-Boas content in calmer waters at Spurs after year of tumult

Portuguese faces former club with confidence 12 months on from defining John Terry fracas

Dutch legend Edgar Davids has played for Barcelona, AC Milan and Ajax - and soon he'll be able to add Barnet to that illustrious list. The 39-year-old has joined the League Two outfit primarily as a coach, yet despite not having played professionally for two years he

Edgar Davids registered to play for Barnet

Former Holland international and joint Barnet head coach Edgar Davids has been registered to play in tonight's npower League Two home fixture against Northampton.

Paul Lambert recruited to Villa in numbers over the summer

Black players at Aston Villa will wear 'Kick It Out' T-shirts

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert insists his players will wear “Kick It Out” shirts in support of the anti-racism campaign.

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