Being known as a "Cup team" is a mixed compliment, implying the ability to raise your game for one-off occasions, but never to sustain it. If Wigan Athletic, FA Cup winners relegated within a week, are newcomers to the genre, West Ham United have been at it rather longer.
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Thursday 24 March 2011
Wednesday 09 March 2011
Premier League footballer Stewart Downing had to reveal his spending habits to a jury yesterday.
Tuesday 08 March 2011
A Premier League footballer was forced to reveal his spending habits to a jury today - including £45,000 spent on a home cinema.
Monday 07 March 2011
Saturday 05 March 2011
Wednesday 02 March 2011
Monday 28 February 2011
Gerard Houllier has hailed the improvement in Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing during the current campaign.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Thursday 10 February 2011
Darren Bent has been told by England coach Fabio Capello that moving to Aston Villa has enhanced his international prospects.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Darren Bent, recently transferred from Sunderland to Aston Villa, has moved ahead of the other contenders to partner Wayne Rooney in England's attack. With Andy Carroll injured, he will start Wednesday's friendly against Denmark in Copenhagen alongside – or just in front of – the Manchester United man. United's Rio Ferdinand has withdrawn and there are call-ups for the Fulham goalkeeper David Stockdale, West Ham's Scott Parker and the Aston Villa full-back Kyle Walker.
Saturday 05 February 2011
Friday 04 February 2011
Gary McAllister believes Aston Villa's record signing Darren Bent was a bargain capture for an initial £18million in comparison to the other big-name moves during the January transfer window.
Saturday 29 January 2011
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Is Britain really full up? Are migrants taking our jobs? Leading academic answers the most common anti-immigration claims
Calais Migrant Crisis: Deputy Mayor of Calais labels Cameron's use of 'swarm' as 'racist' and 'ignorant'
Chris Leslie: Jeremy Corbyn's anti-austerity agenda will harm the poor, says Labour shadow Chancellor
Landlords renting properties to illegal immigrants to face up to five years in prison
While we fixate on Calais, the Home Office is quietly deporting dozens of migrants on 'ghost flights'
Labour leadership race: Jeremy Corbyn could be the next Prime Minister, says Ken Clarke
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