Greg Dyke had his chance and blew it. Instead of innovation and imagination, he chose conservatism and conciliation. The Football Association's self-styled radical was excessively respectful to the dysfunctional system he supposedly seeks to dismantle.
The Manchester United youngster has sparked a debate about eligibility
Kiev hosts the crucial Group H qualifier
The solution to all of Rooney’s problems lies at his own feet
Striker's future under speculation following Champions League omission
Full-back Sam Byram's 52nd-minute goal looked to have earned Leeds their first away win since 1 December to add more credibility to their late run for a play-off place in the Championship. Deep into stoppage time, however, a headed goal from centre-back Michael Keane spoiled Neil Warnock's night.
Roberto Mancini, the Manchester City manager, may find himself leading the club on an end-of-season tour with his tenure all but over, as City's relentless drive to boost revenues takes them overseas as soon as their attempt to defend their Premier League title is concluded.
Midfielder has been ruled out with a knee injury
England boss Roy Hodgson will never take Ashley Cole for granted.
England in bright mood under their new manager as coach puts his boots back on
Piers Morgan has responded to the claim that he told Jeremy Paxman how to access people's voicemail messages, branding him an "ungrateful little wretch".
We can be cynical as easily as we like over the fast-tracking of Gary Neville into the hierarchy of the England team. We can ask if, for example, you were the new manager Roy Hodgson, would you rather have Red Nev at your side in the potential maelstrom of the European Championship – or lurking in a TV studio dreaming up the kind of line that hit David Luiz like an assassin's bullet?
Fabio Capello walked away from the England job last night, bringing an end to four years that started with such optimism, only for it to prove yet another false dawn.
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Adam, Vaughan and Campbell are gone so my coaching staff and tactics will certainly be put to the test