Sport Stop the right to roam: Players like Romelu Lukaku must not be loaned to another Premier League side in tactical deals that benefit the parent clubs

If the FA Commission’s forthcoming report is to prove meaningful, it must embrace radical reform

Sacked player Mark McCammon 'racially victimised'

A black footballer was unfairly sacked by Gillingham FC after being racially victimised, an employment tribunal has ruled.

Alan McDonald: Stalwart of QPR and Northern Ireland

There was nothing fancy about the football of Alan McDonald, but for more than a decade he was a mightily effective centre-half for Queen's Park Rangers in the top domestic flight of the English game, and he earned half a century of caps for Northern Ireland along the way.

Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium

Policing row over Gillingham match with Swindon resolved

Football fans will be allowed to attend a League Two match after a row over policing costs was resolved.

Glenn Hoddle, the 54-year-old former England manager, pictured near his home in Berkshire

Glenn Hoddle: 'I'm ready to be England's caretaker at the Euros'

Glenn Hoddle tells Patrick Barclay what it is like to manage England, why he wants to do it again, his run-ins with Beckham and those comments about the disabled

The Sporting Week Ahead (25/03/12)

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Ray Barlow: Footballer at the heart of West Bromwich Albion's free-flowing 1950s side

Ray Barlow was a footballing artist, the sweet-passing midfield fulcrum of Vic Buckingham's delightfully free-flowing West Bromwich Albion side of the mid-1950s, and it was not only Baggies loyalists who scratched their heads in perplexity that the stylish wing-half was awarded only a single England cap. Certainly there was no shortage of shrewd observers within the game who reckoned the tall, rangy Wiltshireman preferable to Jimmy Dickinson, the splendidly consistent and defensively ultra-solid Portsmouth stalwart who kept Barlow out during his prime, Dickinson wearing his country's colours 48 times in the process.

Ray Barlow: Footballer at the heart of West Bromwich Albion's free-flowing 1950s side

His speciality was exquisite deliveries threaded through the tiniest of gaps in opposing rearguards

League round-up: Le Fondre crowns Royals' day

A Hal Robson-Kanu equaliser on the stroke of half-time signalled Reading's revival at Millwall, the substitute Adam Le Fondre scoring a 76th-minute winner as the Royals racked up a sixth consecutive win, 2-1, to move within a point of automatic promotion in the Championship. "This was about guts more than anything," said the Royals manager, Brian McDermott.

Simon English: Why it's rich to be whining about the 50p tax rate

Is the 50p top income tax rate damaging the economy? A letter to the Daily Telegraph yesterday was sure of it. The tax "puts wealth creators like us in a very awkward position," said more than 500 of the most successful entrepreneurs no one has ever heard of. Maurice Shearman, for example, is the owner of Ace Moulding Services, the go-to place in Coventry if you need, erm, moulding services.

The stadium which the club hopes to expand

Demin funds redesign to make lowly Bournemouth fashionable

After years of struggle, the Cherries are thriving due to Russian millionaire, so why isn't everyone happy?

Club-by-club guide to all the January transfer deals

A full run-down of the transfer ins and outs in the Premier League during the January window.

Roberto Martinez saw Wigan crash out of the FA Cup on Saturday

Roberto Martinez takes positives from Wigan's FA Cup exit

Wigan manager Roberto Martinez was keen to take the positives from Saturday despite his side being on the wrong end of the biggest FA Cup upset of the day.

Paolo Di Canio celebrates his Swindon Town side’s success

Di Canio's passion stirs up Swindon

Swindon Town 2 Wigan Athletic 1

Swindon's Paul Benson celebrates his goal which knocked Wigan Athletic out of the FA Cup at the County Ground yesterday

Benson sets off new Di Canio celebration

Swindon Town 2 Wigan Athletic 1: Striker sinks Wigan and has Italian manager dreaming of a plum draw

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