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

Juan Mata

Jose Mourinho admits he is unsure of best Chelsea squad following omission of Juan Mata and David Luiz

Chelsea face a run of four away games which Mourinho recognises will be a real test for his team

Jose Mourinho speaks during a Chelsea press conference

Relaxed Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho answers his critics ‘footballistically’

After being told Chelsea had made their worst start to the Premier League in 10 years, Mourinho responds after 2-0 victory puts them top of the league

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho admits 'we need goals' after Chelsea make worst start to a Premier League season for a decade

The 2-1 Champions League defeat to Basle added to the Blues poor start and the Portuguese has acknowledged his side will be in trouble if they fail to hit the back of the net

Going west: Alex Pritchard is one of three Tottenham prospects on loan at Swindon, who have also permanently signed three former Spurs players

The Last Word: Feeder clubs can enhance education of young over-protected Premier League players

Pampered academy hopefuls and struggling lower-League clubs may be of help to each other

Blackburn fans vent their fury at the club’s inept owners

Spending on agents rarely brings success
– just ask Blackburn

Mismanaged Rovers paid £3.5m in fees last season and narrowly avoided second straight relegation

Luis Suarez in training with the rest of the Liverpool squad

Liverpool could start with Luis Suarez on the wing once striker returns from ban as Brendan Rodgers sticks with the in-form Daniel Sturridge

Reds boss wants the Uruguayan to earn his place back in the squad after trying to force a summer move away from Anfield

Phil Bardsley alongside Sebastian Larsson as they listen to Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio

Sunderland lift ban on Phil Bardsley following apology for mocking defeat to Fulham on Twitter

Paolo Di Canio suspended the full-back

Aston Villa player Christian Benteke celebrates after scoring the second goal during the Capital One Cup second round match between Aston Villa and Rotherham

Capital One Cup draw: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert happy with Tottenham tie

Manchester United play Liverpool in one of a number of all Premier League ties

QPR's Andrew Johnson heads at the goal

Queens' Park Rangers 0 Swindon 2 match report: Alex Pritchard's injury-time strike seals shock Capital One Cup win

Alex Pritchard's injury-time goal sealed victory for Swindon as the League One side embarrassed Queens' Park Rangers and clinched a place in the third round of the Capital One Cup.

Daniel Sturridge celebrates the second goal

Capital One Cup round-up: Daniel Sturridge steadies Liverpool after Notts County scare

Liverpool and Sunderland survived big scares but Premier League Crystal Palace were sent crashing out of the Capital One Cup by lower-league opposition tonight.

Paolo Di Canio leads Sunderland out against Fulham tomorrow

Paolo Di Canio warns Sunderland against Capital One Cup slip-up against MK Dons

Di Canio knows Karl Robinson's League One side well from his time as Swindon manager

Gareth Bale watches Wales' 0-0 draw with Republic of Ireland last night
Gareth Bale pictured watching Wales in action

Gareth Bale 'not involved' in Tottenham's opening match of the Premier League season

The Real Madrid target will play no part against Crystal Palace reveals Andre Villas-Boas

Tom Huddlestone

Transfer news: Tottenham midfielder Tom Huddlestone completes Hull City switch in £5.25m deal

Spurs midfielder Jake Livermore has also joined the Tigers

Ondrej Celustka has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan Trabzonspor

Transfer news: Ondrej Celustka joins Sunderland on season-long loan to become Paolo Di Canio's 10th summer signing

Defender arrives at the Stadium of Light on season-long loan from Turkish side Trabzonspor

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Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
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The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

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Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links