Sport Spurs would go on to win the FA Cup in the season they were knocked out of the League Cup by West Ham. Ricky Villa is pictured here celebrating a goal in the final against Man City

The sides meet in the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup - a re-match of a memorable game in 1980 which is recounted with the help of David Cross

FA under fire as it sacks coaches and goes for broke on youth

England remains woefully short of Uefa B level coaches and latest initiative fails to tackle the problem

Management should come with a health warning, admits Wenger

Arsene Wenger has known Gérard Houllier since both men started their careers in the French championship 28 years ago, but the Arsenal manager confessed this week to being surprised that today he will once again sit in the opposite dugout to his old friend.

McClaren will not replace Capello in 2012, says Brooking

The debate over who succeeds Fabio Capello as England manager in two years' time is set to intensify after an admission by the Football Association director of football development, Trevor Brooking, that it will not be Steve McClaren after all.

McClaren will not be the next England manager

Brooking says 2012 is too early for the 'wally with the brolly' to replace Fabio Capello

'McClaren set us back 10 years,' says Gold

David Gold, West Ham’s co-owner and an Football Association Council member, believes the national team manager should always be an Englishman, even though he claims that the last one, Steve McClaren, “set us back 10 years”.

Ian Holloway: Bad tackles? The game is not physical enough...

Fans will rightly always love a good collision – otherwise we might as well put a tutu on players

Can Brooking's boys outshine England's golden generation?

Fast-tracked under-19s head to European qualifiers with expectations running high

Foreign influx has enriched the Premier League, says Spain coach

The Spain coach Vicente del Bosque does not believe England's World Cup failure should be blamed on the amount of foreigners in the Premier League, claiming they are a benefit rather than a hindrance to the English game.

McEachran to star as standard bearer for Chelsea's young lions

Chelsea have spent £62m on building a new academy and filling it with top young talent since Roman Abramovich's takeover seven years ago – but it could yet prove that the pick of the crop was an English boy who was at the club all along.

Outside the Box: 'Wally with the brolly' set to reign again as England coach?

So Adrian Bevington, the managing director of "Club England", confirms Sir Trevor Brooking's earlier assertion that the next manager of the national team should be English.

Blake slams 'negative' criticism of England

The England Under-19 coach Noel Blake launched an impassioned defence of the nation's young players after his side qualified for the last four of the European Championship.

Capello to rely on Brooking's advice for new England coach

Fabio Capello will take his time before recommending the Englishman he wants to join his coaching team, the Football Association said yesterday. The fall-out from England's poor performances during the World Cup saw Capello agree last week to add another English coach to his staff alongside Stuart Pearce and Ray Clemence.

Academy system of Big Four has zero impact

The blood that was spilt at Bloemfontein is still on the carpet; the great inquest into the national game has yet to properly start but this evening another England side play their first group game of another tournament.

'Angry' Capello disowns his own Index

Fabio Capello's embarrassing summer took another lurch for the worse yesterday after he was forced to disassociate himself from his own "Capello Index", a supposedly sophisticated system being used to rank players from all over the world, including the England team.

Brooking will bring in English coach to learn under Capello

An English coach will be asked to join Fabio Capello's backroom staff in order to gain valuable experience under a new initiative from the Football Association.

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