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

Ground share sits uneasily with Moyes

When the cold wind of recession blows, Merseyside feels the draught sooner than most areas. Keith Harris, the broker charged with finding a buyer for Everton as well as Newcastle, chose his words carefully in midweek, but did not attempt to disguise the message: "There is no progress at all," he said of his attempts to find an investor with deeper pockets than those of the club's current owner, Bill Kenwright. "The demographics of Liverpool as a city are not hugely compelling. It is not a very wealthy city. Everton share the city with another club which arguably have been in the vanguard for the last decade, and they both have a stadium to build."

Outside the Box: Advert for new chief executive means sweet FA to most of us

Another week, another advertisement from Nolan Partners for a high-profile job at the Football Association: this time for a chief executive, based in "London/Wembley", for which read, "Wembley/Middlesex, an awful long way up the Jubilee Line".

Brooking continues grassroots reform

Sir Trevor Brooking has vowed to continue with his coaching blueprint even though he cannot get the professional game to fall in line with his ideas for improving young players.

Triesman slams Bevan after attack

FA chairman Lord Triesman has branded Richard Bevan's widespread attack on the way the game is being run as "foolish".

More FA jobs to go after exit of Barwick

The Football Association are determined to press on with the same management structure for both their internal organisation and the 2018 World Cup bid despite the conflicts leading to the announcement on Wednesday that Brian Barwick will be leaving Soho Square.

Wembley awaits Ramsey, the boy who would be king

He may be given only a cameo role in the FA Cup final tomorrow but, one way or another, history beckons for Cardiff's scintillating young talent, says James Corrigan

Top flight 'in danger' of being dull, says Triesman

Lord Triesman, the chairman of the Football Association, yesterday admitted that there was a "danger" that the Premier League could become predictable and boring. Reacting to the claims of Kevin Keegan, the Newcastle United manager, that the league was becoming less competitive because of the dominance of the so-called "big four" clubs, Lord Triesman said: "There is an important point in what Kevin said. Obviously you want every competition to be as open as possible and for sides to emerge and compete and we have seen that this season with the FA Cup.

Take us to the semi-finals, FA demands of Capello

The Football Association yesterday set out its targets for Fabio Capello and declared that he needs to reach the semi-finals of the 2012 European Championship and the 2014 World Cup to be deemed a success.

Triesman attacks technology ruling

Lord Triesman, the chairman of the Football Association, has condemned the decision by football's world governing body Fifa to abandon trialling of goal-line technology in favour of experimenting with extra referees behind the goal.

FA pledges £200m to grow grass roots

Anyone who has ever changed in the rain by the side of a pitch, who has experienced the abuse of players and parents towards referees and children, or who has groaned at the inadequacies of the English footballer, should welcome the Football Association's forthcoming investment of £220m in developing the game's grass roots, announced yesterday.

James graft rewarded by extension of contract

The England goalkeeper David James has signed a new contract at Portsmouth which will see him into his 40th year.

Pearce given coaching role in new England regime

Stuart Pearce has accepted a role in Fabio Capello's backroom staff for England's senior team while continuing as coach of the Under-21s, the Football Association has confirmed.

Turf war: How Britain's playing fields became a battleground

Screaming, shouting, fistfights, firearms – and that's just the grown-ups. Simon Usborne discovers why a record numbers of children's football games are abandoned due to parental hooliganism.

England fail to solve foreign problem

English clubs thrive but national side's stock plummets as fears grow over overseas influence. By Steve Tongue
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