Villa left to focus on Premiership survival as Lambert’s side lacks nous to cut down Blades
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Saturday 04 February 2012
When John Terry was last relieved of his duties as captain of England it was a decision made by Fabio Capello. A four-man gathering of the Football Association's key suited players, including the chairman Lord Triesman, decided to leave the manager to have the final say. This time it was the chairman, David Bernstein, who took the lead and the chairman who informed Terry of his fate. The events of the last two days at the business end of Wembley Way have smacked of firm and decisive leadership, something that has not always appeared the FA way.
Tuesday 24 January 2012
Portsmouth have been issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs.
Monday 23 January 2012
Sunderland 2 Swansea 0
Saturday 14 January 2012
The Gambia offers sunshine and sunloungers on its Atlantic coast, but it's easy to get off the beaten track and experience a different side of this West African state.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
Portsmouth are close to announcing new owners, according to administrator Andrew Andronikou.
Tuesday 27 December 2011
Winger Danny Green struck in the last minute in the top-versus-nearly-bottom clash at Yeovil as form eventually won out, Charlton chalking up a 3-2 win in an enthralling encounter at Huish Park.
Thursday 22 December 2011
Umbro downplay association with England captain, who heads for court on 1 February
Saturday 17 December 2011
There never seems to be a shortage of teenage superstars in the modern game, especially in the Netherlands, a country famed for its remarkable production line of supreme prospects. But scratch beyond the hype and natural excitement young players attract, and the truth is few are consistently good enough to have earned such a reputation so early.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Phil Brown has been sacked by Preston North End after just 11 months in the job.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
Under-21 manager thinks new national centre will help England end their 45-year trophy drought
Thursday 01 December 2011
The numbers of teams offering men the chance to play full 11-a-side football is dropping, figures released by the Football Association today will show, with more than 1600 sides disappearing across the country in the last three years alone.
Friday 24 June 2011
For the eighth consecutive year I am billeted with my sister-in-law while covering the Wimbledon tennis championships, a fortnight-long dose of what we left behind when we quit London for the delights of rural Herefordshire in 2002: an urban buzz, restaurants within walking distance, the regular siren call of emergency vehicles, and foxes. Lots of them.
Monday 16 May 2011
Saturday 07 May 2011
Monday 18 April 2011
Brighton secured the League One title with a 3-1 win at struggling Walsall on Saturday. The Seagulls had already clinched promotion to the Championship last week and got off to a fine start at the Banks's Stadium when Inigo Calderon put them ahead in the sixth minute with a header.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
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