Sir Trevor Brooking, a key figure in the Football Association's recruitment of the new England manager, would not allow any personal issues to affect his judgement as to whether Harry Redknapp is a suitable candidate for the role, it is understood.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is still in his prime and surely must be coveted by the Premier League’s big spenders
Birmingham have confirmed the Football League have placed them under a transfer embargo after they failed to submit their club accounts on time.
Former energy secretary Chris Huhne has hired Harry Redknapp's legal team to fight allegations of perverting the course of justice.
England Under-21 4 Belgium Under-21 0
The Dutch can wake up in the morning disliking the hotel decor and go on strike
Premier League clubs could be in for another massive television cash windfall with a serious challenge to Sky's domination of top-flight domestic TV coverage by Al Jazeera now a "realistic prospect", according to the European head of ESPN.
It is almost 16 years since Stuart Pearce scored his penalty against Germany in the shoot-out at the end of England's semi-final at Euro '96, a brief moment of exhilaration in what turned out to be another famous disappointment chalked up by the national team.
Portsmouth have been issued with a winding-up petition by HM Revenue and Customs.
Sunderland 2 Swansea 0
Wrexham 1 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 (aet; Brighton win 5-4 on penalties)
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.
Talking Football: The backdrop is the most bitter rivalry in English football, two cities with an acute mutual dislike
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.
Phil Brown has been sacked by Preston North End after just 11 months in the job.
Under-21 manager thinks new national centre will help England end their 45-year trophy drought