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Paul Lambert gets the better of Roberto Mancini

Aston Villa Fans Away At Fulham

In a drab, characteristically rainy night in Manchester, fans of Aston Villa returned to the Midlands warmed by the thrill of ensuring that Manchester City’s name will not feature when the fixtures for the League Cup fourth round are announced.

Is player power ruining football? - In a word...No

Lionel Messi

In light of Theo Walcott’s refusal to renew his contract at Arsenal – worth a measly £75K a week, speculation that player power and greed is ruining the sport may seem justified but, with only a tiny handful of players earning the top wages, is it really the players who have the power, or the clubs?