I have no private access to the particulars of the current situation, but it seems likely that the impasse between Kevin Pietersen and the England management and team is not just a matter of the recent text messages (whatever they contained).
There are currently enough top quality strikers residing in or around Manchester to put most leagues around the world to shame, but as the new Premier League season gets under way all the talk is revolving around just one of them.
The task looks like an easy paycheck for Barney and his band of old-school mercenaries. But when things go wrong and one of their own is viciously killed, the Expendables are compelled to seek revenge in hostile territory where the odds are stacked against them. Hell-bent on payback, the crew cuts a swath of destruction through opposing forces, wreaking havoc and shutting down an unexpected threat in the nick of time -- six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium; enough to change the balance of power in the world.
Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Liverpool all want the Turkish talent - But where will he best fit in?
After a loan-swap deal was linked between QPR and Marseille for Joey Barton, what can we tell you about the versatile Cameroonian?
A first-half goal by Kevin Nolan enabled West Ham to celebrated their return to the top flight with a victory over Aston Villa, whose new manager, Paul Lambert, was given an indication of the scale of the task ahead of him.
Extremely early days it may be but it appears life after Brendan Rodgers is not going to be so terrible for Swansea City after all. Quite the opposite if this first game of the Michael Laudrup era is anything to go by; a resounding victory secured on the back of a stylish performance and one in which the club's new signings all impressed. A dream start for the man who was part of Barcelona's "Dream Team".
Steve Clarke insists he holds no grudges against the club that sacked him via their human resources department in the summer, but how he made Liverpool suffer regardless. Brendan Rodgers's Premier League debut as Liverpool manager proved a calamity as West Bromwich Albion, led by the former Anfield first team coach, ran riot.
Arsenal Football Club has confirmed that terms have been agreed for the transfer of Alex Song to Barcelona.
Newcastle United face Tottenham today in the Premier League - A battle between fourth and fifth in last year's table.