Not many positive conclusions could be drawn from Monday night's latest festival of goals from Reading and Arsenal, given the abject quality of both defences, but Theo Walcott will be hoping that he used the evening to make a telling point.
Neil Warnock has still to decide whether he will shake Rafael Benítez's hand when Chelsea visit Elland Road for Wednesday evening's Capital One Cup quarter-final.
This was like old times for Arsenal. The opposition were inferior but they swatted them aside with a ruthless attacking swagger to drink in a much needed tonic. The trauma of the Capital One Cup exit at League Two Bradford City demanded a response and it was forthcoming.
I hope you're having a sparkling winter, truly I do. I pray that you're visibly delighted by the prospect of the freezing months ahead, skipping through the snow, pausing at your white-topped front gate to French a beautiful lady before dancing off into the three hours of natural light the day affords you, like Bill Murray at the end of 'Groundhog Day'.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Germany-based insurance and asset management company Allianz SE with violating the books and records and internal controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for improper payments to government officials in Indonesia during a seven-year period.
Is ringfencing sufficient to make the UK banking system safe? Or should parliament, even at this late stage, prefer full separation of retail and investment banking activities – in effect, a break-up of universal banks?
The incoming governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has been cleared of a conflict of interest after the Canadian central banker holidayed at the home of an opposition party leader.
Last week’s release of the Census data has revealed the extent of the immigrant population in London. People classifying themselves as ‘White Britons’ are now a minority in the capital, making up just 45% of the population.
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Elisse B. Walter has named John Ramsay as Acting Director of the Division of Trading and Markets.