Birmingham City are on the up, and soon enough they will probably be the top side in the whole of the West Midlands.
Paul Merson says he expects Tottenham Hotspur to beat West Ham.
Should Robbie Keane return to Wolverhampton Wanderers, where he began his career?
The Purple Mermaids, an under-eight girls’ team, takes part in a New York City soccer league that has “everyone plays” as its motto.
Fifa has commenced disciplinary proceedings against England and Scotland for wearing armbands featuring poppies on Armistice Day.
Arsène Wenger has issued a warning about the impact of excessive drinking for elite footballers, suggesting that it is significant enough to compromise a player’s position in the team. “At the top level every player has to know what he can do and what he cannot do,” he said. “There is a lot of competition inside the club and if you don’t compete, you don’t play.”
The Middlesbrough youngster has been in sparkling form of late and could inspire Boro to another impressive scalp at the weekend.
Mauricio Pochettino defended Danny Rose after Arsène Wenger criticised the Spurs player for a tackle that injured Héctor Bellerín.
Marcus Rashford’s big audition for José Mourinho’s Manchester United will come against Arsenal on Saturday if he is handed the No9 berth.
Lambert has a difficult job if he is to match the ambitions of the owners, but he could certainly get the fans onside by giving youth a chance.