The shadow business secretary, Chuka Umunna, has confirmed he will be standing for the Labour leadership, saying he will have no truck with those who say the party faces 10 years out of office.
Paulo Di Danio’s appointment as manager of Sunderland came a surprise to virtually everyone in the game.
Swindon celebrated the lifting of their transfer embargo with loan swoops for three talented Tottenham Hotspur youngsters, who will be hoping to make their mark in the Robins’ promotion charge.
With the top two tiers of English football taking a break this afternoon, fans could do worse than cast an eye towards the tightest promotion and relegation battles in the country.
Each week Simon Bunn looks back at the exploits of those that set the Premier League alight. To earn a resting place in this feature the player had to be a true Premiership legend… Former West Ham and Sheffield Wednesday player Paolo Di Canio certainly falls into that category.
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For a while Paolo Di Canio seemed in danger of finishing this match naked.
The magic of the FA Cup may be a careworn concept, as faded as Paul Daniels and his on-stage shtick, but there were still moments to cherish for fans of unheralded sides up and down the country as the first round got underway in earnest.
So, Paolo Di Canio has found a way to crowbar his name into newspaper headlines.
"A lion can't stay in a cage," said Paolo Di Canio, reflecting on his return to football as the new manager of Swindon Town.