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Chief Football Writer — Guardian, The Observer

Chief football writer for @Guardian and Observer, author of Deep into the Forest, This is the One and Squeaky Bum Time, NFFC supporter, petty pilferer

Roy Hodgson worried amid Raheem Sterling’s Liverpool contract chaos

theguardian.com — Raheem Sterling's contract dispute with Liverpool descended into open conflict during an extraordinary day of acrimony and finger-pointing that has seen the club break off talks with his agent and the England manager, Roy Hodgson, admit he is "worried" for the player at the centre of an increasingly embittered row that is closely being monitored by Chelsea, Arsenal and both Manchester clubs.

England see important future role for Jack Grealish

theguardian.com — Roy Hodgson has revealed the concerted efforts the Football Association is making to persuade Jack Grealish to abandon the Republic of Ireland and start a new international career with the England team, with the possibility of being fast-tracked straight into the senior squad.

Manchester United 1-1 Arsenal

theguardian.com — There is a reasonable chance this might have been David de Gea's final performance for Manchester United at Old Trafford and if the suspicion is correct and he is bound for Real Madrid it is fair to say he cannot have expected it to be such an unorthodox occasion.

Would Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish pass the Roy Keane Ireland test?

theguardian.com — On the grand scale of Roy Keane takedowns it ranks fairly low compared with some of the more volcanic outbursts, but it is maybe an appropriate time to revisit the passage in his last autobiography about the slightly complicated issue of players declaring for countries when it sometimes felt to him more like a career move rather than international honour in the more orthodox sense.

Painful end for Steven Gerrard, Liverpool’s superman for all seasons

theguardian.com — The man who puts the music together at Anfield, George Sephton, had begun the long goodbye with a playlist especially designed for the subject of all those flashing camera bulbs. Heroes, by David Bowie, was an early song.

Manchester City 6-0 QPR

theguardian.com — When the endgame arrived, QPR politely ushered themselves out without barely a flicker of resistance. No arguing at the door, no recriminations or any real sense that they expected anything else. The worst team in the Premier League fetched their coat and left the premises and it wasn't particularly easy to imagine they might be back any time soon.

Manchester City should resist sniping of Yaya Touré’s agent

theguardian.com — The modern-day Manchester City have changed a lot since the day - and if there is a better story about any club I am yet to see it - back in 1989 when they had to beat Bournemouth at Maine Road to guarantee promotion and, leading 3-0 at half-time, Mel Machin decided to start the party early by bringing in a comedian to take his team talk.

FA told Graham Taylor not to pick too many black players for England

theguardian.com — The Football Association tried to impose an unofficial quota system on the number of black players an England manager should be allowed to use, according to a new book about racism within the sport.

Chelsea 1-0 Crystal Palace

theguardian.com — Chelsea are the 2014-15 Premier League champions after José Mourinho's team edged out Crystal Palace 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. Eden Hazard, who was last weekend named the PFA player of the year, earned the Blues a 25th win of the season to open up an unassailable 16 point lead with three games to spare.

Karl Oyston’s Blackpool hell-ride: where will tangerine nightmare end?

theguardian.com — Did you know that Karl Oyston's idea of public relations during these difficult times at Blackpool is to drive around the old seaside town in a Land Rover that now bears an OY51 OUT private registration plate? It certainly tells you a lot about the man and it doesn't take an over-active imagination to suspect he might be laughing behind those blacked-out windows.
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May 21, 2015

From now on, England supporters will get 'two caps' in loyalty system (the same as for Wembley games) for aways, rather than one.

May 21, 2015

One little snippet from today: all the recent fan pressure has persuaded FA to change system for England away supporters getting tickets.

May 21, 2015

Hodgson clears up Ashley Young issue. Young, he says, has a "slight (injury) issue that needs clearing up over the summer."

May 21, 2015

Hodgson says #MUFC have made it clear Luke Shaw "not in medical or physical state to play." Disappointed but no complaint with club.

May 21, 2015

Roy Hodgson saying Jack Grealish has "been on the radar" for a long time. "He could play for either country, which one is it going to be?"

May 21, 2015

Don't mean to be too negative but England's new boys: two have just been relegated and one a striker with more bookings (6) than goals (4)

May 21, 2015

When Ashley Young was 5/10 every week he was an England regular. Now he is one of MUFC's better players, he can't get in.

May 21, 2015

Jamie Vardy: only player to score against FC United of Manchester and Manchester United in their career.

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