Barry Bennell and fellow child sex abuser Frank Roper coached a youth team together and, Sportsmail can reveal, organised matches against sides managed by Eddie Heath, the former Chelsea chief scout and another alleged abuser. Some games between the teams took place at Bisham Abbey, where England teams were based. The FA have declined to comment but have instructed QC Clive Sheldon to scrutinise the roles of clubs and the governing body and investigate the links between Bennell, Roper and Heath.
It was Barry Bennell's swagger which struck police most: the air of football royalty he always exuded, even when the net had closed in. The reasons for that mood of untouchability become clear on Friday, as Sportsmail reveals details of an extraordinary deluge of letters sent from Britain defending him when Bennell faced trial on sexual assault charges in Jacksonville, Florida in 1994. He had been arrested while on a tour of the United States with a Staffordshire youth team.
West Ham have sacked director of player recruitment Tony Henry after his controversial comments regarding African players over the January transfer window. Sportsmail broke the story on Wednesday night that Henry had sent an email to at least two agents asking them not to recommend African players. He later said that it is because 'they have a bad attitude' and 'cause mayhem' when they are not in the team.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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