Tony Fernandes has revealed Queens Park Rangers' plans for a new 40,000-capacity stadium at the heart of the most ambitious development attempted by an English football club. ALSO: There has been disappointment, pressure and early inquests this season for Tottenham Hotspur, but this was all about fun, freedom of expression and entertainment as a hat-trick from Roberto Soldado and a strike from Lewis Holtby secured an uncomplicated win for Andre Villas-Boas in preparation for the match at home to Liverpool on Sunday.
Mikel Arteta has expressed frustration and disbelief that Arsenal must visit Manchester City for tomorrow's showpiece Premier League fixture a little over 48 hours after getting home from their Champions League tie at Napoli on Wednesday night. ALSO: Despite the "inspire a generation" rhetoric used to justify the investment in the London 2012 Olympics, new official figures show that the number of 16 to 25-year-olds playing sport has gone down since the Games.
Manchester City should not have made the avoidable mathematical error which turned midweek victory at Bayern Munich into a controversy, though it was down to manager Manuel Pellegrini's staff to inform him of the permutations, The Independent columnist Rafael Benitez writes today. ALSO: Chris Froome, this year's Tour de France winner, has finally been cleared of the disease that has troubled him for the past four years, he tells The Independent in an exclusive interview today.
Football and tennis, two of the mainstays of Britain's sporting landscape, are in danger of losing millions in public funding after experiencing alarming declines in the number of active participants over the past year. ALSO: Southampton are braced for Chelsea to make an approach for Luke Shaw in the January transfer window.
Gus Poyet says Sunderland must stay cool in their relegation fight - or one of his players could end up dead. ALSO: Roberto Soldado fired a three-goal salvo at his critics last night as Tottenham obliterated Russians Anzhi.
Joe Hart is poised to end his six-game Premier League exile with a recall for Manchester City tomorrow. ALSO: Manchester United are in no rush to open contract talks with Wayne Rooney - despite Chelsea's renewed interest in him.
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta claims Manchester City have been handed an unfair advantage for tomorrow's clash at the Etihad Stadium. ALSO: Ashley Cole has used an advert to launch an astonishing defence of his ability, insisting: "I'm not done."
Sam Allardyce admitted Andy Carroll is "weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks and weeks" behind schedule - and now accepts he must fight for his job at West Ham over Christmas without his star man. ALSO: Joe Hart is in line for a Premier League recall for Manchester City's top-of-the-table clash against Arsenal tomorrow.
Mikel Arteta has slammed fixture schedulers for making Arsenal travel to Manchester City just 56 hours after returning to England. ALSO: Roberto Soldado sent a message to boss Andre Villas-Boas as Tottenham made it a perfect six in the Europa League.