FIFA's great poppy climbdown was thetalk of football on Wednesday night as the England team were given permission to honour war heroes against Spain on Saturday.
Players WILL honour war heroes as FIFA cave in. but why still no poppy on the shirt?
Also: Sir Alex Ferguson is prepared to rip the heart from his defence next summer and sell Nemanja Vidic to Real Madrid.
EXCLUSIVE: Vidic next in line for Fergie axe as United consider selling skipper to Real Madrid
Newcastle's owner, Mike Ashley, faces a potential backlash from supporters after the announcement that St James' Park is to be rebranded as the Sports Direct Arena as part of the club's plan to sell the naming rights to the stadium.
Also: England will wear poppies on their black armbands in Saturday's friendly against Spain at Wembley after Prince William, the president of the Football Association, and David Cameron, the prime minister, intervened in the row by writing to the world governing body to voice their disquiet.
Carlos Tevez has been slammed by his own union and told he could face the sack for his latest act of rebellion at Manchester City.
Also: Wales boss Gary Speed has urged any of his stars wanting to take part in next summer's Olympics to think again.
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Newcastle United's ground is to no longer be called St James' Park after the club announced they would be selling naming rights to the highest bidder.
Also: The England players will be allowed to wear poppies on their black armbands for this Saturday's prestige friendly against Spain after Fifa last night reached a surprising compromise with the Football Association.
England were last night written off as a major football power - by manager Fabio Capello.
Also: Manchester City will hit Carlos Tevez with a ?600,000 fine for going AWOL - and could even sack him if he does not return quickly.
It has been too quiet for rather too long at Newcastle United, and with that perhaps in mind, owner Mike Ashley has taken the bold decision to redress the largely good news to have been generated by Alan Pardew's unbeaten side so far this season with a development rather less palatable to supporters, pushing through his long-stated aim to re-name the club's home, one of British football's most iconic venues.
Also: Fabio Capello faces a dilemma over whether the play Phil Jagielka against Spain on Saturday with his club, Everton, previously working on the understanding that the defender, who has a broken toe, would be rested for the two friendlies over the next five days.
Carlos Tevez has been warned he could face the sack after his latest high-profile disappearing act.
Also: Newcastle will today take the bold but controversial decision to erase 119 years of history by removing the name St James' Park from their home.
Not the fans' favourite: Blackburn manager Steve Kean (right)
Rio Ferdinand has been told he has an England future - and he will go to Poland for Euro 2012.
Also: Steve Kean has signed a new contract at Blackburn in a defiant show of confidence by the club`s Indian owners Venky`s.
St James' Park was consigned to history last night when Newcastle United officially renamed their historic ground the Sports Direct Arena.
Also: Carlos Tevez was preparing to fly back to England last night after a day of claim and counter-claim over his latest row with Manchester City.
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