THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: Envy of those more fortunate bad for the soul

Our man inside the game is baffled by rumours of Crouch or Carroll to Chelsea. But he’s no longer bitter

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THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: Lip-readers have landed football in a very dangerous game

Interpretation can be a wonderful thing, it has the ability to decipher and unite in the form of
artistic endeavour. But in the hands of the troublemakers and the rabble-rousers, it can lead to unfortunate side- effects.

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THE SECRET FOOTBALLER: Paying the price for faded glory of the FA Cup

Our man inside the game goes in search of the FA Cup’s lost magic...

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