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“As a QPR supporter of the many years I can heartily endorse Little Ole’s choice of Steve Palmer to stitch his no-hopers together [yesterday’s Fiver]. Palmer came to Rangers just after we went bust in 2001 and played an enormous role in stitching us back together as a club and a team. He had the turning circle of an excellent tanker and pace to match but he was always there in position to satisfy whatever threat came at the Rangers goal and few actually went past him. I even have such high regard for him that I even forgave him when later he visited Franchise FC. Let’s face it, anyone who can organise the likes of fellow intellectual Clark Carlisle, Alex Bonnot, Leroy Griffiths and therefore the legendary Doudou and obtain them playing for manager Ian Holloway instead of being the divisional whipping boys they were alleged to be deserves all the plaudits that go his way” agen judi terbaik

“First Winks fell out of favour, then Kane’s hamstring twanged, swiftly followed by Maguire’s hip. Now HRH is suffering privacy-gah. It’s a nasty time to be a Harry” – Mark McFadden.

“Who is Alexei Lalas [yesterday’s Fiver letters]? Catweazle, obviously. and that i hope you continue your occasional series revealing the thoughts of 70s children’s TV characters on modern television series. I mean, what does Captain Pugwash consider Game of Thrones? we’d like to understand . And if it keeps the decade-obsessive-pedants off the letters page for a short time it’ll be doing us all a favour” – Colin Reed
Send your letters to And you’ll always tweet The Fiver via @guardian_sport. Today’s winner of our prizeless letter o’the day is … David Price.
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The seven UK betting companies with rights to screen FA Cup ties have offered to cancel the exclusivity and permit the Football Association to point out games itself following mounting criticism.

Nick Cushing has swapped the Manchester City Women’s hotseat for the ny City assistant’s stool.

Patrick Cutrone is poised to try to to one from Wolves and join Fiorentina, a mere five months after moving to the Black Country from Meelan.
Mikel Arteta isn’t getting to spend, spend, spend this month. “I’m not expecting big things,” Arteta yelped when asked whether Arsenal make signings. “I’m expecting big things from the players I even have .”

Manchester United manager Casey Stoney reckons VAR is just too expensive to ever be utilized in the WSL. “I don’t think we’ll ever be resourced for it because there’s not the cash within the game,” she tooted, adding, “no I don’t want it within the women’s game in the least .”

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea decide to nag away at Lyon and usually wave money about during a bid to sign Moussa Dembélé. Publicly, Lyon aren’t having any of it. “Moussa Dembélé won’t leave because he wants to remain to win something with Lyon,” roared chairman Jean Michel Aulas.

David Moyes is toying with the thought of adding Joe Cole to Taxpayer FC’s coaching staff. “Joe Cole is one among tons of individuals who we’ve talked about,” he gossiped. And they’re very nearly there with re-signing Darren Randolph.

And Newcastle have come under attack for releasing a 2020 calendar featuring several players who left within the summer.

VAR seems as distant as ever in Scotland despite Rangers weighing in, reckons Ewan Murray.

Sachin Nakrani marvels at the poise and panache of Jack Grealish in Aston Villa’s Milk Cup clash with LeicesterMisfiring Burnley face a battle to survive within the Premier League, writes Martin LaurenceRain stopped play: Steven Pye looks back on the farcial rain-sodden encounter between Leicester and Southampton in 1983Oh, and if it’s your thing