James McClean of Wigan is challenged by Martin Demichelis of Manchester City during the FA Cup quarter-final at the Etihad. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

All the billions in the world and Manchester City still cannot rid themselves of the most persistent thorn in their side. Once(...)

Wigan Athletic’s James Perch  celebrates after scoring their  second goal in the FA Cup quarter-final against   Manchester City  at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Phil Noble/Reuters

Manchester City 1 Wigan 2: Manchester City have all the billions in the wor(...)

Joe Kinnear has been appointed ‘director of football’ at Newcastle. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Newcastle United angered and astonished their supporters by finally confirming the appointment of Joe Kinnear as their director of football yesterday.(...)