WE take a looks around the papers for the latest news involving Sunderland, Manchester City, West Ham United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid and Endland.
DAILY MIRROR: Fabio Capello has lost the fear factor that was at the heart of his England reign. Also: Spurs were fuming yesterday after Wales assistant Raymond Verheijen appeared to brand them “incompetent amateurs” over Gareth Bale’s handling.
THE SUN: Sunderland boss Steve Bruce has been caught up in another race storm - involving one of his own players. Also: Micah Richards fears he is out of Manchester City’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United - after injuring his hamstring during England Under-21’s 4-0 win in Denmark.
DAILY STAR: Scott Parker has been lined up to start alongside Jack Wilshere against Wales as Fabio Capello considers dumping his World Cup flops. Also: Gary Speed last night insisted his Wales team can still beat England - even without their star turn Gareth Bale.
DAILY EXPRESS: Gary Speed claims Wales have saved Gareth Bale from serious injury. Also: Aaron Ramsey will become Wales’s youngest-ever captain when he leads his country out against England tomorrow.
DAILY MAIL: Harry Redknapp last night hit back at claims Tottenham sent Gareth Bale to Wales carrying the hamstring injury which has forced him out of tomorrow’s Euro 2012 qualifier against England. Also: England lost a fourth player from their original World Cup squad yesterday with the shock withdrawal of Mike Yardy, who is suffering from depression.
THE TIMES: Darren Bent is emerging as the preferred choice to partner Wayne Rooney in attack when England take on Wales in their Euro 2012 qualifying match in Cardiff tomorrow. Also: David Bernstein, the FA chairman, has warned the elected representatives who decide the governing body’s policy not to prevaricate over reform of the board.
DAILY TELEGRAPH: England goalkeeper Joe Hart yesterday hailed Gareth Bale’s absence from tomorrow’s Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales as good news. Also: Stuart Pearce has angered Liverpool and Arsenal over his suggestion that Andy Carroll and Jack Wilshere should play in this summer’s European Under-21s tournament in Denmark.
THE GUARDIAN: Gareth Bale faces a race against time to be fit for Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Real Madrid on Tuesday week having been forced to withdraw from the Wales squad for tomorrow’s Euro 2012 qualifier against England with a hamstring strain. Also: English cricket is embarking upon what will be another confused and lengthy bout of soul-searching after Michael Yardy became the second high-profile player in five years to abandon a tour because he was suffering from depression.
THE INDEPENDENT: Mike Yardy, the England limited-overs all-rounder, became the latest cricketer yesterday to withdraw from the game suffering from depression. Also: Australia’s remarkable 12-year reign as world champions was brought to an abrupt end to the sheer delight of the home nation yesterday, and there was nothing Ricky Ponting could do about it.