The Offside Daily – Arsenal legend wears Spurs hat, Liverpool man in retirement talks and DNA of England setup to change


10 of the biggest football stories of the day:

1. A Nations League will take place instead of International Friendlies from 2018/19.

2. The FA is launching a new plan which will look at England’s footballing DNA from young ages up to the senior team.

3. Dave Whelan has been given an extension to respond to the FA’s charges on him after his comments in a newspaper caused controversy.

4. Ally McCoist’s role as Rangers manager is said to not be under immediate threat.

5. Steven Gerrard has suggested he may retire at the end of the season in the midst of contract extension talks.

6. Thierry Henry has been pictured wearing a Spurs hat, a San Antonio Spurs hate. (Eurosport)

7. Brad Friedel is demanding an apology from Tim Howard after claims that he sabotaged a move to Manchester United came up in the goalkeeper’s autobiography. (BBC Sport)

8. Iago Aspas has broken Robbie Fowler’s record for fastest hat-trick by a Liverpool player, whilst he was on loan at Sevilla. (Liverpool Echo)

9. Bolton are looking to potentially create the slowest strike force in history but signing Emile Heskey and Eidur Gudjohnsen both aged 36. (Metro)

10. BBC Pundit Steve Claridge will manage Salisbury City in their new guise. (BBC Sport)

Today’s Offside Daily is brought to you by Julian Myles.


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