1. Wigan owner Dave Whelan has been banned for six weeks and fined £50,000 for his comments about Chinese and Jewish people.
2. Tony Pulis is set to be confirmed as the new manager of West Bromwich Albion.
3. Newcastle United’s Papiss Cissé has admitted the FA were right to ban him after he elbowed Seamus Coleman on Sunday.
4. Jonjo Shelvey has received a four match ban for his elbow on Emre Can, Raheem Stirling has escaped punishment for an apparent punch.
5. Manchester City are waiting to find out if Frank Lampard will be available for their New Years’ Day match against Sunderland as his loan will have ended.
6. FC United of Manchester’s £5.5m new ground has been hit by delays and will not be ready on time. (BBC News)
7. Check out BBC Newcastle commentator Nick Barnes’ commentary notes, they are a thing of beauty. (Paste Magazine)
8. Check out Motherwell’s glorious match day posters. (Telegraph)
9. All did not go to plan for Fernando Torres in his first training session back at Atletico Madrid. (Metro)
10. Michael Owen posted about what he wants him and his wife to get up to…..on twitter. (Mirror)
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