FOOTBALL 9-5: All the latest news as the Premier League gets back into action

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Kenny Dalglish and Bob Latchford blowing bubbles
Janine Self: Aston Villa's new £7m striker Libor Kozak meets the whole squad for the first time today fresh from scoring against Italy last night. Sadly for him the Czech Republic went on to lose 2-1.
Kozak, 24, joined from Lazio after what can only be described as a strange season. He finished top scorer in the Europa League but failed to net in Serie A.
Villa boss Paul Lambert might consider a request to switch game days to a Thursday!
Laura Williamson: I've Been reading about Watford's Ikechi Anya scoring on his Scotland debut in a 2-1 win against Macedonia last night.
I remember visiting Glenn Hoddle's academy in Spain back in 2009 as Anya was celebrating winning a professional contract with Sevilla. After being released by Oxford United and Wycombe Wanderers and branded 'too small' to make it, he had thought he was resigned to playing non-league, or even abandoning the game altogether.
Football doesn't throw up many Cinderella stories these days, but this is one - trust me.
Take that: Ikechi Anya strikes against Macedonia to prove the doubting Thomases wrong
Colin Young: You could say there's a few sore heads and broken hearts on this packed out Ryanair flight which has plenty of green shirts on it. Still at least they'll save some money not going to Brazil.
Colin Young: Will he? Won't he?
Paolo Di Canio is still in line for his return for AC Milan at Newcastle tonight. The Sunderland manager is due to play in Steve Harper's testimonial for charity at St James' Park.
He's a brave man.
Colin Young: Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni could be out of a job by the end of today. The FAI management committee meets to discuss his future in Dublin.
His contract runs out in June but they could look for a compromise to start the search for his successor immediately. Martin O'Neill is favourite Not that it is the most attractive proposition initially.
The next game is away to Germany who beat Ireland 6-1 in Dublin last year.
Is the door that way? Giovanni Trapattoni could be axed by nightfal
Ian Ladyman: Bemusement, meanwhile, at Manchester United at reported suggestions from Shinji Kagawa that he doesn't know why he isn't in David Moyes' team.
The club's view is that the Japanese international is still building fitness after a summer break that finished later than his team-mates because of international commitments.
Ian Ladyman: In Germany for some Bayer Leverkusen interviews ahead of next week's Champions League opener at Manchester United.
No such gloom over the international scene over here, of course. Germany have won seven of their eight games and need only two points from two final gamed to win Group C. Some things never change.
On the ball: Arsenal's new boy Mesut Ozil struck as Germany faced the Faroe 
Liverpool have the £150million required to finance the expansion of Anfield from 45,000 capacity to 60,000... now all they are waiting for is planning permission.
Roy Hodgson bristled at Gary Lineker's claim that England were 'awful' after their dull draw in Ukraine.
It leaves them top of the group and nobody can argue that it wasn't a good result... but were you entertained?
Arsene Wenger may have spent £40m plus on Mesut Ozil, but Olivier Giroud is Arsenal's only fit striker.
Yaya Sanogo, who they picked up on a free transfer in the summer, has a back strain sustained with France U21s.
Injury blow: Yaya Sanogo - Arsenal's back-up striker - is now injured
Good morning
And welcome to Sportsmail's rolling football news service. We'll have all the fall-out from England's bore draw with Ukraine last night and the latest domestic news.
Let's be honest, everyone's looking forward to the Premier League getting back to action on the weekend and we'll have team news, gossip and coverage from Everton and West Brom press conferences later in the afternoon.


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