Jan. 10. Former Germany midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger becomes the “most-high profile football figure” to announce he is gay… NBA star John Amaechi says football has a “toxic” approach towards homosexuality… Pressure grows on Man Utd boss David Moyes.

November 8 – Manchester City’s Champions League success generates discussion about the team’s progress… Man Utd’s Ashley Young comes under scrutiny for diving… Brazil, Russia and Qatar face “threats to their reputations in international sport”.

October 2 – Luis Suarez returns for Liverpool… Real Madrid lose against Atletico Madrid and fans “pine” for Mesut Ozil… David Moyes under pressure after his “damning assessment” of Manchester United’s performance last weekend.

March 30 – English Premier League clubs should move away from the benefactor model, according to a senior partner of Portsmouth FC’s administrators… Terry Venables can’t understand the English FA’s dithering over appointment of new England manager. INSIDER’s Christian Radnedge reports from Soccerex in Manchester.