What today’s papers are saying: Sunday, October 20
THE SUN ON SUNDAY: Furious Jose Mourinho could face a touchline ban after being sent off in Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Cardiff. Also: Wayne Rooney fears Alex Ferguson’s new book will turn Manchester United’s fans against him.
THE SUNDAY TIMES: The Qatar World Cup could be moved from summer to April 2022, says the leading voice in European club football. Also: The storm over the composition of the commission to improve the England team deepened yesterday when the FA chairman, Greg Dyke, faced accusations from a colleague and a government minister that the think-tank fails to reflect the country’s ethnic diversity.
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: The FA’s Commission into the future of English football has descended into chaos with chairman Greg Dyke hitting back at criticisms levelled at him by FA board member Heather Rabbatts in Saturday’s Daily Telegraph. Tiger Woods is prepared to take legal action against one of America’s most respected golf analysts to clear his name from a “cheating” slur.
THE MAIL ON SUNDAY: Greg Dyke’s leadership of the Football Association is under attack less than four months since he took over as chairman - and was heralded as a reforming force within the national game. Also: Chris Robshaw, who led England in their rugby Grand Slam humiliation in Cardiff earlier this year, is expected to be told this week that he has regained the captain’s armband.
THE OBSERVER: Helen Grant, the new sports minister, will meet the Football Association on Wednesday to demand answers over the lack of diversity on its flagship commission in the wake of stinging criticism from one of its own board members. Also: Manchester United began the day with the news that everyone connected with the club had been hoping to hear: that 18-year-old Adnan Januzaj had been tied down to a five-year contract, but ended it by conceding a scruffy goal at an 89th-minute corner to squander two points against Southampton.
THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY: Greg Dyke’s attempts to create a commission to improve the England national football team descended into acrimony and farce last night as he was forced to admit he had been wrong to omit an ethnic minority representative from its initial members.
DAILY STAR SUNDAY: Davov Moyes last night demanded better defending from his side after Southampton’s last-minute equaliser at Old Trafford. Also: Sir Alex Ferguson last night told England boss Roy Hodgson: You have the worst job in football.
SUNDAY MIRROR: Manchester City and Arsenal want to land Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. Also: Gus Poyet needed to watch just one performance to realise the size of the problem he faces to keep Sunderland in the Premier League.
SUNDAY EXPRESS: Roy Hodgson says he got it spot on with his decision to give Andros Townsend his international debut - and insists Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas was wrong to criticise him for doing so. Also: Jose Mourinho ducked questions after being sent off for a touchline display of anger during Chelsea’s 4-1 victory at home to Cardiff yesterday.