What the back pages say: Blatter blasts English football and Easter made '£35k down toilet' remark


MAIL ON SUNDAY: Controversial FIFA chief Sepp Blatter has accused English football of holding a grudge against him because of their failed 2018 World Cup bid.

Blatter's fury at the English: You are out to get me, blasts under-fire FIFA chief

Also: Nick Easter launched a staunch defence of his behaviour at the World Cup after being named by England team-mates as the player who greeted the team's exit following their quarter-final defeat by France in Auckland by saying: 'That's £35,000 down the toilet.'

EXCLUSIVE: Easter was the player who said 'that's £35k down the toilet' after England's defeat to France

Grudge: Blatter believes English football is still bitter over World Cup bid

Grudge: Blatter believes English football is still bitter over World Cup bid

SUNDAY EXPRESS: Martin O'Neill answered the prayers of Sunderland fans yesterday - but their new manager will need to turn miracle-worker to revive the fortunes of the Wearside club.

Also: Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp heaped praise on Gareth Bale last night after the Welsh wizard scored the first goal to set his side up for a remarkable sixth successive Premier League victory.

DAILY STAR SUNDAY: It will be a case of life's a beach for England next summer - when they prepare for Euro 2012 in Marbella.

Also: Phil Jones celebrated scoring his first professional goal at Aston Villa to keep Man United five points behind Man City.

SUNDAY MIRROR: Frank Lampard may be used as a shock makeweight in a deal to lure Spurs star Luka Modric to Chelsea.

Also: Martin O'Neill's revolution at Sunderland could cost owner Ellis Short in the region of £30 million.

Out of pocket: Easter made remark about losing out on cash at World Cup

Out of pocket: Easter made remark about losing out on cash at World Cup

THE PEOPLE: Fabio Capello will take his England stars on a sunshine break to the millionaires' playground of Marbella before Euro 2012.

Also: Andre Villas-Boas has accepted transfer requests from Nicolas Anelka and Alex - and admits he has forced the unsettled duo to train away from the rest of Chelsea's first team.

THE OBSERVER: The RFU are confident of appointing an interim England coach by Christmas and say they would be happy to reappoint him on a permanent basis, should next year's Six Nations go well enough.

Also: One goal was again enough to secure three points for Manchester United and keep them within touching distance of their neighbours at the top of the table.

THE INDEPENDENT: France's coach, Laurent Blanc, has begun the psychological tussle with England ahead of their critical Euro 2012 opener, claiming Fabio Capello wanted to avoid his side at all costs.

Also: Yakubu's four-goal rush lifted Blackburn off the bottom of the table.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH: Manchester City powered on at the top of the Premier League with a crushing defeat of Norwich at the Etihad Stadium.

Also: Shane Williams's fairy-tale stoppage-time try in his final international failed to produce a Wales victory in Cardiff.

SUNDAY TIMES: England are going to grab some sunshine to stop themselves freezing on the big stage.

Also: Chelsea have accepted transfer requests from Nicolas Anelka and Alex, who are no longer training with the first team.

Wizard: Bale has been praised by Spurs boss Redknapp for his performance against Bolton

Wizard: Bale has been praised by Spurs boss Redknapp for his performance against Bolton


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