If Premier League managers were annoyed at this season's festive fixture list, what about next season's?
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha is included in Ivory Coast's 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie will be out for 11-12 months with a knee injury, says manager Ronald Koeman.
League One club Gillingham appoint Ady Pennock as their new head coach, after sacking Justin Edinburgh on Tuesday.
Liverpool's Joel Matip and West Brom's Allan Nyom have not been named in Cameroon's 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.
Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino sells 50% of his stake in the Championship club to Italian businessman Andrea Radrizzani.
The new Hull City manager is facing an "impossible task" according to former captain Ian Ashbee.
Rangers will challenge a two-match ban given to Rob Kiernan for violent conduct following a clash with Steven Anderson.
Stoke secure Lee Grant on a permanent basis after agreeing a £1.3m two-and-a-half-year deal with Derby County for the goalkeeper.
A new book reveals the story of England's first Asian player Frank Soo from Liverpool.
Manchester City's Fernandinho has had his appeal for wrongful dismissal rejected by the Football Association.
West Ham midfielder Sofiane Feghouli has the red card shown to him during Monday's defeat by Manchester United overturned.
Sunderland reject West Ham's £6m bid for 34-year-old striker Jermain Defoe.
Notts County trio Rachel Williams, Ellen White and Carly Telford earn recalls for England's friendlies against Norway and Sweden.
Morton goalkeeper Andy McNeil leaves the Scottish Championship for a coaching role with Chinese side Guangzhou R&F.
Middlesbrough sign striker Rudy Gestede from Aston Villa for an undisclosed fee.
Mike Dean will referee Sunday's televised FA Cup third-round tie between Tottenham and Aston Villa - despite recent criticism of his performances.
Bournemouth are appealing against Simon Francis' red card in the 3-3 draw with Arsenal on Tuesday.