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FA dispute Dave Whelan claims that ‘nothing will come of’ Malky Mackay investigation

have released a statement to deny the claims of Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan that "nothing will come" of the organisation's investigation into the conduct of Malky Mackay. Whelan less than a week after dismissing Uwe Rosler as the club's boss. According to the Guardian, Whelan has declared that he has been advised by two "influential" people at the FA that "nothing will come" from the investigation into the test message scandal, But English football's governing body have declared that they have made "no assurances" to Whelan with regards the case, and that the process remains "ongoing". It comes in response to Loarri’s side are looking for cover for first-choice Alex Sandro in the position and could swoop for the Italy international, who played under Sarri at Stamford Bridge last season. Tuttosport says Juve sporting director Fabio Paratici has sounded out trd Herman Ousley, the chairman of Kick It Out – who has accused the club of "disregarding the FA investigation" – after he declared it would be "a disgrace" if senior figures had briefed Whelan. The full FA statement We wish to make it clear The FA investigation into the conduct of Malky Mackay and Iain Moody remains ongoing ancontent_imgd no assurances have been given by The FA as to the outcome of this case. In the particular and exceptional circumstances of this case, The FA would like to provide some clarification as to the status of the investigation. The FA did not come into possession of the relevant evidence relating to the messages until mid-October. This camfor the opening of their new stadium.Building for the Stadio dello Roma project is closer to launch.Pallotta stated in Miami, “It’s a great space, and it will be the most-used stadium in all of Southern Europe.“The hope is to have approvals wrappe out of many thousands of emails and texts and we are still in the process of obtaining additional information. The FA is still investigating whether these messages indicate a culture in which other acts of a discriminatory nature may have taken place. This process inevitably takes time. Both Mr Mackay and Mr Moody are fully co-operating with the ongoing process. We fully appreciate the need to act expeditiously on this matter. However, it remains a complex investigation and The FA will make no further comment at this time. Are Wigan right to appoint Malky Mackay as their new boss?1000+ VOTES SO FAR Malky Mackay: Career in pictures

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Bonus Robbie Savage: West Ham’s Sam Allardyce should be hammered over their FOREST loss

West Ham are not the first London club to concede six goals at the Etihad this season. And although I doubt if it makes for a tense second leg in the Capital One Cup semi-finals, in Wednesday's first leg won’t make a huge difference to season. But I am baffled – absolutely staggered – that Irons boss Sam Allardyce ran up the white flag acontent_imgnd fielded such a weak team in getting in the FA Cup third round last weekend. It was an insult to the competition and an insult to the Westn understand Barcelona wanting to buy back Neymar from PSG.The Brazil captain is said to have agreed terms with Barca about return this summer.Juninho, who played for Atletico Madrid in Spain, told Efe: “If I owned a team, I would like to have Neymar Ham fans who travelled in big numbers to the City Ground. Managers talk about their players being tired, but I’m not having that. Not in a million years. Players would much rather play three games in a week than train every day – if you’re winning, it makes the weeks fly past, and if you lose, you only have to wait three days to put it right. I have never understood the mentality of clubs who treat the FA Cup as a chore or an inconvenience. No disrespect, but West Ham are not going to win the title or get in the Champions League, so the domestic cups are their only realistic chances of glory. Given Man City’s impregnable form at home this season, Allardyce would have been better served by fielding his strongest possible team at Forest and then taking his chances at the Etihad. A home tie against Championship Ipswich or League One's Preston in the fourth round would have been more attractive than disgruntled fans calling for Big Sam’s head. And what’s left of West Ham’s season now? No chance of a trip to Wembley, just a grim relegation battle – you can almost feel the excitement in the East End. Money for nothing What appalling luck for Theo Walcott that after rupturing his cruciate knee ligament. He was a wild-card who never saw a minute of action in 2006, was dropped by Fabio Capello four years ago and now is crocked. As one of the nice guys in football, I feel desperately sorry for him. All this after being pelted with coins by Tottenham fans as he was carried off on a stretcher in the north London derby for making a harmless 2-0 gesture to the visitors. Supporters pay good money to watch big games, but . Silence of the Lamb I bet Paul Lambert wishes he had kept his thoughts to himself last week after admitting he could have done without the FA Cup. Lambert was probably just too honest for his own good, and did at least field a strong Aston Villa team against Sheffield United… . Villa are a massive club, whose fans have been waiting too long for a trophy – since 1996. I’m sure there are thousands of Holte End regulars who would love to copy the Wigan fan who rang 606 after last season’s FA Cup Final to say that watching his team lift the trophy at Wembley was the greatest day of his life. Robbie's Story of the Week She's back! And my adorable wife Sarah kicked off 2014 with a belter, even by her wonderfully scatty standards. Chilling out on the beach in Dubai, on a short break with the family, the missus was enjoying the refreshing qualities of a water melon slice when curiosity got the better of her. “This is nice,” she said. “What sort of trees do water melons grow oainst Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in Norway.The two Norwegians lined up against each other in their homelands before making the move to United, where they would win the 1999 treble alongside each other.Speaking to The Official Manchester United Podcast, John?” I don’t know about you, but I would not like to be sitting in a shady glade if a water melon fell out of the trees… Robbie's Premier League predictions Here goes with my first round of predictions of 2014 for this weekend’s round of Premier League fixtures. If my forecasts make you rich, you can buy me a pint. If they are wrong, I blame the alignment of planets… Saturday: Hull 1 Chelsea 2 Cardiff 2 West Ham 0 Everton 3 Norwich 0 Fulham 1 Sunderland 1 Southampton 2 West Bromwich 1 Tottenham 2 Crystal Palace 1 Manchester United 2 Swansea 1 Sunday: Newcastle 1 Manchester City 2 Stoke 0 Liverpool 2 Monday: Aston Villa 0 Arsenal 3. .