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# Benched

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England drop 'disappointed' George Ford to bench for Australia quarter-final
Eddie Jones has sprung a big surprise by bringing Henry Slade into the team at outside centre.
Emery refuses to guarantee Ozil's Arsenal future after Spurs reverse
The playmaker was once more forced to watch from afar as the Gunners crashed out of the Carabao Cup.
'He has the potential to be a fantastic player': Mourinho challenges Pogba to improve mentality
Manchester United beat Fulham 4-1 with Paul Pogba an unused substitute but Jose Mourinho will give him his chance against Valencia.
Mbappe and Rabiot dropped by PSG due to discipline issue
The France international pair were punished by head coach Thomas Tuchel as they failed to show for a team briefing on time.
'We’ve got a lot of world-class players in our back three' - Zebo misses out
The experienced fullback has missed out on a start for the clash with Racing 92.
Valverde defends decision to drop Coutinho as Barca equal club record
Andres Iniesta started ahead of the Brazil international for the Catalan side’s 2-0 victory over Eibar.
'He must be fuming not to be brought on' - Keane reckons it's end of Man Utd road for Rooney
The club’s record goalscorer was once again overlooked last night.
'I won't quit' - Wayne Rooney defiant after England axe
Rooney won’t be in the starting line-up for England’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Tuesday.
Club then country as Rooney dropped to bench for England's World Cup qualifier
Jordan Henderson will captain Gareth Southgate’s side tomorrow evening.
Mourinho makes his first big call as Man Utd manager by dropping Wayne Rooney
The England international has to make do with a place on the bench.
After on-pitch row during Champions League tie, Jose Mourinho drops Diego Costa
The pair clashed during Chelsea’s European tie with Maccabi Tel Aviv last Tuesday.
Louis van Gaal drops Dutch duo Memphis and Blind for Man United's game at Everton
Seamus Coleman, meanwhile, starts for the hosts.
The beginning of the end? Mourinho says Terry's half-time withdrawal was purely tactical
It was the first time Mourinho subbed his captain in a Premier League game.
Balotelli set for substitute's role as Brendan Rodgers admits formation doesn't suit him
Italian striker is available for today’s clash with Burnley but is likely to start from the bench.
Irish judges are among the best paid in Europe
A judge at the beginning of their career can expect to take home €122,512.
RG3 rested for remainder of NFL season
Time for Kirk Cousins to step up again.
'Show up and shut up' - the story of a government backbencher
In a rousing speech at the MacGill Summer School today Eoghan Murphy called for a loosening of the whip system to allow TDs to better represent their constituents.
Tim Tebow set for Florida return as Jacksonville Jaguars prowl
The rarely used quarter-back and former demi-god could be on his way out of the New York Jets.
Collision course: Hughes to reprimand Macheda for Twitter outburst
‘Perhaps he has broken a watch or dropped his phone’ said Mark Hughes when posed with the grievances of his striker.
Shay Given sits out Ireland squad training at Malahide
Aston Villa shot-stopper takes it easy at Malahide but is not an injury concern ahead of Estonia showdown