Financial benefits could see artificial pitches replace grass surfaces
They were banned in 1988 because they were accused of causing injury and lowering the standard of football being played on them, but could artificial pitches be making a comeback to English football?
If some Football League clubs get their own way, this could be the case. Wycombe Wanderers and Accrington Stanley are two clubs keen to introduce new measures in a bid to cut costs and increase revenue.
Ferguson recently celebrated 25 years at Old Trafford
Amid the controversy of Sepp Blatter's comments about racism over the last few days, Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has spoken of his shock at racism in top flight football.
The Scottish manager, who recently celebrated twenty-five years at Old Trafford, says he cannot believe race rows still occur in the Premier League.
As Gameweek nine of the 2011/2012 Premier League season comes to an end, it's time to look at the stand-out performers based on their 'Fantasy Football' value.
Whether you compete against your friends on the official Premier League
game or have a work league on The Sun's
website, the majority of football fans across the country will raise a cheeky smile when their 'Fantasy Captain' bags a hat-trick or when their best mate's goalkeeper lets in a 95th minute howler...