From the Back Pages, December 10: Football spot-fixing investigation: Blackburn’s DJ Campbell arrested

From the back pages
From the back pages

The Blackburn Rovers forward DJ Campbell is one of six people arrested in connection with a football spot-fixing investigation, his club have confirmed. Five people, including Campbell, have been bailed until 14 April, and a sixth is still being questioned, the National Crime Agency said. (The Guardian)

Roy Keane has reopened his bitter feud with Sir Alex Ferguson, describing the former Manchester United manager as a “massive ego” and insisting that Brian Clough was a better manager “without doubt”. (The Times)

Robin van Persie has insisted his strike partnership with Wayne Rooney can help transform Manchester United’s fortunes this season. (The Mirror)

ROBERTO MARTINEZ has warned Roy Hodgson next year’s World Cup may come too soon for his uncut diamond Ross Barkley. (The Express)

Real Madrid defender Pepe is not averse to protesting but he was upstaged by environmental pressure group Greenpeace on Monday night. The Portuguese international was sat alongside Carlo Ancelotti ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against FC Copenhagen when Greenpeace representatives interrupted their press conference to unfurl a banner protesting against oil drilling in the Arctic. (Daily Mail)

Alastair Cook’s future as the England captain is in deep jeopardy after two heavy defeats in the Ashes series. Once he could do little wrong, but Cook is now the struggling leader of an embattled team who are confronting a sporting disaster. (The Independent)

England’s only hope is to keep Mitchell Johnson quiet at the Waca. England need to demoralise Mitchell Johnson and the only way to do that is to dry up his wickets. (The Telegraph)