There’s a few uncomplimentary nicknames for Carling, nee League Cup, but for Accrington Stanley — having returned to the Football League after 4 + decades in the semi-pro wilderness, there’s nothing Worthless about tonight’s 1-0 defeat of Nottingham Forest.

Birmingham’s Steve Johnson has apologized after his mini-tantrum upon being substituted during Saturday’s win over Crystal Palace. Alex Rodriguez suggests that maybe Johnson is working his way thorugh an injury no one knows about.

Bolton are said to be bringing Nicolas Anelka back to the Premiership
. The French striker will soon have played for as many teams as Jimmy Jackson, though instead of Toni Braxton being the catalyst for a nomadic career, Nick had to settle for Arsene Wegner.