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# benched - Thursday 17 October, 2019

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.

# benched - Thursday 20 December, 2018

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.

# benched - Saturday 8 December, 2018

'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.

# benched - Sunday 28 October, 2018

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.

# benched - Saturday 21 April, 2018

'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.

# benched - Sunday 18 February, 2018

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.

# benched - Friday 21 April, 2017

'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.

# benched - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

'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.

# benched - Monday 10 October, 2016

Club then country as Rooney dropped to bench for England's World Cup qualifier

Jordan Henderson will captain Gareth Southgate’s side tomorrow evening.

# benched - Saturday 24 September, 2016

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.

# benched - Sunday 29 November, 2015

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.

# benched - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Louis van Gaal drops Dutch duo Memphis and Blind for Man United's game at Everton

Seamus Coleman, meanwhile, starts for the hosts.

# benched - Sunday 16 August, 2015

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.

# benched - Friday 26 December, 2014

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.

# benched - Friday 10 October, 2014

From Irish judges are among the best paid in Europe Approach 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.

# benched - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

RG3 rested for remainder of NFL season

Time for Kirk Cousins to step up again.

# benched - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From 'Show up and shut up' - the story of a government backbencher Benched

'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.

# benched - Sunday 23 December, 2012

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.

# benched - Sunday 4 March, 2012

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.

# benched - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

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