New stadia, like The Emirates above, have helped transform England’s football tradition from a national embarrassment to an international phenomenon. Photograph: Ian Kington/Getty Images

(...) century on, what happened at Hillsborough still pricks at the conscience of English society: there is no(...)

‘The fact that a host of former Americanisms are now deemed respectable makes this situation no less horrible.’ Photograph: Getty Images

(...) unrecognisable to the one spoken today. Anglo-Saxon sounded as much like English as English sounds like a tractor(...)

John Terry has signed a new contract with Chelsea until the end of the 2015/16 Premier League season. Photograph:  Eddie Keogh/Reuters/Livepic

John Terry has signed a one-year contract extension at Chelsea, committing to the Premier League leaders until the end of next season.The Blues announ(...)

Stephen Ward: played for Bohemians in the League of Ireland after finishing with Home Farm. He later moved to Wolves. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho 1:18

(...).Considering soccer is the most played sport around the country, it is quite remarkable that Home Farm, Belvedere(...)

Southampton have announced that England goalkeeper Fraser Forster will miss the rest of the season after “successful surgery” on his left knee. Photograph: John Walton/PA

(...) since his transfer last summer, earning a place in the English squad which now looks set to be filled by(...)

Martin Skrtel’s appeal against an FA violent conduct charge for stamping on Manchester United ’keeper David de Gea has been rejected. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has failed in his bid to overturn a three-match suspension for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.(...)

Uefa president Michel Platini has backed Greg Dyke’s proposals to increase the number of home-grown players in club squads. Photograph: Reuters

(...) as Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho may not be giving young English players a chance.Platini, speaking(...)

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a charge of violent conduct after he stamped on David De Gea during Manchester United’s 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has denied a Football Association charge of violent conduct for standing on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea(...)

Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard is shown the red card by referee Martin Atkinson. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

A list of Steven Gerrard’s red cards reveals a player whose rare flashes of indiscipline almost always come in the most heated circumstances. Seven t(...)

Manchester United’s Phil Jones  celebrates the victory over Liverpool at Anfield. Photo: Photo:  Alex Livesey/Getty

Manchester United’s Phil Jones has claimed he and Chris Smalling have silenced their critics following the pair’s impressive displays in the recent w(...)