Copies of the Daily Mirror newspaper move along the production line at the Trinity Mirror   print plant in Watford, UK. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Trinity Mirror has publicly apologised for phone hacking and said civil claims will cost the company millions more than first thought. The owner of th(...)

Gareth Bale has fallen from grace as Real Madrid go through a sticky patch since the start of the year. Photograph: Reuters.

A strange thing has been happening recently at Real Madrid, who have started 2015 with only five wins in nine games. Considering they had won the pre(...)

Gerrard is also only ever going to find himself suffering a crick in the neck gazing up at the Olympian pedigree of those who had the good fortune to play in the glory years. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Farewell then, Steven Gerrard. It has been emotional – not to mention glorious, thrilling and, by the end of a 16-year Liverpool career of operatic hi(...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)

 Manchester City’s deal to keep Frank Lampard until the end of the season has been condemned by supporters of New York City FC. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed he could understand the frustration of New York City supporters after his victory in the fight for F(...)

Los Angeles Galaxy’s  Robbie Keane issues instructions to a teammate as Jermaine Jones of the New England Revolution looks on during the MLS Cup. Photograph: Getty Images  1:06

Robbie Keane has hitched up his shorts like Fabien Barthez and you can see the black kinesio tape on his hamstrings. He glugs down half a bottle of wa(...)

Robbie Keane  was named the league’s Most Valuable Player ahead of Sunday’s final with New England Revolution.   Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

To understand exactly why the Los Angeles Galaxy fans are so smitten by Robbie Keane we must turn the clock back to last year’s World Cup qualifier ag(...)

Landon Donovan played 17 English Premier League games during two spells on loan with Everton. Photograph: Getty.

The most important American soccer player of all time failed to make it during two separate stints in the Bundesliga and managed a mere 17 appearances(...)

Paul Kimmage began work on Brian O’Driscoll’s autobiography only to past the work onto Mark English, who ghosted The Test. Photograph: Inpho.
The game of sports ghostwriting
  • Sport
  • November 1, 2014, 01:00

Hunter Davies published the authorised biography of the Beatles in 1968 and the football classic, The Glory Game. He’s also ghosted a few football boo(...)

Dorinel Adrian Tecuceanu, George Csog and Edy Stavarache

It’s 2014, and teenage fashion is a mad, bad world. How do Irish teenagers survive it? With remarkable expertise, it seems. We walked around Henry (...)