Frank Skinner: ‘Looking back at the New Lad thing is fascinating for me’

When Chris Collins left his home in Birmingham’s Irish Catholic enclave in the mid-1970s to study English literature, he could scarcely have imagin(...)

Republic of Ireland under-21 midfielder Jack Grealish has signed a new deal at Aston Villa that will keep him at the Birmingham club until June 2018. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA

Aston Villa have tied young Republic of Ireland under-21 midfielder Jack Grealish down to a new long-term contract that will keep him at the Birmingha(...)

Aston Villa’s  Jack Grealish in action against  Manchester City’s Frank Lampard  during last weekend’s  Premier League match at Villa Park.  Photograpgh: Nick Potts/PA

Aston Villa starlet Jack Grealish has been withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland’s under-21 squad for Thursday’s friendly international away to Norwa(...)

Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling (centre) has been called up by England ahead of the meeting with Poland on  Saturday. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Liverpool wide-man Raheem Sterling has been called into the England squad for Tuesday’s all-important World Cup qualifier with Poland at Wembley.Manag(...)

Adnan Januzaj of Manchester United has become the centre of a debate over the naturalising of players for international football. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Jack Wilshere has reiterated his opinion that naturalised players should not be picked by England, but has insisted that he was not specifically refer(...)

The Football Association has confirmed they will not be renewing Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce’s contract when it expires at the end of this month. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

England Under-21s are looking for a new manager after Stuart Pearce was informed he will not be kept on. In his six years at the helm, the former inte(...)