Kieran Tripper’s first Spurs goal gave his side a 1-0 win against Watford. Photograph: EPA

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Watford 0 Tottenham moved up to second in the Premier League as Kieran Trippier’s second-half strike secured a 1-0 win over Wat(...)

A groundsman looks out across Carlisle United’s flooded Brunton Park pitch earlier this month. The ground plays host to Everton in the FA Cup. Photograph: PA

The FA Cup has been called many things over the decades and of late some of the descriptions have been derogatory. The general feeling that the cup ha(...)

Harry Redknapp is in the frame for the manager’s job at Slovenian league leaders NK Olimpija Ljubljana. Photograph: Getty

Slovenian league leaders NK Olimpija Ljubljana are trying to tempt Harry Redknapp to become their next head coach — a move made slightly less shocking(...)

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe with Harry Arter after the final whistle Photograph: Reuters/Toby Melville

Harry Arter drove Bournemouth to stunning 2-1 victory over Manchester United with “real dignity” following the death of his daughter, according to Edd(...)

Bournemouth striker Joshua King celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the  Premier League  match against  Manchester United at the Vitality Stadium. Photograph: Ian Kington/AFP/Getty Images

Bournemouth 2 Manchester United 1 Louis van Gaal has challenged Manchester United to win their next three matches to sustain their Premier League tit(...)

Tim Sherwood attempts to kick the match ball during his last game in charge of Aston Villa, against Swansea at Villa Park in the English Premier League, before being sacked by club owner Randy Lerner. Villa lost the match 1-2. Photograph: Scott Heavey/PA.

May Day 2010. Aston Villa awake this morning lying fifth in the Premier League. Villa are level on points with Tottenham, who are fourth. The goal (...)

Ballydoyle ridden by Joseph O’Brien on the way to winning the Breast Cancer Research Debutante Stakes. Photograph: PA

Ballydoyle continued her progression with a dominant victory in the Breast Cancer Research Debutante Stakes. The beautifully-bred Galileo filly was se(...)

Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football. Photograph: PA

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has announced his retirement from football. The former West Ham, Leeds and Manchester United central defen(...)

Thierry Henry is earning €5.6million as a football pundit on Sky Sports. Photograph: Getty

Oh, Thierry. It wasn’t meant to be this way. How did we get here? What happened? And is there a rewind button? Eight months into that giddily well-rem(...)

Aidan “Jacko” Smith at the Hawthorns where he is kitman with Premier League side West Bromwich Albion. “It can be a lot of hours,” he says. “But it’s great.”

Call it a sort of footballing fairytale and The Slipper fits quite nicely as a starting point. That, the pub in Glasnevin to be clear, is where Aid(...)