Alexis Sánchez of Arsenal takes on Dani Alves of Barcelona during their Champions League clash which Barca won 2-0: “What surprised was the level of Barcelona’s superiority.” Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

It was a German managed by a French man but it said something stereotypical about English football: Arsenal versus Barcelona on Tuesday night and as t(...)

A central defender is born. The tackle on Arsenal’s Nicklas Bendtne (left) by Javier Mascherano. The rest is history. Photograph: Getty Images

Javier Mascherano has a confession to make: Nicklas Bendtner changed his life. It was March 2011, the Argentinian’s first season at the Camp Nou, and (...)

Like the GAA with Croke Park, clubs around the country have invested in facilities and would like to be able to earn some return on them. Photograph: 	Inpho

The history of GAA sticking plasters is not encouraging. Remedies dreamed up or kept in place in order to palliate some necessary reform have a habit (...)

Liverpool fans walked out in the 77th minute as a protest over an increase in ticket prices at Anfield. Photograph: EPA

The Football Supporters’ Federation will discuss organising a widespread walkout of Premier League matches with supporters’ groups in response to the (...)

Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis has said the door will always be open for new Valencia head coach Gary Neville. Photograph: Getty

Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis has said the “door will always be open” to Gary Neville following his decision to leave his duties with th(...)

Chelsea’s John Terry has said he will happily take criticism off the chin from former pros, but not from the likes of Robbie Savage. Photograph: Getty

John Terry has hit back at Robbie Savage’s criticism of his form for Chelsea, claiming the BBC pundit is not qualified to pass judgment. Terry, 35, ha(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts in the weekend’s match against Southampton at Anfield. Photograph: EPA

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool are ahead of where he expected them to be as he aims for a first win in his fourth match in charge. The German must hav(...)

Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan dejected after losing his UFC fight against  Louis Smolka. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paddy “The Hooligan” Holohan could teach us all how to deal with sporting setbacks, and gawd almighty we’ve had our fair share of late, the final stra(...)

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho feels that there is an inherent “culture of vultures” in modern football. Photo: Tony O’Reilly/Reuters

Here we are then, José Mourinho and your correspondent, ensconced in the “penthouse” suite in Harrods. Before you ask: oh yeah, all the time. (...)

 Brendan Rodgers looks dejected during his final game as Liverpool manager. Photograph: Lee Smith/Reuters

It was the quarterback Peyton Manning who once declared that “pressure is something you feel when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing”. If that(...)