England’s Ray Wilkins is challenged for the ball by Belgium’s Walter Meeuws during their Group Two match. Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

The year was 1980 and football hooliganism was at its height in England. Firms intent on wreaking havoc on the terraces and outside the ground were t(...)

Leicester  director of rugby Richard Cockerill: “I would much rather not play like Kevin Keegan’s Newcastle and just score one more than the others.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Richard Cockerill, the director of rugby who has seen Leicester through a variety of different playing styles over the years, makes no apology for th(...)

Ulster Bank headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ulster Bank has agreed a pay deal with staff that will involve average increases of close to 2 per cent for employees both sides of the Border. The (...)

Newcastle United left back Paul Dummett scores the late equaliser in the Premier League game against Manchester United at   St James’ Park. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Newcastle United 3 Manchester United 3 There were moments when he looked slightly smug. At other times he seemed deeply frustrated and, occasionally,(...)

Since 2012 Argentina have built pace and creativity into their game plan. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

When all is said and done at this World Cup, the All Blacks will say a little thank you to Ireland for beating France in their final Pool D clash. (...)

‘I don’t think I ever once opened a gear bag in a dressing-room that didn’t have everything I needed perfectly packed inside.’

One night last week, I tried to figure out how many matches my mother saw me play as a child. I know it was less than 10. It may even have been few(...)

 Danny Ings looks on during the England Under-21 Training Session on Monday in Olomouc, Czech Republic. Photograph: 	Michael Regan/Getty Images

Danny Ings is wary of taking a historically significant Liverpool shirt number and insists he must earn the right to wear one of those worn by Anfield(...)

Newcastle fans vent their frustration as the club battles relegation having lost eight league games in a row under caretaker manager John Carver. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire.

In the corner shops of Tyneside, Thursday’s Newcastle Evening Chronicle brought a story from the vaults. It concerned May 7th, 1955, and Jackie Milbur(...)

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(...)

The bank received £15.3 billion of bailouts during the financial crisis via its parent Royal Bank of Scotland.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Ulster Bank has agreed a two-year pay deal for staff which will see workers get their first pay rise in over three years.The bank, which returned to p(...)