Newcastle United caretaker manager John Carver celebrates after Newcastle United’s Argentinian midfielder Jonas Gutierrez scores during their Premier League match against West Ham United at St James Park. Photograph: AFP

It was “Squeaky Bum Tyne”, as one headline rather excellently put it yesterday ahead of Hull (and their Geordie manager) and Newcastle’s efforts to cl(...)

“It’s not nice and you feel like you’ve let people down . . . it is terrible to go through and you just have to accept it,” says Wolves striker Kevin Doyle, who has been relegated three times in his career. Photograph: Getty. 1:11

Preparing to leave Burnley’s Gawthorpe Hall training ground after another morning workout, Stephen Ward flashes a wide grin having shared a joke with (...)

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(...)

Liam Brady is reunited with his former manager and stereo repair man Giovanni Trapattoni. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sporting life is a funny old thing: the highs stratospheric, the lows subterranean. Take Bobby Zamora. Time was he was serenaded, to the tune of That’(...)

Vincent Hickey, chair of the SCSI Property and Facilities Management Professional Group with former soccer star Niall Quinn

Former Republic of Ireland soccer legend Niall Quinn was the star turn at the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland’s Property and Facility Managers (...)

Louis  FitzGerald’s Anglo loans were secured against well-known pubs, including The Stag’s Head and Kehoes  as well as the Arlington Hotel in Dublin. Photograph Joe St Leger

Louis FitzGerald, the publican and hotelier, has refinanced his empire with the support of Broadhaven Credit Partners and AIB. Mr FitzGerald’s busines(...)

Convicted rapist Ched Evans is training with Sheffield United having been released from prison. Photograph:  Jon Buckle/PA Wire.

Amazing sometimes how what looks to be a hopelessly knotted issue can be untangled with a single sentence out of the right mouth. Jessica Ennis-Hill d(...)

Assistant Republic of Ireland manager Roy Keane at a press conference at the  Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links, Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

Roy Keane believes Ireland must aim now to beat all of the team’s main qualification rivals in next year’s home games after Friday night’s defeat to S(...)

Robbie Keane of the Republic of Ireland applauds the crowd after the Euro  2016 Group D qualifier against Scotland  at Celtic Park. Photograph:   Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

Robbie Keane and Darron Gibson have been released from the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of the friendly against the USA. The captain, who was left (...)

Manchester City’s Sergio Agüero  after a missed chance against CSKA Moscow at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Manuel Pellegrini admitted having no answers as to why Manchester City cannot perform in the Champions League after the 2-1 defeat by CSKA Moscow that(...)