Paul Ince wonders about an emerging generation who, he feels, are so coached in specialist roles that they fail to develop into the more rounded midfielders. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul Ince spent two years at the start of his career playing for West Ham alongside Liam Brady, who was approaching the end of his. Having arrived int(...)

It is clear that referee Alan Wilkie’s regulation Umbro shorts are at least two inches too short, as if they have shrunk in the machine. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/AllSport

The infamous three minutes of footage from what should have been another poxy and soon-forgotten 1-1 English league match is like the Zapruder film of(...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: Raheem is a real catalyst and talisman for this team.  Photo:  Martin Rickett/PA

Brendan Rodgers believes Raheem Sterling will not be tempted to follow Luis Suarez out of Liverpool despite conceding the club have “come off the pat(...)

 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers looks after defeat at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Brendan Rodgers says there is no unrest inside the Liverpool dressing room despite the club’s miserable campaign.Liverpool head to Bournemouth, the Ch(...)

Back at the start of the new Premier League season, the BBC produced a documentary called Match of the Day at 50 which brought back truckloads of memo(...)

Huddersfield Town manager Chris Powell, one of only two black football managers in the top four English divisions, celebrates with fans  Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Gordon Taylor claims “there is a hidden racism which holds clubs back” with the appointment of black and ethnic minority managers. English football’s (...)

Manager of Charlton Athletic Chris Powell and Andy Hughes celebrate after winning the Budweiser FA Cup Fifth Round match between Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic at Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, last month. Photograph:  Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

At the first league game I attended in England, in 1984, a banana landed at the feet of the West Ham United winger Bobby Barnes. Bobby Barnes, (...)

Alan Pardew received the toughest managerial punishment in Premier League history yesterday but still emerged from a English Football(...)

Alan Pardew clashes with David Meyler during the Premier League match between Hull City and Newcastle United on March 1st. Photograph: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Alan Pardew will learn today whether he will face a stadium ban for headbutting Hull’s Irish international midfielder David Meyler. The(...)