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

Jose Mourinho has seen his Chelsea side undefeated for 23 matches in all competitions. Photograph: Reuters.

The pursuit of perfection can feel like a hopeless dream in football. Last week a hush descended upon the Etihad Stadium as Bayern Munich produced (...)

Last week, Raheem Sterling talked himself out of the England starting XI by telling Roy Hodgson that he was tired. The reaction of one former England (...)

Guus Hiddink: “It is wonderful that I can oversee my own succession. In this way the football vision for the Dutch team in the long term can be guaranteed.”

Guus Hiddink has been announced as the next coach the the Netherlands and will take charge of the national team at the end of the World Cup, re(...)

 Guus Hiddink

Guus Hiddink says he is line to take over from Louis van Gaal as coach of the Netherlands after the World Cup. The former Chelsea and Re(...)

 Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie: footballers enjoy a special pension scheme under which they are allowed to save up to €5,000 tax-free per month. Photograph: Reuters

Prostitutes in the Netherlands have begun lobbying for the same special pension rights as big-name Dutch footballers – stars such as Robin van Persie,(...)

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates with  Robin van Persie following the presentation of the Premier League trophy at Old Trafford yesterday

Yesterday was the second time in Wayne Rooney’s life that he’s been on the outside looking in as Manchester United celebrated winning a Premier(...)