Wayne Rooney doesn’t give the impression he cherishes anybody’s shade. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Quite apart from the jaw-dropping audacity of the goal, and the electric charge it gave the World Cup on day two in Brazil last summer as the Netherl(...)

 Martin Keown of Arsenal goads Ruud Van Nistelrooy of Man Utd after Van Nistelrooy missed his penalty at Old Trafford in 2003. Photo:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

By an accident of scheduling the premiere of Sky Sports’ Invincibles documentary about Arsenal’s unbeaten 2003-04 title-winning season was broadcast i(...)

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(...)