The 1978 First Division Champions and League Cup winners Nottingham Forest line up with their trophies, together with members of the local police constabulary who were placed in charge of the cups by Forest Manager Brian Clough (front row, far left). Photo: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

We all know the possible narrative at this stage – Leicester City hold onto their six point lead at the top of the Premier League table over the next (...)

Jamie Vardy celebrates his wonder goal against Liverpool during the week, with Dejan Lovren’s face saying it all. Leicester meet Manchester City and Arsenal in their next two games but after that will play five of the current bottom seven. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

‘It gets closer. It gets ever harder.” Sam Allardyce said that. He said it with some exasperation on Tuesday night after his Sunderland side had made (...)

Bank of Ireland: The retreat in financial stocks around Europe saw the bank shares fall 3.5 per cent to €0.27. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

European shares fell sharply yesterday as disappointing economic data from the US further undermined sentiment already hurt by weak earnings updates. (...)

Google’s controversial £130 million 10-year deal with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on back taxes could be investigated by the European Commission following complaints. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA

British prime minister David Cameron has insisted he would be “very happy” for the European Commission to examine the UK’s controversial tax deal with(...)

Celtic’s new defender Erik Sviatchenko has signed a four and a half year deal at the SPL champions. Photograph: Getty Images

Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic have signed Denmark defender Erik Sviatchenko from Danish champions FC Midtjylland, the Glasgow club said on Sunda(...)

It is understood Stobart Air’s owners have been contemplating a sale for some time.

The main backers of the airline that operates Aer Lingus’s regional services are considering a sale to an investment fund in the new year. Stobart (...)

 Donald Trump:   his Scottish demotion does highlight another problem with state honours – the tendency for recipients to disgrace them. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

Even if Feargal Quinn’s Bill for a state honours system is accepted by all parties, he should surely think again about the award’s title. Yes, Gr(...)

Aberdeen Asset Management, Europe’s third-largest publicly traded money manager by market value, which invests about a quarter of its assets in developing markets, has seen funds under management fall about 13 per cent to £283.7 billion in the 12 months through September, according to a statement on Monday. (Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Aberdeen Asset Management reported £12.7 billion of net outflows in the fourth quarter as investors continued to pull money from the firm’s em(...)

Permanent TSB rose 4.94 per cent to €4.25 on the back of an interim management statement in which it said financial performance improved in the third quarter

European shares rose yesterday, supported by a weak euro but against the background of concerns for political stability in Portugal. DUBLIN Perman(...)

“The performance in Molde was way under our level and that is the most disappointing thing,” said Celtic manager Ronny Deila. Photograph:  Graham Stuart/Reuters

Ronny Deila is looking for Europa League redemption rather than revenge when Celtic host Molde this evening. A calamitous 3-1 defeat by the Norwegian (...)