Kevin McGeever with a Hummer. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The swindles grew more audacious as he crossed continents, €70 million passing through Kevin McGeever’s nuanced hands as he seduced investors in Austr(...)

Burnley’s Ashley Barnes shows his dejection after a missed chance against Cardiff City, during the Sky Bet Championship match at Turf Moor. Photograph: PA

Burnley’s lead at the top of the Sky Bet Championship was cut to a solitary point after they drew a blank in a goalless draw with Cardiff at Turf Moor(...)

Northern Ireland’s Gareth McAuley (centre) concedes a penalty by fowling Wales’ Simon Church in the area. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

In many respects it was one of those international friendlies that confirmed what most people already suspected. While Michael O’Neill’s Northern Ire(...)

Stoke manager Mark Hughes. Photograph: Carl Recine/Reuters

Chelsea’s initial discussions aimed at securing a permanent successor to José Mourinho have led them to consider the credentials of Mark Hughes as ma(...)

 Ramires, a €23.7 million signing from Benfica in 2010, has started only seven Premier League matches this season. Photograph: Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images

The Chelsea midfielder Ramires is set to join the Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning and could be followed out of Stamford Bridge by French str(...)

Arsenal’s  manager Arsene Wenger: “The consistency of our results is very important. Therefore it was important to win on Saturday and not to break that belief.” Photograph:  Andy Rain/EPA

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal’s current run of form means they go to Liverpool with the right belief to maintain their place at the Premier League s(...)

 Chelsea interim manager Guus Hiddink congratulates players after their 3-1 win against Sunderland in the Premier League. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Guus Hiddink has addressed the full Chelsea squad for the first time and stressed that opportunities to win a competition this season and even climb i(...)

Lazar Markovic of Liverpool in action during a training session at Melwood Training Ground. The Serbian has signed a season-long loan deal with Fenerbache. Photograph: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool winger Lazar Markovic has signed a season-long loan deal at Fenerbahce. The 21-year-old Serbia international had been linked with a move to (...)

John Terry: Chelsea’s long-serving captain  struggled at Manchester City last weekend and was substituted  at half-time by manager Jose Mourinho. Photograph: Carl Recine/Livepic/Reuters

1 A test of City’s mettle: Manchester City’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea was a statement performance. The message was received loud and clear by José (...)

Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters has just one year left on Stoke contract. Photograph: PA.

Stoke City have rejected a bid of around €2 million for Republic of Ireland striker Jon Walters from Norwich City but it is possible that the 31-ye(...)