Leicester City’s Matty James and Aston Villa’s Ciaran Clark have to be seperated before both being sent off during the Barclays Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Aston Villa’s total fines for poor discipline this season have topped €130,000 after the Premier League club were punished for a fracas against Leice(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane and Sheffield United’s Louis Reed battle for the ball during the Capital One Cup Semi Final, First Leg at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Tottenham pair Jan Vertonghen and Andros Townsend admitted they were given a tough test by underdogs Sheffield United in their Capital One Cup semi-fi(...)

Tottenham’s Andros Townsend fires a penalty kick past Sheffield United goalkeeper Mark Howard during the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final at White Hart Lane. Photograph:  Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Sheffield United 0On a cold, frantic, often rather fretful night, Tottenham drew enough sting from a room-temperature performance (...)

Dublin index heavyweight CRH added 1.17 per cent to close at €19.83

European markets rose as oil company gains helped to counterbalance a sharp fall in Swiss equities sparked by the country’s national bank decision to(...)

 Aiden McGeady of Everton is suspended for the meeting with West Brom on Monday night. Photograph:   Julian Finney/Getty Images
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Aston Villa (13) v Liverpool (8) New signing Carles Gil goes straight into the Aston Villa squad after signing from Valencia this week. Fabian Delph a(...)

 Jermain Defoe says   ‘can’t wait’ to start scoring for Sunderland after his move from Toronto FC. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Sunderland have completed the signing of Jermain Defoe from Toronto FC with Jozy Altidore heading in the opposite direction.The Black Cats have confir(...)

 Archway Sheet Metal Works, next to the North Stand of White Hart Lane in Tottenham, is the business which is standing in the way of Tottenham Hotspur’s £400 million stadium redevelopment plans, having launched a High Court battle to stay put. (Photograph: Phil Cole/PA Wire)

A local business standing in the way of Tottenham Hotspur’s £400m stadium redevelopment plans has launched a high court battle to stay put.It was agre(...)

Alexis Sanchez scored the second for  Arsenal  against Hull City   at the Emirates Stadium. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett / Reuters

Arsenal 2 Hull City 0When his number finally went up, the Emirates Stadium rose as one. There were 84 minutes on the clock when Alexis Sánchez was per(...)

 Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has   announced he is to leave his boyhood club at the end of the season. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Steven Gerrard’s announcement this morning that he is to leave Liverpool at the end of the season was timed to spare Brendan Rodgers and the club int(...)

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