Soldiers of the 5th London Rifle Brigade with German Saxon regimental troops at Ploegsteert Wood during the Christmas Truce of the first World War in  December 1914. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Football may well have potential as a ‘universal language’ – certainly Uefa like to think so

 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers during the 3-0 Barclays Premier League defeat to   Manchester United   at Old Trafford.  Photogreaph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Liverpool’s manager has no time to feel sorry for himself – not when his team needs leadership

Los Angeles Galaxy’s  Robbie Keane issues instructions to a teammate as Jermaine Jones of the New England Revolution looks on during the MLS Cup. Photograph: Getty Images

Discarded by Liverpool and then Spurs, Keane was left with no good options in English football

Luis Suarez: “Baby Football in Uruguay is physical and it’s aggressive.” Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Luis Suarez and Sergio Aguero offer accounts of how young talent develops

Robbie Keane (centre)  of the Los Angeles Galaxy celebrates after scoring a first half goal against Real Salt Lake in the second leg of the Western Conference semi-finals at StubHub Center on November 9th, 2014, in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images

Ken Early meets the MVP of MLS ahead of the LA Galaxy’s final clash with New England Revolution

Steven Gerrard applauds the Liverpool fans as he warms up at Anfield during Saturday’s match with Stoke City. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

As Brendan Rodgers struggles for clarity , Gerrard is the least of his problems

 John Delaney: “I now understand that while I was travelling and uncontactable there was some confusion through a third party around the background of a video which appeared and where it happened which led to misunderstanding.”

Did John Delaney lie in an effort to cover up a story he feared would cause him embarrassment?

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal (centre) at the Emirates Stadium. “ Van Gaal’s new style looked more like Italian football – let the others play, then kill them on the counter.” Photo: Mike Egerton/PA

New book shows how the former Dutch boss’s ideas on the game have evolved

Rangers manager Ally McCoist:  target of abuse from unhappy supporters. Photograph: Getty Images.

Angry men, quiet children, apologetic players: everyone’s in a bad mood at Rangers

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