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Sean Dyche: the Burnley manager believes in structure and work, values and intelligence and has led his club to lofty heights. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

“I’m not a fashion item.” So said Sean Dyche. He said it this month four years ago when Burnley had just beaten Barnsley 1-0 to end a run of six game(...)

Marco Silva’s Watford have enjoyed a very good start, but not much more than that so far. Photograph: Reuters

Ambitious, astute, broodingly handsome, compared, inevitably, to Jose Mourinho: Portugal’s latest managerial tyro is, according to a report in these p(...)

When the doors fold back the garden comes into this Clontarf house.

After two failed attempts at securing planning permission for a house on this site in Clontarf, Dublin 3, the developer-owner sold the plot. It was su(...)

Wilfried Zaha celebrates his 97th minute equaliser for Crystal Palace. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Crystal Palace 2 West Ham United 2 Slaven Bilic’s do-or-die week ended in disappointment as Wilfried Zaha’s 97th-minute equaliser earned Crystal Pa(...)

People wave Catalan independence flags at a demonstration in Barcelona on Saturday. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

If the EU tries to stop its constituent economies going global, I surmise from working trips to Milan and Amsterdam that it is terrible at it. These c(...)

Under pressure: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

With 20 minutes remaining at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, thoughts ticked back to two years ago. Chelsea were also defending champions then, had a ma(...)

Ireland manager Martin O’Neill agreed a new deal to stay on as manager until the 2020 European Championships. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There have been many cases in Irish sport of managers getting new contracts just before things went wrong at a major tournament in a way that made it (...)

Jamie Vardy could return to the Leicester City team for the Saturday evening trip to play Manchester United. Photograph:   Scott Heppell/PA Wire

SATURDAY (3.0 unless stated) Bournemouth (16) v Man City (5), 12.30pm - Sky Sports Main Event & Premier League Jermain Defoe could retain his p(...)

Pep Guardiola gestures during the  match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, on May 13th, 2017. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/AFP/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has admitted Barcelona and Bayern Munich would have sacked him if he had achieved similar results to those of his disappointing first se(...)

Despite his acknowledgement of Derry’s many problems in 1961,  the place enters Nairn’s imagination, describing it as “one of the most unexpected and paradoxical of our cities. For every hundred Englishmen who know York and Chester, how many know Derry?” Photograph: Getty Images

When the renowned architecture writer and broadcaster Ian Nairn visited Derry more than 50 years ago, the title of his essay was both concise and refl(...)

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