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 Ross McCrorie has twice tested positive for Covid-19. File photograph: Getty Images

Deja vu It was back in March that former Scotland under-21 captain Ross McCrorie tested positive for Covid-19 when he was on loan at Portsmouth from (...)

Arsenal’s Martin Keown taunts Manchester United’s Ruud van Nistelrooy after he missed a penalty given away by Keown in the final minutes of the game at Old Trafford on September 21st, 2003. Photograph: Paul Barker/AFP via Getty Images

Many clubs have struggled at Old Trafford in the Premier League era, but it’s perhaps surprising that Arsenal have such a poor record at the ground. F(...)

Seán O’Neill’s Down jersey and football boots, worn in the 1960 All-Ireland Senior Football final when they beat Kerry, and a football signed by the team, at the GAA Museum in Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Of all the many conversations I’ve had over the years about the rise of the 1960 Down team, one in particular stands out to this day. And it wasn’t wi(...)

Michael Thomas scores Arsenal’s second at Anfield in 1989. Photograph: Allsport/Getty

One of the most chilling political terms of the last century was “managed decline.” It was attributed to Geoffrey Howe, the Chancellor in the Conserva(...)

Theo Foley pictured during his time at Charlton   Athletic. Photograph: Express/Getty Images

Theo Foley, the Dublin born defender who played nine times for Ireland and later had a hand in one of the most memorable English title wins of modern (...)

 Wilfried Zaha: has been a major reason why Crystal Palace retained their Premier League status in recent seasons. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Ron Noades used to enjoy telling the story about the day a tearful Ian Wright pleaded with him to accept Arsenal’s offer for his star striker in Septe(...)

Packie Bonner directs his Celtic  team-mates during a game against Aberdeen in 1991. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Allsport

“Then the door opens and in walks Jock Stein.” For a moment Packie Bonner is back in the Ballyraine hotel in Letterkenny. It is May in 1978 and Bonne(...)

Arsène Wenger with the Premiership trophy after Arsenal’s unbeaten 2003/04 campaign. Photograph: PA

La Fin. And so the credits finally roll. Like reaching the end of some heaving biopic, it may take a while for Arsène Wenger to feel able to shake him(...)

Pep Guardiola is routinely venerated as the best manager of his generation. Photograph: Getty Images

You won. Fine. Now win again. Win better. Even in a moment of triumph, with his beautifully engineered seventh domestic title safely stowed away, it i(...)

 England coach Eddie Jones reckons the next 12 arduous months will effectively determine whether his team win next year’s World Cup in Japan. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Rarely has an England rugby squad enjoyed a briefer new year honeymoon than they have been permitted in 2018. Not that Eddie Jones cared about the hea(...)

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