Jeff Stelling

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Mikel Arteta: the fact that Arsenal’s manager can speak to his international players in their own language is not necessarily a plus for BT pundit Martin Keown.  Photograph: Paul Childs/EPA

It might seem like the last Premier League season only ended eight days ago, but it was in fact a whole 48, making the wait for the new one seem a tou(...)

Fantasy football is a PacMan, chomping away at the finite number of dots of leisure time you are able to box off from the regular world.

Scenes from a car journey on a random Saturday between now and next May. We will be out for a drive in the mid-afternoon, the three of us heading some(...)

 Lionel Messi is the type of player who comes along every 50 or 100 years, according to Marco van Basten. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Is Messi real? Arsene Wenger (2010) - “Messi is like a PlayStation player.” Luis Enrique (2014) - “He does things in training that I haven’t even see(...)

Manchester United’s late swoop for Nigerian international striker Odion Ighalo was the most striking move of a quiet transfer deadline day. Photograph: Getty Images

Quote of the week “One game we have players A, B and C out and the next we are without D, E and F. It’s like when you pull a blanket up and your feet(...)

Tommy Bowe, Peter Stringer and Donncha O’Callaghan at Thomond Park: Peter fella presumably left with the mother of all cricks in his neck. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The new rugby season has started and, by all accounts, taking into consideration Six Nations and World Cup matters, as well as the club stuff, it won’(...)

Des Lynam, from Ennis, Co Clare, presented Grandstand on BBC from 1979 to 1991. Photo: BBC

Strange things happen at night on Twitter. Sadly for the world, that includes executive announcements by the commander-in-chief of the United States. (...)

 Pep Guardiola:  delivered a series of abrupt interviews after  10-man Manchester City side ground out a fractious win over Burnley. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire.

The FA Cup arrives like the cavalry at the weekend to interrupt an engrossing title race and temporarily shelve Pep Guardiola’s rhetorical question ab(...)

Harry Arter in action in the internatonal friendly against England’s Jamie Vardy   at the Aviva Stadium in June 2015. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

A week ago everybody, it seems, was laughing at Jeff Stelling and Paul Merson wondering aloud on Sky Sports what possible reason there could be for H(...)

Jamie Vardy: ‘No one gave us a chance at the start of the season. Everyone said we were relegation fodder.’ Photograph: Afp

Occasionally, as Leicester forced their way into the Champions League places during the autumn, it appeared none of this could be happening by design.(...)

Graeme Souness is receiving treatment near his home in Dorset. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Former Liverpool player and manager Graeme Souness was taken into hospital on Friday. The 62-year-old, who also played with distinction for the Reds, (...)

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