Martin Keown

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Après Match: Gary Cooke, Barry Murphy and Risteard Cooper. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

His lunch mates consider diving for cover when Risteard Cooper launches into his Shane Horgan impression, the hand movements so violent everyone at th(...)

 Arsene Wenger during his team’s defeat in the Europa League in Madrid on Thursday night. Phtoograph: PA

Arsene Wenger admits he is “very, very sad” to be leaving Arsenal on the back of a Europa League semi-final defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid. T(...)

Arsene Wenger of Arsenal argues with Alex Ferguson of Manchester United during a clash in 2004. Photo: Clive Mason/Getty Images

The Premier League is the richest league in the world but money cannot buy hate. English football is crying out for an immense, sprawling rivalry betw(...)

Everton’s Imre Varadi wheels away in celebration after beating Liverpool goalkeeper Ray Clemence to put Everton 2-0 up in their 1981 FA Cup fourth round tie at Goodison Park. Photograph: Bob Thomas/Getty Images

My first experience of a Merseyside derby was also my first win over Liverpool – the FA Cup fourth round tie of January 1981 – but it is remembered fo(...)

 Sam Allardyce  arriving at Goodison Park for  the Premier League match between Everton and West Ham United on November 29th. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

This is a public health warning: some of you should remove any sharp implements nearby because what follows is a defence of Sam Allardyce, football ma(...)

Mesut Özil of Arsenal looks dejected during the Premier League match against  Crystal Palace. Photograph:  Clive Rose/Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has become accustomed to putting on his best front for the pre-match media fandango. Given the volatile climate he arrives, straight bat(...)

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Tottenham may be the favourites for Sunday’s derby but insists there is no power shift taking place between the fierce north London rivals. Photograph: PA

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger admits Tottenham may be the favourites for Sunday’s derby but insists there is no power shift taking place between the fier(...)

 Arsene Wenger  shakes hands with striker Alexis Sanchez  at Arsenal’s London Colney training ground  ahead of their Champions League last  16 second leg  tie against Bayern Munich.  Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

Arsène Wenger is calling for Arsenal to come out feeling lucid rage against Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight. The Germans won handsomely (...)

Arséne Wenger: he has said he will decide his future as Arsenal manager in March or April. Photograph: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Mentally very jaded? Not Arséne Wenger, apparently. The manager did his utmost on Friday to suggest that his description of his players’ mindset duri(...)

France’s Antoine Griezmann, center, celebrates with his team-mate Olivier Giroud and Moussa Sissoko after scoring his side’s second goal against Germany. Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP Photo

Well, that was a treat. While it was highly lovely seeing the little teams do their plucky thing, this here encounter was a case of: now we’re whistli(...)

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