Paul Ince

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Royal Antwerp’s Didier Lamkel Ze turned up for training in the shirt of their biggest rivals - Anderlecht. Photograph: Getty Images

Apology of the Week That would be the one issued by Antwerp’s Cameroonian striker Didier Lamkel Zé. “I sincerely apologise to the club and Antwerp s(...)

Gérard Houllier, pictured in 2003, has died aged 73. Photograph: PA

Gérard Houllier, who has died aged 73 after a heart operation, was one of the first foreign football managers to make an impact in England, chiefly th(...)

World Cup, Stadio Sant’Elia, Cagliari, Italy,  1990. Ireland’s  Kevin Sheedy scores a vital goal. File photograph: Inpho

1. June 11th, 1990 World Cup (Cagliari) Republic of Ireland 1 (Kevin Sheedy, 73) England 1 (Gary Lineker, 9). You might remember this one. Of all pe(...)

Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba of Manchester United during their Premier League match against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday. Photograph: Mark Leech/Offside via Getty Images

Manchester United have suffered quite a few sickening reverses in the post-Alex Ferguson era, but few of them boasted the elegant comic structure of t(...)

Ole Gunnar  Solskjaer: faces major challenge of reshaping his squad during the summer. Photograph: Ian Hodgson/PA

As a chastened Manchester United turn back to the Premier League, where their aim of securing a top-four finish will be tested by the visits of Manche(...)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon prior to him asking for the  Scottish Cup trophy to be removed during a press conference at Lennoxtown ahead of the semi-final against Aberdeen at Hampden Park. Photograph:  Steve Welsh/William Hill/PA Wire

Neil Lennon on being asked before his team’s cup semi-final against Aberdeen on Sunday about his ‘Hampden Hoodoo’, him having lost cup games there as (...)

England fans in Amsterdam. Photograph: Reuters

Can a couple of football matches provide evidence that England in the 21st century is a better nation than the Daily Mail would have us believe? In Am(...)

Gary McAllister sees his penalty saved by David Seaman. Photograph: Getty

Euro 1996: Scotland 0 England 2 June 15th, 1996 The 1996 European Championships ended in predictable hearbreak for England but for a while things(...)

Paul Ince wonders about an emerging generation who, he feels, are so coached in specialist roles that they fail to develop into the more rounded midfielders. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paul Ince spent two years at the start of his career playing for West Ham alongside Liam Brady, who was approaching the end of his. Having arrived int(...)

It is clear that referee Alan Wilkie’s regulation Umbro shorts are at least two inches too short, as if they have shrunk in the machine. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/AllSport

The infamous three minutes of footage from what should have been another poxy and soon-forgotten 1-1 English league match is like the Zapruder film of(...)

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