Paul Ince

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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(...)

This article first appeared in Eight By Eight Magazine in March 2014. Last October (2013), 500 journalists attended the Institute of Directors (...)

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: Raheem is a real catalyst and talisman for this team.  Photo:  Martin Rickett/PA

Brendan Rodgers believes Raheem Sterling will not be tempted to follow Luis Suarez out of Liverpool despite conceding the club have “come off the pat(...)

 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers looks after defeat at Old Trafford. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Brendan Rodgers says there is no unrest inside the Liverpool dressing room despite the club’s miserable campaign.Liverpool head to Bournemouth, the Ch(...)

Back at the start of the new Premier League season, the BBC produced a documentary called Match of the Day at 50 which brought back truckloads of memo(...)

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