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(...)

Jack Charlton and Billy Bremner having breakfast in bed after securing the FA Cup the day before. Photo: Varley Picture Agency

Big Jack was unimpressed. “What the fook you doing ’ere?” he said. It was a question, possibly, though in the moment it felt like an accusation. “Eh,(...)

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp: His team essentially updates the principles of Paisley’s best side.  Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

Statistically, this is likely to be Liverpool’s greatest league season, which for a club with 18 championships is no small achievement. The only seaso(...)

Peter Beardsley has been suspended from all football-related activity until April 29th  for breaches of English Football Association rules, the governing body has announced. Photograph:   Mike Egerton/PA Wire

The former England striker Peter Beardsley has been banned from football for 32 weeks after being found guilty of three charges of racially abusing bl(...)

‘King’ Kenny Dalglish, still fondly remembered on the Kop at Anfield. However my childhood dreams of one day sharing a  pitch at Liverpool with him soon evaporated.  Alex Livesey /Getty Images

Kenny Dalglish was born on the fourth of March, 1951. I know this without needing to look it up. As a boy, the date – gleaned from the back of a Topps(...)

Peter Beardsley has been charged by the Football Association with three counts of using racist language to players. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty

Peter Beardsley has been charged by the English Football Association with three counts of using racist language to players in his former job as Newcas(...)

  Diego Maradona   handles the ball past Peter Shilton of England to score

High noon, one blistering Sunday in Mexico City, and a quarter-final shootout between two arch rivals who hadn’t met in a World Cup for 20 years and h(...)

Pep Guardiola and David Silva celebrate a win against Southampton in what has proved a triumphant league campaign. Photograph: Lindsy Parnaby/AFP/Getty Images

The statistics offer some measure of Manchester City’s greatness. They have won the title with a month to spare and are on course to set records fo(...)

Newcastle under-23s coach Peter Beardsley is to take a period of leave as the club investigate claims of bullying and racism against him. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Newcastle under-23 coach Peter Beardsley has “categorically” denied allegations of bullying and racism after agreeing to take leave while they are inv(...)

Peter Beardsley  met club officials on Monday. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

An investigation into allegations made against Newcastle Under-23s coach Peter Beardsley is ongoing after the former Magpies striker met club official(...)

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