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Michael Carrick celebrates  Machester United’s victory over Villarreal at Estadio de la Ceramica  in  Spain. Photograph:  Eric Alonso/Getty Images

The pre-match mood in the BT Sport studio was sombre, but that was largely because they had three Manchester United old-boys on duty, the only thing l(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal takes a drink. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty

Didi, Duffer, Kenny and Ronnie sounds a little like RTÉ’s version of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, although the quartet’s intermittent grump(...)

Gareth Bale of Wales celebrates his side’s late  second goal against Turkey in the Group A clash in   Baku, Azerbaijan. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/EPA

Day Six and if you ever regretted not going inter-railing in your youth, Euro 2020 has kind of filled that gap, Wednesday alone taking us from St Pete(...)

Roberto Di Matteo  scores for Chelsea in the first minute of the 1997 FA Cup Final against Middlesbrough at Wembley. Chelsea won 2-0 and it heralded an extraordinary rise in fortunes for the London club. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Allsport

Chelsea have been in my life for as long as I can remember. I have a recollection of watching the 1967 final on telly. Black and white. Chelsea were (...)

A limited audience will again be welcome at games in the Premier League next week. Photograph: PA

Crowds of up to 4,000 people will be allowed to return to sporting events in England from next week, and grassroots sport will also return, as part of(...)

Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies is chased by Gelson Fernandes of Eintracht Frankfurt during their Bundesliga clash on Saturday. Photo: Andreas Gebert/Pool via Getty Images

It was his BT Sport colleague Ian Darke who explained why Paul Dempsey fell temporarily silent during his commentary on the Bundesliga game between Bo(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Kyle Walker-Peters, manager Mauricio Pochettino, Ben Davies and Danny Rose celebrate after the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City   at the Etihad Stadium. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

And it seemed like such a good idea at the time: watch the first 10-ish minutes of Porto v Liverpool just to see if there was any life in the hosts, a(...)

Bayern Munich’s Mats Hummels vies for possession with Real Madrid’s Marcelo during the Champions League semi-final first-leg match at the Allianz Arena. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

It’s not often that you’d worry that a meeting of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid might have a post-Lord-Mayor’s-show feel about it, them being football(...)

Wales player Gareth Bale in action during a Wales open training session ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

The Welsh FA are delighted with the slogan they have been using for the last couple of years: “Together Stronger”. It works better for them than “Stro(...)

 Mark Halsey spoke about “Back The Whistleblowers” under the cover of anonymity, but he didn’t do a very good job of being secretive. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Halsey’s issue with anonymity Online bookies Betfair launched its “Back The Whistleblowers” campaign last week, the aim of which is to highlight the(...)

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