Paul Scholes and Roy Keane, who were suspended for the final, lift the European Cup. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Allsport

“When are you travelling,” asked the man in the passport office casually enough, appearing to assume it wouldn’t be for a couple of weeks yet because (...)

Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough and assistant Peter Taylor look on before the 1980 European Cup Final against Hamburg SV  at the  Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. Photograph:   Duncan Raban/Allsport/Getty Images

At a standstill, thinking about a standstill, rewinding to a conversation a long time ago on the benefit of standing still. A lot of noise, talk, mat(...)

City’s Kevin De Bruyne walks toward manager Pep Guardiola during his substitution at  St James’ Park, Newcastle. Photograph: Reuters/Lee Smith

Kevin De Bruyne was not happy. Kevin De Bruyne walked slowly, yet urgently, from the St James’ Park pitch to take his seat in the Manchester City dugo(...)

England fans in Nizhny Novgorod celebrate after their match against Panama. Photograph: PA

It’s coming home. Three simple words but yet so much more. Twenty-two years after it was first written, the refrain to three lions is once again being(...)

Rory McIlroy  walks with former Manchester players Michael Carrick,  Teddy Sheringham and Paul Scholes during the Pro-Am for the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

Former champion Rory McIlroy hopes a second victory in the BMW PGA Championship can spark a repeat of the best season of his career. McIlroy admits h(...)

Robbie Keane has found form after returning from injury in India. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Robbie Keane made a successful managerial debut in the Indian Super League with his ATK side beating Northeast United 1-0 thanks to an early goal scor(...)

Robbie Keane will take temporary charge of Indian Super League side ATK for their clash with NorthEast United. Photo: Kieran Galvin/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland international Robbie Keane will take his first steps into management this weekend after being put in temporary charge of In(...)

Wes Hoolahan celebrates scoring for Shelbourne with Jim Crawford back in 2004. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Why did Wes Hoolahan remain in the League of Ireland so long? You’d wonder how so many scouts would have overlooked such a talent. After all, legend(...)

ATK’s Robbie Keane vies for the ball with FC Goa’s Narayan Das during an Indian Super League (ISL) football match at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium in Kolkata on January 3. 2018. Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

Former Republic of Ireland captain Robbie Keane is about to be handed the opportunity to try his hand at management for the first time according to re(...)

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates his second goal against Everton. Photograph: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Tottenham 4 Everton 0 Harry Kane fired a second-half brace to become Tottenham’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer in an impressive 4-0 vict(...)

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