Sir Matt Busby in 1991: ‘I was in awe of him. Amazingly intelligent and cunning. Very hard and charming.’ Photograph: Ben Radford/Allsport/Getty Images

Eamon Dunphy answers the phone mid-conversation. Things to sort, things to do. Two podcasts to record tomorrow, one in the morning, one in the afterno(...)

 Manchester City great Colin Bell died aged 74 on Tuesday afternoon. File photograph: Getty Images

By the look of the map, it seems Hart Street has gone. It has been demolished and replaced by Hart Crescent and a series of other streets in a small e(...)

Tommy Docherty is unveiled as Manchester United manager. Photograph: Getty

Tommy Docherty spent a lifetime breaching convention. From a loft – a “doocot” to Docherty – atop the main stand at Stamford Bridge, he could be found(...)

 Tottenham Hotspur’s Jimmy Greaves has a shot blocked by a Burnley defender at White Hart Lane in 1963. Photograph: Roger Jackson/Central Press/Getty Images

Harry Gregg, for a couple of seconds, was back in goal. He was sitting on his settee miming a goalkeeper’s preparation as a striker readies to shoot. (...)

Everton’s Richarlison scoring with an   overhead kick against Manchester United at  Goodison Park, Liverpool. Photograph:  Reuters/Jason Cairnduff

For those with long memories the irony inherent in Richarlison’s marvellous opening goal for Everton against Manchester United was the way his overhea(...)

Wayne Rooney scored a lat minute winner as Manchester United beat City 4-3 on aggregate in the 2010 League Cup semi-finals. Photograph: Getty

The perceived crises at the two Manchester clubs should give the EFL Cup tie at Old Trafford on Wednesday considerable edge. Even so, the game is unli(...)

Is there even a point to English football now that Alex Ferguson has exited the stage? It is likely that Ferguson’s peers – the younger manager(...)