West Ham United owners David Sullivan and David Gold. There will be extra security in front of the directors’ box for the match against Southampton. Photograph:   Mark Robinson/Getty Images

In different circumstances it would be possible simply to look forward to a day of huge significance at the bottom of the Premier League. If life at t(...)

James Collins confronts a pitch invader during West Ham’s defeat to Burnley. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP

West Ham have issued lifetime bans to five supporters who invaded the pitch during the Premier League match against Burnley on March 10th. The club s(...)

West Ham legend Trevor Brooking looks on from the stands during the club’s Premier League match against  Burnley at London Stadium last Saturday. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

It was a fortnight before the UK’s Brexit vote when government minister Michael Gove said that people “had had enough of experts”. It was another half(...)

A fan holds up a corner flag after invading the pitch during the game between West Ham and Burnley at the London Stadium. Photograph: David Klein/Reuters

West Ham United’s players fear the toxic atmosphere at the London Stadium will harm their battle against relegation after their 3-0 defeat by Burnley (...)

From left: John Murphy, Dave O’Leary, Frank Stapleton and Liam Brady in 1973 as they signed for the Arsenal.

When you’re a kid of Irish parents growing up in England in the 1970s, you learn to accept the fact that you’re a Paddy. Sure, it makes it that bit mo(...)

England captain Wayne Rooney walks on the pitch on the eve of the World Cup 2018 football qualification match in Ljubljana. Photograph: Getty Images

England interim manager Gareth Southgate has taken the bold decision to drop captain and record goalscorer Wayne Rooney from the team to face Slovenia(...)

The Republic of Ireland’s Ray Houghton (C) is mobbed by his teammates after scoring in  the World Cup match between Italy and Ireland in East Rutherford New Jersey on June 19th, 1994. Irish super fan Jim Ryan, who has followed the team around the world, says Houghton’s goals in 1994 and against England in 1988 are some of his most memorable moments.  Photograph: Ray Stubblebine/Reuters.

It’s just as well Jim Ryan isn’t fitted with an odometer because if he was, the clock would be well around a second if not a third time. The football(...)