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Arsenal losing its Armenian player for the Europa League final in Baku is about much more than conflict in the Caucasus.
I knew at that moment, as I picked myself up and offered the lad a hand, which he refused, that my footballing days were over.
The songs were mainly the same we all sing, such as “Here We Go, Here We Go”, with French words – most of which were, I presume, obscene.
The Leeds-born fighter conquered the amateur scene and now has her sights on a world title.
The first view of the new stadium was a disappointing, shapeless mishmash. But inside, oh my goodness, it is all of a piece, a perfect whole, a theatrical marvel.
After the trauma and suffering of Hillsborough we were witnessing an expression of extraordinary solidarity between rival fans, a kind of rapturous mutuality.
I had an idea I thought was brilliant, the story of two things that began in the same year, 1863 – the London Underground and the Football Association.
The 22-year-old Colombian deals almost exclusively in chaos.
TV cameras had shown the incandescent Neil Warnock screaming in unmistakably salty terms at the fourth official, Chelsea’s manager and passing Chelsea players out on the field.
The popular Norwegian manager has been thrown in at the deep end. Will he sink or swim?
No wonder José described himself as the Special One, a phrase redolent of worship.