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Jonathan Liew is a sports writer at the Guardian
The manager’s fierce intellect and obsessive toil has taken the team back into the Premier League for the first time in 16 years.
White players are hailed for their courage and commitment, while black players are more likely to be criticised for a bad attitude, and reduced to their pace and strength.
While the rewards at the top are as high as ever, sport’s working poor are being cut adrift.
In a time of crisis, what can sporting leadership tell us about the real thing?
Having craved Mike Ashley’s departure for years, fans are not too squeamish about who might replace him.
The league doesn't just fear short-term financial pain, but losing its hold on the daily lives of millions of fans.
When people describe “sport” they are invariably referring to men’s sport. The big stuff. The stuff that drives the revenue.
The evisceration of the calendar has been a weirdly disorienting disruption.
Bird’s stated mission is to do for the chicken shop what Byron did for the burger joint: reinvent it for a more affluent clientele.
The club has never quite managed to shed the rags of restless victimhood.