Our memories of hooliganism deserve more nuance

Thomas Müller has provided great sporting inspiration

Football authorities are attempting to insist on what political values players and supporters should represent

It is tempting to explain the turnaround in two words: “Unai” and “Emery”

This is how it ends: the whimper, or the bang

Football — never boring, even when Italy is defending a 1–0 lead — has only grown more exciting

Klopp is the air-punching booming-laugh extrovert; Guardiola the turtleneck-wearing, obsessively professorial introvert

“Blue cards” will only add to the confusion and subjective rulings we’re now seeing

The kind of skill that makes the breath catch in thousands of throats at once

The four men who founded Aston Villa could not have imagined what would follow