Sliding doors, ‘blue billionaire bottlers’ and the Haaland-De Bruyne axis of pain

Special report: Fans at Premier League matches are being treated worse than ever – PSR could be to blame

Football fans increasingly feel like they are at the bottom of the priority list in the sport they love Shortly after 5pm on a Friday afternoon earlier this month, Chelsea published an urgent travel update on their website. With around 24 hours to go until kick-off of their match against Manchester City, the club was … Read more

Jayden Danns and Lewis Koumas are the latest Liverpool academy players to come of age

Danns has had an unforgettable week for Liverpool. He made his debut, won the Carabao Cup and has now scored twice for the Kop – Liverpool FC/Andrew Powell Liverpool prides itself on being a family club, but the idea that trophy success is in their DNA has never been taken so literally. Two teenage sons … Read more

Eddie Howe is safe, but an FA Cup run would save Newcastle’s season

Eddie Howe has described Newcastle’s season as ‘challenging’ – PA/Bradley Collyer Newcastle United have always expected this season to be much more difficult than the last, but as we head into spring, Eddie Howe desperately needs another FA Cup win to avoid the season turning into regret and an anti-climax. Newcastle has been in danger … Read more

The proud Lilywhites have no plans to stop as they celebrate their 10th anniversary

Proud Lilywhites, Tottenham’s official LGBTQI+ supporters’ group, have been changing lives and the law since they formed a decade ago, but have no plans to stop that anytime soon. Tuesday marks the organization’s tenth anniversary and co-founder Chris Paouros acknowledged that an early goal was to “put ourselves out of business” by improving equality in … Read more

The best boutique hotels in London for a cozy and stylish stay

The reinvention of boutique hotels in London about 18 years ago can probably be attributed to hotel group The Zetter Boutique hotels in London are the opposite of just ‘somewhere to unwind’. They offer an extra layer of charm that many of the larger chain properties lack. Often independent or part of a smaller hotel … Read more