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Economic decline and the professional era have combined to devastate the once thriving heart of Welsh club rugby – and the national side’s success under Warren Gatland is only sugar-coating the grim reality. Ian Herbert reports from the Valleys
In a new autobiography, the midfielder lifts the lid on his role as a mediator who kept Luis Suarez out of Arsenal's clutches and a go-between who tried to recruit stars by text - and his unease at some of Brendan Rodgers' tactics
His name has become so toxic the prospect of him picking up his career are all but gone, writes Ian Herbert
Stuart Lancaster's men must do better despite opening victory
The Belgian was sold to Wolfsburg for £18m by the Chelsea boss
Carragher was even more scathing than Gerrard about the Senegalese
What these teams have delivered to rugby union is unique and needs protecting
Demonstrative United manager shrugs off talk of tension on the training ground in robust defence of his philosophy
The Old Trafford boss was defiant ahead of his side's match against Liverpool
Van Gaal reveals that Rooney and Carrick approached him earlier this season
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Refugee crisis: It's time for English football and the Premier League to follow Germany and open its arms to those in need
German football realises that its clubs can promote diversity, unity and tolerance. Why then, despite the Premier League’s multinational nature, do we lag behind?
Sources at Old Trafford say it is not necessary for manager Van Gaal to fly out to Madrid to speak with the player
Old Trafford officials believe Spanish club did not want transfer to go ahead after getting cold feet over deal