Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

Stoke City show how to respect supporters

In the week of the Anfield £77 ticket scandal, Ian Herbert brings you the more heart-warming tale of a club who offer free replica shirts, reduced ticket prices for kids and pay for fans to attend away games

The uplifting Pep effect?

- City expect summer arrival of Guardiola to galvanise players into winning the title this season. 

- Appointment of Spaniard, who will earn £15.5m per year, could pave way for star signings

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