Glenn Moore

Glenn Moore is Football Editor for The Independent and a Uefa B licence holder.

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Cesar Azpilicueta

Cesar 'Dave' Azpilicueta shows the attitude to delight Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

Chelsea fans joke his name is too hard to pronounce but his determination to fit in has made the right-footed Spanish defender their regular left-back. He tells Glenn Moore how versatility is a virtue

A fans’ poll revealed that the majority of those questioned wanted Alan Pardew to be sacked

Analysis: Is Paul Lambert or Alan Pardew the better manager?

The Weekend Dossier: Plotting wage bills against league position shows it is not always easy to work out

Joe Hart cannot stop Jerome Boateng's strike

Bayern Munich vs Manchester City: Five things we learnt from the Allianz Arena

Bayern Munich 1 Manchester City 0

Chelsea striker Diego Costa celebrates scoring one of his hat-trick goals against Swansea

Chelsea vs Swansea: Jose Mourinho hails selfless attitude of Costa, his new special one

John Terry may have scored an own goal on Saturday but at least he was playing for Chelsea. Petr Cech was on the bench, Didier Drogba did not get that close, and Frank Lampard was hooked after 45 minutes playing across the capital at Arsenal for Manchester City.

Chelsea vs Swansea match report: Diego Costa hat-trick cuts down Swans

Spanish striker makes it seven goals in four games and Rémy scores his first as Chelsea open up three-point gap over rivals at top of the table

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal with Angel Di Maria, his most expensive signing
Jordan Henderson

England analysis: A new source of midfield goals is needed

The current crop aren't adding vital goals from deep

Fabian Delph
Xherdan Shaqiri in action for Switzerland

Switzerland vs England: Can Swiss make the most of golden generation?

Switzerland has a population of eight million, winter sports are as popular as football, the average attendance of the top 20 teams in their domestic league system is around 7,000. So how is it they are top 10 in the Fifa rankings and were a minute from taking Argentina to a penalty shoot-out for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals?

England goalkeeper Ray Clemence is beaten as Claudio Sulser scores Switzerland’s second goal in their 2-1 win in Basel on 30 May, 1981

Switzerland vs England: It can't be as ugly for England as Basel '81

Glenn Moore remembers a previous visit to Switzerland that was marred by riots, defeat and a manager trying to quit

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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Marian Keyes: The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment

Marian Keyes

The author on her pre-approved Christmas, true love's parking implications and living in the moment
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick