Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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Liverpool must heed Jamie Carragher’s words if they want to be champions again

‘Men in White Suits –  Liverpool FC  in the 1990s: the players’ stories’ by Simon Hughes. Bantam Press RRP £18.99.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche interview: A realist in football’s world of make-believe

Burnley may have found results hard to come by but their manager Sean Dyche has impressed the Premier League with his passion and his focus.

A view of the Bradford City stadium fire

Bradford City stadium fire: Archives reveal the desperate rush to conjure an explanation

COMMENT: A detailed scientific investigation into the causes of the Bradford stadium disaster cast statistical doubt on the claim that it was sparked inadvertently by a match igniting debris below Valley Parade’s seating, The Independent has revealed

A view of the Bradford City stadium fire

Bradford City stadium fire: New evidence casts more doubt on verdict Bradford fire was accident

EXCLUSIVE: National Archive papers reveal testing – rushed and scant as it was – undermines theory lit match caused stadium disaster

David De Gea punches the air after Wayne Rooney's opener

Manchester United win David De Gea battle with offer of £200,000-per-week deal

EXCLUSIVE: United confident they will retain Spanish No 1

Louis van Gaal looks on at Goodison Park

Everton 3 Manchester United 0: United's complacency has gifted Liverpool a chance, says Louis van Gaal

His team put in a below-par performance at Goodison Park

James McCarthy puts Everton in front
Lionel Messi is interviewed by his friend, the late Argentine sportswriter Jorge Lopez

Ian Herbert: English football, to its own loss, will not allow a rapport like Jorge Lopez's with Lionel Messi

COMMENT: When the communication between journalists and players breaks down both sides suffer, writes Ian Herbert

Willie Morgan in action for Manchester United in October 1974

'It was just like Barcelona.' Manchester United remember the joy of 1974/75

40 years ago this weekend a landmark season in United's history ended

Marouane Fellaini shows what it means to him to be still at Manchester United, playing forcefully and well

Marouane Fellaini: Unfashionable and inelegant but first prize for persistence

As Fellaini returns to Everton on Sunday, he deserves credit for making United move work

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Fishing is on Nigel Farage's mind

Ukip leader casts a line to the disaffected
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Who is bombing whom in the Middle East?

Robert Fisk untangles the countries and factions
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China's influence on fashion

At the top of the game both creatively and commercially
Lord O’Donnell: Former cabinet secretary on the election and life away from the levers of power

The man known as GOD has a reputation for getting the job done

Lord O'Donnell's three principles of rule
Rainbow shades: It's all bright on the night

Rainbow shades

It's all bright on the night
'It was first time I had ever tasted chocolate. I kept a piece, and when Amsterdam was liberated, I gave it to the first Allied soldier I saw'

Bread from heaven

Dutch survivors thank RAF for World War II drop that saved millions
Britain will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power - Labour

How 'the Axe' helped Labour

UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power
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The price to be paid for challenging the rule of extremists

A revolution now 'consuming its own children'
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Welcome to the world of Megagames

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Charlotte Gainsbourg on 'Nymphomaniac'

Starring in one of the most explicit films ever
Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi: The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers

Robert Fisk in Abu Dhabi

The Emirates' out-of-sight migrant workers helping to build the dream projects of its rulers
Vince Cable interview: Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'

Vince Cable exclusive interview

Charging fees for employment tribunals was 'a very bad move'
Iwan Rheon interview: Game of Thrones star returns to his Welsh roots to record debut album

Iwan Rheon is returning to his Welsh roots

Rheon is best known for his role as the Bastard of Bolton. It's gruelling playing a sadistic torturer, he tells Craig McLean, but it hasn't stopped him recording an album of Welsh psychedelia
Morne Hardenberg interview: Cameraman for BBC's upcoming show Shark on filming the ocean's most dangerous predator

It's time for my close-up

Meet the man who films great whites for a living
Increasing numbers of homeless people in America keep their mobile phones on the streets

Homeless people keep mobile phones

A homeless person with a smartphone is a common sight in the US. And that's creating a network where the 'hobo' community can share information - and fight stigma - like never before