Ian Herbert

Ian Herbert is Chief Sportswriter at The Independent.

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Michel Platini says Uefa’s decision on FFP changes will be known by the end of next month

Financial Fair Play: Pressure builds to relax FFP as competitive landscape shifts

Uefa has found itself in a state of open warfare with some of the ECA’s biggest clubs

Radamel Falcao was again off the pace in what was likely to be his last home match for Manchester United

Arsenal and Manchester United face a busy summer in Chelsea's shadow

Arsenal’s 45 minutes of intent revealed a little of why there are not an overwhelming number of pieces still to fit together

David De Gea, left, heads off the pitch after injuring a hamstring

David De Gea: Manchester United are losing battle to keep goalkeeper, says Louis Van Gaal

Van Gaal claimed not to know whether Real Madrid had tabled an offer for De Gea

Clarke Carlisle was given 150 hours’ community work at Highbury magistrates’ court

Clarke Carlisle: Behind the positive exterior lies the real and lonely tragedy

His autobiography referred to his period of wildness but revealed no collateral damage

Jake Livermore’s cocaine test adds to the woes piling up for Hull City boss Steve Bruce

After spending £42m in the summer Hull are staring at relegation

Jake Livermore: Hull midfielder faces two-year ban for cocaine positive test

FA rules stipulate penalty if recreational drugs are used in a match environment

Steven Gerrard: Departing Liverpool legend is already plotting his Anfield return

Anfield skipper has talks with club’s American chairman about his short-term and long-term future

Steven Gerrard is a once-in-a generation player for whom nothing seemed impossible

Steven Gerrard faces the final curtain after 17 years in spotlight

Liverpool's captain assesses the highs and lows of enduring love affair as he prepares for last competitive game at Anfield

Clarke Carlisle was given 150 hours’ community work at Highbury magistrates’ court

Clarke Carlisle: Former footballer avoids jail but is told to seek help for his mental health problems

The ex-Burnley defender jumped into the path of a 12-ton lorry two days after being caught drink-driving for a third time

The Bradford fire caused the death of 56 people 30 years ago this week

Bradford stadium fire inquiry witness denies uncle sparked blaze

Supporter at the centre of the initial investigation denied that he was witness to a dropped cigarette causing the inferno

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Fifa corruption: The 161-page dossier that exposes the organisation's dark heart

The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

How did a group of corrupt officials turn football’s governing body into what was, in essence, a criminal enterprise? Chris Green and David Connett reveal all
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

Exclusive interview with Tripoli PM Khalifa al-Ghweil

'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

How the author foretold the Californian water crisis
Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

Art attack

Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
10 best wedding gift ideas

It's that time of year again... 10 best wedding gift ideas

Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor