Jack Pitt-Brooke

Jack Pitt-Brooke is a sports writer for The Independent.

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Slaven Bilic looks on from the touchline

Besiktas vs Arsenal: Slaven Bilic setting up team to win at the Emirates next week, not 'shop at Harrods'

The tie is finely poised at 0-0 from the first leg

Aaron Ramsey exits the pitch after receiving his marching orders

Besiktas vs Arsenal: Arsene Wenger hits out at Aaron Ramsey red card decision

Midfielder was dismissed after two yellow cards

Aaron Ramsey pulls back Oguzhan Ozyakup to earn his second yellow card
Arsene Wenger has warned his players to expect a physical test against Besiktas

Besiktas vs Arsenal: Arsene Wenger wary of Turkish threat in Champions League as crucial games come thick and fast

Wenger tells Gunners to be aware of the "big test" they face

Slaven Bilic’s politics have struck a chord with Besiktas’s fans group

Besiktas vs Arsenal match preview: Rebuild by Slaven Bilic has turned him into a fans’ favourite

Croatian coach using youngsters rather than foreign ‘stars’

Christian Eriksen has benefited from having a full pre-season with Spurs and is expected to shine in the No 10 role
Harry Redknapp will use three centre-halves and wing-backs on his Premier League return with QPR

Harry Redknapp trusts his ‘brilliant lads’ to avoid last time’s in-fighting

Redknapp believes unified squad will serve QPR well

Harry Redknapp will use three centre-halves and wing-backs on his Premier League return with QPR

Harry Redknapp puts faith in new QPR formation to keep club in top flight

Manager believes a new 3-5-2 system could take the club to safety

Cristiano Ronaldo receives attention from Real Madrid physios during the Super Cup win over Seville

Super Cup 2014: Cristiano Ronaldo targets Real Madrid clean sweep to match Barcelona in 2009

'We're going to try and win all the trophies,' forward said

Cristiano Ronaldo has thanked Sir Alex Ferguson for choosing him as man of the match in the Super Cup

Real Madrid vs Sevilla: Cristiano Ronaldo thanks Sir Alex Ferguson for choosing him as man of the match

Cristiano Ronaldo thanked Sir Alex Ferguson for choosing him as man of the match, after his two goals won the UEFA Super Cup for Real Madrid last night.

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The last Christians in Iraq

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From America's dad to date-rape drugs

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Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
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Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
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When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible
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More a pink shrimp than a red firebrand

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Oeuf quake

Bill Granger's cracking egg recipes
Terry Venables: Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back

Terry Venables column

Wayne Rooney is roaring again and the world knows that England are back
Michael Calvin: Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

Abject leadership is allowing football’s age-old sores to fester

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