Jack Pitt-Brooke

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

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Feyenoord's Jean Paul Boëtius in action against Besiktas, during a Champions League qualifier last week

Feyenoord find family values pay - as the players it produces prove

The Rotterdam club do not have fancy facilities or an expensive academy but the set-up that produced 11 of the Dutch squad this summer is rated the best in Europe. Jack Pitt-Brooke discovers their secrets

Yaya Sanogo scored four times against Benfica during Arsenal’s Emirates Cup victory on Saturday
Frank Lampard will join City on loan from their sister club New York City

Arsène Wenger questions Frank Lampard's loan move to Manchester City

Arsenal manager questions midfielder's move between sister clubs
Radamel Falcao holds off Calum Chambers
England’s Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Mohammed Shami yesterday

England v India: A sensational journey from back garden to Test arena but Moeen Ali remains calm

England represent the nation a little better with the bowler in the team

Tamara Taylor is determined to reach a fourth successive World Cup final and turn the tables on New Zealand at last

Women's rugby: Tamara Taylor adds fuel to the ire in quest to land World Cup

England forward tells Jack Pitt-Brooke she will use the painful memory of three defeats by New Zealand as a spur for success when the tournament kicks off

Chelsea are interested in loaning out Romelu Lukaku to Everton again next season

Romelu Lukaku joins Everton: Striker completes club-record £28m switch from Chelsea

Toffees continue planning for new season with Lukaku announcement

Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll injury: Hope is hammered again for long-suffering West Ham fans

News of Andy Carroll's latest injury woes sends Hammers hope crashing yet again as pre-season optimism fades

Patrick Vieira is a youth coach at Manchester City

Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

The club's youth team coach took his players off the field after clashes during a pre-season friendly in Croatia

Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014: How Argentina’s final threat is dependent on six secret weapons

Argentina look to Lionel Messi but there are six other players just as important

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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

Paul Scholes column

I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?