Jack Pitt-Brooke

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

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Maya Yoshida, pictured at Southampton Docks, has no plans to leave

Maya Yoshida interview: 'If people call this success, it is not enough for me'

Southampton defender Maya Yoshida has just broken new ground by becoming the first player from Japan to sign a contract extension with a Premier League club. He tells Jack Pitt-Brooke about being a trailblazer

“Once [the PSG players] are charging the ref, the only thing we can do is respond,” Terry explained

All teams are guilty of crowding referees, says Chelsea captain John Terry

The defender insisted that it was a tactic common to all teams and that fans wanted the players to support one another

Diego Costa was Chelsea’s pantomime villain on Wednesday

Chelsea were so focused on the fight, they forgot about the football against PSG

Winning ugly is one thing but losing ugly is quite another

‘Instead of going for the jugular, you end up in there waiting and waiting,’ said captain John Terry

Chelsea lack the killer instinct to live with Europe's finest

Cesc Fabregas has stopped providing the midfield penetration and John Terry and Jose Mourinho point to problems coping with pressure

David Luiz celebrates the goal that took the game to extra-time against his old club Chelsea

Chelsea 2 PSG 2 comment: Paris prove they are one of Europe's best

PSG played with the courage and resilience that had always looked beyond them

Kurt Zouma

Chelsea vs PSG: How Kurt Zouma flew under the radar of French champions PSG to end up at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea stole in and bought young centre-half on the cheap while PSG hesitated

Chelsea vs PSG: Diego Costa 'likes provoking' his opponents, warns Laurent Blanc

The PSG manager warns his defenders not to be drawn into battle with the Chelsea striker in Tuesday night's Champions League tie

Tim Sherwood celebrates victory for Aston Villa

Aston Villa vs West Brom preview: Rematch is just the tonic Tim Sherwood needs

A second meeting in the space of five days gives the Villa manager more reward than risk

Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis collapses after five minutes at White Hart Lane

Bafetimbi Gomis collapse: When I saw him fall I thought of Fabrice Muamba, says Brad Friedel

The Swansea striker collapsed on the White Hart Lane pitch five minutes into the game with a fainting condition he has lived with since his youth

Bafetimbi Gomis of Swansea City is stretchered off at White Hart Lane
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He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
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Spells like teen spirit

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British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
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Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
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From farm to fork in Cornwall

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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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How to make your own Easter egg

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Bill Granger's twist on Easter Sunday lunch

Next weekend, our chef plans to return to his Aussie roots by firing up the barbecue
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