Matt Butler

Matt Butler is a sports writer for The Independent and i paper

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Matt Butler: The national treasure, his soiled shorts and the shaven ‘fairy’

View From The Sofa: Backchat, BBC3

Matt Butler: Show reveals NFL's shocking attempts to downplay concussion

View from the sofa: League of Denial, PBS America

Matt Butler: Context is everything when the All Blacks come dancing your way

Autumn International highlights, BBC3

Roy Keane and Martin O’Neill were on television pundit duty for Manchester United's Champions League match against Real Sociedad

Comment: Roy Keane's reunion with the Republic of Ireland will be bumpy, but unmissable

Get the popcorn out, this is going to be worth watching. The Republic of Ireland have, somehow, thought it wise to employ Roy Keane as the assistant to Martin O'Neill as the head coach of the national team.

A Cardiff City fan shows of his 'blue moustache'

Matt Butler: You’ll be in big trouble if you escape from ‘the bubble’

View from the Sofa: Bluebirds and Swans  BBC 1 Wales

Steve McNamara

Matt Butler: With such highly-charged action, who needs balloons?

View From The Sofa: Rugby League World Cup  BBC1

Emily Godley says the perception of weightlifting has changed in the five years she has been involved

Emily Godley makes sweet sacrifice to raise weightlifting’s profile

English champion and self-confessed chocoholic tells Matt Butler she fell into the sport almost by accident but has the dedication to shine in this week’s world championships

Ricky Hatton

Matt Butler: People who have ‘people’ are the luckiest people...

View from the sofa: The Jonathan Ross Show / Night of the Fight – Hatton’s Last Stand ITV  / ITV 4

Jack Wilshere has taken to Twitter to defend his comments on whether foreign players should be able to play for England

Comment: Playing for England should be for people who feel English

I have lived in England for 13 years - but I do not feel English

The England manager made an appearance on Saturday night's Match of the Day

View From The Sofa: England manager Roy Hodgson defends well in his appearance on 'Match of the Day'

View From The Sofa: Match of the Day, BBC1

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A land of the outright bizarre
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What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic's latest video is an ode to good grammar. But what do The Independent’s experts think he’s missed out?
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The worst kept secret in cinema

A cult movie event aims to immerse audiences of 80,000 in ‘Back to the Future’. But has it lost its magic?
Facebook: The new hatched, matched and dispatched

The new hatched, matched and dispatched

Family events used to be marked in the personal columns. But now Facebook has usurped the ‘Births, Deaths and Marriages’ announcements
Why do we have blood types?

Are you my type?

All of us have one but probably never wondered why. Yet even now, a century after blood types were discovered, it’s a matter of debate what they’re for
Honesty box hotels: You decide how much you pay

Honesty box hotels

Five hotels in Paris now allow guests to pay only what they think their stay was worth. It seems fraught with financial risk, but the honesty policy has its benefit
Commonwealth Games 2014: Why weight of pressure rests easy on Michael Jamieson’s shoulders

Michael Jamieson: Why weight of pressure rests easy on his shoulders

The Scottish swimmer is ready for ‘the biggest race of my life’ at the Commonwealth Games
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The 'scroungers’ fight back

The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
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Amazing video shows Nasa's 'flame extinguishment experiment' in action
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A Bible for billionaires

Find out why America's richest men are reading John Brookes
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Paranoid parenting is on the rise

And our children are suffering because of it
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Magna Carta Island goes on sale

Yours for a cool £4m
Phone hacking scandal special report: The slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

The hacker's tale: the slide into crime at the 'News of the World'

Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for six months for intercepting phone messages. James Hanning tells his story in a new book. This is an extract
We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

We flinch, but there are degrees of paedophilia

Child abusers are not all the same, yet the idea of treating them differently in relation to the severity of their crimes has somehow become controversial
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering

For instance, did Isis kill the Israeli teenagers to trigger a war, asks Patrick Cockburn