Sam Wallace

Sam Wallace is Football Correspondent for The Independent.

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Rooney has operated in midfield for Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Wayne Rooney will be used as striker for England, despite dropping to midfield for Manchester United, says Roy Hodgson

Rooney has operated in midfield for Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Branislav Ivanovic grapples with James McCarthy

Branislav Ivanovic: 'Don't make me laugh' - Jose Mourinho reacts to claims Chelsea defender should have been sent off

The defender clashed with James McCarthy, with allegations form some quarters that the midfielder may have bitten by the Serb

A mock up of the propose redevelopment of the Bernabeu

Real Madrid call off £330m plans to redevelop Bernabeu – for now

Madrid supreme court repealed permission for the project

The latest Premier League TV deal means the bottom-placed club next season will earn £100m

Sam Wallace: Fans should benefit from eye-watering £5.1bn Premier League deal

It will be interesting to see whether the new deal includes the soft wage cap that was negotiated by the Premier League clubs two years ago

Tim Sherwood will not be the new QPR manager

Tim Sherwood: Former Spurs manager out of the running for Queens Park Rangers job

The 46-year-old had been the bookies' favourite

The Leicester City manager, Nigel Pearson, tangles with the Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur on Saturday

Nigel Pearson: Leicester manager has outfought wild dogs, but if he takes on the world he’ll lose

What pushes managers to self-destruct when a career can shatter in a moment?

Daley Blind celebrates his equaliser

West Ham 1 Manchester United 1: Louis Van Gaal warns 'long-ball' tactics could become more common at Manchester United

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce jokes that he hopes Van Gaal will get the same criticism for playing direct football

Daley Blind celebrates his equaliser
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Miliband promises no stamp duty for first-time buyers

Labour leader pushes Tories on housing
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Aviation history is littered with grand failures

But what went wrong with the SuperJumbo?
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Fear of Putin, Islamists and immigration is giving rise to a new generation of 'iron curtains'
Never mind what you're wearing, it's what you're reclining on

Never mind what you're wearing

It's what you're reclining on that matters
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

Chuka Umunna: A virus of racism runs through Ukip

The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
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Marginal Streets project documents voters

Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
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The real-life kingdom of Westeros

Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
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How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
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Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
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Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
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Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
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The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence