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Revealed: The most unwatchable Premier League teams of the 2014/15 season

Were Chelsea really as boring as they were accused of being?

Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp 'is ready to manage Liverpool', increasing pressure on Brendan Rodgers

Outgoing Borussia Dortmund manager is contender to replace Rodgers at Anfield if change is made

Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez: 'Every time someone takes the ball off me I feel like I've been stripped of my toy'

The Arsenal forward just hates losing the ball

Aaron Ramsey
Sergio Aguero with Will Smith

Sergio Aguero meets Will Smith, whilst wearing Will Smith t-shirt

Manchester City striker taking part in US tour

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger named Manager of the Year, Arsenal fans accused of hijacking poll (again)

The Gunners boss is just the latest Arsenal award winner after a vote was opened to the public

Raheem Sterling recently turned down a new deal worth £100,000 a week with Liverpool
Steven Gerrard’s late winner kept alive Liverpool’s slim hope of a Champions League place (Getty)

Steven Gerrard LA Galaxy debut: Liverpool captain set to play against Club America on July 11

Reds legend due to join up with MLS side imminently

David Ospina vs Wojciech Szczesny: Who should Arsenal start with in the FA Cup final?

Arsene Wenger must pick between them for the Wembley meeting with Aston Villa. Here, Simon Rice compares their statistics and you can take part in our poll

David De Gea has been heavily linked with Real Madrid

Iker Casillas would 'compete and fight' with David De Gea if Manchester United goalkeeper switches to Real Madrid

The Spaniards can help each other, says the current Bernabeu number one

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Fifa corruption: The 161-page dossier that exposes the organisation's dark heart

The 161-page dossier that exposes Fifa's dark heart

How did a group of corrupt officials turn football’s governing body into what was, in essence, a criminal enterprise? Chris Green and David Connett reveal all
Mediterranean migrant crisis: 'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves,' says Tripoli PM

Exclusive interview with Tripoli PM Khalifa al-Ghweil

'If Europe thinks bombing boats will stop smuggling, it will not. We will defend ourselves'
Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisis

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles

How the author foretold the Californian water crisis
Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison as authorities crackdown on dissent in the arts

Art attack

Chinese artist who posted funny image of President Xi Jinping facing five years in prison
Marc Jacobs is putting Cher in the limelight as the face of his latest campaign

Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs

Alexander Fury explains why designers are turning to august stars to front their lines
Parents of six-year-old who beat leukaemia plan to climb Ben Nevis for cancer charity

'I'm climbing Ben Nevis for my daughter'

Karen Attwood's young daughter Yasmin beat cancer. Now her family is about to take on a new challenge - scaling Ben Nevis to help other children
10 best wedding gift ideas

It's that time of year again... 10 best wedding gift ideas

Forget that fancy toaster, we've gone off-list to find memorable gifts that will last a lifetime
Paul Scholes column: With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards

Paul Scholes column

With the Premier League over for another year, here are my end of season awards
Heysel disaster 30th anniversary: Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget fateful day in Belgium

Liverpool have seen too much tragedy to forget Heysel

Thirty years ago, 39 fans waiting to watch a European Cup final died as a result of a fatal cocktail of circumstances. Ian Herbert looks at how a club dealt with this tragedy
Amir Khan vs Chris Algieri: Khan’s audition for Floyd Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation, says Frank Warren

Khan’s audition for Mayweather may turn into a no-win situation

The Bolton fighter could be damned if he dazzles and damned if he doesn’t against Algieri, the man last seen being decked six times by Pacquiao, says Frank Warren
Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor