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Cantona's kick led to a football ban and a seagull quote

Can literature ever replace sporting prowess?

This summer the Authors Cricket Club will attempt to marry the power of the written word with that goosebump moment that comes from the perfect cover drive

Cantona says: 'I cry a lot. It proves to me that I'm a human being without armour.'

My Secret Life: Eric Cantona, 45, actor

'Every day is a work of art'

Hatem Ben Arfa keeps dreams in sight

Hatem Ben Arfa is refusing to give up on his dreams as he attempts to force his way into the Newcastle team.

Steven Gerrard says that the ‘Kenny factor’ has lifted the gloom around Anfield

Clash Of The Cousins: Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard insists that the 'Kenny factor' has lifted the doom and gloom around Anfield and that victory in tomorrow's Carling Cup final can be the catalyst for greater glories

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Cantona: 'It is unacceptable that people often have to make huge sacrifices just to find a place to live, a roof over their heads'

Cantona takes a dummy run at French presidency

The man who created sardine philosophy yesterday invented cod politics. Or, to put it another way, Eric the ex-Red served up a giant red herring in a good cause.

Cantona: 'It is unacceptable that people often have to make huge sacrifices just to find a place to live, a roof over their heads'

King Eric takes a wild shot at the French presidency

The man who created sardine philosophy yesterday invented cod politics. Or, to put it another way, Eric the ex-Red served up a giant red herring in a good cause.

Di Canio says: 'hatred can be good. But you don’t hate someone because they're a protestant'

Paolo Di Canio: 'My life speaks for me'

Ref-pushing, net-busting, Mussolini-worshipping... Football virtuoso-turned-manager Paolo Di Canio tells Robert Chalmers how Swindon Town and the ways of the Samurai (yes, really) helped him find his place in the world.

Fletcher: United need to stay strong after derby humiliation

Conceding six goals can be an omen. The last time it happened to Manchester United – at Southampton in October 1996 in a game which, as Roy Keane later recalled, meant their fans could not leave the house for "the jeering, the mocking, the sneering" – the obituaries were being written. The United side that had shipped five at St James' Park six days earlier would also lose at home to Chelsea, before setting off on a near six-month unbeaten run which saw them home to their fourth title in five years.

Cantona to figure in Scholes' testimonial

Manchester United icon Eric Cantona is coming back to Old Trafford.

Cantona's kick victim guilty of assault

A man who was famously kicked by Eric Cantona at a Crystal Palace match 16 years ago was found guilty yesterday of causing actual bodily harm after he punched a man at a children's football game.

Ferguson shares recipe for success: Philosophy, history and mentality

Manager hails club's unique qualities knowing victory over Arsenal tomorrow will all but seal the title

Eric Cantona victim assaulted coach

The man who was kicked by Eric Cantona at a Manchester United match more than 15 years ago was found guilty yesterday of punching a man at a children's football game.

Eric Cantona claims 'kung-fu kick' was best moment of career

Manchester United legend Eric Cantona claims his infamous kung fu-style kick on a Crystal Palace fan was the best memory of his career.

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links