Football

Frank Lampard backed by football fraternity as 'political' Chelsea sacking condemned

Lampard's sacking as Chelsea manager has divided opinion with several leading figures in football - including his former rivals - condemning the decision


Four things noticed from Thomas Tuchel's first Chelsea training session

Thomas Tuchel led his first Chelsea training session following the sacking of Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge on Monday


Robbie Neilson's 7 vital Hearts challenges as third force Premiership ambitions dominate winter window thinking

The Jambos hold a five-point lead in the Championship despite a second league defeat in 10 games but there's work to do if they want to become a force to be reckoned with next season.


De Jong leads Barca to Elche win without Messi

De Jong leads Barca to Elche win without Messi


5 things Jurgen Klopp must fix to address Liverpool's slump and revive title defence

Liverpool are in danger of falling behind their rivals in the title race after a fifth game without a win and the end of their unbeaten league run at Anfield


Messi sees red, 'fearful' Juventus, PSG back top: Talking points from around Europe

Frustration got the better of Lionel Messi as he saw red in the Spanish Super Cup final, while Inter dealt a major blow to Juventus's Serie A title hopes but Paris Saint-Germain are back on top in France. AFP Sport rounds up some of the main talking points from across the continent: - Messi's first red card for Barca - Lionel Messi was sent off for the first time in 753 appearances for Barcelona at the end of his side's 3-2 extra-time defeat by...


Chelsea 3-1 Luton: 6 talking points as Tammy Abraham hat-trick sends Blues through

Abraham hit all three goals in the FA Cup clash at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea overcome a stern challenge from Luton to set up a fifth round tie with Barnsley


Fenerbahce president asks fans to subsidise Mesut Ozil's £13m salary

Fenerbahce president Ali Koc has requested the club's fans help pay Mesut Ozil's salary, with a text system set up to donate £2 per message


Arsenal transfer round up: Odegaard visits training ground as Gunners hold Torreira meeting

Arsenal are set to have a busy final week of the January transfer window with incomings and outgoings to be confirmed before February 1


Rate My FPL Team: English Premier League GW-20

I’ve made my moves for GW-20. Please tell me what you think.


Toothless Wolves edge Chorley thanks to Vitinha stunner

Toothless Wolves edge Chorley thanks to Vitinha stunner


How will Barcelona line up against Rayo Vallecano?

It’s Copa del Rey time


Celtic defensive groundhog day as lightning strikes 22 times to set 10 In A Row chances ablaze

The Parkhead outfit have been dreadful from dead balls in this nightmare season.


The Rangers form carousel as Steven Gerrard's stars pass the starring role parcel during title charge

The Ibrox men have had several big names step up to the plate over the course of the season with excellent spells of form.


Man City roar to summit, West Ham in top four

Man City roar to summit, West Ham in top four


Barcelona's first-team youngsters - ranked

Ranking Barcelona's first-team youngsters, including Ansu Fati, Pedri, Riqui Puig, Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Ilaix Moriba & more.


10 talking points from FA Cup fourth round as Man Utd progress but Liverpool and Arsenal out

Manchester United and Chelsea picked up wins in the FA Cup over the weekend, but Liverpool and Arsenal were both sent crashing out at the fourth round stage of the competition


Scottish Cup draw: Motherwell handed away tie as Hamilton host familiar foes

Airdrie and Clyde were also in the hat for the third round draw


Brendan Rodgers makes Leicester transfer admission after Christian Eriksen linked

Rodgers' Leicester side are riding high in the Premier League after beating Chelsea and visit Brentford in the FA Cup on Sunday


How much will Arsenal pay for Martin Odegaard & what shirt number he could wear

Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Real Madrid midfielder Martin Odegaard on loan until summer - how much will the Gunners pay for the transfer?


MLS announces preseason, season start dates

MLS announces preseason, season start dates


Man Utd legend Lou Macari proving to be just as much a hero off the pitch as he was on it

EXCLUSIVE: The former Red Devils midfielder tells Mirror Sport about the homeless shelter he has been running in Stoke for the last four years


Barcelona eyeing Valencia's Jose Gaya as Jordi Alba replacement

Barcelona are understood to be monitoring the performances of Jose Gaya, with a potential €15m deal in the offing as they look to replace Jordi Alba


Fernandes strikes knockout blow on Liverpool, Chelsea safely through

Fernandes strikes knockout blow on Liverpool, Chelsea safely through


Leeds sink Newcastle to pile pressure on Bruce

Leeds sink Newcastle to pile pressure on Bruce


Match Preview: Everything you need to know ahead of Ipswich Town v Sunderland!

Want to find out everything from kick-off time to the form guide and match odds ahead of our trip to Ipswich Town? Look no further than Roker Report’s match preview!


Eddie Jones picks brains of Sir Dave Brailsford and Arsene Wenger on dynasty building

England rugby boss interested in "how you manage teams and, the longer you stay in the job, what you have got to do to keep your team growing”


Eriksen earns Inter last-gasp Coppa win over Milan as Ibrahimovic sees red

Eriksen earns Inter last-gasp Coppa win over Milan as Ibrahimovic sees red


Where are they now? Newcastle's 1995/96 Premier League title chasers

'The Entertainers' of Newcastle United, led by Kevin Keegan came close to winning the Premier League title in 1995/96 - but where are they now?


Brian Rice hopes Premiership season can finish as clubs are warned about celebrating

The Accies manger discusses finishing the season, celebrations and having sympathy for lower leagues


Barcelona players' December wages unpaid as club's financial crisis rumbles on

As Barcelona's financial woes continue to mount, it has now been revealed the La Liga club's players are yet to receive their December wages


Southern Hills awarded PGA stripped from Trump course

Southern Hills Country Club in Oklahoma has been awarded the 2022 PGA Championship after the tournament was stripped from former US President Donald Trump's Bedminster course, the PGA of America said. The PGA of America said staging the event at Trump's course would be "detrimental to the brand" of the organisation.


Holders Arsenal knocked out, Man City survive Cheltenham scare

Holders Arsenal knocked out, Man City survive Cheltenham scare


FPL preview - Kevin De Bruyne replacements & tips for GW20

The tips and tricks needed for gameweek 20 in Fantasy Premier League, including replacements for Kevin De Bruyne, captaincy choices and more.


The Deloitte Football Money League - 2019/20

The Deloitte Football Money League 2020, ranking the revenue of Europe's top 20 teams, including Liverpool, Manchester United & more.


Roker Report Score Predictions: How will Sunderland fare at Portman Road?

Sunderland are back on the road with a trip to East Anglia to face Ipswich Town - does our away form mean this is easier to predict? Let’s find out in this round of predictions!


Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham: Player ratings as superb Hammers go fourth

Player ratings after West Ham beat Crystal Palace 3-2 at Selhurst Park to move fourth in the Premier League.


Arsenal bounce back from FA Cup defeat to beat Southampton

Arsenal bounce back from FA Cup defeat to beat Southampton


Frank Lampard's highs and lows

Frank Lampard's status as Chelsea's all-time record goalscorer counted for little as he was unceremoniously sacked as the Blues' boss on Monday after just 18 months in charge. AFP Sports looks at the highs and lows of the former England midfielder's playing and coaching career. Highs Titan of the Russian revolution Although signed prior to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's takeover in 2003, Lampard was a pivotal figure of the side that...


Neil Lennon returns to Celtic day job as isolating stars pictured getting back to work at Lennoxtown

A host of big names returned to training as they look to keep the Hoops feint title hopes alive against Livingston.


Steven Lawless returns to Motherwell as one of the leagues most creative players after Livi exploits

Motherwell have added one of the most creative players in the league last season in Steven Lawless


Kobe Bryant remembered in murals around Los Angeles area

Walls across Southern California, the rest of the U.S. and in more than 30 countries have been painted with murals honoring Lakers legend Kobe Bryant.


Tactical Analysis: Reds rewarded for bolder approach

For the first time under Solskjaer, United played their way against a top four rival and were rewarded for it


On This Day: 25 January 2014 – Argentina internationals make Sunderland debuts

Gus Poyet’s first transfer window saw a number of arrivals at the Stadium of Light, including a trio of Argentina internationals. Two of them made their debuts in an FA Cup Fourth Round fixture against Kidderminster Harriers.


Five Arsenal stars at risk to make Edu and Mikel Arteta's next transfer happen

Arsenal have been linked with Jordan Amavi, but Martin Odegaard's arrival could mean they need to move players on to sign the Marseille player


Hazard ends drought, Benzema scores twice as Real rout Alaves

Hazard ends drought, Benzema scores twice as Real rout Alaves


Atlético Femenino update: Supercopa win, another new signing, and moving up the rankings

Despite an injury-hit campaign, Atlético have won a trophy and have other objectives within reach.


Who is Hwang Hee-chan? Things to know about the South Korea superstar

Things to know about RB Leipzig's Hwang Hee-chan, who is wanted by West Ham United and a number of Premier League sides.


Keys to the Game: Barcelona vs Elche

Time for a no-nonsense professional victory


Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and pathway to England gives Hamilton kids hope, says Aaron Martin as he hails Scottish Premiership standard

The Accies defender raves about the standard of Scottish football and believes players can follow van Dijk pathway to top