“You OK?” John McDonnell inquired softly as he passed John Woodcock, the Labour MP for Barrow and Furness, and a chief critic of the Corbyn project.
The bitter divisions between David Cameron and Theresa May over Brexit have been revealed in two books about the EU referendum campaign, in which May is described as “lily-livered” and an “enemy agent” by Cameron and his allies.
Backstreet’s indeed back – in Vegas.
You might think someone who has headlined stadiums since 1984 would be convinced of his own musical abilities, but no.
The usual Battle of Britain ballyhoo has been conspicuous by its absence as the teams at the top of the English and Scottish leagues prepare to meet in the Champions League on Wednesday.
There is a wonderful old sketch in The Goon Show when Throat, Neddie Seagoon and Justin Eidelburger, played by Spike Milligan and his partners in anarchy, Harry Secombe and Peter Sellers, intend to steal Napoleon’s piano and arrange to meet outside the Louvre on the second stroke of midnight. Except Seagoon arrives on the third stroke. “You’re late,” Eidelburger says. And the explanation is a thing of beauty. “Sorry,” Seagoon says, “my legs were slow.”
Close your eyes, Arsène. Now … Open them. Happy 20th anniversary! Yes, that’s right. It’s exactly what you’ve always wanted. For one perfect half at the Emirates Arsenal produced something sublime, 45 minutes that contained pretty much the full set of Wenger-isms entwined in a relentless performance of sinuous passing football.
If Mark Noble is right, then the latest demonstration of Dimitri Payet’s prowess with a dead ball will be a defining moment for West Ham after a fractious start to the new campaign that has so far featured a premature exit from the Europa League and fan trouble in the stands of their new stadium.
The defender left Slaven Bilic's side to join Crystal Palace this summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo did not celebrate a goal last night, but that does not mean he did not score one – and a huge one at that.
Don’t blame Wembley. Don’t blame the spiffy dressing rooms or the slightly different tone and timbre of the noise around those deeply tiered stands on a close, sweaty night in London.
Melbourne Victory are interested in taking advantage of the A-League’s new guest player rule with the signing of former Chelsea star Michael Essien.