Chief football writer for Guardian/Observer. Fourth football book, in tandem with @miraclesfilmuk, out now:

Leicester’s Fantastic Foxes have taught the Premier League elite a lesson — It was the first entry in the letters page to The Fox that caught the attention after digging out the right change for one of the fanzine sellers on Raw Dykes Road, the main thoroughfare down to Leicester City's stadium, where stickers have started appearing on lampposts using the words from an old Paul Weller classic, You Do Something to Me, and showing the crowd at Filbert Street, back in the days when none of this would have seemed imaginable.

Manchester City reject Liverpool's Andy Carroll for Carlos Tevez offer — Liverpool have made a remarkable bid to swap Andy Carroll with Carlos Tevez and move on their club-record £35m signing not even a year after signing him from Newcastle United. The Anfield club contacted City on Thursday to ask how much they want for Tevez and whether they would be willing to contemplate a straight exchange with Carroll.

Entire FC United of Manchester board offers to resign after calling EGM — The entire board of FC United of Manchester - the breakaway club set up by Manchester United supporters after the Glazer family's takeover at Old Trafford - has offered to resign after calling an EGM to deal with the most turbulent period in the club's short history.

Man City and Real Madrid play out tense semi-final stalemate — Manchester City 0 Real Madrid 0 The most important factor for Manchester City, reflecting on a night of surprising torpor, is that they at least prevented Real Madrid from registering the away goal that can often be so decisive in these fixtures.

Champions League: Manchester City miss trick with blank against Real Madrid — The most important factor for Manchester City, reflecting on a night of surprising torpor, is that they at least prevented Real Madrid from registering the away goal that can often be so decisive in these fixtures.

Craig Dawson header leaves Tottenham Hotspur facing uphill task for title — At the final whistle, it was a sudden, damp silence. Tottenham Hotspur chose a bad night for their nerve to start unravelling and the ramifications could be serious bearing in mind the spin-off benefits for Leicester City, squatting defiantly at the top of the Premier League with a seven‑point lead.

Claudio Ranieri hails his team’s ‘fantastic answer’ to Jamie Vardy absence — Claudio Ranieri watched his Leicester City side move within five points of being confirmed as the Premier League champions and then acclaimed his players for a "fantastic answer" to the questions surrounding whether they could cope without Jamie Vardy.

Leonardo Ulloa scores brace against Swansea as Leicester extend title lead — Perhaps the most impressive part of this rout is the way Leicester City, closing in on an almost unimaginable piece of club history, made the latest stage of what increasingly looks like a victory procession such a stress-free occasion.

Arsène Wenger a victim of the game’s vitriol but also his own flaws — Over time, you come to realise that football, for all its charms and addictive qualities, is an inherently angry place. It's unshakeable, there will always be eruptions of temper and no matter how much our grounds have been sanitised in recent years the sport is still essentially the same as when Arthur Hopcraft wrote in 1968 how football crowds are "never going to sound or look like the hat parade on the club lawns of Cheltenham racecourse".

Nottingham Forest’s European Cup winners to be inducted in hall of fame — London: Nottingham Forest's double European Cup-winning team, creators of one of the all-time football miracles under the management of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor, are being lined up for a place in the hall of fame at the National Football Museum.
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Apr 30, 2016

Leicester City one win from the title, and what it says about the clubs who usually dominate the league…

Apr 30, 2016

@philmcnulty and the two League Cups, 42-match unbeaten run and Super Cup win (v Barca) *not in any way biased tweet*

Apr 29, 2016

@trentender ha, thanks Sandy - not sure if was submitted but, to be on the safe side, I'll be lobbing a brick through Waterstones window :)

Apr 28, 2016

@chasportch it's just a daft stick people use to beat MUFC. Bury/Rochdale are towns several miles outside Mcr. OT to Deansgate? 10min walk

Apr 28, 2016

@chasportch you sound like the long-lost @steve_mcfc and not sure that's a good look. I meant 'Manchester' and that includes MUFC, obviously

Apr 28, 2016

RT @KennySansom03: Please read & help me once more, I'm so grateful for the continued support:

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