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Former European Commission president José Manuel Barroso has said there could be “some kind of compromise” to resolve the Brexit impasse, but warned the UK still faced relegation from the economic Premier League.

MICHAEL WHITE on May’s mission impossible as Tory unit trumps all again.

It was nothing more than a footnote, buried in the results of the Uefa Europa League second qualifying round, second leg, but it leaped out for those who remembered the days of glory: Progrès Niederkorn 2, Budapest Honved 0 (Niederkorn win 2-1 on aggregate).

Since the satellite TV revolution, much of football has changed. But much hasn’t. This stunning photo essay chronicles a pivotal era and captures the game’s eternal appeal.

A no-deal Brexit would leave police and security services struggling to tackle terrorism, according to London’s mayor.

MIC WRIGHT on James McClean and those seeking to enforce what should be an individual act of remembrance.

There is no better summary of Brexit than William Keegan’s remark that it is like negotiating to leave the Premier League in order to join the third division. This is so completely accurate that it raises yet again the question: why on earth is Brexit happening?

In this week’s diary Rachel Johnson talks being impressed by James O’Brien’s passion and the new TV show which is not safe for couples to watch.

As the new season kicks-off JAMES BROWN looks at an unexpectedly exotic managerial appointment which offers a ray of hope for his club.

As the Clarets start their season with a Europa League tie, Roger Domeneghetti looks back at the club’s first, incident-packed European campaign

ALASTAIR CAMPBELL on why now is the moment to fight for a People’s Vote.

Brexit may seem like a pain now, says ALASTAIR CAMPBELL, but just wait till the disastrous consequences which will dominate our lives for the forseeable future.

The assessment of the Liverpool manager has come through. ALASTAIR CAMPBELL says people do respect longevity

STEVE ANGLESEY runs through the losers and losers – because there are no winners – in another week of Brexit madness

‘Too much death...’ ALASTAIR CAMPBELL discusses the sad passing of his brother, the People’s Vote rally and ‘the masochism strategy’

The New European’s Editor-at-Large on Theresa May’s strategy of wishful thinking in Brexit negotiations

Famous for ‘not doing God’, ALASTAIR CAMPBELL interviews the Archbishop of Canterbury.

Steve Anglesey counts down the worst Brexiteers of the week.

Has Sunderland changed its mind on Brexit? We visit the city which led the charge for Leave and finds its still-burning rage is directed at cuts, rather than Brussels

We pick out the most wrong and unstable Leavers of this week in Brexit

Our Editor at Large sticks up for Joey Barton, and sticks it to the hypocrites happy to hand over football to booze and betting firms

Be brave, Britain. And don’t devalue grief with ostentatious displays

We round up the losers and losers (because there are no winners) of another crazy seven days on Planet Brexit

There’s danger in getting too close to Donald Trump. As Theresa May heads to the White House she needs to keep her distance

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch should be able to control Sky now that digital players - Amazon Prime, Facebook, Netflix and Hulu - have changed the media landscape

2016 will go down as a year of political shocks, the horror of Aleppo and England’s Euro 2016 football failure, but there were a few glimpses of hope. Month-by-month we look back on an eventful year

The ex-pat family who have taken the ultimate step, but becoming French citizens hasn’t been easy, admits Howard Johnson

In the wake of the Sam Allardyce scandal, we take a look back at 48 moments of football manager madness

“The Premier League is a world league that just happens to be played on our shores. The clubs are owned by Russians, Chinese, Americans, the Middle East. The managers and players and TV audience come from all over. It’s no longer the English league full of British players that we grew up watching.” To fans observers of the modern football industry this is not rocket science, but until Cambridge United manager, Shaun Derry, recently made this point to me on talkSPORT I had never heard it explained quite so simply before.

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