David Shonfield - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

DAVID SHONFIELD: Horror of Hillsborough disaster still resonates today

No one who went to a football match in England on Saturday, April 15, 1989 is likely to forget what happened that day.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: PSG aim to rule Europe with €1bn brand

The stats are with Paris, according to national sports daily L’Equipe and the French have a right to be confident about their match against Chelsea tonight.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Bayern still only fear the tax man

Germans are as patriotic as anyone, but outside Bavaria there is no great love for Bayern Munich.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Three-way Spanish title scrap opens door for Euro rivals

Barcelona’s dramatic 4-3 victory on Sunday night in Madrid has set up the three-way fight for the Spanish title that has been on the cards since December, and it could well go right to the wire.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Economic hell means Greeks must finish the job

Eleven times Olympiakos and their fans have journeyed from Athens to England since 1965 and 11 times they have lost.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Soccer rivals choose sides in Ukraine upheavals

Ukraine are due to play the United States tomorrow in one of those matches which cries out for George Orwell to do the post-match analysis in the studio.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Atletico threaten Big Two’s reign in Spain

Something most unusual is happening in Spain. There are signs that La Liga could turn into a genuine competition.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: England spends as Italy feels the pinch

At first sight, this winter’s transfer window was spectacularly boring, unless you happen to support Manchester United, Chelsea or possibly Newcastle; but appearances can be deceptive. This story is enriched with multi-media content

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Monaco’s home win may prove taxing

In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes, wrote Benjamin Franklin in 1789 but evidently he had not envisaged the ingenuity of French football.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Success and failure a question of rotation

There comes a moment in every season when the tough have to get going.

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