David Shonfield - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

DAVID SHONFIELD: How modest family man Claudio Ranieri pulled off a sporting miracle

Claudio Ranieri has always been a modest man, as well as a family man.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Will Real Madrid's dreams be haunted by Manuel Pellegrini?

Half the Real Madrid side have links with Manchester declared Marca yesterday, as always the voice of Madrid, cranking up the volume about tonight’s match against Manchester City.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Families show truth can have no boundary

Never give up.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Cesare Maldini: The Italian who turned defending into an art

A football match lasts 90 minutes but the memories can stay with you for a lifetime.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Still all to play for with a tasty Spanish dish to savour

Unexpectedly, all four of this week’s Champions League ties are still in the balance.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Antonio Conte one of the hardest taskmasters in football

When Antonio Conte checks in at Chelsea’s Cobham training centre sometime in early July he will be the latest in a unique management line.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Football needs its whistle blowers

Whatever you think of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, the world needs whistleblowers and leakers.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Daniele De Rossi’s World Cup medal buried with Italy’s faithful kitman

There were three veterans of Italy’s 2006 World Cup triumph missing when the team met up at the Coverciano training centre in Florence yesterday to prepare for matches against Spain and Germany.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Who can stop Barcelona ruling Europe again?

Who can stop Barca ruling again?

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Roma seek to achieve mission impossible

“I’m asking my team to do the impossible,” said Luciano Spalletti about Roma’s chances in their second leg against Real Madrid.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Paris Saint-Germain’s title procession takes a hit at Lyon

Conventional wisdom says that France has by far the weakest league of Europe’s Big Five, and looking at the Ligue 1 table, you can see why.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: AC Milan unearth teenage treasure Gianluigi Donnarumma

Italy has a history of teenage defensive diamonds, and Milan’s goalkeeper, 16-year-old Gianluigi Donnarumma, four months on from his debut, might be the best find yet

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Leo Messi's ‘tap penalty’ puts Barcelona in the spotlight

No one likes a show-off. You either love them or hate them.

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DAVID SHONFIELD: Tax furore puts new cloud over Serie A

Rule one of Italian football is that whenever Italy are due to compete in a major tournament, a big scandal will break in the previous six months.

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