On the eve of Ireland’s friendly defeat in Turkey last Friday, Seamus Coleman conceded that, as the team captain — and a Premier League player to boot — the focus of attention would inevitably be on his welcome in a green shirt after a year out through injury.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2018
Mon, 27 Nov, 2017
On the morning of yesterday’s match, I had a heartening message from a Mourinhoan in Lisbon. “He is so incredibly desperate to beat them today. Apparently, he’s been urging all the players to have ‘no mercy’.”
Mon, 06 Nov, 2017
I write these words from France while covering the presidential primary fight between Sarkozy, Fillon and Juppé, and am reminded of the local maxim “jamais deux sans trois” — “never two without the third”.
Mon, 21 Nov, 2016
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 win at Real Madrid on Saturday has reopened an internal Estadio Santiago Bernabeu debate which could end badly for Blancos superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, coach Zinedine Zidane and even president Florentino Perez.
Mon, 29 Feb, 2016
Damien Comolli has admitted Tottenham made an approach to appoint Jose Mourinho as coach after he left Chelsea back in 2007 — but disputed that the Portuguese ruled out moving to White Hart Lane because, as he claimed, "I love Chelsea supporters too much".
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015