“A failure without excuses,” shouted the cover of Catalan daily Sport on Wednesday morning, with the words “debacle”, “lamentable” and “elimination” also featuring in bold print.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2018
Manchester City have recruited Barcelona’s greatest manager, hired their most successful Director of Football and have 13 former Barcelona coaches involved in their academy as they try desperately to replicate the Catalan model; but the one man they couldn’t buy proved Sheikh Mansour’s project is still some way from completion.
Thu, 20 Oct, 2016
Much of the coverage of Barcelona’s 2-1 defeat to Sevilla in La Liga on Saturday afternoon focused on the disruption caused by injuries to stars Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta. But blaugrana fans and pundits should really be asking why last season’s treble-winning squad looks so threadbare just a few months later.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2015
Having been rejected once for being too small, Clare’s Podge Collins made one vow — if he wasn’t going to catch ball above lads’ heads, he wasn’t going to get pushed off it either. The season he doesn’t want to end takes another twist today with Cratloe in a Clare football final.
Sat, 16 Nov, 2013