Pope Francis is, or rather was, well known as a football man and, in particular, as a committed supporter of the San Lorenzo club in his native Argentina, so it rather came as a shock when he recently confessed that he had never seen his fellow countryman Lionel Messi in action.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2015
Andy Townsend might struggle to remember Ireland’s 3-3 draw away to Poland in 1991 – the last competitive meeting between the two countries – but it’s a game which is lodged firmly in your humble correspondent’s memory banks.
Sat, 28 Mar, 2015
Italian prosecutors placed the captain of the Jolly Nero cargo ship under investigation today for alleged manslaughter after his vessel slammed into the dock at Genoa’s busy port and toppled the control tower into the harbour, killing at least seven people.
Wed, 08 May, 2013