Wed, 27 May, 2020
That I can say I feel for Richard Keogh this morning is not the same as saying that he was not guilty of an appalling error of judgment, to put it at its mildest, for his involvement in the events which culminated in the car crash on Tuesday night. One that saw two of his Derby County team mates arrested on drink-driving charges and the club captain and Irish international sustaining a serious knee injury.
Sat, 28 Sep, 2019
Richard Dunne believes Mick McCarthy’s demand for his players to put the emphasis on applying rather than absorbing pressure — in contrast to what he saw as a fear of failure beginning to inhibit the team under the previous management regime — means Ireland are now in a better position to make home advantage tell against Switzerland tonight.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2019
On top of the fellow feeling you would naturally expect him to have for fellow boys in green, Gary Breen, proud son of a Kerryman, has an additional reason for hoping John Egan and the rest of the Irish contingent at Sheffield United do well in the Premier League.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2019
Richard Dunne reckons the time is right to fast-track Troy Parrott into the senior international set-up after the 17-year-old striker took another major step forward by setting up a goal on his debut for Spurs, as they beat Juventus 3-2 in a friendly on Sunday.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
Superstar Rod Stewart paid a warm tribute to the late footballer Liam Miller, at his concert in Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork last night, posting a picture of the former Republic of Ireland, Manchester United and Celtic player on the big screen of his stage.
Sun, 26 May, 2019
It was back in 2010 that I sat down with Brian Barry-Murphy for a lengthy conversation about the highs and lows — but, mainly, the highs — of what the then 32-year-old Rochdale midfielder was only too happy to describe as a “journeyman’s” career spent mainly in the English lower leagues.
Sat, 06 Apr, 2019
The period 1991 to 2006 will probably carry little significance to most people reading these words, but in that not inconsiderable time frame, Manchester City registered precisely zero victories over Arsenal. To say the Gunners had become a bogey team was to massively misunderstand the word bogey.
Mon, 26 Feb, 2018
If ever a manager was entitled to indulge in self-congratulation, it was Pep Guardiola after his Manchester City side went to Old Trafford, totally out-footballed their arch-rivals and nearest challengers, and came away with a 2-1 victory which was rather more emphatic than that narrow scoreline would suggest.
Tue, 12 Dec, 2017
Any honest assessment of Martin O’Neill’s stewardship of the Irish team has to begin with the acknowledgement that he has not been dealt a great hand in terms of the quality of the players at his disposal, writes.
Thu, 07 Sep, 2017
A young Richard Dunne had just turned 20 and Steve Staunton was still playing for Liverpool the last time Everton won at Anfield almost 18 years ago, but there is a nervous anticipation ahead of today’s Merseyside derby which suggests change may well be in the air if Jurgen Klopp’s side are not careful.
Sat, 01 Apr, 2017
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