Martin O’Neill doesn’t move much. As he spoke for the first time as Nottingham Forest manager, an appointment 26 years in the making, he kept pretty still, occasionally bringing his hands up to his face but with nothing much more flamboyant than that, his mouth with a vague hint of a smile but no more.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2019
The English Championship is to the Premier League what Puma is to adidas. Well regarded in its own right — at last count the third most-watched league in Europe — it will always exist in the shadow of its bigger brother, writes
Fri, 18 Jan, 2019
Avoiding compulsory military service has a long and honourable history — from cross-dressing Corporal Klinger in MASH to Donald Trump’s bone spurs — and the recent plight of Tottenham’s South Korean striker Son Heung-min showed that the art of draft-dodging remains highly relevant, writes
Thu, 06 Sep, 2018
When Limerick trailed Cork by six points with almost as many minutes of normal time to go in the All-Ireland semi-final, John Kiely would have been forgiven if he started to think like most Limerick supporters undoubtedly and understandably were at the time.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018
Burnley’s impressive start to the campaign is this season’s ‘Cinderella’ story but the stereotype of the Lancashire club led by a gruff ‘old-school’ manager disguises the very effective method behind their rise.
Thu, 14 Dec, 2017
JOSE Mourinho has found his new Didier Drogba. Even if Manchester United didn’t deserve this victory, on the balance of play, the dream now is that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has only just started his trophy collection at Old Trafford.
Mon, 27 Feb, 2017
Thu, 15 Sep, 2016
So Leicester lost away at newly promoted Hull, and this weekend we were the better side in a 0-0 draw with Arsenal. Had it not been for a couple of questionable penalty decisions that didn’t go Leicester’s way from referee Mark Clattenburg, most fans would have been delighted to have taken a point from the mighty Arsenal. So we only drew with Arsenal. Only!
Mon, 22 Aug, 2016
Kevin Keegan knows a bit about fairtytale endings except, that for him, there was to be no happy ever after when English football’s greatest tale of the unexpected — until Leicester City came along — reached its climax on a famous night in Madrid in 1980.
Fri, 03 Jun, 2016
Cian Ó Cíobháin is originally from west Kerry, but has been living in Galway since his college days. This week, his electronic music show on Raidio na Gaeltachta, An Taobh Tuathail, is marking 17 years on air. It’s broadcast Monday to Friday at 10pm.
Thu, 05 May, 2016
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Sat, 02 Jan, 2016
n the publicity for the recent film and book , the author Daniel Taylor regularly opted for a certain comparison to help people grasp the scale of Brian Clough’s magnificent achievement with Nottingham Forest in the late ‘70s.
Tue, 29 Dec, 2015
Will his stint as assistant to Martin O’Neill be Roy Keane’s last job in management? Doubtful. Do I see myself going back into management? Yeah. And I think there will be a job out there for me.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2015
Some of us felt this golden age of controvassy might have peaked the morning we learned Roy Hodgson had been found wanting on the tactical half-time comedy front, and had landed in the ‘race-hate mire’ for telling a joke about a monkey in space.
Sat, 02 May, 2015