Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta will not face each other on the touchline today when Everton meet Arsenal at Goodison. The incoming gaffers will wait in the wings, ‘running the rule’, no doubt gaining an insight into the size of their tasks.
Sat, 21 Dec, 2019
This past week, I was speaking to a well-known journalist with a keen interest in all sports, including golf and soccer. I remarked to him how surprised I was at the manner of Manchester City’s first-leg defeat by Liverpool in the Champions League, despite their Premier League dominance all season, writes
Mon, 09 Apr, 2018
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Jonathan Sexton has called on Leinster to learn from last weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final defeat to Clermont Auvergne, as the province get set for a return to Guinness PRO12 duty against Glasgow Warriors on Friday.
Wed, 26 Apr, 2017
There’s been some fanciful talk that, with Manchester United’s 0-2 win away to Zorya — and its confirmation of Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s belated arrival as a significant influence — Jose Mourinho might well have negotiated one of those famous ‘turning points’ so beloved of teams in, to put it at its most charitable, transition.
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Sat, 02 Jan, 2016
In May 2002, France were in much the same situation as Spain 2012. For one, they were undeniably among the greatest international sides of all time. Two, they were chasing history as the opportunity presented itself to become the first country to win three major trophies in a row. Three, their players were absolutely dominating the club game and, four, their youth system was the envy of Europe.
Tue, 05 Jun, 2012
JOE SCHMIDT may have been frustrated by Leinster’s missed opportunities but at least he left Bath with a valuable Heineken Cup victory. His opposite number, Ian McGeechan, was equally vexed and had nothing but a losing bonus point to show for his developing side’s efforts on home soil.
Tue, 13 Dec, 2011