Person: Rafa Benitez
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
An absorbing Heineken Cup final that lived up to its billing in every way. The Leinster players must have woken up yesterday wondering what hit them.
Mon, 13 May, 2019
Liverpool's remarkable comeback victory will rank as the greatest night in living memory for many supporters of the Anfield side, but where will it rank in the history of this illustrious football club?
Wed, 08 May, 2019
Since mind games aren’t what they used to be, let’s give thanks for the ingredient that can make this title race great: Liverpool’s ‘12th Man’, writes
Sat, 09 Feb, 2019
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s magical reign as Manchester United boss survived its biggest test to date at St James’ Park last night, his second- half substitute Romelu Lukaku scoring with his first touch of the game and helping to write his interim manager into the record books.
Thu, 03 Jan, 2019
on the weekend's big talking points.
Mon, 05 Nov, 2018
As introductions to the Champions League go, one night in Milan eight years ago was a hell of a shock for Tottenham Hotspur, writes
Tue, 18 Sep, 2018
Manchester City face Newcastle United today on the 10th anniversary of the most significant moment in the club’s history — not the lifting of a trophy or a title win but the day that Sheikh Mansour first announced his Abu Dhabi United Group had bought the club from Thai owner Thaksin Sinawatra to begin one of football’s great projects.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2018
When it comes to Manchester City, the rest of the Premier League has quite the conundrum to contend with at the moment.
Mon, 22 Jan, 2018
Manchester City extended their record winning streak to 18 games and moved 15 points clear of Manchester United at the top of the Premier League.
Thu, 28 Dec, 2017
Only at Real Madrid could the manager be potentially under pressure for his job at the end of a week which began with the team returning home as world champions.
Thu, 21 Dec, 2017
Eden Hazard maintaining his fitness and form is clearly key to Chelsea hanging on to the coattails of what passes for a title race this season. Getting him to stay at Chelsea long-term is central to any future success the London side might challenge for.
Mon, 04 Dec, 2017
Jose Mourinho expects Zlatan Ibrahimovic to complement rather than compete with Romelu Lukaku after welcoming the striker back to the Manchester United squad, along with Paul Pogba.
Sat, 18 Nov, 2017
Fernando Torres is eyeing a return to the Premier League and could be interested in signing for Newcastle or Southampton.
Mon, 13 Nov, 2017
Back-to-back clean sheets against Moldova and Wales served to reinforce the solidity of the Shane Duffy/Ciaran Clark partnership at the heart of the Irish defence.
Tue, 07 Nov, 2017
Jose Mourinho has been as impressed by Anthony Martial’s attitude as the Manchester United forward’s upturn in performances.
Sat, 23 Sep, 2017
What it says in the papers and online.
Wed, 30 Aug, 2017
Tottenham's first league game at Wembley has ended in disappointment.
Sun, 20 Aug, 2017
Rather pointedly, Rafa Benitez refused to add to the brickbats being hurled Jonjo Shelvey’s way.
Mon, 14 Aug, 2017
There will be three new grounds in the Premier League this season and the away fans sitting in their stands will now be closer to the action, says
Fri, 11 Aug, 2017
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has confirmed Daryl Murphy is on his way out but Rob Elliot is on course to start their Premier League return as his No 1.
Wed, 19 Jul, 2017
When Zinedine Zidane took over as Real Madrid coach just 17 months ago, and almost immediately started winning matches, the local media quickly labelled him a ‘lucky manager’.
Sat, 03 Jun, 2017
Less than two years ago, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez shifted uncomfortably in his seat at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu as most of the 80,000 Blancos supporters around him chanted ‘Florentino Dimision’ (‘Florentino Resign’).
Thu, 01 Jun, 2017
All sides of the Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos’ unique personality are on show as he leads his team towards an increasingly likely La Liga and Champions League double.
Wed, 10 May, 2017
There was a distinctly Irish flavour to Aberdeen’s 3-2 win over Hibernian in Saturday’s Scottish Cup semi-final.
Mon, 24 Apr, 2017
Barcelona must win tonight’s Clasico at Real Madrid or Luis Enrique’s final season in charge at the Catalan club has the potential to go very sour.
Sun, 23 Apr, 2017
Miraculously, it has arrived, the watershed to transform our media landscape. Every gaffer in Irish sport is turning into Rafa Benitez, writes.
Sat, 15 Apr, 2017
As is the case in life, timing is everything in sport. And with Martin O’Neill set to name his squad today for the crucial World Cup qualifier with Wales on Friday week, Daryl Horgan could scarcely have picked a better time to produce a virtuoso display.
Mon, 13 Mar, 2017
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could not hide his exasperation as the row of Joel Matip’s availability overshadowed his preparations for tonight’s clash with Plymouth.
Wed, 18 Jan, 2017
Daryl Horgan’s first start for Preston proved a memorable one, the former Dundalk star creating the second goal and nearly scoring a third as North End beat Chris Hughton’s Brighton 2-0 in Saturday’s Championship clash at Deepdale.
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017
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Sat, 17 Dec, 2016
Football autobiographies tend to set their stall out early doors.
Sat, 26 Nov, 2016
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Tue, 13 Sep, 2016
The former Black Cat who became a Tractor Boy is now a Magpie.
Sat, 03 Sep, 2016
Daryl Murphy has set his sights on promotion after completing his move from Ipswich to Newcastle yesterday.
Mon, 29 Aug, 2016
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