When the FAI — or rather John Delaney, since they remain one and the same thing, at least for now — declared on Saturday night that they were creating a new position for him, it transformed a mere theory we had last November into an obvious truth.
Mon, 25 Mar, 2019
Tue, 20 Dec, 2016
Sat, 25 Jun, 2016
Between Mr Sepp ‘Steering The Ship’ Blatter (see elsewhere on this page), Mr Patrick ‘Golf Balls’ Neary (see the finance/comedy section) and Mr REDACTED REDACTED’REDACTED (see various legal eagles), it hasn’t been a great few days for prominent personages.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2015
Sometime in the future, when professional sport has been closed down altogether, people will probably look back at the time America’s finest legal minds produced a rebuttal website on behalf of the New England Patriots that contained these sentences:
Sat, 16 May, 2015
MEMO to the Sports Editor From The Football Correspondent: Dear Commander in Chief, I popped in to see you this morning only to find that, not for the first time, you were slumbering peacefully at your desk, worn out after another long nocturnal shift at the coalface.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2011
UEFA president Michel Platini claims the introduction of technology would be bad for football and says the additional referees being used behind the goal-line in European competitions would have seen Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' goal against England in 1986.
Thu, 30 Jun, 2011
SOMETIMES football seems to be about anything but football. Consider the Premiership, and how much print and airtime is devoted to money, rows, hype, mind games, scandals, takeovers and, on a daily basis, enough hot air to power global warming all by itself.
Sat, 03 Feb, 2007