Everton’s season – and potentially their Premier League future – has been tossed into turmoil by the revelation that the Toffees have been deducted 10 league points. The stunning development comes on foot an investigation having found the Goodison Park Club to be in breach of financial regulations. What’s bound to anger blues boss Sean… Read More Dyche’s men plunged into a ditch
For as long as I have been properly atuned to goings on in soccer – in England in particular – Manchester United have been linked to whoever the top talent in football happens to be at a given time. Now read on… From Alan Shearer to Paolo Maldini, Roberto Baggio, Gareth Bale, Harry Kane and… Read More Signs they might be about to Mount a genuine challenge again
Many years ago, I made the naive mistake of riling up a Glasgow Celtic supporter. Not in a remotely sectarian way. Just regarding the merits – or lack thereof as was the viewpoint here – of Aiden McGeady remaining with the hoops rather than going to a ‘better’ club. You can dress it up any… Read More There are none so blind as those who do not wish to see
When this writer was growing up, only two Chelsea fans were known of. One most definitely still is – as are the following generations of his family – and there’s no reason to think the other party has lost the faith. Supporters like that are greatly admired. Fans who have seen both sides of the… Read More Can Potter turn magician and save his own skin?
Manchester United… 2 Newcastle United… 0 It doesn’t happen too often, but when a gut feeling turns out to be right it adds another layer of glow to any success which may accrue from what the hunch was. The arrival and impact of Casemiro at Old Trafford fits snugly into the above bracket. It will… Read More A case for belief
No matter what the sport, there will be characters who will forever be intrinsically linked to particular entities therein. For example, Kobe Bryant with the LA Lakers or Gary Neville being a one club man at Manchester United, Cian Healy in the blue of Leinster Rugby or Ruby Walsh aboard a Willie Mullins-trained horse. It’s… Read More Toffees in a sticky situation of their own making
The most venerated and senior bastion of the local press pack ground a particular axe for so long there must be nothing but the handle left. Now read on… It related to the wholly devoted adoration people in this country have to soccer teams across the water. Which mostly means England or Glasgow Celtic. Though… Read More I suppose I better take Arsenal seriously!!
Manchester Utd… 1 Crystal Palace… 1 If you’d told Erik ten Hag or anybody connected to or interested in Manchester United they’d take four points from their two games this week, chances are they’d have taken your hand off for it. Albeit expectation most likely would’ve been that they would have taken three points tonight… Read More The glass is still half full
The Metropolitan Police in the UK announced on Tuesday night that an arrest had been made following the fracas at the end of Sunday’s North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Joseph Watts (35) of Hackney, London, was charged with “Assault by beating, going on to an area adjacent to a playing area and… Read More Man charged with Aaron Ramsdale assault
Before the cat jumps all the way out of the bag of its own accord, let’s provide the last nudge. I have returned to meaningful involvement with my local GAA club after a 15-year-hiatus. Part of which was enforced, another element thereof is old ground which doesn’t need to be ploughed up again. There may… Read More Statements in Manchester and Munster, now it’s over to Meath