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Yesterday’s News

'I didn't sacrifice $2m for somebody to tell me to shut up and f**k off': The George Weah and Man City disaster

18 years ago, nobody could have predicted the club would become the envy of the Premier League and the striker the president of Liberia.

Sunday 16 September, 2018

'I just thought we'd have a snazzy away kit but it's been insane': a non-league club's remarkable reign in Spain

Clapton Community FC have been at the centre of an immensely positive football story in recent weeks.

Sunday 2 September, 2018

Champions League return brings back memories of Red Star's magicians and their famous Euro nights

The side were crowned champions in 1991 with the likes of Dejan Savicevic and Robert Prosinecki proving crucial.

'His behaviour has reflected a weariness for the fight and a frantic realisation that he's being left behind'

Jose Mourinho has veered so far away from the quintessential ‘Special One’ persona and is desperately struggling to reinvent himself.

Thursday 30 August, 2018

'My Mam rings me ten times a day to make sure I'm alive': Paddy Barrett on swapping Oriel Park for Ohio

With average crowds of over 25,000 and MLS on its way next season, the former Dundalk man is enjoying himself at FC Cincinnati.

Tuesday 28 August, 2018

'While everyone was having a party in the front room, the FA were sneaking in the back door and getting in Rice's ear'

Given Declan Rice’s eligibility for England, why wasn’t he ‘nailed down’ by Martin O’Neill last year?

Sunday 26 August, 2018

'I still have really, really bad days now. There are days when I cry. And I'm not ashamed of it'

Andy Reid has been through a painful few years. He speaks to Eoin O’Callaghan about loss, life and what’s next.

Thursday 23 August, 2018

Make mine a double! Ireland's Jason Smyth delivers another sprint gold with superb 100m display Relentless This post contains videos

Make mine a double! Ireland's Jason Smyth delivers another sprint gold with superb 100m display

The Derry native picked up another victory in Berlin.

Relegation, sackings, arrests: New Netflix series to document Sunderland's humiliating season

The Black Cats were expected to push hard for immediate promotion to the Premier League but instead dropped to League One.

Sunday 19 August, 2018

'I feel like I'm doing something for him that I never got the chance to do when he was around'

Irish hockey star Nicci Daly on the recent World Cup success and going back in time to pay tribute to her father.

Monday 6 August, 2018

'He's intelligent, tactically very capable and full of ambition': Bayern impressed by Irish-eligible teenager

Ryan Johansson is expected to be included in the Republic of Ireland Under-18 squad next month.

Sunday 5 August, 2018

'Italian football in the 1980s was the pinnacle and at the epicentre was a mercurial Dubliner'

There was so much more to Liam Brady’s time in Italy than a two-year spell with Juventus.

Saturday 28 July, 2018

'He blagged a professional career in the most difficult place to make it': the greatest swindle in football history

A new documentary film tells the inexplicable story of Kaiser – a Brazilian conman and the greatest player never to have played the game.

Sunday 22 July, 2018

'I learned English in school but it wasn't really the same English in Derry': from Belgrade to the Brandywell

Alex Krstic on conquering the Derry accent, the club’s mid-80s revolution and being a local sex symbol.

'A Hollywood movie script that you wouldn't believe': How a shy boy from Dundrum took on the world

It’s almost 40 years ago to the day when Derek Daly found himself on the starting grid of the British Grand Prix.

Saturday 21 July, 2018

'He shone like a beacon through all the gloom': Maradona, Clough and the makings of Roy Keane

25 years ago this week, the Irish midfielder signed for Manchester United.

Sunday 15 July, 2018

In memory of my Mother: football, family and finding comfort in the past

After his Mum passed away, Eoin O’Callaghan began to look into his grandfather’s football career in 1920s Cork.

Monday 9 July, 2018

'Being here opens your eyes': the Irishman and the biggest success story in American soccer

Despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Wayne Rooney arriving in MLS, the league’s best storyline is Atlanta United.

Saturday 7 July, 2018

Juventus, Olympic gold, a World Cup final and then obscurity: the coach England shunned

George Raynor brought plenty of success to Sweden but was never afforded any opportunities where he wanted them most.

Saturday 30 June, 2018

From Cashel to Buenos Aires: the remarkable Irish influence on Argentina's football history

The Irishmen who founded Lobos Athletic Club, Velez Sarsfield’s background and Paddy McCarthy’s impact on Boca Juniors.

Friday 29 June, 2018

The Penalty Doctor: the science behind spot kicks and what we can expect at this World Cup

Ignacio Palacios-Huerta, a professor at the London School of Economics, is the definitive voice on penalties.

Thursday 28 June, 2018

How Irish football's 'age of innocence' came back from the dead after World Cup tiebreaker oddity

Atmosphere was fraught at Italia ’90 but two different kinds of draws changed football history.

Sunday 24 June, 2018

'I don't mind saying it but I cried when I got that phone call': The last Corkman at a World Cup

It’s 20 years since Eddie Foley made history at France ’98.

Thursday 21 June, 2018

The Brazilian icon and the bizarre, long-running myth of his failed football career in Ireland

Socrates never did play for UCD or Shelbourne and he never tasted Sigerson Cup action either. So, where did the stories come from?

Sunday 10 June, 2018

The inadvertent World Cup hero who went from Matt Busby's Manchester United to Waterford

Ed McIlvenny turned up in the League of Ireland after a remarkable and inexplicable few years.

Saturday 26 May, 2018

‘A lot of players have said it makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand up’

The story behind the Champions League anthem, in the words of composer Tony Britten.

Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Sometimes you can feel sorry for yourself but there's no point - I was the lucky one'

Tony Cousins on Chelsea in the 1980s, those infamous Liverpool Christmas parties and a legendary League of Ireland career.

Saturday 19 May, 2018

'Cantona had the presence, just the way he stood. There was a period in the 90s when he was king'

In 1994, Gavin Peacock was part of a Chelsea side that undeservedly suffered at Wembley against Manchester United.

Tuesday 15 May, 2018

'I want to be Ireland's number one - and I know they're watching me'

Sean McDermott is playing consistent top-flight football but there’s been no call from Martin O’Neill yet.

Sunday 13 May, 2018

'I can remember the faces in the dugout when I told him to go f**k himself': the remarkable tale of Joe Cleary

Before PJ Conlon, the Cork native had his moment to shine in Major League Baseball but it didn’t go very well.

Thursday 10 May, 2018

'I never saw anything I could say was untoward': Tony Cousins on toxic Chelsea racism claims

The League of Ireland legend spent a couple of years at the club in the mid-1980s.

Monday 7 May, 2018

'He had some demons but I think you have to put the whole story into perspective'

It’s 20 years since Justin Fashanu died by suicide.

Saturday 5 May, 2018

'Pulling on that green shirt and playing for the senior side? It would be a dream come true'

Limerick’s Anthony Forde is heading for the League One play-offs with Rotherham but he’s not only keen on a return to the Championship.

Sunday 22 April, 2018

'Most remarkably of all, this was him at his peak': When the Pearl shone brightest

It’s 25 years since the icon was crowned the PFA Player of the Year.

Sunday 15 April, 2018

'I didn't sleep for two weeks, to be honest. Staff possibly losing their jobs? It was strange, scary'

Faced with the prospect of relegation shortly after arriving, Dubliner Gary Dicker has seen Kilmarnock conjure a remarkable turnaround

Thursday 12 April, 2018

'War. Death. My God, what have these children seen?': Football, Roscommon and refugees

In Ballaghaderreen, Adrian Carberry is using an international language to help the local Syrian community integrate.

Sunday 8 April, 2018

'He joked about setting up a friendly against us': Maradona and his new-found interest in GAA

A club in the Middle East has been educating the Argentine icon on Gaelic football.

Saturday 7 April, 2018

'I went straight home, got into bed, and put the pillow over my head': the Manchester 'slaughter' of 1989

Manchester City have inflicted embarrassing defeats on their local rivals but the 5-1 defeat at Maine Road was a seismic moment.

Monday 2 April, 2018

'It was just raw emotion': Megan Connolly on going viral, sibling rivalry and a different Irish camp

The Cork native is back for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers and making big plans for her future.

Friday 30 March, 2018

'It's all up for Manchester United now': An Easter collapse, Anfield and dressing-room 'f**k yous'

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side should’ve won the title in 1992 but the wheels came flying off during a hectic eight-day period.

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