# Liam Brady

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February 2023
# archives
Liam Brady at West Ham - Money talk, turning down Celtic, and Dunphy's scorn
Ahead of meeting with Spurs today, The42 digs through archives from Dubliner’s return to London in 1987.
# On the box
TV Wrap: RTE's magical new documentary casts Liam Brady in a new light
A new film looks back at Brady’s wonderful career, including his famous time in Italy.
All time
# uncompromising
'A two-month contract?' Kenny dismisses talk of minor Nations League extension
The Irish boss is optimistic he will be in charge for the forthcoming Euros campaign.
# in the archives
Chippy: 40-year-old documentary on Liam Brady reflects society's jump into the unknown
RTÉ director Peter Kennerley embedded himself in Liam Brady’s life for a sizeable part of the 1978/79 season.
# Looking Back
'You think back to all these wonderful players - Liam Brady, Damien Duff, Wes Hoolahan, are these types dying off now?'
Stuart Byrne on his new song reflecting on the nostalgia of playing football on the street as a child.
# wined and dined
Liam Brady's Sunday dinners with an Italian World Cup hero and more of the week's best sportswriting
We’ve picked out some recommended reading for you to enjoy.
# i'll tell you who wrote it
Years of Lead: the story of Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady’s fractious decade
Kevin Brannigan excavates the writing of one of Ireland’s favourite pundits on another.
Pat Brady - former Millwall and QPR defender and brother of Liam - has died
Brady died at the age of 84 after a long illness.
# Star Sides
Dunphy, Giles and Brady reveal their best Premier League team selections
The punditry trio debated their picks on the latest episode of Dunphy’s podcast The Stand.
# Young Guns
'We were seven Irishmen taking on the world - Brady was our Platini’
This is half-forgotten story of how seven Irish footballers and their Irish manager went on a three-month adventure that ended up with Arsenal becoming one of the best teams in Europe.
# maccer
'I had a fight with Patrick Vieira and got sent to the reserves': Arsenal, Vauxhall Novas and regrets
Brian McGovern spent a number of years at Arsenal and seemed on the cusp of a breakthrough under Arsene Wenger before everything changed.
# hold it there colette
'The band is back' - Dunphy, Giles and Brady set for TV reunion
The trio will be part of Premier Sports’ soccer coverage over the Christmas period.
# Time on his side
Spurs should send Parrott out on loan - Brady
The 17-year-old Tottenham striker has made one first-team appearance this season.
# Reaction
'The FAI should be very embarrassed by the sanction'
RTÉ pundit Richie Sadlier criticised the organisation following the latest development in the saga.
# Liam Brady
'I can't understand how Martin O'Neill could put up with that' - Brady condemns conduct of Roy Keane
Liam Brady has criticised the behaviour of Roy Keane following reports of a confrontation with Harry Arter.
# trequartista
'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.
# agree to disagree
Liam Brady and Richie Sadlier were at odds after VAR helped overturn Neymar's penalty claim
Referee Bjorn Kuipers appeared to award the spot-kick before consulting the video replay and deciding the Brazilian forward had gone down easily.
# regrets I've had a few
Liam Brady: Arsenal let Harry Kane go because he was chubby
The former director of the Gunners’ youth academy says they made the wrong decision by releasing the Tottenham and England star.
# absent friend
Is it time for Irish football to invite Brian Kerr in from the cold?
There have been calls for the FAI to use the former manager’s expertise, more than 10 years after he parted ways with the association.
# Unimpressed
'It takes courage to get on the ball and play the way Hoolahan plays'
The RTÉ panel were critical of Ireland’s performance in Copenhagen on Saturday night.
# New Beginnings
Life after Arsenal begins as Liam Brady lands senior role with a top sports company
The Irish football pundit was previously an academy coach with Arsenal.
# The Italian Job
Two titles, Michel Platini and a 'devastating' goodbye: Liam Brady and The Old Lady
It’s 35 years since the Dubliner left Juventus in dramatic fashion after a thrilling two-year spell in Turin.
# throwback
When Ireland met Mexico for the first time and Liam Buckley earned his final cap
As Ireland prepare for Friday’s game in New York, St Pat’s manager Liam Buckley recalls his second and final cap for Ireland against Mexico.
# Interview
'I remember the 1st day Ronaldo arrived... Alex said to me: take a picture of this guy, he's going to be a star'
Ex-Ireland international John Devine chats to The42 about starring for Arsenal and his post-playing roles with Man United and Bayern.
# in a spin
Liam Brady: Man United tried to sign me by offering my mother a washing machine
The former Ireland international held talks with United before joining Arsenal in 1973.
# Wenger In
'20 years of how he's managed the club shouldn't be discarded': Brady defends Wenger
The Gunners legend was speaking at the Aviva Stadium earlier.
# Times change
The school that went from expelling Liam Brady for playing soccer to dominating the sport
St Aidan’s CBS in Whitehall has a complicated history with association football.
# venture
'Klopp's a one-trick pony' - Eamon Dunphy's new podcast is here, baby!
John Giles, Liam Brady and Didi Hamann are the guests on the first episode.
Former Ireland international Ray Brady, brother of Liam, passes away
He won six caps between 1963 and 1964.
# New Era
Didi Hamann starts for RTÉ in the John Giles role tonight
The former Liverpool player lines up alongside long-time panellists Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady
# Criticism
Eamon Dunphy had a go at the state of English football last night
Meanwhile, fellow panelists John Giles and Liam Brady disagreed to an extent.
# Tearjerker
This video of Liam Brady visiting a sick Arsenal fan in hospital is incredibly touching
The iconic former Gunner reduced Martin Toomey to tears.
# Anniversary
'He hugged me, kissed me on the cheek and said 'Ken, it's great to see you''
Former Irish underage international Ken Fogarty played alongside and against George Best during the glory days of the NASL.
# Wager
Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady made a bet after last night's Bosnia-Ireland game
The RTÉ panellists have contrasting views on Norwich midfielder Wes Hoolahan.
# Changes
Squad rotation for RTÉ panel ahead of crunch Ireland-Bosnia ties
John Giles will not be appearing on our TV screens on Friday.
# Frustration
'This is spin! This is bull***t!' - Dunphy not impressed with the FAI's report on Irish football
The RTÉ pundit also gave his thoughts on the Jack Grealish saga.
# Changes
6 other controversial footballing substitutions
Following John Terry’s premature departure against Man City yesterday, we recall similarly infamous moments from down through the years.
# italia 90 week
Did Ireland underachieve during the Jack Charlton era?
The former World Cup winner with England is the most successful manager in the history of the Irish national team.
# chippy
Liam Brady: None of the players or staff knew about FIFA payment to FAI
Brady was part of Giovanni Trapattoni’s backroom team.
# the three amigos
"He had a genius for living" - The Late Late tribute sparked a lot of love for Billo tonight
“He really was the best.”