It fell to David Alaba to put Ireland’s World Cup qualification chances to “leaba” on Tuesday night and with it the Green Army’s Polish lager-inspired hangover from Euro 2012 finally wore off. Dan Mellett asks, ‘What now?’
Love it or hate it, the football transfer window is in full flow again and twice yearly it drives seemingly rational players, managers, fans and journalists to distraction. However, social media now adds a whole new aspect to the way transfers are handled and reported upon, as Dan Mellett writes.
If Fergie was a god in the red half of Manchester, it remains to be seen if his successor David Moyes can keep the Red Devils in the promised land. Does landing his first trophy matter? Irish Mancunian Dan Mellett explores what the Community Shield success means for the new boss, observing that even Christ himself didn’t have to follow Alex Ferguson.