The Blog Reel

Danish View: Danes Look to Eriksen for Play-Off Glory

The long wait is almost over. James McClean’s heroics in Cardiff have given the Republic of Ireland a two-game shoot-out with Denmark to decide who will appear at next year’s World Cup in Russia. Ahead of the do-or-die clashes, Claus Røndbjerg-Christensen has the view from our Scandinavian opponents.

Totti, Eternal Hero of Rome

Gavin White was a teenager when he first travelled to Italy to see Francesco Totti in action, having grown up mesmerised by the skills of the Serie A legend. He casts a nostalgic look back on the career of his favourite player, Il Re di Roma.

Conte, the King of the Bridge

Chelsea clinched their sixth league trophy in a highly impressive 2016/2017 season under Antonio Conte and it is more than obvious that the Italian tactician was the key to the team’s success

Mexico And Uruguay Friendlies Will Test Ireland

Next month is a big one for the Republic of Ireland. A World Cup qualifier against Austria could go a long way to determining whether Martin O’Neill’s men advance to the finals in Russia next summer but two fixtures against Mexico and Uruguay precede that clash. It won’t be straightforward by any stretch but good performances in the friendlies from Ireland could set them up for a major qualifying scalp at the beginning of June.

Crest Love: #17 – Pumas UNAM

Crest Love takes a look at the story of one of World Football’s most unique jerseys and the crest that adorns it. Pumas Unam from Mexico City.

Keane to Continue?

While the fight for Zlatan’s services, injured or otherwise, continues, a 36-year-old Robbie Keane remains without a club.