THE BIGGEST match in Irish football, Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers, has the makings of a title decider at Dalymount Park tonight
“Northern Ireland is a different country to the Republic of Ireland. You have your own team, you have your own nation. It’s as simple as that.”
IT LOOKS like one of our spuds is flourishing in foreign soil – Aiden McGeady put in a very impressive shift last night for Spartak Moscow, dazzling the home fans with skills and putting in some decent balls. The much-maligned McGeady and the Russian side are now looking good for the knockout stages on this form.
AN ARTICLE by Ian Plenderleith in When Saturday Comes has left Póg Mo Goal pondering on the football phenomenon of crowds leaving before the final whistle.
“I got a phone call and it was Mr Trapattoni. But with my heavy accent, his accent, my Italian and his English we had no idea what we were saying. Luckily, Marco Tardelli was there too, so the manager passed the phone to him and we had a chat.”
– Leon Best
AHEAD of the two sides’ clash today, Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has pretty much written off his team’s chances of beating Chelsea, both in this afternoon’s tie and the race for the Premier League trophy.
ABANDONED by his parents, raised by his grandmother until he was aged 12, placed in a residential home before being spotted by a football agent which eventually saw him swap the streets of Lisbon for Old Trafford football stadium.
IN THE weekend’s big fixture, Man Utd v Liverpool, John O’Shea played the full 90 (just about) and Darren Gibson got 2 mins.
Glenn Whelan got 10 mins while Marc Wilson was an unused sub for Stoke City.
Richard Dunne came off injured at half time and is a doubt for the upcoming internationals.
AN IRATE goalkeeper in Honduras decided to shoot from the hip, literally, following criticism from a journalist in a local newspaper.
SHAY Given may look beyond the Premier League for a return to match action while Chris Hughton has dismissed talk of bringing the benched star back to Newcastle United.