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Master and the Apprentice: Messi’s First Barca Goal

While Lionel Messi rightfully claims football’s brightest spotlight today, the Argentine was waiting in the wings at the Nou Camp while Ronaldinho held centre stage. On the day it was revealed he would finally leave Barcelona, we look back at the moment he announced himself to the watching world.

Let Erin Remember: Ireland at the 1924 Olympics

Barely three years after a bloody and violent war of independence, and less than 12 months after a bitter civil war, a football team representing a new Ireland walked out at the Olympic Games in Paris. Cian Manning looks back.

Zidane: A Fraction of the Whole

With Euro 2020 kicking off, we’re reposting an Issue 1 article by Luke Constable from the brilliantly named Ruud Gullit Sitting on a Shed. The artistry and genius of the great Zizou was captured in one piece of skill from Euro 2000.

Póg Mo Goal Soccer Club Sweatshirt

Limited edition Póg Mo Goal Soccer Club crewnecks.

Black Stanley Stella high quality organic sweatshirts with embroidered logo on front and screen print on back.

The Fragility of Happiness

The subject of Episode 13 of the Póg Mo Goal podcast, we’re reposting our 2014 article where Ron Ulrich of 11freunde recalls when, for 4 minutes and 38 seconds, ‘The Miners’ were the 2001 German champions. Then Andersson struck and hell opened.

Leganés Match Posters

Barcelona-based Cillian Shields explores the storied history of the matchday poster through one of the best exponents of the phenomenon in Spain, CD Leganés.

Repost: The Alan McLoughlin Interview

To pay tribute to an Irish football hero since November 1993, on the sad passing of Alan McLoughlin, we are reposting his chat to Póg Mo Goal’s Dave O’Grady from 2014 about the release of ‘A Different Shade of Green – The Alan McLoughlin Story’, nominated for Irish Sports Book of the Year. He talks about his personal battle with cancer, that famous night in Windsor Park, Roy Keane’s Rolex watch and much more.