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.
“Are you happy on the inside?” “Could be better.” Eleven-year-old Finn from Kop Kids is fast becoming our favourite football reporter. Watch him interview Liverpool’s Mario Balotelli.
Five years on from THAT goal, we’re revisiting an extract from French Football Weekly’s Jeremy Smith’s interview with Phillipe Auclair, author of Thierry Henry: Lonely At The Top. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Henry is a divisive figure in French football. Perceived as aloof, an adversary of Zidane, and the apparent leader of a shameful strike at the 2010 World Cup, we look at the Frenchman’s standing in history, and that night in Paris.
Check out a teaser clip of Kevin Kilbane’s interview with former Irish teammate Roy Keane for Saturday’s Football Focus on BBC One. You can also watch RTE’s Tony O’Donoghue interviewing his fellow Corkman where he asks Keane outright if he walked out of the World Cup in Saipan.
Brazil’s World Cup hopes have been rocked with the news that Neymar has been ruled out of the rest of the tournament after a serious back injury. The striker’s arrival at the hospital in Fortaleza was met by large numbers of Brazilian fans. The Selecao themselves were accused of rough-house tactics in their win over Colombia but David Luiz won back some admirers telling James Rodriguez in a post-match interview “You are already a world champion.”
Marco Reus says Germany can bring that famous trophy back this summer. Interviewing himself, Reus talks about the group of death, confirms Germany’s unshakable belief in themselves and offers his opinion on who will win the World Cup this year.
Sergio Agüero believes he can win the Golden Boot this summer. Find out about his first memories of the World Cup and how the sensational striker can be stopped on the pitch, when Sergio talks to Sergio.
Cesc Fàbregas believes the Spanish national team can repeat its success from 2010. How does a team get over a first match defeat, what other opponents are to be looked out for and why is Spain not scared to face Brazil? Find out and see the most intimate interview Cesc has ever given as he interviews himself.
In another great Liverpool video, for ‘Kop Kids’ reporter Finn’s latest task, the youngster stepped into the shoes of Gary Lineker at the ‘Match of the Day’ studio.
Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan says the tough times he’s endured in his career means he doesn’t feel pressure as he prepares to lead the Black Stars to the World Cup in Brazil.