LAST November, football journalist Jonathan Wilson wrote a thought-provoking article for World Soccer magazine entitled: ‘Is Messi’s genius part of Argentina’s problem?’ Argentina, as they always seem to do, struggle to match the sum of their parts on the world stage.
The Boy on the Shed was released yesterday - a book written by a footballer that is much more than just a football book. Neil Loughran talks to author and former Newcastle United winger Paul Ferris about the long and winding road that led him to this point...
CHATTING to some friends in the know a few months back, Paddy Gumley was left in no doubt about the size of the challenge facing Nemo Rangers when they take on Slaughtneil in tomorrow’s All-Ireland Club SFC semi-final.
Glentoran v Cliftonville (tomorrow, Solitude, 3pm) RONNIE McFall may be back in their dugout, but Barry Gray doesn’t think the return of the former king of the Oval will inspire Glentoran to beat his Cliftonville side tomorrow.
By Ronnie Esplin, Press Association Sport, St Petersburg
Uefa Europa League round of 32, second leg: Zenit St Petersburg 3 Celtic 0 (agg: 3-1) BRENDAN Rodgers claimed Celtic needed more courage against Zenit St Petersburg after the Hoops crashed out of the Europa League following their 3-1 aggregate defeat in Russia.
Uefa Europa League round of 32, second leg: Zenit St Petersburg (0) v Celtic (1) (Thursday, 6pm, BT Sport 3 & eir Sport 2) BRENDAN Rodgers believes Celtic will have to reach the heights of their first-leg performance against Zenit St Petersburg if they are to progress in the Europa League.
HAVING spent the last two months preaching the importance of finding consistency, it's no surprise that Barry Gray has a straightforward message for his Cliftonville players today – build on Tuesday's win at Warrenpoint Town.