Northern Ireland vs Republic of Ireland 1993: Alan McLoughlin, The Troubles and That Goal 25 Years Later

Belfast. November. 1993. The dust momentarily settles over a war zone which saw a total of 27 deaths throughout October, making it the worst month for casualties in 17 years. “I was sitting on the Republic of Ireland team coach when the fear hit me. Similarly, it was completely silent and

Manchester United’s decline since 2013 – what do the stats say?

November will always be a special month for Manchester United supporters. November 6th marks 32 years since Sir Alex Ferguson was appointed as the club’s new manager in 1986, and he signed a young Eric Cantona from Leeds United on November 26th 1992. Under Ferguson, United became England’s most successful football

Football remembers fallen heroes of World War One at special Games of Remembrance

British Soldiers playing football in gas masks in 1916

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBKDNdnG6cg It is 100 years since the First World War ended, one of the deadliest conflicts in human history. Everyone in Britain felt the effects of the war. Football included. More than 2,000 professional players, from all 50 clubs, were sent away to serve. Around 100,000 fans were also enlisted. Almost 300

Up for the Cup: Hampton & Richmond boss Gary McCann hoping for giant-killing in front of cameras

Hampton and Richmond Borough manager Gary McCann is ready for the biggest match of his managerial career as the Beavers host League Two Oldham Athletic at the Beveree on Monday night in the first round proper of the FA Cup. McCann said at Thursday’s press conference: “It’s the biggest game for

“When we perform the way we can, we can play anyone off the park” — Nico Yennaris is confident ahead of Brentford’s second successive derby

Nico Yennaris was upbeat as he faced the press ahead of  Brentford's next match against Queen’s Park Rangers this Saturday, as the Bees prepare for the prospect of their second local derby in succession. Their trip to Loftus Road comes just seven days after a dominant home triumph against Millwall. The

“This is the best I’ve experienced” — Romaine Sawyers lifts the lid on the Brentford dressing room

Romaine Sawyers believes that the current Brentford dressing room is the best atmosphere he has experienced and insists there has been minimal disruption caused by Thomas Frank’s appointment. Frank replaced Aston Villa-bound Dean Smith last month, but had was Smith’s assistant for the previous two years. Continuity was the deciding factor

“We are one of the best football sides in the league:” Brentford boss Thomas Frank remains upbeat ahead of Millwall visit

Thomas Frank insists his side are “one of the best football sides in the league,” despite Brentford going without a win in their last nine matches. The Bees have lost all of Frank’s three matches in charge since he took over from Dean Smith — who left to join Aston Villa

When Pinocchio met the Wolf of Wall Street, Frank Abagnale & Forrest Gump: Director Louis Myles discusses ‘Kaiser, the greatest footballer never to play football’

What happens when the Wolf of Wall Street meets Frank Abagnale? What if those two were amalgamated with Forrest Gump and Pinocchio? And what if this mismatched creation desired sporting fame without the on-pitch greatness? According to Louis Myles — the film's director — these elements create Kaiser, the greatest footballer never to