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Gerry Johnston

I am a 33-year-old sports writer from Ireland who enjoys watching European football. My main focus is La Liga, but I do keep a close eye on all of the major leagues throughout the world.


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Italy
Can the Battle for San Siro propel Inter or AC Milan to greater Serie A success?
09:00 Sunday 21st October 2018

The 2018/19 Serie A season's first Derby della Madonnina takes place tonight when Inter and AC again dispute the Giuseppe Meazza, the ground they share, otherwise known as San Siro. The derby remains among the biggest fixtures on the Italian…

Spain
Will Isco return Real Madrid and Spain to winning ways?
15:00 Friday 19th October 2018

It has been a difficult few weeks for Real Madrid and Spain. Los Blancos have gone four games without scoring a goal, drawing with Atletico Madrid and losing to Sevilla, CSKA Moscow and Deportivo Alaves. Spain managed to win a friendly…

Scotland
Does Paul Gascoigne deserve a place in the Scottish Football Hall of Fame?
08:00 Wednesday 17th October 2018

Paul Gascoigne has never been far from the headlines over the past 30 years. If it wasn't someone marvelling about his talent on the field, it was another criticising his behaviour off it. Having last played professionally in…

European Football
How long can perfection last?
08:00 Sunday 14th October 2018

Domestic championships take a break for a fortnight to allow the international calendar a moment in the sun. In the Premier League, three clubs made it through eight games with matching records at the top of the table, all unbeaten. Manchester…

Championship
Will Leeds United's home form cost them promotion?
12:00 Friday 12th October 2018

There's an air of excitement around Elland Road at the moment, as Leeds United find themselves as one of the Championship's early pacesetters. Leeds have been here before. As recently as last season, the Yorkshire club got their…

Bundesliga
Can Paco Alcacer find forever home at Borussia Dortmund?
15:00 Wednesday 10th October 2018

Paco Alcacer completed a loan move from Barcelona to Borussia Dortmund late in the summer transfer window. At the time many had doubts. Why did Die Schwarzgelben want a player who had struggled during his time at Camp Nou? At present, though,…

Republic Of Ireland
Have Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane outstayed their welcome?
08:00 Monday 8th October 2018

The Republic of Ireland faces two huge games this month, as they look to get their UEFA Nations League campaign on track after last months 4-1 defeat to Wales in Cardiff. They face the Welsh again on 16th October but before that, they host…

Italy
The €4 million man upstaging Cristiano Ronaldo
09:00 Saturday 6th October 2018

When news broke of Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus, it’s fair to say that a few Serie A records instantly came under threat. The man from Portugal is up there amongst the games' great goalscorers. He has already scored…

Spain
Can Barcelona end 11-day nightmare?
09:00 Wednesday 3rd October 2018

In modern football, clubs are never far from a crisis. The bigger they are, the closer to impending doom. As one of the world's biggest, Barcelona understand more than most. Even failing to win in style is often enough for the vultures…

Scotland
Has Brendan Rodgers developed third season syndrome at Celtic?
09:00 Saturday 29th September 2018

Celtic dropped to sixth place in the Scottish Premiership after losing for the second time this season at Rugby Park on Sunday afternoon. Brendan Rodgers' side went in front when Leigh Griffiths pounced on a defensive mishap in Kilmarnock's…

Scotland
Can Hearts last the pace in the Scottish Premiership?
08:00 Friday 28th September 2018

Heart of Midlothian currently top the Scottish Premiership by five points after securing an impressive five wins and a draw from opening six games. Craig Levein's side have been particularly good in defence, conceding only two…

Football
Crusaders struggle with increased training schedule
12:00 Sunday 9th September 2018

Crusaders made summer headlines when they announced most of their squad signed new contracts to train five days a week. Heady expectations followed as the club looked to build on their position as Northern Ireland's best team over…

International
Wales, Republic of Ireland kick off UEFA Nations League amid eligibility debates
08:00 Thursday 6th September 2018

A football match is expected to break out on Thursday evening in the Cardiff City Stadium. Wales and Ireland get their UEFA Nations League campaigns underway. You could be forgiven for forgetting about this game. Declan Rice and David Brooks'…

International
Have UEFA made a mess of the UEFA Nations League?
09:00 Wednesday 5th September 2018

The UEFA Nations League kicks off in this international break. Wales and Ireland face off on Thursday. England open against Spain on Saturday. Scotland take on Albania on Monday. Four places in the 2020 European Championships are up for…

Spain
Why can't Barcelona keep their Brazilians?
09:00 Wednesday 29th August 2018

Barcelona's long history includes more than 30 Brazilian players turning out for the club stretching back to the 1930's.  Fausto dos Santos and Jaguare were the first, arriving on a season-long loan deal from Vasco da…

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