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Premier League
Roy Keane doesn't want to hear about sacking Solskjaer
12:00 Friday 28th February 2020

As a studio analyst, Roy Keane’s bullshit metre is more finely calibrated than Lewis Hamilton’s Ferrari. Among other benefits, the Irishman’s early warning system doesn’t allow Jamie Carragher to get a word in edgewise.…

Bundesliga
How did I wake up in Erling Braut-Haaland's world?
08:01 Tuesday 25th February 2020

Clearly we were mistaken. We don’t live in the real world. Rather, we are all part of an elaborate backdrop in a young boy’s daydream. There is no other way to explain Erling Braut-Haaland. As children, we would play all day then,…

Premier League
Is Manchester United captaincy Harry Maguire's blessing or curse?
12:00 Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Predictable as it was, handing Harry Maguire the Manchester United captaincy polarised reactions. While a certain section of fans were pleased, others weren’t happy due to his quiet persona and relative inexperience. It should still be…

Premier League
Manchester United: Too many baby faces, too few assassins?
08:00 Wednesday 4th December 2019

As I write this, there’s an elephant in the room. Mauricio Pochettino is on the market. Impatient Manchester United fans raise their hands on social media, squealing, “Ooh! ooh!” like the teacher’s pet in fourth form.…

Spl
Can Roy Keane kickstart his career in Edinburgh?
13:00 Saturday 9th November 2019

There’s a black cloud flying over Edinburgh. With both of the city’s top-flight clubs having dispensed with their respective managers, speculation is raging on who could take either hot seat. One name bandied about in conjunction…

Premier League
Should Manchester United start their Rojo Diablo?
09:01 Friday 27th September 2019

Faust is the ambitious German bloke who made a deal with the Devil. As a great many Germans reside in Argentina, it isn’t surprising that a certain Manchester United defender’s full name is Faustino Marcos Alberto Rojo. Considering…

Premier League
Roy Keane refuses to bridge the generation gap
12:00 Sunday 8th September 2019

Roy Keane went home to Ireland for one night to appear at a charity event. In the process, he set the Twitterverse alight. The event was a two-hour chat with Off the Ball Roadshow hosts David Molloy and Nathan Murphy in front of a packed audience…

Italy
Lukaku's Power Man not a good partner for Conte's Iron Fist
09:01 Thursday 15th August 2019

If you were to put Antonio Conte’s career on trial, his character witnesses would include Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson. The venerable Manchester United manager wasn’t afraid to rid himself of a player to whom he took a disliking,…

Football
Who are football’s next generation of villains?
12:00 Monday 17th June 2019

The game has always tried to promote itself as a dignified profession. Heroics are celebrated, talented footballers held up as role models. More money also means more propaganda depicting the beautiful game as a pristine, unblemished competition.…

Premier League
Is Scott Mctominay Manchester United's hidden gem?
15:00 Thursday 9th May 2019

Since Manchester United's ill-fated first-leg loss to Barcelona, everything seems to have gone downhill. Perhaps their 4-0 bashing at the Nou Camp could have been predicted. When one takes a closer look at their hard-fought victory at Old…

Opinion
Social media in football: A curse and a blessing
17:00 Wednesday 5th December 2018

Modern footballers pale in comparison to players of old when it comes to application, discipline and mental toughness. Gone are the days when Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane couldn't stand the other's presence. Was it because they hated…

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…

Republic Of Ireland
Back to the drawing board for Martin O'Neill and Ireland
16:00 Thursday 22nd March 2018

The Irish national team will return to action on Friday night in Turkey for the first time since Denmark broke their hearts with a 5-1 win in Dublin that meant Martin O'Neill's side would not qualify for the 2018 World Cup.  Despite…

Premier League
Where does Manchester City rank among great Premier League teams?
12:00 Thursday 15th February 2018

Manchester City is on course to win the Premier League earlier than any other side. Bookmakers predict Pep Guardiola's side will win the league on April 7. Bitter rival Manchester United commute to the Etihad that Saturday. City…

Championship
5 candidates to replace Mark Warbuton as Nottingham Forest manager
17:50 Tuesday 2nd January 2018

There was some surprise to the news that Mark Warburton has been sacked by Championship side Nottingham Forest. They had a tough summer with losing their star striker Britt Assombalonga to Middlesbrough and were always going to struggle a tiny…