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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…

Football
The 12 Days of Football: Eleven Punters Punting
08:00 Tuesday 2nd January 2018

On the 11th day of football, the media gave to me eleven punters punting, Ten lads-a-leaping/Nine ladies playing/Eight managers managing, Seven sides-a-sinking/Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals!  Four calls blown/ Three French…

Opinion
Why Roy Keane comments regarding Manchester United are absolutely correct
12:00 Friday 12th May 2017

Roy Keane is held with legendary status at Manchester United and rightfully so. He was a fantastic captain, world class midfielder and feared by all opponents during his playing career. However, since retiring from the game in 2006, he has…

Opinion
5 Talking points from Manchester United's Europa League win
14:30 Friday 17th February 2017

Manchester United clinched a first-leg win against French side St. Etienne to all but end the tie and guarantee progression into the next round of the Europa League. Zlatan Ibrahimovic bagged his first hat-trick in a United shirt, whilst the…

Opinion
Life after football: What are they doing now?
14:33 Monday 13th February 2017

As many footballers will tell you; fifteen to twenty years is all you get as a career – sometimes even less – and the career options once the boots are hung up aren't all that glamorous in many cases. Here, we'll look at some players who've…