In spite of an expanded tournament format and tortured history, Wales have proved themselves worthy as one of the first 12 teams through the Euros gate.
José Mourinho has just secured another league title at Chelsea. Yet he has been accused of defensive, win-at-all-costs football. So what asks Matthew Coyle.
Thierry Henry has retired. For many admirers, his jaw-dropping deception in Paris leaves a smudge on an otherwise stellar legacy.
On the cusp of breaking Telmo Zarra’s 59-year-old record, Lionel Messi’s consistent brilliance often obscures his genius. That should never be the case.
Matthew Coyle tells the life story of one of Ireland’s forgotten footballing legends, Patrick O’Connell.
Alfredo Di Stéfano, arguably the greatest footballer of all time, has died aged 88. Matthew Coyle discusses his passing.
It was only a brief smile, a smirk even. It passed across Vicente Del Bosque’s rumpled features as Chile scored the second goal of their stunningly straightforward 2-0 win against his Spanish team, a fleeting glimpse of the emotions raging beneath the coach’s normally stoic visage. In that moment, his thoughts — or at least some of […]
Matthew Coyle talk about Fernando Gago, the key to Argentinian success this summer.
Matthew Coyle discusses the newly crowned Spanish champions who are looking to claim an amazing double.
Matthew Coyle reflects on a season for Liverpool in which they may have come up just short of claiming the title.