Niall Farrell looks ahead to this year’s League of Ireland top flight.
Niall Farrell reacts to the news that Monaghan United have pulled out of the Airtricity League.
Niall Farrell looks at Galway United who are the latest League of Ireland club to run into financial difficulty.
League of Ireland columnist Niall Farrell returns and asks whether there are simply too many games for the top teams to play.
In the first of a new BPF column, Niall Farrell looks at the start of the Airtricity League season as Derry City enjoy a resurgence and Bray Wanderers continue to surprise.
Niall Farrell looks at the comings and goings in an Airtricity League off-season which has again been dominated by non-transfer news.
Niall Farrell returns to BPF to talk about the state of the Russian football league, where due to the diminishing lack of funding from wealthy oil merchants teams like FC Moscow are folding regularly. Last Sunday was what would be, in the English media, a Russian version of “Super Sunday”. Four of the biggest Russian [...]
Celtic will have to look forward to playing in the Europa League this year as Arsenal knocked them out with a comprehensive 3-1 victory at the Emirates stadium, to give the Londoners a 5-1 aggregate victory. Nearly 60,000 fans turned out to see what was always going to be an uphill struggle for Celtic after [...]
The Bundesliga has begun. Three matches in to the 2009/10 season and already we can see the league shaping up to be a good one. At the start of the season, I said that the only predictable thing about the Bundesliga is that it will be unpredictable. At the moment the top two are Bayer [...]
Celtic 0-2 Arsenal You’d have to wonder what it felt like for Cesc Fabregas being the first in his Arsenal team to walk out onto Parkhead. There are only a handful of stadia worldwide that could be said to generate the same atmosphere when full of fans. Much of the pre-game chatter from pundits centred [...]