Willie Gannon puts forward his personal method for rating the game’s great and not so great.
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It’s ten years since Lionel Messi put pen to paper to sign for Barcelona, and Brian Irvine looks back at what has been an amazing decade for the man who is still only 23.
Today marks the final game of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRY), and Jody Moylan looks back at the events that lead to their demise.
Having not necessarily shown his best form for Argentina in the past and having had a long and testing season with Barcelona, I was originally skeptical about Lionel Messi’s chances of challenging for the Golden Boot at this summer’s World Cup. However, upon seeing the 22 year old’s display against Nigeria on Saturday afternoon, I […]
1. Cometh the Hour… Cometh the man. The world was watching as Lionel Messi took the pitch in Johannesburg today, and the little wonder did not disappoint. Messi was at the centre of almost everything Argentina did going forward, and his personal duel with Nigeria ‘keeper Vincent Enyeama was a delight to watch. Granted, Messi did not […]
Argentina began the World Cup with a win, but it was a far from convincing performance from their array of superstars. It was very much a case of ‘job done’ for Argentina following their 1-0 win over Nigeria today, but there were plenty of holes to pick for the critics. Maradona’s men looked set to […]
Moments of Magic makes its long overdue return with a look at the goal that caused one of the biggest shocks at the 1990 World Cup. François Omam-Biyik v Argentina, 1990 Reigning champions Argentina went into Italia ’90 as one of the favourites for the tournament and reached the final, but not before they were […]
Argentina boss Diego Maradona has been slapped with a two month ban from football following his outburst at a press conference last month following the victory over Uruguay. The 49 year old, who was under a lot of pressure following a lacklustre World Cup qualifying campaign, launched an expletive-filled vicious attack on reporters and critics. […]