Los Angeles Galaxy’s  Robbie Keane issues instructions to a teammate as Jermaine Jones of the New England Revolution looks on during the MLS Cup. Photograph: Getty Images  1:06

Robbie Keane has hitched up his shorts like Fabien Barthez and you can see the black kinesio tape on his hamstrings. He glugs down half a bottle of wa(...)

Robbie Keane  was named the league’s Most Valuable Player ahead of Sunday’s final with New England Revolution.   Photograph: Harry How/Getty Images

To understand exactly why the Los Angeles Galaxy fans are so smitten by Robbie Keane we must turn the clock back to last year’s World Cup qualifier ag(...)

Landon Donovan played 17 English Premier League games during two spells on loan with Everton. Photograph: Getty.

The most important American soccer player of all time failed to make it during two separate stints in the Bundesliga and managed a mere 17 appearances(...)

Paul Kimmage began work on Brian O’Driscoll’s autobiography only to past the work onto Mark English, who ghosted The Test. Photograph: Inpho.
The game of sports ghostwriting
  • Sport
  • November 1, 2014, 01:00

Hunter Davies published the authorised biography of the Beatles in 1968 and the football classic, The Glory Game. He’s also ghosted a few football boo(...)

Dorinel Adrian Tecuceanu, George Csog and Edy Stavarache

It’s 2014, and teenage fashion is a mad, bad world. How do Irish teenagers survive it? With remarkable expertise, it seems. We walked around Henry (...)

The two playmakers of El Clasico, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi of Barcelona, will be the focus of fans at the Bernabeu. Photograph: Getty Images.

One of the cliches first: a country will come to a standstill tonight. Real Madrid versus Barcelona stops Spain. According to legend, and a fair am(...)

Alasdhair Willis, the storm force gusting through British wellington brand Hunter remembers the first time he wore a pair of the boots growing up i(...)

 Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Last Thursday, at different ends of Dublin, two of British football’s most successful club football managers gave an insight into their approaches and(...)

Dynamic duo: Roy Keane and Alex Ferguson after his testimonial match between Manchester United and Glasgow Celtic at Old Trafford on May 9th, 2006. Photograph:  Matthew Peters/Getty Images

There are thousands of images of Alex Ferguson and Roy Keane winning trophies together – all conquering, smiling but far from sated; knocking not just(...)

PSG’s Marco Verratti celebrates after scoring his side’s second goal during the Champions League game against Barcelona at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Ena/AP

Paris St Germain made light of the absent Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a sub-standard start to the season to claim a 3-2 victory over Barcelona. Barca had n(...)