Jonathan Walters scores Stoke City’s second goal against Spurs  at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty.

Home is not so sweet at the moment for Mauricio Pochettino. Tottenham’s troublesome sequence in Premier League matches at White Hart Lane continued a(...)

Martin O’Neill, or whoever gets the gig as next manager of the Irish football team, is going to get quite a lot of quids, but it’s hard to shake the suspicion that nothing else but perfection is going to keep the critics off his back once that initial burst of “new-era-fresh-start-everyone’s-shoulder-to-the-wheel” enthusiasm wears off. Photograph: Michael Regan/Getty Images

An old Irish Press colleague, the late Brian Featherstonhaugh, had an admirably straight-forward response to anyone ringing in complaining about mista(...)