Billy Bremner

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Irish fans  in the stands of the Stadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa for the World Cup round of 16 game against Romania in 1990. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This summer will go down as the strangest that Ireland has ever experienced- except for those hallucinogenic few weeks that were Italia 90. Thirty yea(...)

Roy Barrett is a stockbroker who eschews the caricature, focused on family rather than excess.

As a footballer, Roy Barrett was a contradiction. Tall and slim, he had the close control that would be expected of a much more compact player, accord(...)

Marcelo Bielsa  is Leeds United’s   10th manager since their last encounter with Arsenal in January 2012. Photograph:   Mike Egerton/PA Wire

A Mick Jones dash to the byline, his looped cross into the box and Allan “Sniffer” Clarke’s diving header taking its time to hit the back of the net a(...)

 Marcelo Bielsa: “In my humble opinion, most important is to try to make the supporters value play and not just the result.”  Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

Thorp Arch, Leeds United’s training ground, Thursday lunchtime: upstairs in a room where a list of the club’s honours are painted on the wall, the cur(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be keen to pick up another trophy on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

The Community Shield is an octagon 58cm across, spun from 4.2kg of sterling silver. It is also whatever you want it to be. It is, as the cliche has it(...)

Marcelo Bielsa: the former Argentina coach is the latest manager to try and return Leeds United to their former pomp. Photograph: Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images

Marcelo Bielsa is the manager of Leeds United. It is a sentence worth repeating. Almost two months after it became fact, there is still something su(...)

 Leader of Northern Ireland’s Progressive Unionist Party, Billy Hutchinson. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Billy Hutchinson, leader of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP), says politics isn’t about changing the world but about making a difference. This is (...)

Over the years I’d pluck a name from the mind’s eye to describe a young player. We all do. Once in a blue moon I’d nudge Noel O’Reilly, my late partner in crime, and nod towards a tall, languid boy with every skill under the sun, “bit of Cruyff about him .  . .”

Up until 1974 Ireland never feared Holland. We were always expected to beat them. But that World Cup changed perceptions. Back then European teams we(...)

Billy Bremner with Leeds United manager Don Revie at Wembley for the 1973 FA Cup Final against Sunderland.  Photo: Getty

Second-hand bookshops don’t get the praise they deserve. These are places of small treasures and large pleasures and in one a few weeks ago – Barter B(...)

Leeds United manager Don Revie in 1970 speaking before the start of a match. Photograph: Express/Getty Images

Not long after noon today at Elland Road, they will, as they have done for decades, turn up the volume and play Marching On Together. As the players w(...)