Didi Hamann

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The former Liverpool and France manager, Gérard Houllier, has died aged 73. File photograph: Getty Images

Gérard Houllier was my mate. It was a strange relationship in some respects but it was a great one that got better the longer it lasted. There was a b(...)

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy with his assistant Robbie Keane after the game. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

All week we were being told that our boys had never, in our entire international history, qualified for a major tournament with a game to spare. Like(...)

  Robbie Brady  scores Ireland’s second goal. Photograph; James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland’s team bus breaking down on the way to the stadium wasn’t the most auspicious of starts to the evening, ominous even, although you would imagi(...)

 Shane Duffy celebrates scoring Ireland’s equaliser against Denmark. Photograph:   Bradley Collyer/PA Wire

The schedulers really didn’t help us on this one, turning our Friday evening in to the telly equivalent of rush hour on the M50. Not only did the open(...)

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, manager Jürgen Klopp  and Virgil van Dijk celebrate after the Champions League semi- final, second leg match against Barcelona  at Anfield. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Good. Gawd. Almighty. As a man from Govan once put it, “football – bloody hell”. And even if you were raised to regard Liverpool as the Devil’s Sp(...)

Philippe Coutinho scores Barcelona’s  third goal during the  Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester United at the Nou Camp. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

By the 20th minute Manchester United were in need of a comeback of Tiger-ish proportions after the Messi Man thrust a stake in to their Champions Leag(...)

Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp gestures on the touchline during the  Champions League round of 16 first leg at Anfield stadium. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images

Granted, there’s been a blip or three of late, but still, Liverpool fans would surely have had a reasonable helping of hope in their hearts as they to(...)

Cristiano Ronaldo congratulates Paulo Dybala after he scored for Juventus in the Champions League match at Old Trafford. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

There’d been much talk of late of Jose Mourinho losing the dressing room, so it didn’t augur well when he appeared to have literally done so ahead of (...)

Carlos Queiroz before his side’s World Cup 2018 Group B match against Spain. Roy Keane reveals his trues feelings for the Iran’s coach. Photograph:EPA

Polished and pathetic scenes. Roy Keane being neither on the subject of Iran manager Carlos Queiroz’s second coming at Manchester United. “For some (...)

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah with Sadio Mane and Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo as he is substituted after sustaining an injury. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

Well, that was stupendous, in a completely bonkers kind of way. From the highly ridiculous to the utterly sublime back to the outright absurd all over(...)

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