George Best in action at Old Trafford during a Division One game against Everton in 1968. Photograph:  Allsport

He could have been 75 on Saturday; he should have been 75 on Saturday. It would have been a big deal, the red and green memories; his ears would have (...)

George Best leaves the pitch in Windsor Park in 1970 having been sent off against Scotland.

He was never anything but Georgie. To Patricia Hughes, who worked in our newsagent’s shop and practised social work, marriage counselling, first aid (...)

The rush to coo over three points gained against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s predecessor José Mourinho left the previous two Premier League games an afterthought.  This thinking needs to change. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/EPA

Manchester City believe in Pep Guardiola. Manchester United want to believe in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. There are many recent comparisons and difference(...)

The late Billy McNeill lifts the European Cup in 1967. Photograph: Getty Images

Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup on May 25th, 1967. Jock Stein’s ‘Lisbon Lions’ beat Inter Milan 2-1 at the Estadio Nacio(...)

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill celebrates after Niall McGinn scored their second goal against Ukraine. Photo: Retuters

Northern Ireland made the front page of L’Équipe yesterday. Paul Pogba dominated the cover of the French sports daily but eight Irish men in green shi(...)

Adrian Doherty of Manchester United in 1990 in Manchester, England. Photograph: Manchester United FC/Getty Images

It seemed like an idea to start this in the Ponderosa on the Glenshane Pass. We were there a few weeks ago, eating champ, my daft mate telling stories(...)