Norman Hunter

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Lamine Fakho of Leeds and Thomas Morgan of Shels in action during the Dublin Tournament at Tolka Park in 2003. Photograph: Kieran Clancy/Inpho

There is the odd diehard out there who gives Joe Casey a slightly tough time on occasion over his devotion to Leeds United but most people who follow (...)

Martin Peters: technique and opportunism were supreme assets that took him to the World Cup finals. Photograph: Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty

Martin Peters Born: November 8th, 1943 Died: December 21st, 2019 Martin Peters, who has died aged 76, was a key figure in England’s 1966 World Cu(...)

Wales defender Neil Taylor is shown a red card by Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli for his tackle on Seamus Coleman. Photograph: Getty Images

Stop me if you have heard this one before, but Neil Taylor really isn’t that sort of player. Like his fellow Wales full-back Chris Gunter he is one of(...)

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(...)

 Johnathan Sexton: was targeted off the ball by France’s Yohann Maestri.  Photograph: Alan Betson

It would be bitter not to doff ones cap to the French. The referee will have won few fans and Ireland suffered yet more injuries. But Guy Noves has re(...)