Graham Poll

Referee! Five British referees at the World Cup 1962-2010

With the World Cup around the corner and no British referees involved for the first time in 80 years, I take a look at...

World Cup 1982: Day-by-Day, Day Eighteen: Dream is over for Irish, Poles Vault...

DAY EIGHTEEN Sunday 4th July 1982GROUP D, Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid. (17:15)FRANCE   (1)   4   (Giresse 33, 80, Rocheteau 47, 68)NORTHERN IRELAND   (0)   1   (Armstrong 75)France:...
Jack Charlton

The Charlton Years Part 2: How Big Jack’s old school methods took Ireland to...

You can read Part 1 of this series here. Part 2: A nation holds its breath Having qualified for their first ever major tournament in the...
Jackson Martinez

Jackson Martinez: Prolific in Porto, Expendable at Evergrande

During recent seasons, the elevation of the stature of player in which the Chinese Super League has been attracting is remarkable. Still an underdeveloped...

World Cup 1982 Day-by-Day. Day Seventeen: Holders & Hosts are out, Brazil march on

DAY SEVENTEEN Friday 2nd July 1982GROUP C, Estadio Sarria, Barcelona. (17:15)BRAZIL   (1)   3   (Zico 12, Serginho 67, Junior 75)ARGENTINA   (0)   1   (Diaz 89)Brazil: Waldir; Leandro...

World Cup 1982 – Day-by-Day. Day Sixteen. Belgium out, Irish Still In

Thursday 1st July 1982 GROUP D, Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid. (17:15)AUSTRIA   (0)   2   (Pezzey 50, Hintermaier 67)NORTHERN IRELAND   (1)   2   (Hamilton 27, 74)Austria: Koncilia; Krauss,...

World Cup 1982 Day-by-Day: Day Fifteen: Italy Come Alive. England & West Germany Send...

Tuesday 29th June 1982 GROUP C, Estadio Sarria, Barcelona. (17:15)ITALY   (2)   2   (Tardelli 55, Cabrini 67)ARGENTINA   (0)   1   (Passarella 83)Italy: Zoff; Gentile, Scirea, Collovati, Cabrini;...

World Cup 1982 – Day-by-Day. Day Fourteen. Boniek Fires as Belgium Shoot Themselves In...

DAY FOURTEEN Monday 28th June 1982GROUP D, Estadio Vicente Calderon, Madrid. (17:15)FRANCE   (1)   1   (Genghini 39)AUSTRIA   (0)   0France: Ettori; Battiston, Janvion, Tresor, Bossis; Genghini (Girard),...

World Cup 1982 – Day-by-Day. Day Thirteen. Disgrace of Gijon. Irish Eyes Smiling in...

DAY THIRTEEN Friday 25th June 1982GROUP TWO, Estadio El Molinon Gijon. (17:15)WEST GERMANY   (1)   1   (Hrubesch 10)AUSTRIA   (0)   0West Germany: Schumacher; Kaltz, K-H Forster, Stielike,...

World Cup 1982 – Day-by-Day. Day Twelve. Algeria in Touching Distance

DAY TWELVE Thursday 24th June 1982GROUP TWO, Estadio Carlos Tartiere, Oviedo. (17:15)ALGERIA   (3)   3   (Assad 8, 30, Bensaoula 34)CHILE   (0)   2   (Neira pen 59, Letelier...