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Freelance Journalist and Football Correspondent — ESPN, Irish Examiner

Living in Madrid, writing on football for ESPN, Irish Examiner, WSC, Whoscored & Unibet and host of new @coveringfutbol podcast.

Gary Neville relief after first league win with Valencia

espnfc.com — Valencia coach Gary Neville admitted his relief after Saturday evening's 2-1 win over Espanyol at Mestalla, while adding that his first La Liga win at the 10th attempt was just one small step in a huge personal challenge he faces.

Gary Neville finally gets first La Liga win with Valencia

espnfc.com — VALENCIA, Spain -- Three thoughts from the Estadio Mestalla as Valencia beat Espanyol 2-1 in Saturday evening's La Liga clash. 1. Neville gets his first La Liga win Gary Neville finally has his first La Liga win as Valencia coach, 10 games and two months into his reign, as goals from Alvaro Negredo and Denis Cheryshev brought a badly needed victory which should ease the pressure for at least a while on the former Manchester United defender.
Feb 13, 2016

Three thoughts from Mestalla as Neville's luck turns but Valencia fans stick with team: espnfc.com/blog/the-match…

Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo brilliant says Zinedine Zidane

espnfc.com — Zinedine Zidane described Cristiano Ronaldo as "bloody brilliant" after his double helped Real Madrid to a 4-2 La Liga win over Athletic Bilbao on Saturday. Ronaldo opened and closed the scoring at the Bernabeu, with James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos also netting. Javi Eraso and Gorka Elustondo struck for Bilbao.
Feb 13, 2016

Zidane earlier saying Ronaldo was "bloody brilliant" and had answered media saying he was already past it: espnfc.com/real-madrid/st…

Lionel Messi wins La Liga Player of the Month for first time

espnfc.com — Lionel Messi has been named La Liga's Player of the Month for January -- surprisingly the first time the Barcelona star has received the award. Messi, 28, was recognised after an opening month to 2016 in which he scored six times in five league games, including key goals at Malaga and at home to Atletico Madrid as Barca took control of the title race.
Feb 12, 2016

Messi wins La Liga's player of the month award for January [his first time ever]: espnfc.com/barcelona/stor…

Real Madrid must be open about Bernabeu use for Copa final

espnfc.com — Ex-Barcelona president Joan Gaspart says if Florentino Perez does not want the Santiago Bernabeu to host this year's Copa del Rey final then the Real Madrid chief should "have the guts" to say so. Barcelona are to face Sevilla in this year's showpiece event, which is scheduled to be played on May 21, with the venue yet to be decided.
Feb 12, 2016

Ex-Barca president Gaspart says Madrid afraid to offer up Bernabeu as annual Copa final debate kicks off: espnfc.com/spanish-copa-d…

Valencia boss Gary Neville

espnfc.com — Valencia coach Gary Neville says he is happy to be able to count on fit-again Paco Alcacer and Enzo Perez and he hopes their return will bring a change of luck in Saturday evening's La Liga home game against also struggling Espanyol.
Feb 12, 2016

Neville says all still grand [more or less] at Valencia as official former players chief says club is "not dead" espnfc.com/valencia/story…

Diego Costa would be welcome back at Atletico

espnfc.com — Atletico Madrid captain Gabi says he would be very pleased if the reports linking Chelsea striker Diego Costa with a return to the La Liga club turn out to be true.
Feb 12, 2016

Costa welcome back at Atletico, says Gabi, who accepts Jackson was just not working out: espnfc.com/atletico-madri…

Lionel Messi back training ahead of Barcelona vs Celta Vigo

espnfc.com — Barcelona star Lionel Messi is expected to return to the team for Sunday's La Liga game at home to Celta Vigo after returning to training with his teammates following treatment for a kidney stones.
Feb 12, 2016

Messi back for Celta on Sunday after extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy procedure to break up kidney stone: espnfc.com/barcelona/stor…

Barcelona draw with Valencia set new club record 29 unbeaten

espnfc.com — Barcelona and Valencia drew 1-1 in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal match to advance 8-1 on aggregate. The draw makes it 29 games in a row for Barca without a loss, surpassing a club record set in 2010-11 when Pep Guardiola was manager.

Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid coach surprises Raul Gonzalez

espnfc.com — Former Real Madrid striker Raul Gonzalez said he did not expect his former teammate Zinedine Zidane to become a coach when they were teammates together. Raul and Zidane spent five seasons together at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, winning the 2002 Champions League and 2002-03 La Liga title, and then suffering through three trophyless seasons until the Frenchman retired in 2006.
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Feb 13, 2016

Three thoughts from Mestalla as Neville's luck turns but Valencia fans stick with team: espnfc.com/blog/the-match…

Feb 13, 2016

Neville: "I've not come over her & expected to be protected. I thrive on it, huge challenge. I know I’m in fight, that's good place for me"

Feb 13, 2016

Neville: "Fans and media have been within rights to say things they are saying. I'd have said same if I were sat in stands, or in media."

Feb 13, 2016

Neville: "Pako Ayestarán will join my coaching team on Mon. He’s been here before. Not replacing any of current staff, delighted with them"

Feb 13, 2016

Neville: "It was risky but I felt today was the right moment to bring him back, to have that experience on pitch."

Feb 13, 2016

Neville: "You knew it would be emotional night, night of passion. I got carried away at certain points, but not through nerves.”

Feb 13, 2016

Neville: “I was not nervous on side of pitch. I was a little frustrated at times. It would be same for any coach in game of that importance"

Feb 13, 2016

Neville: "It become like basketball match. We were chasing game, they were countering. It became emotional, order went out window."

Feb 13, 2016

Neville joking on this - "Carragher always been a troublemaker. I’m grateful for the moment, if not for the tweet.” twitter.com/Carra23/status…

Feb 13, 2016

Neville: "Fans incredible tonight - esp when we went 1-0 down - they stayed with every single player, and me, and I am grateful for that."


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