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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.

Luis Enrique sure on Barcelona fitness open to transfers — Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says he is not worried that his currently in-form side might run out of gas by the end of the season -- while saying that he is in favour of strengthening his squad in January.
Nov 28, 2015

Luis Enrique yesterday on Eusebio knowing Barca well: "Everyone has plan, then Messi dribbles past three... "…

Claudio Bravo not leaving Barcelona — Barcelona transfer consultant Ariedo Braida says there is no truth to reports that the club's La Liga goalkeeper Claudio Bravo could leave the Camp Nou because of disappointment at never playing in the Champions League.

Real Madrid fans condemned for offensive chanting in Clasico — La Liga's authorities have formally denounced Real Madrid fans for offensive chanting during last weekend's La Liga Clasico against Barcelona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. LFP (Liga de Futbol Profesional) observers at the game, which Barca won 4-0, say they witnessed the chants coming from the official "Animation Section" of Madrid fans in the Bernabeu's south stand.

Neymar to succeed Lionel Messi as Barcelona best — Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas says that Neymar will one day take over from Lionel Messi as the world's best player -- although it will be difficult for the Brazilian to match the Argentine's consistent level of performances over such a long time.

Spanish statisticians keeping Richie Towell in the frame for Golden Shoe — The outstanding goalscoring feats of Dundalk star Richie Towell have seen the Irish man featured in Spanish newspaper Marca yesterday. Midfielder Towell scored 25 times as Dundalk won the 2015 SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title, and also scored the winner in the FAI Cup final earlier this month.

Yaya Toure believes Juventus 'lucky' to beat Man City twice — Yaya Toure has said that Juventus were lucky to beat Manchester City twice in the Champions League after the Serie A club secured a 1-0 victory in Turin. Max Allegri's team already beat Man City 2-1 in the teams' first meeting in Manchester, with the latest setback seeing Toure's team drop to second place in Group D behind Juve.

Real Madrid looked solid Champions League win vs Shakhtar — Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez said he was happy with how his team had reacted after their Clasico hammering, when speaking after Wednesday's 4-3 Champions League Group A win at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Nov 26, 2015

Rafa Benitez talks up Madrid going 4-0 ahead last night & talks down them freezing & almost blowing lead:…

Real Madrid Isco gets two-game ban Clasico red card report — Real Madrid star Isco has been banned for two games after he was sent off for kicking Barcelona attacker Neymar during the 4-0 Clasico thrashing at the Bernabeu, AS has reported. Isco, who came on as a second-half substitute at the Bernabeu, was sent off by referee David Fernandez Borbalan for a late hack at the Brazil captain.
Nov 25, 2015

Isco starts tonight, but to miss Eibar on Sunday & Getafe following Sunday for kicking Neymar in Clasico:…

Barcelona Sergi Roberto faces spell on sidelines injury — Barcelona midfielder Sergi Roberto faces another injury layoff after spraining an ankle in Tuesday's 6-1 Champions League win over Roma. Roberto, 23, went off midway through the game at the Camp Nou after a clash with midfielder William Vainqueur. Tests carried out on Wednesday morning revealed that he had suffered an ankle problem.

Angel Correa is 'growing up' — Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone says a mini dip in form for young attacker Angel Correa is just part of the natural process of his "growth as a person and as a footballer."
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Nov 28, 2015

RT @roscobosco_PSN: @dermotmcorrigan have only conceded 6 now from 13 in league. Considering they've played Real & Barca that's beyond impr…

Nov 28, 2015

Tiago injury was big moment in game tho in fairness. He's huge player for Atletico - and initially looks set for spell out with ankle injury

Nov 28, 2015

At other end Espanyol had five efforts on goal but zero on target. Oblak gets fifth straight clean sheet without making even one save.

Nov 28, 2015

Atletico won last four games while scoring just five times and conceding zero: 1-0 Sporting, 1-0 Betis, 2-0 Galatasaray, 1-0 Espanyol.

Nov 28, 2015

Atletico scored with their first shot at goal inside three minutes. Had 19 more attempts over the next 87 but game still finished 1-0.

Nov 28, 2015

FT Atletico 1-0 Espanyol. Griezmann early goal enough for very young Atletico team to get 3 points & ensure they stay second this weekend.

Nov 28, 2015

@BrendyBoyle Calderon did too I reckons... have been some grumbles... but ahead of Madrid in table & thru in CL so not too loud...

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