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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.

Neymar may return for Barcelona vs Malaga says Luis Enrique

espnfc.com — Barcelona coach Luis Enrique says Neymar could make his first appearance of the season in Saturday's La Liga clash with Malaga at the Camp Nou. Neymar, 23, has missed the start of Barca's campaign due to a bout of the mumps, sitting out their 5-4 European Super Cup win over Sevilla, the 5-1 aggregate defeat to Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Super Cup, and last weekend's 1-0 La Liga opener win at Athletic's San Mames.
Aug 28, 2015

Luis Enrique says Neymar likely to return v Malaga tomorrow, game good test of where Barca are now: espnfc.com/barcelona/stor…

Rafa Benitez defends Gareth Bale wont drop Real Madrid star

espnfc.com — Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez has defended attacker Gareth Bale, saying he is "surprised" by the debate around whether the Wales international should be in his starting XI. Madrid were heavily criticised by many in the local media after their opening-day 0-0 draw at newly promoted Sporting Gijon last weekend, with Benitez's tactics -- and specifically his use of Bale as a roving No.
Aug 28, 2015

Rafa defends Bale from criticism and says he doesnt understand critics who say he's a defensive coach: espnfc.com/spanish-primer…

Spain squad: Juan Mata and Diego Costa return for qualifiers

espnfc.com — Juan Mata and Diego Costa are back in the Spain national squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovakia and Macedonia. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is also included, despite not having played a minute of competitive football so far this season amid ongoing transfer speculation.
Aug 28, 2015

Mata back in Spain squad for first time since WC 2014, De Gea & Costa also in for games v Slovakia & Macedonia: espnfc.com/spain/story/25…

Bale thanks Real Madrid fans for support

espnfc.com — Gareth Bale has spoken of his appreciation of the support he receives from Real Madrid's fans, in his first ever Spanish language interview which will be broadcast on Thursday.
Aug 28, 2015

Bale's first Spanish language interview comes as club look to promote him as central figure for new season: espnfc.com/real-madrid/st…

Pique fails in appeal over ban for insult

espnfc.com — Barcelona defender Gerard Pique's appeal against his ban for insulting a linesman during the recent Spanish Supercopa defeat to Athletic Bilbao has been turned down, meaning the centre-back will still miss his team's upcoming La Liga games against Malaga, Atletico Madrid and Levante.
Aug 28, 2015

Pique ban appeal turned down, federation say Barca's argument for clemency "has no consistency at all" espnfc.com/barcelona/stor…

Atletico Madrid clear Angel Correa for Argentina squad

espnfc.com — Emerging Atletico Madrid striker Angel Correa has been cleared by his club to join the Argentine senior squad for September friendlies. Correa, 20, join Atletico from Argentine club San Lorenzo for an initial fee of around €6 million last summer, but then did not play any club football during the 2014-15 season after undergoing an operation on a serious heart condition.
Aug 25, 2015

Atletico announce Angel Correa's been called up by Argentina, altho AFA not confirmed it yet: espnfc.com/argentina/stor…

Aug 25, 2015

Alsor in much talked about but not yet confirmed news, €8m midfielder Matias Kranevitter says he's headed for Atleti espnfc.com/argentina/stor…

Australia's Mathew Ryan prepares for Valencia stint

espnfc.com — Australia international goalkeeper Mathew Ryan is quickly coming to terms with life as a Valencia player, and hoping Champions League play-off progress past Monaco on Tuesday night will bring many more spine-tingling big nights with his new club.
Aug 25, 2015

Exclusive chat with @MatyRyan on how he's settling at Valencia ahead of next big test at Monaco tonight: espnfc.com/team/australia…

Aug 25, 2015

Replug for one-to-one with Valencia keeper @MatyRyan on Monaco tonight, being wowed by Mestalla & Nuno's languages: espnfc.com/team/australia…

Aug 25, 2015

Last plug for one-to-one with Los Che's @MatyRyan on tonight's game, save in 1st leg & how he's settling at Valencia: espnfc.com/team/australia…

Inside La Liga: Spanish football off to a stumbling start

irishexaminer.com — Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and company returned to action over the weekend - mercifully ending an off-season remarkable for the infighting and incompetence of those running Spanish football. Before the summer even started, the rows had begun. The La Liga authorities [LFP] wanted 2015/16 to begin on August 15, but the Spanish federation [RFEF] and Players Union [AFE] wanted a later start.
Aug 25, 2015

Replug for Monday @ExaminerSport column on it being kinda surprising La Liga got started at all after summer mess: irishexaminer.com/sport/soccer/i…

Aug 25, 2015

Here is @dermotmcorrigan with a fine opener piece on La Liga, and a reminder about the league's boardroom "quality." irishexaminer.com/sport/soccer/i…

Aug 25, 2015

RT @kevvwill: Here is @dermotmcorrigan with a fine opener piece on La Liga, and a reminder about the league's boardroom "quality." irishexaminer.com/sport/soccer/i…

Barcelona depth issues surface Rafa feeling the heat already

espnfc.com — 1. Rafa's got thinking to do Five things from the first weekend of La Liga action as the two favourites for the 2015-16 title both stumbled out the gate. New Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez said he was "optimistic" after Sunday evening's 0-0 draw at Sporting Gijon, but his subdued tone in the El Molinon press room suggested he was not so happy at all with how his debut had gone.
Aug 24, 2015

La Liga weekend 1 wrap has Rafa thinking, Barca threadbare, Simeone same as & Soldado & Aspas as returning heroes: espnfc.com/spanish-primer…

Pressure is already on at Barcelona and Real Madrid

irishexaminer.com — La Liga is returning, a little later than first expected, with plenty of new and old questions to be resolved. Barcelona went on holiday last May in buoyant mood after their superstar strike trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez had fired the team to the treble of Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey titles.
Aug 22, 2015

More general La Liga season preview @ExaminerSport with Atletico having had better summer than Barca or Madrid: irishexaminer.com/sport/soccer/p…

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Aug 28, 2015

RT @BenMcAleer1: Roberto Soldado has been directly involved in all four of Villarreal's league goals this season (two goals, two assists)

Aug 28, 2015

@GaffneyVLC fair enough to reserve judgement, also fair enough to be underwhelmed tho

Aug 28, 2015

@chalkontheboots actually accepting the premise of the question never a good move for coach I reckons...

Aug 28, 2015

Valencia fans not so impressed with new CB Aderlan Santos [26 year old from Braga] as Otamendi replacement: espnfc.com/spanish-primer…

Aug 28, 2015

New Valencia CB Aderlan Santos says he's a warrior who will give everything Los Che cause: : espnfc.com/spanish-primer…

Aug 28, 2015

Luis Enrique says Neymar likely to return v Malaga tomorrow, game good test of where Barca are now: espnfc.com/barcelona/stor…

Aug 28, 2015

Rafa to critics: "Who had the most shots last weekend? Real Madrid. If shooting more times than the opponent is defensive, then I am lost."


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