Sunday 25 May, 2014
When the champagne bubbles settle, the reality is another trophy for a European superpower.
Saturday 24 May, 2014
Miguel Delaney braved the hostelries of Lisbon last night to get a taster of the atmosphere to come in the Champions League final.
Portuguese midfielder Tiago says himself and his teammates could not think any more highly of their manager.
Friday 23 May, 2014
Miguel Delaney is in Lisbon ahead of tomorrow’s unique Madrid derby.
Wednesday 12 June, 2013
Miguel Delaney talks to the players, the fans and other figures involved to provide the ultimate oral history of the tournament.
Thursday 30 May, 2013
After all the hype, it was all about the game for the supporters in north London last night.
The score may have been level at Wembley but, for Ireland, the positives outweighed the negatives, writes Miguel Delaney.
Wednesday 29 May, 2013
But the England boss had praise for Ireland’s players and fans.
The Ireland manager praised Coleman, McCarthy and Long after the draw at Wembley.
Giovanni Trapattoni will lead his side into an almost-full Wembley tonight.
Tuesday 28 May, 2013
Ireland are set to play England for the first time in 18 years on Wednesday.
Ireland skipper Robbie Keane hopes tomorrow’s friendly can breathe new life into the footballing rivalry between the neighbours.
Saturday 25 May, 2013
After last season’s heartbreak, the Bavarians won a fifth European Cup title to confirm their status as the continent’s best side.
But between the jokes, the German’s desire to win is very clear.
The Champions League finalists have had contrasting journeys to this point, writes Miguel Delaney.
Saturday 23 March, 2013
More of the same against Austria, Trap.
Friday 22 March, 2013
“Of course we are disappointed with one point at home but, if we win away, we are OK.”
There has been a low-key prelude to tonight’s action in the Friends Arena.
“It’s difficult to think of a single individual that has completely dominated the context of an Irish fixture since Roy Keane.”
Thursday 21 March, 2013
The Italian suggested placing ‘TBC’ on the team-sheet is an effort to motivate the midfielder.
The skipper says the visitors have to get something out of tomorrow’s tie at the Friends Arena.
Sweden manager Erik Hamren is “full of respect” for Ireland ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier in Stockholm.
The talismanic striker says he’s ready for anything, Trap’s side throw at him.
Tuesday 3 July, 2012
As the sun came up over Kiev following Sunday’s Euro 2012 final, Miguel Delaney met Spain’s history boys.
Monday 2 July, 2012
Sunday 1 July, 2012
After so much debate, Spain ended up only dominating. In every sense. After producing the biggest final win in a major international tournament, there can be no doubt about their status, writes Miguel Delaney
Miguel Delaney describes the significant sense of anticipation throughout the Ukrainian capital ahead of tonight’s big game.
Miguel Delaney is in Kiev examining what makes the Euro 2012 finalists tick.
Saturday 30 June, 2012
The Barcelona midfielder says he has no regrets over Spain’s style of play at Euro 2012.
Miguel Delaney is in Kiev finding the Italian captain quite happy to let Spain carry a favourite’s burden.
The Italian boss says, ‘Spain are not boring in any shape or form.’
Thursday 28 June, 2012
Cesare Prandelli pulled off another tactical masterclass against a very disappointing German team
It’s the Mannschaft versus the Azzurri with a place in the decider up for grabs. Something’s got to give, writes Miguel Delaney.
Suddenly, they’re on the verge of the greatest victory in international football history. writes Miguel Delaney in Poland.
Wednesday 27 June, 2012
The in-form Germans reckon they can beat Italy for the first time in a knock-out, writes Miguel Delaney in Poland.
Can Ronaldo banish the criticisms for good by dominating this last-four clash in Ukraine?
Miguel Delaney returns to Gdansk to find a very different city to the one which hosted Ireland’s travelling supporters.
Tuesday 26 June, 2012
The German coach gave a masterclass in setting the tone ahead of the clash with Italy, writes Miguel Delaney in Poland.
As Miguel Delaney found out, the Germans don’t consider Italians to be lazy. Perish the thought. Very laid back, perhaps, but definitely not lazy.