Cliftonville legend Joe Gormley says it would be ‘amazing’ to win a trophy again with his beloved Reds but insists in terms of the league title race champions Linfield, big-spending Glentoran and today’s opponents Larne are the teams to beat even though the Solitude men sit at the top of the table.
Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough still has the support of key Irish FA figures in his bid to land a new contract but it is understood some members of the Association’s Board were left alarmed by the team’s second half collapse in Bulgaria on Tuesday night.
Former England hero Ian Wright has suggested that Northern Ireland star Jamal Lewis brought his controversial dismissal against Switzerland on himself adding that the defender gave Slovenian referee Slavko Vinčić no choice but to send him off.
There may not be a World Cup to savour next year but manager Ian Baraclough insists the future is bright for Northern Ireland, declaring that the national team is in a “good place” for the challenges that lie ahead.
Dungannon Swifts midfielder Oisin Smyth says that playing under Dean Shiels at club level has helped him feel more at home on the international scene with the Northern Ireland Under-21 side.
Linfield manager David Healy was full of praise for veteran playmaker Marty Donnelly and 16-year-old debutants Callum Marshall and Ewan McCoubrey following Tuesday’s 1-0 County Antrim Shield victory over Championship leaders Ards at Windsor Park.
Summer signing Marty Donnelly sent Linfield into the ToalsBet.com County Antrim Shield quarter-finals with the only goal of the game against Ards ensuring that David Healy’s 300th match as Blues boss was a winning one.
Linfield manager David Healy will aim to mark a personal milestone tonight with victory over Ards in the ToalsBet.com County Antrim Shield but has admitted the competition is not a priority for the club.
Glentoran manager Mick McDermott believes league leaders Cliftonville are title contenders. Linfield counterpart David Healy says the same. But the boss at Solitude, Paddy McLaughlin, doesn’t see it that way insisting that full-time outfits like the ‘Big Two’, Larne and Crusaders remain the teams to beat.
In the 21st century, Northern Ireland have broken records for failing to score, beaten England and Spain thanks to the sharp shooting of David Healy, been booed off the pitch by their own fans, created history, euphoria and joy by qualifying for the Euro 2016 finals and lost out agonisingly in play-offs to reach two other major tournaments.
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