McCourt's moment of magic lights up an ugly, low-key League of Ireland clash and reminds us of a rare, mercurial, unpredictable talent.
By Ross McIndoe
‘Super Marv’ is regarded as a cult hero in just about every club he played for. And there have been plenty, in a remarkable playing career sustained by his religious beliefs.
By Graeme Kilgour
My peak years as a Chelsea fan overlapped with Pat Nevin’s stay at Stamford Bridge. The player now says ‘it was a brilliant time for me’. It was for me too.
By Sam Phipps
Bent games are rare and difficult to detect, but tennis is trying to address problems from the bottom up, and football should take heed.
By Greg Gordon
From Under-8s school games right up to Champions League, football both creates and sustains an omnipresent culture of rudeness at best, abusive bullying at worst.
By John Nicholson
Survey findings suggest strict liability – making clubs accountable for their fans' actions – might be the answer after the repeal of the Offensive Behaviour at Football Act.
By Steven Lawther
The next biggest thing to playing in the last game of the World Cup is playing in the first one.
By Mike Gibbons
The meeting of Celtic and Liverpool in the UEFA Cup quarter-final 15 years ago is unlikely to be forgotten by anybody who witnessed it.
By Ronnie McCluskey
Brian Welsh has come a long way from the school of hard knocks at Dundee United under Jim McLean. But his football philosophy remains firmly rooted in Scottish working-class values.
By Bryan Kay
Not many Scottish players have braved the move to the Thai League, but the few who have tell of a fascinating experience.
By Paul Murphy