Martin O"Neill

Villa's Relegation Is More Surprising Than You Think

Matthew Smith | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Their departure means the list of Premier League-era ever presents has been dwindled even further; as of next season, there will only be six clubs who have played in every season in the top flight since 1992 - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

Aston Villa Were Doomed Before the Season Even Began

Jamie Spencer | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

When you're on course to match the worst team in Premier League history after nearly half the season, you know you're in deep, deep trouble. That is very much the case for Aston Villa right now, with Derby County's record low points tally in danger of being broken.

Martin O'Neill's Euro Dreams Are Hanging by a Thread After Scotland Draw

Matt Gault | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

O'Neill's men can perhaps be excused for lacking some bit in that Sunday stroll friendly with England that will be forgotten by anyone who watched or attended it, but their dull, unimaginative display against Gordon Strachan's Tartan Army can be seen as a yardstick for Ireland's lack of progression in the post-Trap era.

Uncapped Ambition - Pulis Throws His Hat Out of the Palace

William Barns-Graham | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK Sport
William Barns-Graham

The first sacking of the season came - 2 days into the season, as Tony Pulis left Crystal Palace in the lurch going into their first game... Palace have lost their famous cap-wearing manager, and potentially capped their chances of staying in the league.

Pardew's 6 Touchline Controversies In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Sport

It is testament to Alan Pardew's anger issues that when he headbutted Hull City's David Meyler on Saturday it wasn't a surprise. Alan Pardew Headbu...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 8 November, 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The Drunken Antics With A Gallic Llama Of News First of all, apologies for the lack of weekly missives, but promoting the book meant I was literally ...

Good Cop And Bad Cop? O'Neill And Keane Form Ireland's New Managerial Team

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Sport

Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane have been appointed as the Republic of Ireland's new management team. The Football Association of Ireland confirmed th...

Safety Not Guaranteed: For Newcastle and Sunderland, Premier League survival is not enough

James Hunt | Posted 13.07.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

It's not good enough, though, for these clubs simply survive. Despite both having had relegations in their recent history, they should be well-established Premier League clubs. They now need to make sure this is a one-off, and the mistakes of this season are not repeated.

Chelsea v Sunderland: Stop the Press, There's a Football Match On!

James Hunt | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Paolo Di Canio's first match in charge sees Sunderland head to Stamford Bridge without a win in their last seven games.

No Happy Ending for Fairytale Romance as Sunderland Sack Martin O'Neill

James Hunt | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Sunderland fans spent the better half of a decade dreaming of Martin O'Neill being in charge; after just over a year, it's turned into a nightmare. The Northern Irishman's appointment was supposed to be a storybook wedding; it's ended more like a Hollywood one. There's no happy ending here.

Sunderland Fans Vow To Boycott Over Di Canio Appointment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2013 | UK Sport

Paolo di Canio's appointment as Sunderland manager has prompted a section of supporters to boycott the club, after he had to deny he was racist. Fo...

O'Neill Sacked By Sunderland

PA | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Sport

Martin O'Neill tonight parted company with Sunderland after the Black Cats slipped deeper into relegation trouble. The 61-year-old's departure was ...

Sunderland Suffer Survival Setback With News of Steven Fletcher's Injury

James Hunt | Posted 27.05.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Given Fletcher's importance, it's not particularly good news for the Black Cats, even without taking into consideration that they're sitting just four points above the drop-zone, have won just two league games since the start of the year, are currently are without a win in seven matches and their next four fixtures include Manchester United, Chelsea, Newcastle and Everton.

Sunderland's Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet Wins North East Award

James Hunt | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Sport
James Hunt

He may not be mentioned in the same breath as the world's best, and nor should he be. But given he's only 24, there's every chance he could be one day.

McClean Receives Death Threats After Choosing Not To Wear Poppy

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Sport

James McClean, the Sunderland winger, has received death threats after he chose not to wear a poppy for their Premier League fixture at Everton last w...

Who Should Replace Sir Alex?

Tom Cook | Posted 24.11.2012 | UK Sport
Tom Cook

When the most successful British manager of all time eventually retires (or passes on, having endured yet another Nani dribble down a blind alley), who should he hand over his hairdryer and rock-hard lump of wrigleys to? I run down some candidates.

Sunderland Show Intent With Signings of Steven Fletcher and Adam Johnson

James Hunt | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Friday 24 August 2012. Remember the date, it could well be a defining one in the future of Sunderland AFC.

Carlos Cuellar: Sunderland Start Summer with Solid Spanish Signing

James Hunt | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Carlos Cuellar has become the first signing in what could be a busy summer for Martin O'Neill and his Sunderland side.

Niall Quinn Leaves Sunderland

AOL UK | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

Former chairman Niall Quinn is to leave Sunderland with immediate effect....

FA CUP PREVIEW: O'Neill Gunning For Wenger

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 17.02.2012 | UK

Just when Arsène Wenger thought it was safe to head back into English waters, Martin O’Neill looms on the horizon, teeth sharpened, ready for the k...

Capello, Redknapp and Moral Tomfoolery: A Girl's Guide to Modern Football

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Charlotte Skeoch

I would like to begin with a big, fat disclaimer: I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a football fan. The entirety of my football knowledge i...