“We have not had a Northern Ireland player who has opted to play for the Republic of Ireland since I took over,” Michael O’Neill boasted, in a recent interview with the Sunday Times. “James McClean,” he said triumphantly, “was the last one.” O’Neill took the reins of the Northern Ireland team from a beleaguered Nigel Worthington in December 2011 following […]

It did not take long for the rumour mill to spark into life following the news that David Jeffrey would step down as manager of Linfield at the end of the current season. One potential candidate, according to reports, is former Blues striker Glenn Ferguson, who now manages Ballymena United. The recently retired Northern Ireland international, David Healy, has also […]