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Author Archive for Niall McVeigh

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Fort William: how the ‘worst football team in Britain’ kept their club alive

The Highland League side ended last season on -7 points with a goal difference of -224, but their struggles have brought new fans, Sky cameras and fighting spirit to Claggan ParkFort William haven’t won a Highland League game for more than two years. L…

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F1: Austrian Grand Prix – live!

Updates from Spielberg, race begins at 2.10pm (BST)Leclerc powers to pole, Hamilton hit by penaltyFeel free to email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 1.22pm BST 1 Charles Leclerc (Mon) Ferrari 2 Max Verstappen (Neth) Red Bull3 Valtteri Bottas (Fin) Mercede…

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Football transfer rumours: Steven Gerrard to take over at Newcastle?

Today’s fluff is boastyIt’s been a rough few weeks for Newcastle fans. Not so long ago, a big-money takeover was in the works, and Mike Ashley was packing up his giant mugs and making way. Turns out it was the fans who were giant mugs, with Ashley goin…

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China v Spain, South Africa v Germany: Women’s World Cup clockwatch – live!

Live updates from the final Group B games, kick-off 5pm (BST)Sean Ingle: misogyny still not defeated in women’s gamesFeel free to email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 4.10pm BST A squad shuffle rather than wholesale changes for Germany, with Melanie Leup…

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Japan v Scotland: Women’s World Cup 2019 – live!

Women’s World Cup updates from the game in RennesLi’s volley seals vital victory for China against South AfricaAnd feel free to email Niall or tweet him @niallmcveigh 1.17pm BST Get to know both teams a little better with our expert guides: Related: Wo…

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South Africa v China: Women’s World Cup – live!

Women’s World Cup updates from the Group B gameCheck out the latest Golden Boot standingsAnd you can email Niall here or tweet him here 7.49pm BST Here’s Richard Parkin’s match report from Montpellier, where Australia fought back from 2-0 down with a h…

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Football transfer rumours: David de Gea to PSG? Gareth Bale to Inter?

Today’s fluff is sending you forget-me-notsIs this really the end? According to sources perilously close to the nest of yellowing newspapers The Mill calls its office, Eden Hazard is hours away from joining Real Madrid. So ends a saga that began in 201…

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Leinster v Saracens: European Champions Cup final – live!

Updates from the 5pm BST kick-off in NewcastleLaidlaw kicks Clermont to Challenge Cup gloryGet in touch! Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 5.09pm BST 8 mins: Leinster scrum, from which Jack Conan snaffles the ball and tries to break away. McGrath’s cl…

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Carly Booth faces criticism over sponsorship deal with Golf Saudi

• Social media posts announcing the deal now deleted• Anya Alvarez says post ‘lacks total awareness’The Scottish golfer Carly Booth has suffered an online backlash after announcing a sponsorship deal with Golf Saudi in social media posts that were subs…

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Football League: Sheffield United brush Hull aside, Derby climb into top six

Blades cut gap to leaders Norwich, Boro lose at ForestLate penalty rescues Derby, Lincoln win League Two titleSheffield United made light work of a potentially tricky trip to Hull, going 3-0 up before half-time and holding on to go just three points be…

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Title race, top four, promotion and relegation – what’s still at stake?

As Manchester City and Liverpool enter the home straight, take a look at their remaining games and the potential ups and downs across the leaguesManchester City (86) are one point clear of Liverpool (85) after beating Tottenham on Saturday. Jürgen Klop…

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From Hercules to Real Madrid: a decade of rare Barça home defeats | Niall McVeigh

Barcelona have lost only 15 times at Camp Nou in 10 years; here are the reasons for Manchester United to feel cheerfulManchester United have already written a piece of European Cup history this season, becoming the first team to overturn a 2-0 home def…

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Liverpool 2-0 Chelsea: Premier League player ratings | Niall McVeigh

Mohamed Salah’s superb goal was merely part of his masterful performance for LiverpoolAlisson Early save from Hazard, and quick off his line for the Belgian’s two missed chances. Untroubled otherwise. 6 Continue reading…

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Football transfer rumours: Samuel Umtiti to leave Barcelona for Arsenal?

Today’s fluff is back in the habitBehind every silver lining, there’s a cloud. The Mill learned that the hard way. Eden Hazard may have turned Chelsea’s win over West Ham into his own private Soccer Skillz clinic, but home fans must sense the end is ni…

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Real San Andrés: the Colombian club that relocated 1,000km from home

Struggling Real Santander have moved from the mainland to a Caribbean island – and their bold decision might just pay offOf all the indignities that can be inflicted on a football club, relocation may be the most controversial of all. Uprooting a club …

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Real San Andrés: the Colombian club that relocated 1,000km from home

Struggling Real Santander have moved from the mainland to a Caribbean island – and their bold decision might just pay offOf all the indignities that can be inflicted on a football club, relocation may be the most controversial of all. Uprooting a club …

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F1: Bahrain Grand Prix – live!

Live updates from Bahrain, 4.10pm (BST) startNajah Yusuf: ‘Every day I am in prison stains F1’s reputation’Email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts 3.46pm BST Race weather It’s dry, but a bit blowy out on track #BahrainGP #F1 pic.twitter….

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Celtic v Rangers: Scottish Premiership – live!

Live updates from Celtic Park, kick-off 12pm (BST)Gerrard hopes to avoid another Old Firm ‘slap in the face’ at CelticFeel free to email Niall or tweet @NiallMcVeigh with your thoughts 11.24am BST Pre-game Related: New Lennon plays it cool before his …

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England v Scotland: Six Nations finale – live!

Six Nations updates from the 5pm GMT kick-off at TwickenhamWales crush Ireland to win Six Nations and grand slamEmail Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh with your thoughts 5.04pm GMT Ah, that didn’t take long. Vunipola collects a clearance and barrels forwar…

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Wales v Ireland: Six Nations final round – live!

Wales bidding to seal Six Nations title and grand slamJoin Tom Bassam for Italy v France – live!And you can email Niall or tweet @niallmcveigh 2.22pm GMT Quite the game in Rome, where Italy are six points behind and doing everything but score what coul…