Tommy Martin

TOMMY MARTIN: Could there be an end to the struggle for beloved Saint Long?

Ralph Hasenhüttl has rejuvenated Southampton since taking over from Mark Hughes and likes the cut of Shane Long’s jib, writes Tommy Martin.

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TOMMY MARTIN: We live in a world where the footie idiot is king

It has been a busy week for the so-called footie idiot, writes Tommy Martin.

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TOMMY MARTIN: It’s been canter or collapse, but can Pep Guardiola master suffering?

Not sure if you have noticed, but Spanish-speaking football managers like to talk about suffering. The word pops up all the time in their post-match interviews. ...

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TOMMY MARTIN: Sport and the great escape from our troubled times

So here we are, the in-between days. The demilitarised zone between the turkey and the New Year bells is the essence of Christmas.

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