Today's team is Netherlands, and there are lots of candidates - Johann Cruyff the master class player, and the singer (okay, not so much the latter) and Ruud Gullit, Madness-lite warbler. But the pick here is the brassy Kleinje Pils who lit up the speed skating in Richmond last winter:
One of Ireland’s finest is in town, thumping for Manchester United’s July 16 game against Celtic at the sodded-for-the-occasion Rogers Centre. Denis Irwin was a big part of United’s glory days of the 90s and early 00s and was Ireland’s right back at the USA 94 World Cup, including that stirring 1-0 win over Italy in their opening match. I sat down with Denis, now working with Manchester United TV, at the Four Seasons Hotel on Thursday, to talk about World Cups come and gone, that moment last November (remarkably, he stays pretty composed) and United’s upcoming visit.
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