Ian O'Doherty: Now there's an unlikely ally
As someone who was brought up to despise Shamrock Rovers -- let's face it, anyone who supports another Irish club will always list Rovers as the team they love to hate -- it's only fair to commend them for their recent turn around.
Owned by the fans; these same fans were quick to warn any potential pro-Palestinian supporter that they would receive harsh terrace justice if they tried to disrupt the home leg against Israeli Bnei Yehuda, while a hundred of them went over to Tel Aviv for the return leg of the match. Those who went were witness to a special moment in the club's history when they qualified for tonight's dream match against Juve.
But what many people won't know is that one of the club's supporters, Herald hack George Byrne, got an interesting nixer when he was in Tel Aviv.