Richard

Richard Fitzpatrick

Richard Fitzpatrick is a print and radio journalist. He works for news organisations around the world, including BBC, Bleacher Report, Irish Times and talkSPORT, as well as making radio documentaries for RTÉ, Ireland’s national broadcaster. He lives in Barcelona and is the author of El Clásico: Barcelona v Real Madrid, Football’s Greatest Rivalry (Bloomsbury).

Ep 734: Michael Robinson - An Obituary and Dark Clouds on the Political Horizon

Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Barcelona.

Ep 682: Covid-19 Special – Death, Despair, and No Easy Answer as Pandemic Sweeps the World

In a special episode, Eamon is joined by contributors from around the world – Peter Goff in China, Lara Marlowe in France, Richard Fitzpatrick in Barcelona, and Paddy Agnew in Italy – to discuss the political and social effects of the coronavirus on their respective countries.

Ep 656: Spanish Giants in Steep Decline

Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Barcelona.

Ep 650: Champions League Special – Redemption for Real if they can overcome City

Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Barcelona on a pivotal week in Spanish football.

Ep 642: Rui Pinto – The Man Exposing the Football Mafia

Richard Fitzpatrick talks to Eamon about the source of the Football Leaks, and looks ahead to tonight's Champion's League clash between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool.

Ep 634: Lionel Messi - Unhappy at Barca. Bound for Premier League?

Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Barcelona.

Ep 605: Crisis At Barcelona

Richard Fitzpatrick, an Irish football journalist based in Spain, talks to Eamon about the botched sacking of Ernesto Valverde, and what comes next for the Catalan club.

Ep 539: No Quick End to Catalan Troubles

Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Barcelona.

Ep 512: Soccer Special – Spanish giants in trouble

Richard Fitzpatrick joins Eamon to discuss the rocky start to the season made by Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Ep 494: Ireland Win A Fighting Point; Lionel Messi's Barca Contract

John Giles and Eamon discuss Ireland's draw with the Swiss, while Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Spain on the big two's early struggles in La Liga.

Ep 474: Tug-of-war for Neymar as Spanish football descends into soap opera

Richard Fitzpatrick joins us on the line from Barcelona as the Spanish football season begins.

Ep 469: Spanish giants fight back

Real Madrid and Barcelona spend big to match Liverpool and Manchester City – Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Barcelona.

Ep 443: Real Madrid and Barcelona – The Spanish giants spend big

Richard Fitzpatrick talks to Eamon about Spain's bid to match the Premier League for European supremacy.

Ep 423: Real Madrid and Barcelona: Spanish giants in meltdown

Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Spain.

Ep 412: Spanish soccer giants in troubling decline.

Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Spain on the grave crises at Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Ep 356: Crisis at Real Madrid

Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Spain.

Ep 259: Big trouble at Real Madrid

Ahead of this weekend's derby between Real Madrid and Barcelona, Richard Fitzpatrick joins Eamon to discuss the ongoing problems at the Champions League holders - and a first Clásico without either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi since 2007.

Ep 252: Ireland hit the wall

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss the 1-0 defeat to Wales at the Aviva Stadium. There's some robust discussion about the efficacy of the Ireland wall; how much, if any, attention is paid to set-pieces during trainin;, and lots more, before Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Spain on the latest developments in the ongoing Cristiano Ronaldo story.

Ep 181: World Cup Special - Spanish crisis

On the eve of the World Cup Spain fired their manager, Julen Lopetegui, after he was announced as the new head coach of Real Madrid. Eamon is joined by Richard Fitzpatrick and John Giles to get the background and insight into this remarkable development for one of the tournament favourites.

Ep 174: Football bonus episode

Zinedine Zidane won his third successive Champions League with Real Madrid last week, but yesterday stepped down from his role as manager. Eamon talks to journalist Richard Fitzpatrick about that decision, the repercussions for the club and an ageing squad, and there's an update on the future of Gareth Bale amid Man United interest.

Ep 170: Champions League final preview

Eamon chats to John Giles and Liam Brady about the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday night. He's also joined from Spain by journalist Richard Fitzpatrick who reveals the Spaniards are very confident of winning their third consecutive Champions League.

Ep 119: The crisis at Real Madrid with Richard Fitzpatrick

What is going on at Real Madrid this season? Currently 19 points behind Barcelona, and lying 4th in the table, with Zinedine Zidane under real pressure, and Cristiano Ronaldo suffering his worst season ever for goalscoring, things are a mess. Eamon is joined by Spanish based sports writer Richard Fitzpatrick to discuss.