Simon Hattenstone: The divine madness of king David, paradox in the box | Sport | The Guardian

The striking enigma of David Healy.

“How can we explain the Healy conundrum? Is it because he can play for only one manager? No, Northern Ireland have had three in his time? Is it because he is the Ian Paisley of football, a man who exists for Ulster alone. No, he is desperate to succeed at club level. Is it because it is harder to score in the Premier League than at international level? No, he has played most of his games outside the top flight. The simple answer is that there is no answer. David Healy, you are an international man of mystery, a riddle wrapped in a Rubik’s cube, and for that we salute you.”