English Premier League

Is David Moyes to blame for the collapse of Man Utd? Via Ken Early

2 May , 2014  

David Moyes

A great article by Ken Early, wrote while Moyes was still at United, he looked at the troubles at Old Trafford and who was possibly to blame…. via www.slate.com

David Moyes’ account of the day he got the Manchester United job foreshadowed so much that was to follow, in a way that seldom happens in real life. 

Moyes says that last April he was out shopping with his wife, Pamela, when his phone rang.

“Where are you?” said Sir Alex Ferguson.

“I’m out with my wife,” said Moyes.

“Can you drop over to the house?” said Sir Alex.

Moyes, the longtime manager for Everton, wondered what Ferguson wanted. He told Pamela: “It’s either he wants me to take somebody on loan, or he’s come to buy one of my players.”

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Features

Follow your Passion

26 Apr , 2014  

Liverpool fans

Where does our passion come from?  How does it just keep on growing and getting stronger?…

Philip Feeney – April 25th, 2014

I read an article recently wherein it said that you don’t choose your football club, it chooses you.  Part of me believes that’s true, but part of me understands the personal circumstances that shape our lives as well.

It was mainly down to my dad that I started supporting Liverpool all those years ago.  I looked up to him as any son does.  I used to plead with him to come kick the ball around with me after he’d finish work. I was as young as three, pestering my tired father.  Sometimes he would join me but other times he couldn’t.  I would be heartbroken when he was too tired after a hard days work, not knowing that he was keeping us fed and warm.  I’d have to pretend to be my Liverpool heroes by myself, kicking the ball around on the green in our estate, or in the lane-way beside my house. More…

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Champions League,Features,International Football,Spanish La Liga

Cristiano Ronaldo – Ballon D’or 2013

3 May , 2014   Video

Today we found this great compilation video of the year that was for CR7, 2013 Ballon D’or winner.

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Champions League

Champions League Preview

20 Apr , 2014  

Real Madrid v Bayern Munich

Preview of the Champions League semi-finals

Real Madrid v Bayern Munich – Wednesday, 7:45pm (Irish time)

Just twenty-four hours after the first semi-final is held in Madrid, the Santiago Bernabeu hosts the second semi-final in the city between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men have some injury worries ahead of this tie.  Cristiano Ronaldo remains a doubt, still recovering from his recent injury.  Other doubtful starters are Sami Khedira and Marcelo, while Arvalo Arbeloa and Jese are definitely unavailable.  Real do not have anyone missing due to suspension.

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Champions League

Champions League Preview

20 Apr , 2014  

Diego Costa

Preview of the Champions League semi-finals

Atletico Madrid v Chelsea – Tuesday, 7:45pm (Irish time)

Atletico Madrid, this seasons surprise package – both in La Liga and on the continent – welcome Chelsea to the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday night.  Chelsea come into this game on the back of their first ever league defeat at Stamford Bridge under Mourinho.  That defeat came on Saturday against the team rooted to the bottom of the table, Sunderland.  Atletico Madrid beat relegation-threatened Elche 2-0 on Friday night in La Liga. More…

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League of Ireland

League of Ireland – Weekend review

19 Apr , 2014  

League of Ireland stadium

Cork City returned to the top of the League of Ireland Premier Division on Friday night.  The Lee-siders beat Drogheda United 3-1 in Cork.  Billy Dennehy scored again for Cork to complete the win after goals from Liam Kearney and Garry Buckley.  Drogheda’s Gavin Brennan missed a first-half penalty and it was 0-0 at half-time.  Carl Walshe had equalised for Drogheda after Kearney’s opener but Buckley and Dennehy made sure the home side took the three points.

The other top-four clash was at Oriel Park between Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers.  The dramatic 2-2 draw leaves Dundalk in second place with Rovers remaining in fourth.  Ciaran Kilduff opened the scoring for Rovers in the first-half.  Richie Towell equalised from a penalty for Dundalk to drive the home crowd crazy in the second-half.  Shamrock Rovers’ captain Conor Kenna was sent off following a bust-up after the penalty leaving Rovers to play the last thirty-five minutes a man down.  Darren Meenan gave the home team the lead shortly after but the drama did not end there.  Ronan Finn popped up with an injury-time equaliser for Rovers and this keeps them within three points of Cork City and Dundalk at the top of the table.

Elsewhere, Athlone Town remain without a point after losing 2-1 in Limerick.  St Patrick’s Athletic beat Bohemians 3-1 in a Dublin derby.  Sligo Rovers made it ten goals in two games with a 5-0 hammering of UCD and Bray and Derry played out a 0-0 draw in Wicklow.

 

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