Football, Sports, UEFA Champions League

Champions League 21/22 – Who Will Win?

The UEFA Champions League 2021/22 will start on Tuesday 14th September and with fans back it will make this year’s competition a lot better. Let’s look at the main challengers. PSG   According to the bookies, PSG are the favourites.  The Parisians have never won the competition – they made the final in 2020 but lost out to Bayern Munich.  …


Fifa World Cup Qualifiers, Football, Irish Soccer, Sports

Stephen Kenny and the Fan Base Split: Should Ireland Stick With The Beleaguered Manager?

Us Ireland fans are no strangers to last-minute losses and agonising draws. Ever since Thierry Henry handpassed the ball to William Gallas in 2009 to crush a nation’s hopes and dreams I have never felt comfortable when Ireland lead in the dying stages. So, when Ronaldo leapt like a salmon to head in the winner in Portugal last week I …


When El Clasico Means Something

Every football fan watches hundreds, thousands, maybe even tens of thousands of football matches in their lifetime, and for most of them, they’re shit, unmemorable, decent but meh, nothing to tell your friends about, or exhibit moments that hook boys and girls/men and women of all ages into this drug we call football. And every football junkie, constantly looking for …

UEFA Champions League: English Double Gives Chelsea Advantage

Chelsea last night banished the demons of their embarrassing defeat to West Brom at the weekend with a competent victory over Porto in the Champions League.  The 2-0-win leaves Chelsea in a great position of progressing to the semi-finals for the first time in seven years.  The Blues came into the game in full force without any injuries, while the …

2022 Fifa World Cup Qualifiers: Republic of Ireland Lose To Luxembourg on Lansdowne Road

The Republic of Ireland lost 1-0 to Luxembourg yesterday evening after a torrid display that summed up Stephen Kenny’s reign thus far. Ireland suffered a sixth defeat in 10 under Stephen Kenny with Gerson Rodrigues’ 85th-minute strike proving to be the thorn in the team’s side. Kenny’s men were wasteful in front of the goal, failing to convert several chances …

Liverpool 20/21 (So Far): Under The Microscope

“Everything I learned, I learned from him…” When a team kicks into 5th gear and the moment comes when the collective passengers decide that they want to see how fast the car can really go, there is not much that can be done to dry the thirst of the passengers and driver from doing so, once the adrenaline of knowing …

Stripping Of Gaelic Games’ Elite Status Is ‘Disappointing And Damaging’

At the start of February, GAA fans had their worst nightmares confirmed with the announcement from the Government that the GAA was not an elite sport anymore. This means that GAA cannot take place under current restrictions. The news was greeted with dismay and anger from players, managers and fans up and down the country after the GAA lit up …

Coppa Italia: Juventus vs Inter Milan Second-Leg Preview

Inter Milan will be hoping for a better result in their second leg away fixture against the Serie A champions Juventus in the Coppa Italia.  The first leg of the Derby D’Italia offered fans a close game in which errors from both keepers cost their teams, with Inter’s Handanovic mistake allowing a Ronaldo brace after he hit smashed in a …

Manchester City’s Return To Form May Only Be The Beginning

Manchester City have once again reached the heights of English football this season and look set for another dominant title win to add to their collection. It is certainly an improvement upon a disappointing league campaign last season which saw the Manchester side lose nine times – the most of any Pep Guardiola-managed side in a single season. Although they …

Derby Della Madonnina: A Classic Derby Sees A Blue Sky Dawn Over Milan

The post-Christmas period in Italy has been so far, as eventful as it was pre-Christmas. Where Pioli’s Milan stomped with smugness in their title ambitions with a form whose embers were ignited in the post covid period of last season with the likes of Ismaël Bennacer, Franck Kessie and Theo Hernandez severed as the safety net for Milan, while the …