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Limited Ireland just set up to contain

By  frank the hammer When you play with two holding midfielders whose sole function is to stop the other team playing, they serve no purpose at all when you are behind. Trap really needs to pick the best players he...

Trapattoni’s midfield system has worked well for Ireland

By  bonesgiles His system is frustrating but effective. I think if you'd offered two competitive losses at this stage of his tenure when our World Cup qualifying group had been announced then not too many would have turned it down. If...

Berbatov does himself no favours

By  Rowley Birkin QC Was at the United game yesterday. I like Berbatov. Always have (always will clarence). His main problem is that the good things he does are overlooked when he takes about five minutes to get back on his...

Are We witnessing the decline of Alex Ferguson’s managerial tenure

By  Myles na Gopaleen I think this time it is real, it has been slower, more pervasive and is going on over 18 months now. The argument can be made that there was no money to bring in a Ronaldo...

Hughes just a cog – Joe Pineapples

Well don't forget, it was Gary Cook who said that "Richard Dunne doesn't roll off the tongue in Beijing"... Hughes was most likely as much of a cog in the machinery of this bullshit carpet ride they're all on...

Ireland must play with more belief

By  Frank the Tank Having watched all the games that have taken place, I would suggest with more belief we would have won a lot more games. 1 nil up away to Bulgaria, draw 1-1 1 nil up home to Bulgaria, draw...

Footballers are above the law

By  Myles na Gopaleen If a group of 15 or sixteen trainee accountants or solicitors (two moderately well paid, privilaged subsets) acted the way many professional football teams did, they'd be jailed. Footballers live in a consequence-free environment. Could you imagine...

Liverpool’s silver lining by Soggy Biscan

Freed from the shackles of the monster that has become the Champions League with its predictability, obsessions with finances and pandering to the big teams, the Europa league is threatening to become the breath of fresh air that European...

USA a wildcard shout for the World Cup

By  Myles na Gopaleen Spain Brazil and England are tier one (Possible Winners). Spain - Best squad in the world at the minute. Monkey off the back. Best midfield possibly ever at international football. World's number one keeper. Brazil - Brazil with...

Robbie Keane To Celtic – Myles na Gopaleen

I think it could be a good move from an Ireland Perspective. He'd score dozens of goals and would be coming in to Ireland squad on hotter streaks than he would in the EPL. At the end of the day...

Way forward for Liverpool

Clearly young talent is the way to go but Benitez just doesnt rate what comes through - was hopeful there might be something after the reserves league win a couple of years ago but he just farmed the best...

Giggs the wrong choice – Hoosay

I think that considering they have a team award, and a lifetime achievement award that Giggs was the wrong choice.No doubt about it, Giggs is a quality player, and has been for more than a decade and a half,...

Hicks and Gillett would be unwise to appeal High Court verdict

By  frank the hammer In this case, because of the timeframe involved, this action was brought to the court very expediently. If Hicks and Gillett appeal, and lose, but cause the sale to Henry to end or the RBS to...

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