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Alan Casey

Alan Casey
A University College Cork graduate in History, Politics and International Relations, Alan Casey contributes on current affairs to various publications. However, sport is his real passion. An enthusiastic yet unfit cyclist, Alan admits to being 'more of a talker than a player.' when it comes to the beautiful game of football.

Javier Hernandez – The Little Pea To Leave Manchester United?

Is Javier Hernandez’s time at Manchester United coming to an end? Alan Casey discusses the future of the Little Pea. When Javier Hernandez, aka Chicharito, first arrived at Old Trafford in 2010, it was clear to all that Alex Ferguson had uncovered a lethal finisher. Such was his impression, that a friend of this writer once remarked that Hernandez could …

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Van Gaal’s Overhaul At Manchester United – More Trimming Than Spending

Since Louis Van Gaal’s appointment at Manchester United, the rumour mill has gone into overdrive linking the club with almost every eligible player in Europe. With the club in a precarious situation after Ferguson’s retirement and David Moyes’ subsequent tenure, it has become normal for the media to hit the red button and cry SPEND, SPEND, SPEND! But without Champions …

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Arturo Vidal – Stay In Italy Or Head For Manchester United?

Arturo Vidal’s future is in his own hands as Manchester United look to make the Chilean star their third signing of the Van Gaal revolution. Juventus have previously responded to the speculation linking their star midfielder with a move to Old Trafford by stating that they would only consider selling if the player himself requested a transfer. And while currently …

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Tour de France Stage 14 – Majka Magic In The Alps

With his team leader Alberto Contador out, Tinkoff-Saxo’s Rafal Majka grabbed the spotlight on stage 14 as the peloton traversed Alpine climbs from Grenoble to Risoul. The 24-year-old Pole grabbed the stage win from a determined breakaway finishing 27 seconds ahead of race leader Vincenzo Nibali in second. The Italian retains his iron grip over the maillot juane with Movistar’s …

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Lionel Messi – The Uncrowned King

If it was possible to poll football fans worldwide, one can surmise that Lionel Messi would emerge as the world’s best footballer. There’s no doubt Cristiano Ronaldo would receive the honourable mention, but the Argentine would still edge it. Following the 2014 Brazilian audit, Messi’s position amongst the all time greats remains unclear. Since his emergence, many have talked up Messi …

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Real Madrid: The Masters Of Football Gluttony

Alan Casey discusses the gluttonous nature of Real Madrid and their tactic of buying players just so other clubs cannot. World Cup winner Toni Kroos has completed his £24 million move to Real Madrid. And with the arrival of the former Bayern Munich midfielder, attention has now switched to Real’s other targets as the transfer merry-go-round gathers pace after the …

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Selfies & Spills at the Tour de France

It has been an eventful start for the 2014 Tour de France. Despite over enthusiastic crowds and the selfie phenomenon threatening to upend numerous cyclists, overall the British depart was a flying success. Even Mother Nature played her part with magnificent sunshine contrasting the sodden conditions later on when the Tour reached France. An the public interest in the race …

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Shinji Kagawa to leave Manchester United?

It has gone from bad to worse for Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa. On Thursday, the Japanese international suffered the insult of being dropped from Japan’s starting line up for their second World Cup encounter with Greece. It is a spectacular fall from grace for perhaps Japan’s most high profile footballer. In reality, this is only the latest in a series …

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Liverpool’s SOS – Save Our Suarez

When Real Madrid show interest in a player, they usually get their man. This is a proverbial lesson in football that Liverpool know all to well as they brace themselves for a summer of overtures for their starman Luis Suarez. At a recent meal between Carlo Ancelotti and Real President Florentino Perez to celebrate their Champions League triumph, Madrid Daily …

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