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Aaron Gallagher

Aaron Gallagher
Aaron is a freelance writer and first year journalism student at DCU. His interests are found in football and GAA. He believes that football is a beautiful game that must be played beautifully. You can follow him on Twitter @AaronGallagher8.

The Childish Adoration Of The Number 10

Gone are the days when children would take to the muddy patch of turf outside their homes for an unceasing summerfest of relenting, unending football. Many days of many childhoods were littered with the laughter and crocodile tears, gashed knees and hurt egos of playing makeshift football, street football, out of what could be gathered. Hoodies for posts, pieces of litter …

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Luis Enrique: This Is His Barcelona

Aaron Gallagher looks at the way last night’s Barcelona performance displayed how Luis Enrique is going about his business in his own unique way. Time passes by so quickly in football. The name Gerardo Martino has largely vanished from mainstream media despite the fact he is manager of the Argentinian national team. It was at this stage twelve months ago that his FC …

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How The Functioning Left-Back Has Developed Over Time

It was once thought that the full-back was the least important position in football. Caught between not being an out-and-out centre back and unsure over its attacking possibilities, the full-back was marginalised and labelled as insignificant. Players with technical skill were upgraded to central midfield, those with strength and presence were edged slightly sideways to centre back, while players with …

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Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho: A Seasonal Genius

Aaron Gallagher discusses how Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho has become a seasonal genius, such is the inconsistency of his play with the Reds.  His level of skill can be bewildering when on form, but he has also, at times, not lived up to his potential. On the 10th of August 2014 Liverpool Football Club beat Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in a seemingly irrelevant friendly …

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The Loss Of Pace And 4 Players Who Defied Fate

For some players, pace is but a bonus. Once it is robbed from them, their true quality shines through.  Eighteen years old: Your legs are fresh and new. Your limbs beg to hit the ground and sprint. You are capable of running for ninety minutes straight with an unending buzz and unstoppable stamina. Twenty-six years old: You have been running …

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