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Rory McIlroy – The Fruits of Family Labour

Sunday’s historic win at the Open Championship signalled the return of Rory McIlroy to golf’s grandest stage, writes Brian Darcy. When Gerry McIlroy shifted through the annals of golfing glory in his own seasoned days with an iron, he could have scarcely imagined his “wee Rory” would turn out quite the dapper with his own set of clubs. From an …

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Media ‘Experts’ Contributing To Wayne Rooney’s Downfall

You may not have heard but Wayne Rooney appears to be under performing in this year’s World Cup. Yes, ninety minutes in Manaus on Saturday and the annual ignominy of the English media is well and truly up and running. Like a diesel engine, the tabloid press in the UK puffs and pants at the start before warming up into a …

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Froch v Groves II – The Smaller Margins

The fine margins that establish success or defeat on any single occasion are often referred to in the build-up to an important event. Elite sport is as much about preparing yourself mentally as it is physically. This Saturday night in Wembley Stadium, Carl Froch and George Groves will once again do battle in a tie that has gripped every fan …

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Liverpool Defence Must Be Sorted If They Are To Challenge Next Season

The eternal optimist in any walk of life will typically gauge their success with the glass half full rather than half empty approach. Myth and the superstitious measure of Liverpool’s spectacular late season collapse invite the obvious question for Liverpool fans. Is the glass half full, or is it half empty? The specialist ‘Pool fans will render at the thought …

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Crystal Ball of Magic – Tony Pulis Does It Again

Crystal Palace pulled off the impossible this season, avoiding relegation when after the first ten games of their arrival back into the Premier League it appeared they were going straight back down with a whimper. Survival beckoned, all of course made possible by the man from Newport, Tony Pulis. Like a redeemer salvaging a mediocre collection of tools and turning …

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