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Suarez Departure Typifies Ruthless Nature Of Professional Football

“If there is one thing the history of this great club teaches us, it is that Liverpool FC is bigger than any individual.’’ The loss of Luis Suarez may leave Liverpool fans worldwide feeling heartbroken and disconsolate, but Brendan Rodgers’ comments in the immediate aftermath of his departure typify the cut throat nature of professional football. Sentiment and emotion have …

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Five Things We Learned From The World Cup

After four eventful, exciting and entertaining weeks, only two remain in the battle to conquer Brazil 2014. Germany and Argentina have deservedly earned the right to contest Sunday’s final in the Maracana, which promises to be a fascinating encounter. Can the brilliance of Messi come out on top or will the well drilled German unit power to glory? Ahead of …

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Wave Of Emotion Could Only Ever Carry Brazil So Far

No one saw it coming. After almost four weeks of enthralling action, the hosts were just one step away from a date with destiny; a World Cup final on their home turf in front of their fanatical supporters. Despite missing their two best players, their two leaders, Thiago Silva and Neymar, there was a willing expectation all over Brazil that …

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Louis Van Gaal’s Holland Win It The ‘United Way’

If any doubting Manchester United fans needed convincing that Louis van Gaal is the right man for the Old Trafford hot seat, they received adamant affirmation on Sunday. One nil down with eighty-eight minutes on the clock, having played poorly throughout, the Dutch comeback was eerily reminiscent of many of the famous victories United claimed from the jaws of defeat …

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What now for Luis Suarez?

The World Cup was always likely to bring controversy but few could have predicted that an old scourge on the game would appear once again. This was destined to be Luis Suarez’ time to shine, the tournament in which one of the greatest players in the world would grab the headlines for his goal scoring exploits. Instead, the dust is …

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Steven Gerrard: The Scapegoat for England’s Failure

The post-mortem is set to go into overdrive as England players arrive home early from Brazil amidst barrels of criticism. Steven Gerrard, is one player who will feel both sides of the same knife and could easily find himself as the scapegoat for England’s failure.  Another major tournament and yet another English disappointment. Despite all the suggestions that Roy Hodgson had …

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GAA Transfer Market – Who Would Your County Buy?

If there was a transfer market in the GAA, who would your county acquire? Brian Ryle discusses potential targets for the top counties. The beginning of Sky Sports’ coverage of Gaelic Games has added a new element of professionalism to hurling and football. Perhaps it has set into motion, the process of leading our games into a pay-for-play basis. While …

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Kerry GAA -Time Of Uncertainty In The Kingdom

For the first season in recent memory, Kerry opened their championship campaign well and truly positioned in the chasing pack. Not since the early nineties, when the county was in the midst of an eleven year drought, has there been less talk of The Kingdom as genuine All-Ireland contenders. Retirements of stalwarts, injuries and limited success at underage level over …

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Five Things To Expect From The World Cup

A feast of football, the greatest show on earth; whatever way you choose to brand the World Cup, the excitement and anticipation it brings is something special. For four weeks, the entire globe is united in celebrating the beautiful game, sharing the highs and lows, the ups and downs and all in between. Ireland may not be involved, but still …

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Weaker GAA Counties – Breaking Divide Between Underage & Senior Level

Last Saturday night in the Gaelic Grounds, Tipperary recorded their first win in the Munster Football Championship in nine years. The win, coupled with a victorious league campaign, has instilled optimism in the Premier faithful that the county can now build on the successes at minor and under 21 level and challenge the dominant status quo in the province and …

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