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Colm Egan

Colm Egan
Colm works in accounting and has a personality to match. Despite this he's an avid follower of a range of sports from GAA and soccer to golf and MMA.

In A League Of Football Intelligentsia, Arsene Wenger Now Looks The Class Clown

As one surveyed the wreckage at Anfield last weekend, the case of Alex Oxlade Chamberlain was more interesting than most. As Liverpool’s heavy-artillery proved too much for the Gunners, ‘The Ox’ was symptomatic of the malaise which encapsulates the entire Arsenal squad. Here was a player intrinsic to Arsenal’s chances willfully watching the game pass him by. A player who, aged …

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Opinion: Neymar Jumped Off Barca’s Sinking Ship Before Anyone Knew It Was Off Course

As is now widely quoted, PSG’s new signing Neymar always insisted “I have never been motivated by money. I always follow my heart”. On the face of it, it appears that, of course, his move is motivated by money. His buy-out clause of €200m made this a pre-requisite and the desires of his father have forever been ostensibly financial. Allied to this is the …

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McGregor Can Label Mayweather Bout A Success – No Matter What Happens In The Ring

The maelstrom of misgivings circling the upcoming McGregor-Mayweather bout is certainly spectacular, but it is also misplaced. Many call it the biggest test of McGregor’s fighting career, while more still label him a total no-hoper. This is, lest we forget, irrefutably the greatest boxer of his generation fighting someone who has not once partaken in a professional boxing bout. McGregor …

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Conte’s Comments Show Displeasure Over Nemanja Matic Departure

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Antonio Conte manager of Chelsea celebrates victory with Nemanja Matic of Chelsea after the Premier League match between Stoke City and Chelsea at Bet365 Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Antonio Conte has made his displeasure over Chelsea’s decision to sell Nemanja Matic public.  The Blues had appeared to be amassing a formidable squad ahead of their title defence this season, but much of this good work appears to have come undone. Conte had understandably placed great emphasis on getting more strength in-depth in the squad, while the powers that be …

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Chelsea Offer £25 Million For Arsenal Midfielder [Report]

August 6th 2017, Wembley Stadium, London, England; FA Community Shield Final, Arsenal versus Chelsea; Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain of Arsenal takes on David Luiz of Chelsea (Photo by Shaun Brooks/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Even before a ball has been kicked in the 2017/18 Premier League season, Chelsea fans are on edge.  The Pensioners have indeed made some impressive signings. Alvaro Morata, aged just 24, looks primed to establish a long and successful career at the club while Antonio Rudiger and Tiemoue Bakayoko have been warmly received by the Stamford Bridge faithful. The fans’ most …

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We Shouldn’t Be Surprised At The Level Of Premier League Spending This Summer

Perhaps it’s due to the monotonous drudgery of the pre-season football calendar, but Premier League transfer spending is again in the spotlight. Manchester United have made the most waves with their £75 million swoop for Romelu Lukaku while their cross-town rivals, City have been steadily going about finalising a jaw-dropping £220 million spending spree. Such extravagance has conspired to paint …

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Chelsea And Manchester City Vie For Danilo’s Signature

Real Madrid's Brazilian defender Danilo (L) vies with Celta Vigo's Danish midfielder Pione Sisto during the Spanish league football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid CF at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

The market for top class defenders is certainly not for the faint-hearted. Chelsea’s desire to bolster their defensive options saw them part ways with £29 million to acquire the services of Antonio Rudiger. Manchester City, not to be outdone, then spent £50m on enticing Kyle Walker from Tottenham Hotspur. Two excellent players with bright futures, and at those sums they …

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Chelsea Midfielder Loaned Out To Fellow Premier League Side

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Ruben Loftus-Cheek of Chelsea poses with the Premier League Trophy after the Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge on May 21, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

The prospects of youth academy players have long been scrutinised at Chelsea.  As of the start of last season, the club had 38 players on loan across the globe and it was hard to make an argument that any of them would ultimately force their way into the London club’s first string side. Indeed, the prospects of one of their more promising …

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Lions Must Be Prepared For All Black Whirlwind

The first two Tests of the Lions tour of New Zealand have been decided by the team that asserted physical dominance, and the decider is unlikely to be any different. While many have rushed to describe Steve Hansen’s back-line selection as bold and daring, it is in fact nothing of the sort. He has simply identified a clear way for …

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