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Donnacha Curtin

Donnacha Curtin; Munster and Arsenal supporter since 2003, 1st year studying Government in University College Cork. Donnacha has an interest in many sports, in particular soccer, a sport in which he has been writing articles about for a number of years.

Has the FA Cup become a nuisance for the Premier League sides?

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen’s recent comments regarding the scheduling of the FA cup and the distraction it causes prior to the mid-week league fixtures have once again cast doubt on the importance the FA cup has for the country’s top division. Speaking ahead of the cup tie against Sheffield United, he bemoaned the game’s scheduling:  “The fact we have to …

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How much higher can footballers’ wages go?

With Wayne Rooney reputedly about to start earning in excess of £250,000 per week, we need to start examining the impact to clubs of footballers’ wages, writes Donnacha Curtin. Reports emerged on Saturday evening that Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney was in negotiations over a new five year contract that will exceed his current quarter of a million pounds a …

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Persistent Refereeing Mistakes May Gift Manchester City Title

The Premier League referees have not covered themselves in glory lately and their actions may play a huge part in the destination of this year’s title, writes Donnacha Curtin. A terrific long range goal by Cheik Tiote on Sunday evening, which was controversially ruled as offside has been just one of many contentious decisions that have favoured Manchester City in …

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