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Eoin O'Neill

Eoin O'Neill
Cork based, Waterford born & WIT graduate. Liverpool fanatic with a strong emphasis on writing about all Football topics. The old European Cup is a particular favourite subject. Working in IT by day.

Manchester United, We Need To Talk About Louis…

In the summer of 1977, Manchester United, in yet another desperate attempt to reprise the glory days of the Sir Matt Busby era, appointed 47-year-old Queens Park Rangers Manager Dave Sexton. It was the 4th managerial appointment at the Old Trafford club since the iconic European Cup victory in 1968. To put this in context, prior to this managerial merry-go-round …

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Rodgers or Klopp? – Is It Now Or Never For Liverpool?

Liverpool have shown a history of baulking at the opportunity to bring in players and managers who perhaps could have taken them to the next level. Klopp seems like that man, but sacking Rodgers? Unthinkable? Maybe. Maybe not.  April 28th 2015 The assembled media have congregated around Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, following his side’s latest setback in the race for …

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The Curious Case Of The Much Misunderstood Michael Carrick

To some fans he has it all, he was the missing link in what should have been England’s golden generation. To others, well they just don’t get it. Why is Michael Carrick so misunderstood?   The famed Newcastle based Wallsend Boys Club has been synonymous through the years for producing a conveyor belt of international standard footballers. Some have reached …

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Why Liverpool & Northern Teams Face Transfer Struggles

Alexis Sanchez

Some teams will always have an unfair advantage when it comes to securing a big transfer. Bad news Liverpool fans, those European Cups don’t shine like they once did it appears. It’s all location. Location. Location.     The start of January will for many people trigger the start of endless fitness routines, dietary overhauls and the unveiling of day-glow coloured …

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The Magic of the FA Cup – Reality or Fiction?

The FA Cup use to mean something once…   The start of January, New Year resolutions and all that. Flicking through this weekends television guide, I immediately scanned to BBC1. Sunday January 4th, the 3pm slot, was my destination. Did my eyes deceive me? Maybe it had been switched to BBC2 or 3 or 4? But no, aghast I scanned …

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Steven Gerrard – Time Waits For No Man

The die has been cast. Steven Gerrard will leave Liverpool and so begins the five month farewell.    As the title of this article suggests, the Liverpool captain has suddenly encountered that age old dilemma sports stars in they’re mid 30’s, feel will never arrive. To stick or twist. Reading passages from Roy Keane’s latest book, gave me an insight into what …

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Greg Norman … The best that never was

Universally known as ‘The Shark’. One Sunday afternoon at Augusta National, Greg Norman became ‘the hunted’. Eoin O’Neill looks back on his career and that fateful day. At almost 6:30pm on April 14th 1996, 2 men stood alone on the 18th green of the iconic Augusta National Golf Club. One had just reduced the other to a crumbling wreck. The …

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The Holy Grail that was The European Cup. Part 2 : 1975 – 1992

In the second part of a two-part series, we look back at The European Cup from 1975-1992. For Part one, click here.    The concept of ‘Total Football’ had reached its zenith by the time of the 1974 World Cup. Eventual winners, West Germany triumphed with a brand of football that bordered on pragmatic. The German’s victory over Holland, on …

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The Holy Grail That Was The European Cup: Pt. 1 – 1955 – ’74

Eoin O’Neill takes us back to the very beginnings of the European Cup and some of the most successful sides in the first 19 years of the tournament.  Wolverhampton and the Black Country wouldn’t immediately strike you as the forerunner for a tournament we now know as The Champions League. On a cold December night in 1954, 55,000 supporters crammed into Molineux, to see …

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