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Jack McCann

Jack McCann
Jack is a current UCD Arts student. He is in his early 20s, Prestonian for life. Likes watching, talking and writing about sport with particular interests in football, rugby and field hockey. Follow him on Twitter @CaptainJack_94.

Stoke City, How High Can They Reach?

Stoke City continued their spending spree so far this summer with the acquisition of Moha El Ouriachi, a 19 year old winger from Barcelona. He becomes the Clubs seventh signing of the summer alongside Joselu, Shay Given, Jakob Haugaard, Glen Johnson, Phillip Wollscheid and Marco Van Ginkel. Apart from Shay Given and Glen Johnson, none of the other names would …

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Is Raheem Sterling Really Ready For What He’s Created?

Raheem Sterling is all but confirmed as a Manchester City player after Liverpool accepted a whopping £49 million pound bid from City. While Iker Casillas was transferred from Real Madrid to Porto on a free transfer. This just highlights the ludicrous state of the transfer market these days. Raheem Sterling is a good player, excellent at times. When he first …

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Ireland: The Same Old Story

Ireland drew with Scotland, in what was a game of two halves. In the first half Ireland were by far the better team, they were the first to the ball every time, their passing was crisp and firm, and they had very good cohesion across the park. Taking a one goal lead in at half time was scant reward for …

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Are Stuart Lancaster’s Moral Standards Too High Or Is This What We Should Demand Of Our Rugby Players?

With the Rugby World Cup less than 4 months away and national teams beginning to name training squads, the public pressure on England will only begin to ratchet up at incredible speed from now until the 18th of September. However, England haven’t got off to the greatest start already with Dylan Hartley being omitted for crossing the line one too …

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FIFA: Fake, Imperious, Fraud, Avarice

What a surprise! Seven head officials from FIFA have been arrested on corruption charges, major sponsors threatening to pull the plug on sponsorship, everybody calling for Blatter to step aside and not a word from the man himself. FIFA and rumours of corruption have been going hand in hand for years like Hans Solo and Chewbacca.  The officials arrested in …

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Toulon’s Dominance: Good, Bad Or Just Plain Ugly?

Toulon made it three in a row this weekend, a feat never before seen in the old Heineken Cup or new ERCC format. But what are the ramifications of the disproportionate actions taking place in French Rugby? Toulon won a historic third European title in a row on the first Saturday of May against Clermont Auvergne. This is quite an achievement …

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Should The Premier League Have A Winter Break?

Jack McCann discusses the idea of the Premier League having a winter break. However this idea, which is the norm across many European leagues is being hamstrung by the money on offer for festive-period games.   ‘’We shouldn’t be playing then, we shouldn’t.” ‘’You can see the players can’t recover in two days.’’ These are Gus Poyet and Louis Van Gaal’s respective comments after …

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League One: What We’ve Learned So Far

Six rounds into the new SkyBet League One season and two of the promoted sides are in the top six, teams like Yeovil, Leyton Orient, and Walsall have all started very poorly, and Coventry have moved back to the Ricoh Arena for the foreseeable future. Fleetwood, a small town on the West coast of England in the County of Lancashire have …

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Welsh Rugby In Disarray

Two weeks out from the start of the Guinness Pro12 League and the Welsh Rugby Union and clubs are nowhere closer to a deal.  Jack McCann details the saga that could potentially have disastrous consequences for the Welsh national team going forward. Since Warren Gatland became the head coach of Wales back in 2007, the team have gone on to …

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