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Kevin McCormack

Kevin McCormack
Father of three, a passion for genealogy and a love for Cardiff City F.C. I love to write and my ambition is to write a book.......one day. I'm getting a bit long in the tooth now. I remember Pele and Eamon Dunphy playing, In Eamon's case, sadly. You can follow Kevin on Twitter via @kevmacsport.

Robin Friday – The Greatest Player You Never Saw

There are a number of soccer fans who have heard of Robin Friday, but few fans can remember seeing him play. That is, of course, unless they followed Reading or Cardiff City. This article is not about Friday’s statistics, it’s about this writer’s memories of Robin Friday as one of those fans. Also, one or two of his antics that …

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The Greatest Local Team To Win The Champions League

As it’s the weekend of the Champions League Final in Lisbon, we decided to look back at one of the most famous European nights in history.  This night in 1967 will be remembered for the Lisbon Lions and their heroics for Celtic Football Club. The 1967 European Final saw Celtic face Inter Milan in the Final. The final was played in Lisbon, …

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A Fan Reacts To Advertising During World Cup Games

Kevin McCormack airs his discontent with the decision by RTE to advertise during the World Cup games. We have recently learned that the state broadcaster RTE are to advertise during games in Brazil. Water breaks are being introduced in the first and second half because of high temperatures. Why we need water breaks is beyond me , players go down …

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Greatest Football Upsets: Leeds United 0-1 Sunderland

The 1973 FA Cup Final brought together Leeds United and Sunderland. Leeds were one of the strongest teams in England, while Sunderland were in the second tier of English football. Even Sunderland fans wouldn’t have had much hope of a victory. At the time, Leeds were the epitome of professionalism in the game. Fans of other clubs either admired or …

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Solskjaer Begins Preparation For Life In The Championship

Cardiff City manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is wasting no time preparing for next season. The Bluebirds have already been busy looking for new players and it looks likely that striker Javi Guerra is to join from Real Valladolid. Solskjaer is planning an assault on the Championship with another striker, Lewis Grabban, lined up. Grabban has had a wonderful season with Bournemouth …

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The Importance of Supporting Your Local Team

For many years, I have met soccer fans who live and breathe their favourite team. Be it Cork City, Manchester United or Sheffield Wednesday. There is some contrast between these clubs. What I find bewildering, is that many Irish soccer fans pledge allegiance to a club they have no geographical allegiance to. Of course certain teams have a “cult” like …

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