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Michael Ramsay

Michael Ramsay
A 21-year-old Journalism student from Clare, Michael embarked on this path due to his never-ending obsession with soccer, as well as his passion for creative writing. Channeling these two passions, Michael hopes to follow in the footsteps of his journalistic inspirations, such as Michael Walker and Emmett Malone.

World Cup: Football’s Homecoming A Drab Affair

Michael Ramsay argues that despite Germany’s destruction of Brazil, the World Cup has been devoid of enthusiasm, rhythm and ultimately, a soul. Blessed with a rich footballing history, with past World Cup winners revered as sacred icons throughout the nation, the world has forever been unanimous about where the sport’s soul resides – Brazil. No country have claimed the coveted …

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Premier League Archive – Tyneside’s April Fool’s

This week we dig into the Premier League Archive to remember when Newcastle legend Alan Shearer took the reins at St. James Park. April Fool’s Day is a pitiful holiday, reserved for children who take full advantage of getting up to all kinds of mischief and malarkey. For adults, there might be a half-hearted attempt at a bare-faced lie, before …

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Samba Football Ready for World Cup Glory

Zico. Garrincha. Jairzinho. Rivaldo. Ronaldinho. These are names that just roll off the tongue, much in the same vein as one of their flicked passes. Blessed with skill, guile and absurd technical ability, the Brazilians have always treated a football with a touch of class. With most hailing from poor suburbs, or favelas in the South American country, they take …

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VIDEO: Premier League Archive: Man United 9-0 Ipswich

One would bet that Craig Forrest still wakes up in the dead of night, drenched in sweat, reliving the horrors of the events that unfurled in front of him 19 years ago. When he was tossed the No.1 jersey in the away dressing room at Old Trafford, he must have mentally prepared himself for a busy afternoon against the reigning …

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The Doomed Trio of the Premier League Relegation Dogfight

Panic. Dread. Desolation. For decades, the Premier League has served up relegation battles of monumental importance, with clubs scrambling to avoid the dreaded drop into the Football League abyss. Michael Ramsay discusses the three teams that looked doomed for relegation. While there have been success stories in recent years, which include a rejuvenated Newcastle United and a Roberto di Matteo-inspired West …

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Premier League Archive: Here We Are, Delia

This week’s Premier League Archive looks back at the quintessential Delia Smith moment. Very rarely do you see Premier League owners or chairmen offer more in terms of passion throughout a football match than a curt smile. Over the last eleven years, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich has barely flinched from his executive box, overlooking his acquisitions battle it out like …

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Controversy Corner: The Misdemeanors of Alan Pardew

This week’s Controversy Corner was an obvious choice, with the Alan Pardew incident taking centre stage. The Premier League has never been a monastery. For every angelic Gareth Southgate who has assumed the managerial reigns over the last 22 years, there have been two ruthless and devilish types in the mould of Sir Alex and Jose Mourinho. With jobs on …

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Daniel Sturridge – The One That Got Away?

Mourinho may wish that his predecessors had given Daniel Sturridge a better chance at Chelsea before too long, writes Michael Ramsay. Daniel Sturridge is in the form of his career.  Despite missing eight games of the season with a sprained ankle, he has still managed to fire nineteen goals past bewildered goalkeepers this season.  With Uruguayan talisman Luis Suarez acting …

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Premier League Archive – A Comeback That Will Never Be Forgotten

This week’s Premier League Archive looks back on the thrilling 4-4 draw between Arsenal and Newcastle United. There was the thrilling FA Cup tie that Tottenham Hotspur won having been 3-0 down to Manchester City at half-time in 2004. There was the heroic comeback from the same half-time scoreline in Istanbul for Liverpool a year later. But never, in the …

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Controversy Corner – Chico’s Late Oscar Bid

This week’s controversy corner centres around Swansea’s simulating centre-back Chico Flores. The red card was swiftly brandished, signaling a premature end to the big man’s afternoon. For over an hour, he had poured blood, sweat and tears into extracting a magnificent victory over Swansea. However, all it took was for an innocuous tangle with Spanish centre-back Chico Flores, for the …

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