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Patrick Corbett

Patrick Corbett is a graduate of the National University of Ireland Galway with English and Psychology degrees. A football fan for as long as he can remember, Patrick is a big Arsenal fan. His all-time favourite player is former Germany legend Lothar Matthaus and Patrick hopes to entertain fellow football fans with his own assessment of the modern game.

PA Game of the week

Choosing the optimum battle from this weekend’s fixtures in the premier league was no easy feat but this pundit decided upon a game that evoked both sympathy and admiration.  The setting was Craven Cottage, home of a struggling Fulham side who appear to be on a perilous downward spiral toward the abyss of the championship.  Having commenced the season under …

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Hulk Hogan: Wrestling’s greatest parasite

Whether it was Dennis Rodman, Jay Leno or the farcical world title reign of David Arquette, the stench of desperation that surrounded the demise of WCW remains fresh in the minds of the average wrestling fan.  The end of WWE’s competitor may have seemed like a victory but without an adequate rival, it spelled the end of wrestling for fans …

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PA Player of the week: Yaya Toure

It is difficult to recall a more intimidating sporting memory than when the marauding nineteen-year-old Mike Tyson burst onto the heavyweight boxing scene.  The fear the young Brooklyn man produced earned him the nickname ‘the baddest man on the planet’ and in Premier League football there are some similarities with the current captain of Manchester City, writes Patrick Corbett. Yaya …

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PA Player of the Week – Steven Gerrard

Choosing the standout performance in a Premier League weekend is never easy but few could argue with Steven Gerrard’s exceptional display at Old Trafford on Sunday.  The Liverpool captain produced an assured performance which involved the composure of converting two of three penalties his team received from their clumsy neighbours, warranting him the honour of PA Player of the Week, …

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RAW – Let The Game Begin

Analysing wrestling fans on the internet, it’s safe to say that quite a few bare a disdain for the current COO of the WWE, Triple H.  The distaste is generally derived from The Game’s marriage to Vince McMahon’s daughter Stephanie.  The perceived nepotism seems to have tainted wrestling fans opinion on the Greenwich born superstar.  However, in spite of these …

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Wrestling: Monday Night Flaws

Monday Night Flaw continues as Raw yet again, had its ups and downs. Taking a closer look back at Monday night’s action is Patrick Corbett. Finally, World Wrestling Entertainment is going to celebrate the legacy of one of its most famous sons, Andre the Giant.  There are few people who lived through the late eighties and nineties, that didn’t take …

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PA Team of the week: Chelsea

This week, it is Chelsea who receive the honour of PA Team of the week, with thanks to a dominant display against Tottenham Hotspur. While there is no faulting the squad, it is the manager who may be open to criticism, writes Patrick Corbett. It’s been ten years since Jose Mourinho’s infamous celebration at Old Trafford en route to FC …

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A promising RAW

In spite of too many disqualification finishes for this author, this week’s Monday night Raw provided some room for optimism for WWE fans, writes Patrick Corbett. The show commenced with Paul Heyman’s excellent microphone work serving to elevate what will be a classic Wrestlemania bout between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker.  The parallels of the Lesnar-Heyman connection with Undertaker- Paul …

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PA Premier League Manager of the Week: Brendan Rodgers

As the Premier League season approaches the famed ‘squeaky bum time’, it seems the absence of the inventor of the clinched posterior concept has created a veritable twilight zone.  This dimensional switch is particularly poignant for the supporters of Manchester United and Liverpool.  It is difficult to ascertain the impact that Sir Alex Ferguson’s departure from the managerial sphere has …

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Wrestlemania Hype: the good, the bad and the ugly

WWE Raw commenced with the return of wrestling’s most notorious performer, the immortal Hulk Hogan.  The announcement appears to be a desperate plea from the company’s marketing team to attract the fans who have grown tired of the sub-par product by appealing to their nostalgia, by having the legend host Wrestlemania 30.  However, the return of this sixty-year-old may in …

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