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Simon Callan

Simon Callan
Simon graduated from Dublin Business School with a BA (Hons) in Psychology before going on to graduate from U.L. with an MSc in Psychological Science and is still involved on the educational ladder. More importantly, Simon is a self-proclaimed sports expert (all sports - even those he doesn't follow or has never heard of). Fortunately, Simon's love for reading led him to the world of sports blogs and his love for writing made him believe he could do it better than most. Simon decided to give it a go and found he very much enjoyed sharing his opinions with the wider sporting community. Simon's favourite sporting memory would have to be Ireland's 2009 Grand Slam success. That achievement meant there was a lot of talk about the 1948 Grand Slam winning team, which his grandfather was a part of, which was nice for him and his family.

Liverpool vs Villarreal: Here’s What’s In Store For The Reds

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s reward for getting past Borussia Dortmund in the last eight is a semi-final encounter with high flying Spanish outfit Villarreal. Liverpool will enter the tie as favourites to secure a final berth, possibly against a Sevilla side looking for an impressive third Europa League triumph in a row. Villarreal are currently fourth in La Liga on 61 points, four ahead …

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Leicester City: How Mahrez’s Own Fairytale Rivals Vardy’s Meteoric Rise

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Riyad Mahrez’s Leicester City teammate, and fellow nominee for Player of the Year, Jamie Vardy, has received plenty of recognition this season for his spectacular rise through the divisions – coming from non-League to the Premier League. A closer look at Mahrez’s career shows his rise to England’s top flight to be similarly impressive. The Algerian’s career started in France, playing for Quimper …

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Is Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho On The Brink?

This is potentially a critical week for the future of Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho. With Chelsea’s Premier League ambitions already laying in tatters with just 15 points from the first 15 games, the Special One’s uncertain future is starting to look more and more certain. The crunch clash with Porto this week may trigger the end of Mourinho’s second reign …

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Are We Guilty of Dehumanising Footballers?

Football is the most popular sport in the world. It’s probably the most popular sport here in Ireland! It provides us with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Who could forget beating the world champions in the Aviva in October? Or Robbie Keane’s last minute equaliser against Germany in the 2002 World Cup? Or the penalty agony against …

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Does Wayne Rooney Merit A Place In The England Team?

Wayne Rooney has undeniably struggled for form this season. With Euro 2016 fast approaching, given his struggles, and the fact that there are many other English strikers playing at the top of their game, one might wonder whether Rooney merits his place in the England team. So, let’s take a look at some of his competitors… Harry Kane has notched …

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Are Tottenham Realistic Title Contenders?

With Tottenham Hotspur being touted by some as genuine title contenders recently, we decided to go through their recent history in the Premier League. Since the 2009/10 season, Spurs have established themselves as one of the top teams in the Premier League securing a top 6 finish every season. In 2009/10, Harry Redknapp led Spurs to a joint highest 4th …

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