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Hope Powell: An Inspiration to the Women’s Game

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Kayla Cooley looks back on the career of England football legend Hope Powell. As you may know Hope Powell was let go by the FA in August of this year as England ladies manager after her fifteen year reign at the top. Hope has been an inspiration I’m sure to all involved in women’s soccer and has been a force …

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Three Conclusions from Gameweek 9 in the Premier League

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Ronan Groome discusses Gareth Barry, strike partnerships and West Ham’s away form in this week’s conclusions from Gameweek 9 in the Premier League. 1.Gareth Barry playing a big part in Everton’s success: The assessment that Everton did the best business of the summer transfer window was perhaps debatable at the time but now should be a point fully accepted. Offloading …

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Three Conclusions from Gameweek 7 in the Premier League

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Manchester City’s defensive frailties come to the fore as Ronan Groome makes his three conclusions from the weekend’s Premier League action. 1) City’s defensive problems beyond Hart Joe Hart has come in for stern criticism during the past week and probably justifiably so given the basic mistakes he has made this season. However, this has deflected criticism away from City’s overall rearguard which …

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Three Conclusions from Gameweek 6 in the Premier League


1) Liverpool’s ‘SS’ attack. The parallel footnote that came alongside Daniel Sturridge’s excellent start to the season for Liverpool was that the return of Luis Suarez could affect his form and even starting place in the team. But Brendan Rodgers avoided a selection headache by playing both strikers up front against Man United in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday …

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Three Conclusions from this weekend’s Premier League action


Ronan Groome reviews another action-packed weekend in the English Premier League. As always, here are his three conclusions from this weekend’s results. 1) United’s core problem at the centre These are testing times for David Moyes and Manchester United. It was inevitable this type of setback was on the horizon for United and the word patience has always been the …

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Three things we learned from this weekend in the Premier League


After another exhilarating week of action in (arguably) the greatest league in the world, Ronan Groome shares three conclusions that can be made from last weekend’s results. 1. Rooney/Van Persie partnership is key to United’s title challenge: Football is a crazy society. It looked signed, sealed and delivered that Wayne Rooney would be leaving United this summer but it never …

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Change the timing of Deadline Day

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Jordan McCarthy argues that the timing of Transfer Deadline Day is totally wrong and that a major change is needed. Everybody in football wants the timing of transfer deadline day to be changed. That was made clear by former Stoke boss Tony Pulis on Monday’s BBC 5 live transfer special. This was later backed by former Tottenham, Charlton and Liverpool …

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The Final Third Ep. 3

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It’s everybody’s favourite time of the week; the latest episode of the ever popular Final Third Football Podcast. Our third show of the new season has arrived and it is a doozy! Rob Canavan, Conor Kelly and Ger Deegan fly through the major topics in football in their own enthusiastic style. The Premier League, The Championship, Serie A, La Liga, …

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The Final Third Ep.2

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The lads from The Final Third are back with Episode 2 of Ireland’s fastest-growing football podcast. So our second podcast of the new season is here and it is a jam packed edition. Rob Canavan and Conor Kelly run through the various happenings in European club football. There’s a review of the first week if the Premier League. Mourinho’s return, …

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