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The Fall Guys: Ashley Young & Co.

Ozer McMahon speaks about Ashley Young and his propensity to fall to the ground following the slightest contact. In a way, one should applaud Ashley Young and his recent antics; he has given us plenty to talk about after all. For the most part Champions League football in November is drab and played at a pedestrian pace, while we rarely …

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Adnan Januzaj: The Man Who Holds All The International Cards

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Where would the modern-day footballer be without media hype? Gareth Bale probably wouldn’t have appeared on Real Madrid’s radar (although if they were willing to sign Jonathan Woodgate, anything is possible), Joe Hart’s average amount of mistakes would not be overly highlighted (and analysed until he inevitably crumbles like every other English No.1 in recent memory) and Adnan Januzaj, Manchester …

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Stephanie Roche: The Woman Behind The Wonder Goal

Kayla Cooley  gives us an insight into the career of Stephanie Roche; the Irish woman whose wonder goal for Peamount United went viral during the week. Stephanie Roche has been catapulted into the lime light recently for a goal she scored playing for her club Peamount United against Wexford Youths on the 13th of this month. The goal was recorded …

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A Case for Roy Keane

Brian Barry believes that if Roy Keane and the FAI are willing to bury the hatchet, the former Republic of Ireland captain could do a successful job as manager of his country.   11 years have passed since Saipan, and the Republic of Ireland have failed to reach the heights of 2002 in the intervening period. Under the stewardship of …

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Change the timing of Deadline Day

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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Cocu’s Youthful PSV Prove They Are Capable of Challenging Ajax Dominance:

Conor Kelly from The Final Third assesses the title credentials of Philip Cocu’s youthful PSV side, as they attempt to topple the dominant Eredivisie force that are Ajax Amsterdam. “We break their asses, we scare them, these are children!” Those were the remarks made by Milan’s Phillipe Mexès to his team-mates in the tunnel before the Champions League play-off with …

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The Final Third Ep. 3

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

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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The Final Third Season 2013/14: Ep. 1

It has finally arrived! The new football season is just taking shape and the lads from The Final Third are back with the first instalment of this season’s popular podcast. So, after a summer in isolation, The Final Third Podcast returns to your ears. Plenty of drinking and inappropriate behaviour took place, but alas,we are back. Rob Canavan, Conor Kelly and …

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Modern Football & the Issue of Transfer-itis

Dave Gantly speaks about the recent cases of ‘transfer-itis’ that have plagued modern football. This summer’s transfer window has once again been dominated by talk of high-profile player departures. Last summer we had the Robin Van Persie transfer saga that dragged on for months before a phone call from Sir Alex to Arsene Wenger saw the prolific Dutchman join the …

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