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Hope Powell: An Inspiration to the Women’s Game

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

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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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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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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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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