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Will The Real Ireland Please Stand Up?

Our historical and insightful look into the history of football on the island of Ireland continues this week as we examine the squabbling between the FAI and IFA as they battled to attract players. “It’s not that you shouldn’t be neutral. It’s that you won’t be able to stay neutral.” – Christopher Hitchens. In last week’s article we detailed the aftermath of the …

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Fight for your Right: The FAI Versus the IFA

Our journey into the foundation of Irish football continues as we discuss the repercussions for the FAI following the Home Nations’ decision to boycott the national side south of the border. “Politics: Who gets what when and how” – Harold Lasswel. In last week’s article we looked at the great split in Irish football between the FAI and the IFA, a …

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Top 10 Hipster Republic Of Ireland Jerseys

The Irish football team may not be blessed with bundles of creativity on the pitch, but what we lack in footballing prowess we more than make up for with our jerseys. You’re not a real footballing hipster unless you’ve got some of these works of art in your wardrobe. Without further adieu, here are the top ten hipster jerseys in …

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The Wind That Shakes The Goalposts: The Split In Irish Football

Our look at the establishment of Irish football continues as Conor Heffernan delves into the ramifications of the Easter Rising for the future of the game. “Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity” -Edwin Hubbell Chapin We finished up last week’s article with the establishment of the Irish Football Association and Ireland’s first …

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Six More Years Of The John Delaney Show

John Delaney signed a new six-year deal with the FAI this week. In a damning article, Conor Hayes questions the CEO’s performance and his exorbitant salary. People can give so much away by the words they use. They might refer to themselves in the third person showing their narcissism, they might utter an offensive term shining a light on their …

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Three Conclusions From League Of Ireland Gameweek 19

Over two weeks have now passed since the mid season break; as the League starts to take shape for the second half of the season Conor Hayes looks at three conclusions we can gather from gameweek 19.  1. Martin Russell’s appointment at Limerick makes sense This week Limerick added their name to a lengthy list of clubs who have let go …

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How Can We Improve Irish Football?

As another World Cup draws to its conclusion and with nations such as Costa Rica, Mexico and United States impressing, it is a fitting time to assess the state of Irish football.   It is twelve years since we have seen the Boys in Green compete at football’s biggest stage. While Seamus Coleman and James McCarthy are bright spots on the horizon, they seem to be …

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Trap Out?

  Results are what managers are defined and remembered by. The cream always rises as the cliche goes. Take Chelsea for example, Mourinho produced banal, mundane performances on a weekly basis, and for this reason alone was sacked by Roman Abromovich. Ever since, the Russian billionaire has failed to find a replacement to match his dream style of football with …

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Talent falling through the Trap door?

Trap Out. It is a phrase that is snowballing at a dramatic rate as the disappointment and groans of the Irish people become audible in the stands, studios, and streets of Ireland. As the Republic celebrated a smash-and-grab 2-1 win over lowly Kazakhstan, the cracks in Giovanni Trapattoni’s questionable tactics become more and more visible to the ‘Boys In Green’. No matter …

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