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Seven Of The Main Problems With Modern Football

MARSEILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 15: Antoine Griezmann of France celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA EURO 2016 Group A match between France and Albania at Stade Velodrome on June 15, 2016 in Marseille, France. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

I don’t think that anyone can deny that the face of football has changed irrevocably in the past 25 years. The advent of Sky Sports, the increased commercialisation of the game and the now ludicrous amounts of money spent in the industry was always going to have some effect on the sport. But, below are some of the things that …

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Brendan Rodgers Targets Republic Of Ireland Defender As His Next Celtic Signing

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 23: Celtic unveil their new Manager, Brendan Rodgers at Celtic Park Glasgow on May 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

As the Brendan Rodgers era gets underway at Celtic, the former Liverpool manager is expected to be highly active in the transfer window this summer. Rodgers made his first foray into the transfer market yesterday, and completed the signing of highly talented youngster Moussa Dembele. According to the Daily Mail Blackburn Rovers 24-year-old defender Shane Duffy, who has just returned …

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Manchester City And Ireland Starlet Jack Byrne Completes Championship Loan Move

Jack Byrne of SC Cambuur during the Dutch Eredivisie match between SC Cambuur Leeuwarden and Roda JC Kerkrade at the Cambuur Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

Manchester City youth player and Irish under-21 international Jack Byrne has joined Blackburn Rovers on loan for the coming season. Byrne and both clubs all confirmed via social media earlier this afternoon that the 20 year old will join Owen Coyle’s side for the next twelve months. A very warm welcome to Owen Coyle’s fifth signing of the summer, Manchester City starlet …

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Ireland’s Soldiers Fall To France With Their Heads Held High

“All changed, changed utterly. A terrible beauty is born.” – W.B Yeats, Easter, 1916. Same country, different heroes. 100 years on from our most historic battle, and O’Neill’s men had written themselves into the history books. The COYBIG-natories read aloud the proclamation on the steps of the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, cast aside the Italians and established a new footballing republic. “Having organised and …

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Ireland V France Preview: La Revanche Des Garçons En Vert

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Robbie Brady (C) of Republic of Ireland is congratulated by Martin O'Neill (R) manager of Republic of Ireland after their team's 1-0 win in the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Ireland take on France this afternoon for the first time since Thierry Henry broke the hearts of a nation by nefarious means, in a World Cup qualifying playoff in November 2009. The fallout from that led to the sort of collective sporting outrage that we as a nation were not used, though at that very minute we gained a sense …

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Video Analysis: Breakdown Of Ireland’s Attack & Set Pieces

Shane Long and Jonathan Walters both of Ireland celebrate after goal during the International friendly football match between Republic of Ireland and Netherlands at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on May 27, 2016 (Photo by Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

“They are very dangerous with corners and free kicks. That’s football for them,” said Dutch manager Danny Blind after the Republic Of Ireland’s 1-1 draw with Holland at the Aviva Stadium. It’s not the first time an opposing manager has paid Ireland a backhanded compliment under Martin O’Neill but it is a telling sign of how we’re viewed by Tier 1 …

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Reaction: Ireland Prepare For Euro 2016 With Netherlands Draw

Republic of Ireland's midfielder James McClean (R) vies for the ball against Netherlands' defender Joel Veltman during the friendly football match between Republic of Ireland and the Netherlands at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, on May 27, 2016. / AFP / CAROLINE QUINN (Photo credit should read CAROLINE QUINN/AFP/Getty Images)

On what was a satisfactory night in Dublin, Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland played out a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland looked dangerous throughout against a Dutch side still shaken from their failure to qualify for the European Championships in France next month, particularly from the highly effective set pieces of Robbie Brady. It was therefore no surprise that …

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Martin O’Neill Must Use Euro 2016 As A Launchpad For The Future Of Football In Ireland

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 08: Head Coach Martin O'Neill of Republic of Ireland reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group D match between Republic of Ireland and Germany at the Aviva Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

With the countdown to the European Championships well underway the issue of who should go or not go on that plane to France with the Republic of Ireland is an interesting debate. Despite the recent squad announcement for the friendly games against Switzerland and Slovakia that failed to include Damien Delaney, people are still stating the Delaney should go to …

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