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Football on TV: Horrible and Repulsive, Bill

Real Madrid won their tenth European Cup over the weekend, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 after extra-time and, as you would expect, there was plenty of comment on the matter from ever-knowing pundits. Johnny Giles on RTE believed that Atletico were the architects of their own downfall after conceding ground to Real in the second half. Eamon Dunphy finally …

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Football Is Just A Commodity Of The Market Place

Football, for all its theatrical and emotional aspects, is just a tool for big businesses in the end, writes Gavin Cooney. BT Sport recently paid £897 million for the right to show Champions League football exclusively on their station for three seasons. To put that figure into context, it would be enough to pay the college registration fees for 358,800 …

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Football on TV: Farewell Premier League

As another season drew to a close over the weekend, the climax was somewhat of a damp squib in terms of final day drama. Manchester City went in front against West Ham at the Etihad in the 39th minute while Liverpool fell behind at home to Newcastle in the first half. While Liverpool eventually overcame Newcastle 2-1 at Anfield, the …

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Liverpool’s Defensive Issues Stem From Unsuitable Personnel

 Everyone has had their say on Liverpool’s defence over the past week following last Monday’s 3-3 draw at Crystal Palace. Shipping multiple goals in wins at Stoke, Cardiff and Norwich probably hinted that the worst was still to come; “they’ve had their warnings”, noted Gary Neville on Sky Sports after the Palace game. Neville and Jamie Carragher dissected the disastrous …

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Football on TV: Jamie Redknapp’s Brilliant Football Brain

“I have a thought process…,” Gary Neville begun. “You do?” interjected Jamie Carragher. “When did that happen?” At times, the game we love can be dull. There were moments in the biggest game of the season between Liverpool and Chelsea that, while tactically intriguing, were downright boring. As Brendan Rodgers would argue, that’s what happens when Chelsea park two buses. …

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