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Should The Premier League Have A Winter Break?

Jack McCann discusses the idea of the Premier League having a winter break. However this idea, which is the norm across many European leagues is being hamstrung by the money on offer for festive-period games.   ‘’We shouldn’t be playing then, we shouldn’t.” ‘’You can see the players can’t recover in two days.’’ These are Gus Poyet and Louis Van Gaal’s respective comments after …

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The Premier League’s 3PM Blackout Explained

Ofcom are set to investigate the Premier League’s allocation of live matches to UK Broadcasters. We examine the past, present and future of the infamous blackout.    So what’s happening?   Currently the Premier League allows TV rights holders to broadcast just under half of it’s games live, in the UK so that’s 154 games out of grand total of …

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Premier League TV Schedule Announced For Festive Period

BT Sports and Sky Sports have announced their live Premier League fixtures during the festive period with 25 games set to be televised between December and New Year’s Day. The fixture list includes a triple header on the the 26th of December, the 28th and New Year’s Day. Liverpool fans will be able to see their side in action in …

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Defining Season Ahead For Guinness Pro12

The European rugby season commences in mid August when the Top 14 kicks off. The season ahead will be the first with the new European structure and the ‘Champions Cup’. However, the tournament that faces its biggest season yet is the Pro12. Some major changes will take effect from this season, and they need to invigorate the competition to guarantee its …

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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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