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December 6, 2017

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Offside Ref!!! Definitely, possibly, maybe..wasn’t it?

One of the biggest arguments in football remains the offside rule and its application. Correct and incorrect offside decisions by officials have decided Championships and Cups finals. Today we have a rule that involves numerous actions that all have to be observed and interpreted in less than a second by an official. Some will argue […]

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November 3, 2017

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A post, a goal and a replay. A tale of two “City’s” Cup Final. 

Ahead of Sundays FAI Cup Final I look back at Cork City FC’s first final in 1989. Before his right foot rifled the ball into Bayern Munich’s net Dave Barry’s left foot nearly won Cork City their first FAI Cup.   Under the watchful eye of Alex Ferguson at a sunny Dalymount Park his Cork […]

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September 7, 2017

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Irelands first major minor Final

Last Sunday saw the very last U18 All Ireland final take place when Galway defeated Cork in Croke Park. I look back at the first final. The sun shone strongly into his eyes when young Frank Whelan walked up the Mardyke in Cork in October 1929. The Drumcondra man could easily have been mistaken as […]

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December 11, 2014

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United and Liverpool in match-fixing scandal !!!

As England continues its “Football Remembers” campaign ahead of this week’s Manchester United V Liverpool fixture, I look at a match-fixing event it probably would like to forget. Under the shadow of World War 1, the football league was entering an unknown future when Manchester United met Liverpool on Good Friday 1915 in Old Trafford. […]

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June 15, 2014

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Can Clare locate Liam again??

After defeat by Cork in the Munster championship Clare now start the same road they took last year. I take a look at something this year’s Clare team could be the first to do. When Clare captain Pat Donnellan received the Cup in September after leading his county to All Ireland success, he was only […]

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June 4, 2014

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What? Samba football comes from Southampton??

As the World Cup in Brazil starts next week I look at the origins of the game in the host nation. Pele, Zico, Ronaldhino and Neymar are all legendary names of Brazilian football. However, one name that stands above them all is Charles Miller. He never donned the famous canary yellow shirt or curled balls […]

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January 12, 2014

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Six Yards to Pontiac – “The Catch” and the 1981 NFC Championship game

On Saturday night the New Orleans Saints exited this year’s NFC Championship thus officially ending any chance of another game to be played in the historic Candlestick Park. I look at the game most consider the stadiums greatest event. Sport loves iconic moments….one moment that remains in the memory, which dictates winners and losers, which […]

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October 24, 2013

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49ers at Wembley…We’ve been here before. (Part 3)

We continue looking at the 49ers previous visits to Wembley ahead of their international series game against the Jaguars in the same venue on October 27th. It would be 18 years before the 49ers would return to London. However, this time it would not be a pre-season exhibition game but a fully fledge regular season […]

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October 22, 2013

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49ers at Wembley…We’ve been here before. (Part 2)

We continue looking at the 49ers previous visits to Wembley ahead of their international series game against the Jaguars in the same venue on October 27th. In August 1992, the 49ers returned to Wembley to play the Washington Redskins who were the reigning Super Bowl champions. This time 61,772 crowded into the London venue to […]

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October 21, 2013

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49ers at Wembley…We’ve been here before. (Part 1)

The second NFL international series game this year takes place on October 27th at Wembley stadium and will see the San Francisco 49ers play the Jacksonville Jaguars. The 49ers are no strangers to the English capital as this will be their fourth appearance at Wembley. San Francisco’s golden era spanned from the early eighties to […]

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