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The Theatre Of Dreams Wasn’t Built In A Day

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At what point does the blame go on the players at a football club rather than the man picking the starting XI? Is the media purely trying to change public perception of David Moyes? Is Moyes the easiest and most obvious target for United’s gloomy season?

Granted, this article may sound like a rant at the players at Manchester United but it’s not. I’m not a United fan, either.

The current situation at Manchester United is their manager, David Moyes, is being roasted alive for problems out of his current control. Is it his fault players aren’t up to the standard? Sir Alex Ferguson had a type of ‘fear factor’ above each and every player that walked through the doors at Old Trafford. David Moyes doesn’t.

He was never going to have this factor over the players in his first season, and being honest, some players are just there for the handy pay cheque at the end of the week. Players that wouldn’t get into other big sides throughout the world of football such as Barcelona,  Bayern Munich or Real Madrid. Continue reading

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Waterford Confirm Pre-season Friendlies

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After last season’s heartbreak Waterford United will be hoping for a better change in fortune this season as they look for promotion to the Premier Division.

The Blues have today confirmed four pre-season friendlies. Continue reading

Irish Star Madden On Brink Of Scunthorpe Move

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Former Bohemians front man Paddy Madden is set to sign on the dotted line to become Scunthorpe’s new striker.

The newly-capped Irish man will undergo a medical this afternoon. Continue reading

The Most Laid Back School in The World

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You’re about to meet the most laid back school in the United States. Meet Sudbury Valley School – the school that allows you to do anything you want.

The school itself was founded in 1968 in Framingham, Massachusetts. The school is firmly based on the Sudbury model utilised throughout the United States, Denmark, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

The model firmly runs of the system off;
– Educational Freedom
– Democratic Governance
– Personal Responsibility

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League Of Ireland 2013 – The Highs And Lows

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The League of Ireland season is rarely boring and un-entertaining, 2013 was no different. We experienced many highs and lows with St.Patrick’s Athletic and Athlone Town among the most memorable stories as they won their respective leagues.

As ever there was no shortage of controversy as Waterford United endured a flirtation with the financial abyss as former manager Stephen Henderson sought to have them wound up in court before both parties ultimately made an agreement. The club also faced some lows on the pitch as they narrowly missed out on a play-off position in the First Division. Continue reading

Portsmouth Barking Up The Right Tree

A few days have passed since the sacking of Richie Barker at Crawley Town and he is now the odds-on favourite to take over at Portsmouth Football Club.

Following constant backing from punters Sky Bet have slashed Barker’s odds for him to take over after Portsmouth dismissed  Guy Whittingham.

Barker’s former club, Crawley Town, were sitting 12th in the league table just sixth points adrift from the relegation zone in League Two at the time of Barker’s sacking. Now, Barker may face a new challenge at Pompey, whose top scorer is former Ireland international David Connolly. Continue reading

Bradley And Gartland Linked With Rovers Return

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Stephen Bradley is close to signing for Shamrock Rovers according to a source within the club.

The same source also revealed the club are targeting the signature of Graham Gartland.

Gartland found himself relegated with Shelbourne last season while Bradley had a good season with Limerick as they finished mid-table.

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