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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

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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O’Neill Era Begins With Comprehensive Win

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Ireland’s new managerial partnership of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane got their reign off to the best possible start last night as the boys in green beat Latvia 3-0 at Aviva Stadium.

Ireland got off to a solid start when the reinstalled James McClean, a firm favourite of O’Neill during his time at Sunderland, went close with a volleyed effort.

Former Celtic manager O’Neill was keen to employ a quick pass and move tempo and in doing so proved that this Irish team are more than capable of playing the beautiful game. Continue reading

Byrne Didn’t Think Twice About Crossing Dublin Divide

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Luke Byrne completed his move to Shamrock Rovers on Wednesday evening after a wonderful season with Bohemians attracted a high number of offers.

The rivalry between Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers is no stranger to fans of the League of Ireland. We all know of the hatred. However, this didn’t faze Byrne ahead of his move across the Liffey. “I didn’t think twice about it.”

“I got a phone call off Trevor Croly and I listened to what he had to say. I went away and gave the move a lot of thought. I got in contact again and agreed the move. I thought the move was right for both parties.” Continue reading

Sligo Win FAI Cup In Dramatic Fashion

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Sligo Rovers won their fifth FAI Cup in dramatic fashion as a late goal from Anthony Elding secured a 3-2 win over a spirited Drogheda United, who thought Ryan Brennan’s late equaliser had done enough to warrant extra time.

Drogheda United started the game counter attacking all of Sligo’s attacks in a 4-1-4-1 formation. Mick Cooke knew his side were the underdogs here and he set up his side perfectly.

Drogheda began well and restricted the play of their opponents, with Drogs striker Gary O’Neill in attendance to cheer on his side following his recent diagnosis with cancer.

Sligo Rovers did however have a half-hearted penalty claim turned down as former Shamrock Rovers man Aaron Greene was sent tumbling when he broke inside the box however his claims were waved away by Refereee Paul Tuite. Continue reading