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LOI Supporter Workshop Aims To Make A Difference

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League of Ireland clubs survive and thrive because of the ongoing support, effort and dedication of their supporters and volunteers, and the ‘LOI Supporters: Making a Vital Difference‘ workshop will highlight much of the crucial work carried out by fans in the name of the crest of their football shirt.

The LOI Supporters: Making a Vital Difference workshop is organised by the Irish Supporters Network, and is open to everyone interested in building a brighter future for our game.

The event will be held at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, November 1st to coincide with one of the most important dates in the Irish football calendar: the FAI Cup final which pits Derry City against St Patrick’s Athletic.. Continue reading

LOI: Clubs Seek To Avoid European Hangover

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Bohemians –v- Cork City    7:45

Bohemians host title chasing Cork City at Dalymount Park.

Having not played since the 1-1 with St Patrick’s Athletic on July 13, Bohemians will be looking to get one over on their in-form opponents. Currently in seventh position, the Dublin side will be relatively pleased with their current form but will look to move up the table to as high as sixth by the weekend’s close.

Goals from Billy Dennehy and Mark O’Sullivan gave Cork City a 2-1 win against UCD last week. That win wasn’t enough to put them top as they sit second in the league on goal difference. The leesiders will be out for another three points in order to put pressure on league leaders Dundalk, anything but a win and significant momentum could be lost.

Prediction: Away win Continue reading

Bratt’ Bakks Celtic To Topple Barca Again

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A Celtic hero turned pilot at Norway’s top airline is backing his former club to claim the scalp of Barcelona for a second successive season when they face the Catalan giants in a Champions League clash at Parkhead on Tuesday night.

Harald Brattbakk scored a crucial goal in May 1998 against St Johnstone to help Celtic deny fierce rivals Rangers from winning their tenth league title in a row and to bring the title back to the east end of Glasgow.

While his Celtic career may not have lived up to his expectations he remains revered in Glasgow for that one goal. Since hanging up his boots the former Norwegian international has taken up a career in the airline industry and is now a top pilot with Norwegian Air Shuttle. Continue reading

Scout Report: Five Hannover Players Pats Must Be Wary Of

St Patricks Athletic square off against Hannover 96 tonight in the Europa League. With a pulsating tie in store, Irish News Review takes a look at the five biggest threats that could potentially hamper St Patricks Athletic’s European dreams.

Mohammed Abdellaoue

The Norwegian international poses the greatest threat to Pats ambitions of Europa League success. The former Valerenga striker, who made his international debut against the Republic Of Ireland, has been a success since he joined Hannover in 2010, bagging 21 goals in 54 games to date. The Pats rearguard will have to be at their best to keep the clubs top scorer from last season at bay and ensure they don’t concede an away goal.

Dider Ya Konan

The former Ivorian footballer of the year is a significant player for Die Roten, with his performances last season catching the eye of Bayern Munich amongst others. The former Rosenborg star is extremely talented although his goal ratio isn’t the best. Konan has scored 29 goals in 80 games since making his move to Germany three years ago but his talent cannot be underestimated. Konan is the player who makes Mirko Slomka’s side tick and Liam Buckley will have briefed his side on the importance of stopping the Ivorian international.

Szabolcs Huszti

Huszti rejoined Hannover on July 23rd after a three year spell in Russia with Zenit St Petersburg. The former Hungarian international is a welcomed addition to Slomka’s side and will provide some much needed experience on the wings. His pace and ability pose a threat to any side and the Pats wingers will have to be solid in their defensive duties to keep Huszti quiet.

Ron Robert Zieler

German international keeper Zieler is the man tasked with keeping Supersaints striker Christy Fagan quiet. This challenge between the duo pits two ex Manchester United youths against each other. 23 year old Zieler joined Hannover in 2010 and quickly established himself as the club’s number one keeper. Sir Alex Ferguson showed great faith in the youngster’s ability by plucking him from FC Koln at the tender age of 16.

Steve Cherundolo

American international Cherundolo is something of a legend in Lower Saxony having spent his entire club career with Hannover 96 to date. The man affectionately known to Die Roten fans as “Dolo” should make his 350th appearance for the club in next week’s return leg in Germany. Club captain Cherundolo is one of the most underrated full backs in the Bundesliga and will pose a threat going forward.