Portugal vs Czech Republic, Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Open Thread
Portugal vs Czech Republic, Euro 2012 Quarterfinal: Open Thread

Portugal vs Czech Republic: 2:45pm ET TV schedule Buy Portugal and Czech Republic shirts Sixteen years ago, Czech Republic and Portugal met in the Quarterfinals of Euro ’96. Czech Republic emerged from that game with a 1-0 victory, courtesy of a Karel Poborsky goal. They would go on to finish runners-up to Germany—an Oliver Bierhoff […]

The Problems In Irish Football
The Problems In Irish Football

I overheard a conversation between two football fans today; the gist of it was that Roy Keane had forgotten that the fans paid his wages as a player. They concluded that Roy was an idiot for suggesting that Irish fans need to adjust their acceptance of performances. To me this […]

Trapattoni Gives Ireland A Chance to Forget the Decline Of Recent Times
Trapattoni Gives Ireland A Chance to Forget the Decline Of Recent Times

Nineteen eighty eight. The year Ireland first qualified for a major tournament. Jack Charlton, a World Cup winning Englishman, was at the helm. The tournament was the European Championships. The team, largely looking like misfits, held an unquenchable amount of enthusiasm—to a point where they could be depicted in the […]

What It’s Like to Follow the Premier League From Ireland
What It’s Like to Follow the Premier League From Ireland

The allure of the multi-million pound dealings and media accessibility has seen the EPL remain the focus for the majority of Irish soccer fans. The national league in Ireland is predominately semi-professional, and it struggles to gain focus over the GAA (Gailege football and hurling) and more recently Rugby. Away […]

Could Your Premier League Club Be the Next Rangers or Portsmouth?
Could Your Premier League Club Be the Next Rangers or Portsmouth?

The recent financial struggles of Portsmouth and Rangers have been the subject of debate amongst fans. The worry is that maybe your club is not the invincible landmark of history that it once seemed. The overall financial climate in today’s world means that finances have become a hot topic. While […]

Barcelona 7-1 Leverkusen: Messi Carves New Chapter Into His Legacy
Barcelona 7-1 Leverkusen: Messi Carves New Chapter Into His Legacy

Another chapter of the Lionel Messi legacy was last night etched into history. The mercurial Argentine became the first player to score five goals in a Champions League match, helping Barcelona to a 7-1 second leg victory over a less than inspired Leverkusen side. While Arsenal put on a master […]