Analyzing Ireland’s slump over the last decade
Analyzing Ireland’s slump over the last decade

The Republic of Ireland football team have slowly but surely regressed over the last decade, a lucky qualification for Euro 2012 had covered up many cracks in the system but two consecutive (potential) fourth place finishes in qualifying and currently sitting 52nd in the somewhat flawed FIFA rankings isn’t good reading for […]

What does goalkeeper Shay Given bring to the Irish national team?
What does goalkeeper Shay Given bring to the Irish national team?

The 38-year-old Aston Villa keeper retired from international duty, following a disappointing Euro 2012 but has since come back to the Irish set up under Martin O’Neill. Many of the Irish supporters were delighted at the prospect of the legendary goalkeeper returning, but does the veteran actually benefit the squad? […]

Is Tim Sherwood the right man for struggling Aston Villa?
Is Tim Sherwood the right man for struggling Aston Villa?

Following the sacking of Paul Lambert last week, Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has acted quickly and appointed former Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood as the new man in charge at Villa Park. Tim Sherwood is known for his slightly unorthodox method of management and his willingness to give youth […]

Hull City August-September Progress Report
Hull City August-September Progress Report

Team strengths: Strength in depth, Hull City have a very impressive squad as a whole, something that would’ve been a necessity if their European adventure was as successful as they would’ve had hoped. Bringing in players with the skill and experience of Hatem Ben Arfa, Gaston Ramirez and Michael Dawson […]

Aston Villa’s August-September Progress Report
Aston Villa’s August-September Progress Report

Team strengths: Prior to their 3-0 defeat at home to Arsenal, Aston Villa had only conceded one goal for the season. At the beginning of the term nobody would have thought that the centre-back partnership of Ron Vlaar and Philippe Senderos would be as successful as it has been. Senderos’ career […]

Liverpool vs. Aston Villa; Prediction Plus Line-Ups
Liverpool vs. Aston Villa; Prediction Plus Line-Ups

Liverpool play Aston Villa on Saturday against a Villa side who are absolutely flying at the moment. This is the first of many games Brendan Rodgers’ men will play without star man Daniel Sturridge and it will be very interesting to see how they fair in his absence. The 25 year old […]

Everton vs Arsenal Predicted Lineups
Everton vs Arsenal Predicted Lineups

This Premier League fixture will be the first game of the season where two top five teams face each other. It’s fifth against fourth when the Gunners travel to Goodison Park to take on Everton in their second league game of the season. Neither side produced what they’re capable of […]

7 Candidates For Ireland’s Starting Left-Back Position
7 Candidates For Ireland’s Starting Left-Back Position

While the world is watching the tournament in Brazil, football supporters in Ireland have no national team to support in the World Cup this summer after getting knocked out of qualification. The next best thing to being there is to place a wager on any of the matches being played […]

Belgium 1-0 Russia; Match Highlights [VIDEO]
Belgium 1-0 Russia; Match Highlights [VIDEO]

On the last day in the second round of group matches, we witnessed the up and coming stars of Belgium take on Fabio Capello’s Russia. Two teams with very different styles of play, Belgium playing attacking free flowing football while the Russians sat back trying to nick a goal on […]