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Author Archives: Rory OBeirne

Argentina vs Netherland Preview: World Cup Semifinal

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If last night was the most shockingly one-sided result in this World Cup, then tonight’s semi-final should prove to be a much more tight and evenly matched affair. It would be astonishing to see such a one-sided game as we … Continue reading

Who Brazil Should Play Against Germany With Neymar and Thiago Silva Unavailable

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As he was stretchered off the field clutching his back, Neymar yet again had an entire nation praying on his behalf. Just as they have done at every point of  this World Cup, the Brazilian public set their gaze firmly … Continue reading

A View From the Streets of Brazil on the 2014 World Cup

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June 1st 2014. Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil. I´m standing at the desk of a hostel after returning from 3 days in the Amazon rainforest. As I attempt to check in for my final two nights stay in the city, the receptionist … Continue reading

Alan Pardew Offers the Tranquility Newcastle United Have Been Waiting For

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Since Sir Bobby Robson was relieved of his managerial reigns at St. James’ Park, there have been a steady succession of suitors to his throne. Most notable and arguably most successful was Chris Hughton who was ignominiously sacked by villainous … Continue reading

Why the Rugby World Cup Exposes Flaws in the ‘Beautiful Game’

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As the famous saying goes, football is a gentlemen’s game played by hooligans and rugby is a hooligans game played by gentlemen, but whether or not you agree with such a sentiment, it is hard to argue that football is … Continue reading

How Footballers Master The Transfer System: A Step-By-Step Guide

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So, you’ve made it. All those schoolboy daydreams have become a reality and you’re a top class Premier League footballer. Fans adore your every touch of the ball, your manager gushes about your talents to the media, beautiful women scramble … Continue reading

The Transformation of Liverpool Under Kenny Dalglish

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Since returning to the managerial spotlight at Anfield, Kenny Dalglish has set about constructing a Liverpool team with a solid core and an old-fashioned British mentality. Although several of Liverpool’s squad possess overseas passports, the transformation of the sides core has a particularly … Continue reading