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How Germany’s 500-goal sensation came out of retirement to score a double at Turner’s Cross

AFTER 18 YEARS wearing kits supplied by a range of different manufacturers, Cork City will once again sport the famous three stripes of adidas as they aim to defend their SSE Airtricity League title in 2018. 1,567 more words

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Stephen Kenny and the realisation of Irish football’s true potential

“We know how dangerous the Irish are”, said Germany manager Joachim Löw during his pre-game press conference in Dublin. It is October 2015 and his World Champions are to be the supporting cast in one of the great nights in Irish football. 2,589 more words

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Pellegrini Era: Success or Failure?

Originally published on The Column in May 2016

As Manchester City prepare for a new era under the guidance of new manager Pep Guardiola, an eventful chapter in their history comes to an end as Manuel Pellegrini says goodbye to the club. 1,228 more words

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Marcus Rashford, they've already crucified you

Originally posted on The Column in March 2016

The recent exploits of Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford have encapsulated the romance of the game among football fans across the country, but this isn’t the first time the Premier League has witnessed an explosive first outing from a teenager. 1,145 more words

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Pochettino: frustrations and forward thinking

Published on The Column in May 2016

Last Sunday Mauricio Pochettino confessed he endured his darkest day in the Premier League as he watched events unfold at St James Park. 1,258 more words

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Real Madrid: The megaclub

What defines a football club as the world’s greatest?

Barcelona’s treble clinching Champions League triumph over Juventus at the Olympiastadion in Berlin in 2015 attracted an estimated global audience of 180 million people and as the world cast its eyes over the most watched annual sporting event, nobody could doubt the worth of the newly elected champions. 1,636 more words

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