As news of Wayne Rooney's departure to boyhood club Everton broke, as is always the case with modern football - tributes poured across social media. Some were references to his stale final years at Manchester United, some were tributes to a club legend, but one thing was obvious: even still, Wayne Rooney divides opinion. One … Continue reading Wayne Rooney- Captain, Hero, Villain?
At the end of last season, Seanie Maguire was the difference between Cork and Dundalk in the FAI Cup final; his one goal in an overall dreary game represented a change in times, the end of Dundalk’s three year dominance. This year it has been all Cork - they’ve been ruthless all year, and no … Continue reading A case for a League of Ireland striker
As the Black eyed peas performed their questionable song and dance in the build up to the Champions League final – they looked like something out of a fantasy movie; unfortunately for Juventus, and Giugliani Buffon in particular - football is no fantasy. In the increasingly popular superhero movies, it is a rare sight to … Continue reading No Fairy tale ending for Buffon against football’s Super villains
Fellaini provides the Premier League with more Soap worthy material, but the derby match was a far cry from entertaining. Just twenty seconds had passed between Marouane Fellaini’s first and second foul on Sergio Aguero - a second yellow was almost certainly beckoning - before a moment of madness from the Belgian, turned it into … Continue reading Manchester Derby – Another soap opera disguised as football match
Camp Nou, March 10, 2007 - El Clasico. The meeting of the two giants of Spanish football as they battle it out for La Liga - The game ended in a draw, and Real Madrid would go on to win the league - but, football was never the same again after this game. On three … Continue reading Football without Messi and Ronaldo will be… normal
As Paulo Dybala turned and fired home against Barcelona, it sparked the beginning of a frustrating night for the Catalan giants. Despite struggling past Paris St Germain in the round of 16 - Messi and co were favourites going into the game - but left red-faced as they fell to another heavy European defeat. The … Continue reading Juventus’ downing of Barcelona has put them on the radar again, but they remain Europe’s dark horse super-club.
When Gianfranco Zola took over as the boss of Birmingham City, their club director announced proudly that they had found the man who would bring them to the Premier League. "His pedigree, philosophy and ambition fits with what we would like to achieve as we move in a new direction.”, Panos Pavlakis said. Yet, after … Continue reading Zola’s persistent failures show managers should not be selected on merit