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Football’s Academy Rejection Dilemma – What about the parents??

I felt I had to write a piece about an article I read online about young players being rejected from academies and how this rejection has a detrimental affect on their life after sport. I have a few issues with … Continue reading

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E10 Mess

So with Andy Edwards leaving the club over the weekend, it would appear appropriate to ask the last man standing in E10, if he would kindly switch off the lights. What, indeed, is happening at  Leyton Orient Football Club? The sad truth is, I don’t … Continue reading

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Wayne Rooney – A Boo Too Far

Is booing one of your own players ever acceptable? What about if that player is the captain of your country. In light of the treatment of Wayne Rooney at Wembley by his own nation’s fans. Do you agree that supporters … Continue reading

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Reluctantly Irish – Do me a favour.

Why do we bend over backwards to accommodate the ‘reluctant Irish’? Time after time, every effort is afforded to coax individuals to play for the Republic when their heart quite clearly belongs to another land. It’s time we start developing … Continue reading

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Dundalk vs Legia….Where the tie was Lost

An underdog in any sport needs to maximise their strengths to increase their chances of success. Dundalk FC missed a trick against Legia Warsaw and paid the price. Playing the first leg of their play off at the Aviva Stadium … Continue reading

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Congrats Dundalk, but nothing will change

So, once again, we have an Irish side, in the form of Dundalk FC, guaranteed Europa League football and one tie away from the holy grail of the Champions League group stages. They could be joined in Europe ‘proper’ by … Continue reading

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Stand up for the Boys in Green

So the Irish adventure is over but at least this was an adventure with purpose and pride rather than the previous foray into tournament football which ultimately saw the Irish team as nothing more than ‘also rans’. As an Irish … Continue reading

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Leicester City’s Rise was Stockport County’s Fall

With Leicester City sitting pretty at the top of the Barclay’s Premier League and Stockport County languishing in the middle of the Conference National North table, it made me think back to a game played between the two sides in … Continue reading

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Cobblers and The Great Escape

So the fight for survival started on the 27th of January with me signing a deal until the end of the season. If I’m being honest, I’m not quite sure what I was expecting upon signing. The team was seven … Continue reading

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Homosexuality in football, will it ever ‘come out’?

So the controversial topic of homosexuality in football has hit the headlines again with the announcement from the now retired Thomas Hitzlsperger that he is gay, but in this day and age should the topic even be deemed controversial. A … Continue reading

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