Benfica Curse
European International Sport

The Benfica Curse and how to lift it.

With Halloween fast approaching we decided to delve into a seldom visited corner of the footballing world, curses, hexes and superstitions and things that go bump on the goal line. Perhaps the greatest example of this, to this day is the Benfica curse placed by Hungarian coach, Béla Guttmann on Portuguese giants, Benfica. Before we…

Does Messi always take the easy option?
European International

Does Messi always take the easy option?

Stays at Barcelona to compete in a 3 team league Never considered moving to a different country Quits Argentina because they lose final Ronaldo rarely takes the easy option Stays at Barcelona until the end of time One-club career players are typically admired. Paul Scholes, Matt Le Tissier and Mr. Totti have dedicated themselves to one…

Is TV3’s coverage of EURO 2016 better than RTE’s?
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Is TV3’s coverage of EURO 2016 better than RTE’s?

51 games. RTE had the rights to all 51, but then decided to sub-licence 22 of those games to the upstarts from Ballymount. Now that we've finished the first round of matches, it’s time to analyse the coverage of both stations. From Tommy Martin’s hypnotic eyebrows to Damien Duff’s just-got-out-of-bed routine. We’ll compare these two broadcasting tycoons* by…