Everton vs Palace prediction
Premier League

Ronald Koeman: The right man for Everton?

Author: @allezallezohefc Ronald Koeman is certainly no stranger to elite European football, making over 190 appearances for Barcelona and managing the likes of Ajax. But the question remains, is this Dutchman the right man for Everton? Sure, 4 games in to the new Premier League season, and Everton are flying. Unbeaten in the league and lying…

Celtic Rangers

Are Celtic simply too powerful for Rangers to compete?

4 years of uncontested success and building Financially, the 2 clubs are light years apart Transfer strategies reflect difference in resources Fans expect success, but have Celtic become too strong? CELTIC's dominance of the SPL When Rangers were relegated to the 4th tier of Scottish football, many critics wondered how their arch rivals would survive. The…

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…

Premier League

What is the most hated club in England?

More success = more hate ABU has become a way of life for many Liverpool supporters live in 1991 Chelsea's 'thuggery' does not them any favours Man City - apathetic 'plastic' fans Shout out to Leeds and Millwall! More Success = More Hate As the Notorious B.I.G once eloquently rapped "Mo money, Mo problems". The big spending clubs in…

La Masia is a myth
European Messi

Barcelona’s Youth System is a myth

About Barcelona's youth system: "The player who has passed through La Masia has something different to the rest, it's a plus that only comes from having competed in a Barcelona shirt from the time you were a child." — Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola But how much of La Masia is fact and how much is…

Dogs or cats

Do Dogs or Cats make better pets?

 The age old battle. Dogs OR cats. who makes the better pet? Dogs or cats. Let's draw the lines clearly. Which one makes you feel happier? Which one takes care of you better? which one's love is worth more? um, how much do they cost? famous examples?   Dogs make better pets Adam Doyle @adamdoyle99…

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

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…

Was Leicester's triumph down to equal TV income?
Premier League

Was Leicester’s triumph down to equal TV income?

All Premier League sides receive identical income from TV rights This equality is not reflected in other major European leagues Allows "smaller" clubs to compete with the top sides New TV deal is worth £5.136bn over 3 years This fairy tale could not happen in Spain or Germany Congratulations to Leicester on a marvellous achievement. The preferred adjective…


Was Michael Collins wrong to sign the Anglo-Irish treaty?

100 years after the 1916 rising, we ask if Michael Collins and his comrades were naive to sign the Anglo-Irish Treaty.  Michael Collins and co. were shortsighted This may be an unpopular opinion as we're currently commemorating the 100 year anniversary of the 2016 Easter Rising. Firstly, I'm not suggesting that Ireland should have never gained independence from the…

How will TTIP effect us?

What is TTIP and should you be really scared?

TTIP, or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a group of trade negotiations being carried out between the United States and EU, all behind closed doors. Basically, TTIP is reducing the regulatory barriers for big business to trading between the US and EU.  Environment, Banking, Food safety,  and the individual powers of EU nations…