Irish abroad? the 21 Irish players plying their trade in Europe

Irish players are more frequently making their way to Europe. In Ireland,we normally send our most talented young players to England. It is then left to the English academy system to nurture the players that will eventually play for Ireland’s international team.This is beginning to change, many players are choosing to move a bit furtherContinue reading “Irish abroad? the 21 Irish players plying their trade in Europe”

“I didn’t really want to be there any more. I just felt it wasn’t the same club that I had signed for” Gary Rogers reveals why he decided to retire.

When Dundalk club legend Gary rogers retired last December you would be forgiven for thinking that at the age of 39 he’s had enough. But when you strip it back and look at the facts, it’s much more complicated than that. In a recent interview on the LOI podcast,Rogers explained how during Dundalk’s Europa LeagueContinue reading ““I didn’t really want to be there any more. I just felt it wasn’t the same club that I had signed for” Gary Rogers reveals why he decided to retire.”

Toyko 2020 – Five young stars to watch

We have enjoyed a feast of football already this summer,Euro 2020 and the Copa America provided us with great entetainment and the Gold cup is into the knockout stages.Clubs are well under way in their preparations for the new season but we still have one tournament remaining before domestic action resumes. The men’s football tournamentContinue reading “Toyko 2020 – Five young stars to watch”

Could Liverpool learn a lesson from their biggest rivals?

“Strengthen while you are on top” was a phrase commonly associated with the iconic Sir Alex Ferguson, he claimed 13 premier league titles in his time at Old Trafford but his most impressive attribute was how he constantly freshened up the squad regardless of whether the previous campaign had been successful or not. £30 millionContinue reading “Could Liverpool learn a lesson from their biggest rivals?”

A break is crucial to rescue the rest of the season

The quality of the football we have seen in recent weeks has been quite poor. The injury lists are getting bigger and players are exhausted as a result of the relentless schedule. Teams are happy to sit in their formation behind the ball rather than expending energy pressing,as a result of this the excitement andContinue reading “A break is crucial to rescue the rest of the season”

Liverpool need a new no.9

A catastrophic run of injuries with captain Jordan Henderson’s damaged groin the latest hammer blow has ripped the heart and the spine out of Jurgen Klopp’s title defence. Having to field 18 different centre-back pairings since September is unheard of. Liverpool won the Champions League and the Premier League with either Joel Matip or JoeContinue reading “Liverpool need a new no.9”

Norwich looking to extend gap at the top

Norwich City head into Tuesday’s Championship encounter at Birmingham City looking to stay on top of the division. While the Canaries are well placed to earn promotion to the Premier League, the Blues needed a 1-0 win over Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend to move out of the relegation zone. After defeat at promotion rivals SwanseaContinue reading “Norwich looking to extend gap at the top”

How Brendan Rodgers Shuffled His Pack To Turn The Game On It’s Head

If you decided to go for your 5km walk or run instead of watching the early kick-off on Saturday, you would be forgiven for thinking that Liverpool hit the self-destruct button in the final fifteen minutes. Yes, Alisson and Kabak gifted Jamie Vardy the goal to put the foxes ahead but the problems Liverpool encounteredContinue reading “How Brendan Rodgers Shuffled His Pack To Turn The Game On It’s Head”

Magical Mesut Won’t Be Forgotten

The saga is over,Mesut Ozil has finally left Arsenal football club.In the end they paid him to leave a stark contrast to his arrival in 2013 on transfer deadline day when Arsenal fans swarmed sky sports news presenters as they reported on Arsenal smashing their transfer record to sign one of the best playmakers inContinue reading “Magical Mesut Won’t Be Forgotten”