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How Would An All Irish Team Do In The Premiership – Part 3

By Ryan Corry October 3, 2017 (No)
Following our calculation in Part 2 of this series that our Ireland selection would finish the Premier League season with a final total of 49 points, it’s safe to say that they would not be in danger of relegation. If you’re just joining the party, then you might want to take a look at Part 1 of the series which looked at our all Irish team, tactics and rules for the season. The Stats Taking the points totals from all of the 22 full 20-team Premier League seasons so far completed, the average finishing position is 10th spot with the final positions ranging from 8th up to 14th. When you […]

How Would An All Irish Team Do In The Premiership – Part 2

By Ryan Corry September 7, 2017 (No)
Before I go any further, if you haven’t read part one of this series where I picked my Irish selection and outlined my tactics and rules for the season, you can read that here. Huddersfield are the team we’ve sacrificed in place of Ireland so from this point forward, we’ll look at their fixtures month by month and where we think the Irish team would finish in the Premier League 17/18. So let’s forget the drab results and understand we have a squad of many Premiership players who should hold themselves to higher standards. Let’s get right into it. AUGUST – 4 Not the most difficult of starts to life […]

The Premier League Team You Could Buy Instead Of Neymar

By Ryan Grace August 18, 2017 (No)
After 4 years, 186 appearances, 105 goals, and 80 assists, Brazilian winger Neymar has left Barcelona to join PSG in Ligue 1 for a world-record transfer fee worth £200 million (€222 million). The 25 year-old joins Les Parisiens on a five year contract, securing his place in the world’s most expensive signing in football history. Just to put this extravagant deal into perspective, here’s a list of things that PSG could have bought for the same amount that they spent on Neymar; 137 properties in London’s most expensive borough (Kensington). 1,004 four-year degrees for students at MIT. One Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Six Greek Islands. 6.5 metric tonnes of pure gold. […]

The 5 Best Bets for the 2017/18 Premier League Season

By Adam Kenny August 9, 2017 (No)
Well, that was a long summer! With no World Cup or Euros to help pass the time, it feels like an eternity since Chelsea lifted the Premier League title, with John Terry bidding us an emotional farewell. Every cloud though, and all the free time has given me the chance to find a few bets for next season. Some bankers, some flyers and some somewhere in between. For what it’s worth, I’m a Man United fan. That shouldn’t be a factor when you’re having a bet though – you should bet with your head and not with your heart. Just ask any Liverpool fan who’s been backing them to win […]

Pep Guardiola’s Big Man City Buys – Make Or Break?

By Ryan Grace August 8, 2017 (No)
Finishing 3rd in the Premier League, with a semi-final knockout in the FA Cup and a Round of 16 exit in the UEFA Champions League, Pep Guardiola’s first season at Manchester City was steady, but lacking in silverware. Despite only losing 6 league games, Guardiola’s men racked up an unfortunate 9 draws, leaving them 15 points behind current champions Chelsea. Their European venture was inconsistent and ultimately unsuccessful in a gripping 6-6 thriller against Monaco, with the French giants progressing on away goals. While only conceding 1 goal in the 5 games leading up to the FA Cup semi-final, it was The Gunners who would ultimately go on to take […]

How Would An All Irish Team Do In The Premiership – Part 1

By Ryan Corry July 20, 2017 (No)
There are great arguments in life and sport that make for some great debate. From the simple yet effective ‘my da would beat your da in a fight’ all the way to ‘Celtic would challenge for the Premier League title’. There are just some things that we are never going to know the answer to so I’ve decided to apply my thought process on one question that I can’t help but wonder about… How would an all Irish selection get on in the Premier League? Now I know it would be easier to say the Republic of Ireland team but I’m not Martin O’Neill so I’ll be making my own […]

10 Premier League Free Agents That Your Club Could Sign This Summer

By Ryan Grace July 14, 2017 (No)
Demba Ba, James Milner, Sol Campbell, and Zlatan Ibrahimović – what have they all got in common? Apart from being exceptional football players, they have all joined the Premier League as a free agent at one stage in their careers. The 1st of July marked the end of the road for dozens of Premier League players, who have now become available on a free transfer. With the Pep Guardiola revolution in full swing, and Mourinho and Koeman looking to shake things up, it’s no surprise that some potentially quality signings are up for grabs. As transfer fees continue to skyrocket, we have looked at 10 free agents from the Premier […]

Who and What Liverpool Need This Summer

By Dean Fitzgerald June 25, 2017 (No)
After a somewhat tumultuous season, Liverpool ultimately achieved their prime aim of qualifying for the Champions League. While it is true that they failed in seriously challenging for any of the domestic competitions (apart from a semi-final appearance in the EFL Cup), Champions League qualification should be enough to satisfy the fanbase for now. However, if Jürgen Klopp’s charges are interested in winning silverware next season, there is a lot of work still to be done. In terms of targets, Champions League football next season is a major attraction, which may swing a player’s decision in the Merseyside direction. Quality Looking at the current squad for the season just gone […]

The 2017 Champions League Final – Preview

By Felipe Wasserstein June 3, 2017 (No)
The 2017 Champions league final will be played on June 3rd 2017 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Like it has been since the 2004-2005 edition, the tournament’s final will feature two teams from what many consider to be the four top tier leagues (La Liga, Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga). In this case, the 11 time winner of the Champions League Real Madrid, play against the two times winner Juventus FC. The winner of the final will qualify to the semi-finals of the 2017 FIFA Club World Cup as the representative of UEFA. It will be the second time Real and Juventus played each other in a Champions […]

Wayne Rooney – Should He Stay Or Go?

By Dean Fitzgerald March 27, 2017 (No)
The classic lyrics from The Clash must be running through Wayne Rooney’s mind all this season. Let’s not forget, this man is going to be a legend of Manchester United, winning everything that is there to be won for the club, and breaking Bobby Charlton’s goal-scoring record in the process. He has been a leader for United for years, and yet at the ripe old age of 31, Rooney has been consistently linked with moves away to China, the US, and just about every other place players go to watch their careers die. When Wayne gets a chance to sit back and think long and hard about where he is […]

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