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Fantasy Football

That time of year is creeping up on us again. The Premier League is nearly upon us which means that we are all going to become expert managers for a few weeks and then completely lose interest before October. Here are five players that you should keep an eye on when you decide to pick your team. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) Zlatan is one that will most definitely attract a massive price tag and lots of supports but he’s the only player in my top 5 list that I am going to warn you to stay clear of. That massive chunk of money could be put to better use in […]

June 6, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
Jurgen Klopp

Apart from the capture of Luis Suarez, there are many observers who believe that Liverpool’s’ capture of Jurgen Klopp will turn out to be the best piece of business they have done in their recent history. Klopp has come to the Premier League with a reputation for being one of the best and most progressive coaches in world football. In fact, apart from Pep Guardiola, Klopp was the most sought after manager in Europe. What Klopp did at Dortmund and more importantly the style which he did it in has seen him gain many admirers in the footballing community. It was seen as a real coup when Liverpool managed to […]

June 6, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
alex ferguson

When Alex Ferguson left Manchester Utd in 2013 any Man Utd fan will probably admit that they knew there would be a transition period following Ferguson’s departure. They knew that the level of success had peaked under Ferguson and that there would be the inevitable post Ferguson hangover. What they probably won’t have foreseen however is just how bad that hangover would be. United went on a winning binge under Ferguson and now as they sober up they are left dazed and faced with the harsh realisation that life at any football club, even a giant like Manchester United, is not just one big party. Can United ever be as […]

June 4, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
euro 2016

Any time the Euros come around there is huge excitement in the football world but it seems as if there is an added air of excitement around these parts this year about international football’s European showpiece. Not least because Ireland have qualified from a tough group beating the reigning world champions along the way. The fact that the Euros are in France also means there will be a huge number of Irish fans travelling and it promises to be a great spectacle to look forward to. But what can we expect to see on the pitch, both from an Irish point of view and in the tournament as a whole? […]

June 4, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
pep and man city

Next season is going to be one of the most interesting seasons in a long time in the Premier League. Man City, Chelsea and Man Utd will all have new managers at the helm and it promises to be a very interesting battle for not only the title but the top 4 as well. We have known for some time now that Pep Guardiola will take over at the Etihad next season and after managing European heavyweights Barcelona and Bayern Munich, this looks to be Guardiola’s toughest test as a manager. With an aging squad and a raft of underperforming stars, City are not n a good position. Will Guardiola […]

May 15, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

So just why did the so called “Big teams” fail this year in the Premiership? Well, apart from the fact that underdogs Leicester City have outplayed almost every side they’ve come up against. Leicester have also played with their heart and soul, treated every game as if it was a final. They have showed us that money isn’t everything, that through hard-work and utter passion, anything is achievable. Also put Tottenham into this category as well. This differs them from the top 4 or 5 in the league who seem to play with no passion and could care less about achieving anything, taking everything for granted. So we will be […]

May 15, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
league of ireland logo

How often would you go to a League of Ireland match? The majority of Irish football fans would rarely go and see their own clubs play on a Friday night. They would sooner sit at home and watch English football on sky sports. And they’d be right too. Irish football over the years has deteriorated. Match attendances have dropped, less money is being invested into the league . The Fai’s main focus is on the national team rather than their own league. This is the just one of the problems surrounding Irish football. I remember growing up, 2007, going to almost every home game for Drogheda United( the year they […]

May 14, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser
conor mcgregor

How many of you’ have hopped onto the McGregor bandwagon? What are your thoughts on ‘The Notorious’? Well whatever they are, you just can’t dispute what a talent this Dublin born fighter is. The McGregor bandwagon was going strong, gathering pace and supporters by the thousands. Following back to back wins against Mendes and Aldo, the bandwagon was at its pinnacle point. Then came March 6th, McGregor V Diaz, where the bandwagon came to a crashing halt, like the fighter himself. The Headlines read “ Diaz shocks Mcgregor”’ “McGregor Defeated”. This defeat shocked almost everyone watching. Apart from the some of the “real mma” fans who called the shock. The […]

March 6, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

In what is without doubt the most unpredictable season in living memory. Everything, from the title, to relegation, to a place in the top four is still up for grabs. And if this season keeps going the way it has been since August then the only sure thing is that we have plenty more surprises yet to come. Leicester’s rise means that it is looking increasingly likely that one of the so called big clubs will miss out on a top four finish. At the start of the season no one could have seen Leicester finishing in the top four and in doing so denying one of the big clubs […]

February 18, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

There is a lot of talk about how the football championship structure needs to be fixed, that a Champions League style system is required. While I have no problem with brainstorming, I genuinely worry for someone who thinks Dublin versus Longford or Kerry versus Waterford would be less one-sided if the teams were in groups of four and not in provinces. What kills the championship is lack of flow to it – take the first round of qualifiers for instance, where teams who were beaten six or seven weeks ago play a team who are facing into a 13 day turnaround. There is no need for this situation to occur. […]

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