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World Cup Qualifier Preview: Ireland v Serbia

By Evan Coughlan September 3, 2017 (No)
Despite drawing 1-1 against Georgia, Ireland still find themselves in with a chance of winning the group, however a play-off place does seem a lot more likely. Currently in second place, two points behind group leaders Serbia and two ahead of the group’s top seed, Wales, the Boys in Green have just three games left to secure their place in Russia next summer. Can Ireland do it? Well, here’s how we think Ireland’s tell-all game against Serbia will play out. Georgia v Ireland The less said about this game, the better to be honest. I mean, Ireland were on the back foot as soon as Shane Duffy’s header bulged the net and, […]

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Who Benefits More, Boxing or MMA?

By Andy Leech June 21, 2017 (No)
Last week, the rumours were confirmed and the media went into a frenzy. We retweeted, liked and shared until our thumbs bled, and sports accounts with the word Lad in their names almost imploded. Very quickly, articles began to appear celebrating the mega-fight that would reignite this current generation’s interest in boxing, let Mayweather prove to the world that he is indeed the ‘G.O.A.T.’, and shoot Conor McGregor towards unrivalled stardom. Soon followed the articles and opinions that weren’t conjured by sexually frustrated fourteen year olds, as more balanced views of this fight were expressed. Concerns were raised about the general lopsided nature of the fight, given the fact that […]

McGregor: Is the hype over or is he only getting started?

By theSharpeUser May 14, 2016 (No)
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 […]

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