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Dundalk FC – The Captain’s Armband

dundalk 6 In sport, the captain’s armband is more than a piece of fabric. Its real weight, and everything it symbolises, is immeasurable. A badge of honour, an unspoken commitment and fearless leadership. Dundalk sponsor Fyffe’s latest video tells the story of the Lilywhites as seen through the eyes of club captains, past and present. Continue reading →

Hand of History

paris1 The Irish camp is keen to dimiss it but for the French, it’s on everyone’s lips. We’re revisiting an extract from French Football Weekly’s Jeremy Smith’s interview with Phillipe Auclair, author of Thierry Henry: Lonely At The Top. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Henry is a divisive figure in French football. Perceived as aloof, an adversary of Zidane, and the apparent leader of a shameful strike at the 2010 World Cup, we look at the Frenchman’s standing in history, and that night in Paris. Continue reading →

Goolbridge

GoolbridgeCover Goolbridge is an amazing new football t-shirt brand from Spanish illustrator Jorge Lawerta. With designs featuring the unique style of the Valencia artist it is one for true football culture fans. Continue reading →

Repost: Big Jack’s Russian Spy

STUTTGART - JUNE12: Republic of Ireland's Tony Galvin (C) skips past the challenge of  England's Glenn Hoddle (l) and Gary Stevens during the European Championships match between England and Republic of Ireland on June 12, 1988 in Stuttgart, West Germany. (Photo by Allsport/Getty Images) The countdown is on to Euro 2016. We look back at the Republic of Ireland’s draw with USSR in 1988, considered among our best ever displays and one man in green had an inside line on the opposition. Tony Galvin studied Russian at university and shocked the Soviets by conversing with them in the warm-up before his teammates shocked them on the pitch in a game we should have won against the eventual finalists. Continue reading →