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Next Jamie Vardy? Padraig Amond Interview

XBCTn7sp Padraig Amond is playing fantasy football at the moment. At the time of writing, the Grimsby Town striker has scored 36 goals in all competitions, his prolific form helping fire the Mariners to an FA Trophy final and the National League play-offs. Padraig chatted recently with Stuart Howard-Cofield, editor of daily fantasy football site Fanfeud about his career so far, football abroad, and what the future holds. Continue reading →

Up the Duff – The Comeback Kid

duffy He’s had to wait almost two years between his first and second caps but an impressive display in his home debut against Switzerland has some tipping Shane Duffy for a place in Ireland’s Euro 2016 squad. Having suffered a life-threatening injury on international duty six years ago, the Derry native knows all about comebacks. Continue reading →

Song for Ireland

song RTE’s Soccer Republic want you to create the unofficial Irish fan song for Euro 2016. Bands, and music makers of all genres, submit your videos and the winner will be decided by former Ireland boss and legendary pundit Brian Kerr. Continue reading →

Dreams and Songs to Sing

Untitled-1 Just after Ireland secured Euro 2016 qualification, cult German magazine 11freunde wrote how the world needed the Irish fans to bring happiness to the tournament. With 275,000 ticket applications made to follow the Boys in Green, France should be prepared for an unprecedented outpouring of green-clad joy. Continue reading →

The Reign of Zidane

zidane He’s the man of the moment. Zinedine Zidane takes charge at Real Madrid, becoming the youngest manager in twenty years, the latest chapter in an extraordinary career. From World Cup glory to infamy, Champions League wonder goals, to documentaries, Zizou is a legend of the game. Continue reading →

He is Zlatan

zlatanA Ireland will open their Euro 2016 campaign against Sweden in the Stade de France on June 13. All eyes will be on their mercurial frontman, the main threat we must snuff out. Reposting from Póg Mo Goal magazine #1, He is Zlatan. Continue reading →

Santos: “Euro Glory for Irish Dream Team”

Unbenannt He is the Indonesian visionary who has foreseen the Republic’s triumph at Euro 2016. Four years ago a premonition of the colour green came to his mind and he was convinced glory awaited Giovanni Trapattoni’s Ireland. That was an error that will be put right in France. Dwi Santos, who correctly predicted Greece’s win in 2004 and believes he possesses a sixth sense, talks exclusively to Póg Mo Goal. Continue reading →

Barcelona at 116

CU9wrjMXAAA8bd8 FC Barcelona were founded on this day in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Catalans after an ad was placed by Hans Gamper in Los Deportes newspaper looking for players. They has grown to become one of the biggest sports teams in the world boasting the motto: “Més que un club” (More than a club). Continue reading →