Spud Watch

Spud Watch – The Chips Are Down, And So Am I

I don’t even want to do this anymore. I’m sick of it. I don’t care about the team no more. Why should I? They played like a team who doesn’t care about me. They played in a style like the old Commodore 64 games where everybody is always in the same place doing the same thing, like animatronics.

Spud Watch: The Lay of the Land, Part 4

In the final part of our look at the state of the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of Euro 2012, Spud Watch finds a new role for Kevin Kilbane and ponders the unthinkable; Stephen Ireland should phone home.

Spud Watch: The Lay of the Land, Part 3

In the third part of our look at the state of the Republic of Ireland squad ahead of Euro 2012, Spud Watch reveals how Glenn Whelan will stop Xavi, Iniesta, Busquets and Alonso this summer, says people should lay off Kevin Doyle, and discusses how, even at his age, Trap practices safe sex.

Spud Watch: The Lay of the Land – Part 2

In the second of our installments, Spud Watch looks at the current state of the Irish squad as we continue our in-depth countdown to the European Championships. Departing a quarter-life crisis and entering a mid-life one, Spud Watch wonders whether Damien Duff is our risen Messiah, asks why is Aiden McGeady interfering with kangaroos, and curses that Jedward were asked to do a Euro song while Póg Mo Goal were overlooked.

Spud Watch – The Lay of the Land: Part 1

Happy New Year or Omman Pad Ooooome, Harree Kriisshna, Agnus Dei, Hosana in the Highest. I don’t know what Jewish people chant, probably anything by Carole King. A wise avuncular man I once met on the bus to the nut-house once told me that true happiness is achieved through acceptance. Does he mean I should remain passive? Or as Henry Miller suggests that we are all anchored, then how can we be going anywhere? Whether you’re a Muslim, a Protestant, a Jew, a Catholic, a Hindu; we are all just particles colliding off other particles like the ball in Super Cup Football.

Spud Watch Mid-Summer Bonanza Part 3

Part 3 of the Mid-Summer bonanza. Ahead of the resumption of the international season, in another moment of profound enlightenment, Spud Watch compares the Ireland midfield predicament with trying to chat up young ones. The only shifting going on at Lansdowne Road is the crowd moving uncomfortably in their seats.

Spud Watch Mid-Summer Bonanza Part 2

Part 2 of the Mid-Summer bonanza. With the start of the new season just around the corner, Spud Watch reviews who of our Irish golden wonders has been the most in-demand this summer. The answer is Amanda Brunker.

Spud Watch Mid-Summer Bonanza Part 1

The spud that broke the camel’s back. Spud Watch has been locked away all summer chiselling out this review of last season’s climax and a lot has happened since we last spoke. Ireland picked up their first silverware since the Iceland Cup and since Harry Ramsden’s closed down. Here’s Part One of our look back at all things Irish football followed by some belligerence, and some transfer news.

Spud Watch – The Irish Abroad 03.05.11

Spud Watch returns after spending the last two months in a Maharishi retreat to combat the night horrors afflicted by the thoughts of Glenn Whelan getting an FA Cup medal. Life really isn’t fair is it?