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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 →

The Kings of Vršovice

prague 4 “Although Slavia-Sparta is the most intense rivalry given both clubs’ success, this is surely the most localised in Prague.” Ex-pat David Toms’ love affair with his adopted club continues as he takes in another dramatic derby in the Czech capital, Slavia Prague v Bohemians. Continue reading →

Leagues Apart – MLS and LOI

MLSVLOI As Cork City and Dundalk get set to do battle in the FAI Cup Final this weekend the MLS Playoffs are in full swing. The growth of Major League Soccer in twenty years and the attitude of its fans are in stark contrast with their Irish counterparts and the struggling League of Ireland. Continue reading →

Groundhopper

GrounhopperCover Featuring a database of more than 8000 of the worlds most famous stadiums and up-to-date fixture lists for more than 350 leagues around the globe, there’s finally an app for the passionate groundhoppers among us. Continue reading →

Refugees Welcome

CNncZeSWEAEFVeg The current arrival of refugees into Germany has sparked a mix of responses, from welcoming parties in cities like Hamburg, to outbreaks of neo-Nazi-led violence in other locations. The country’s football clubs, however, are uniting in a show of solidarity. Continue reading →

The Irish Manager of Barcelona

don patricio On Friday August 7th, a memorial to Patrick O’Connell will be unveiled in Belfast after a tireless campaign by family members and friends. O’Connell was born in Dublin and, in a storied football career, captained Manchester United before moving to Spain and managing Barcelona. Watch the full TG4 a documentary on the life of ‘Paddy Don Patricio.’ Continue reading →

Copa90’s Top Football Atmospheres

Screen-Shot-2015-06-20-at-09.35.39-750x431 ‘Perhaps the smallest amount of people making the most noise’. They’ve been to the Europa League Final and the World Cup in Brazil, but following their recent trip to Dalymount Park, the Dublin Derby of Bohemians and Shamrock Rovers makes the top ten of Copa90’s top football atmospheres, with an honourable mention for Cork City. Check out the full list. Continue reading →

Big Jack’s Russian Spy

Tony Galvin The Republic of Ireland’s draw with USSR in 1988 is 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 →