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Poles Part: Ireland in Crisis

Capture The Irish team and its supporters are in turmoil right now. The manager Martin O’Neill and, in particular, his assistant Roy Keane are under immense pressure from both the media and the fans. The 5-1 World Cup play-off defeat at home to Denmark is still fresh in everyone’s mind and a week of off-field scandal followed by a gutless loss to Wales means Irish football is in a very dark place. Continue reading →

Nations League: Irish Horror Story or Tale of Redemption?

Capture It’s a new chapter for the Irish football team but no one seems to have bought the book. Despite UEFA’s attempts to hype up the Nations League, this still feel likes a set of early season friendlies, and with the Rice and Arter sagas, Irish fans are consumed with negativity towards the management duo of O’Neill and Keane. With a glaring lack of quality in the squad, this seems like the same old story with an unhappy ending. Continue reading →

My First Football Shirt: Jason McAteer

mcateer The Your First Football Shirt collection is a book by the Football Shirt Collective of 30 interviews and illustrations with footballers such as Alan Shearer and Bob Wilson and fans like BBC’s Dan walker and comedian Josh Widdicombe. Here Ireland star Jason McAteer talks about his first ever shirt, along with his most famous goal in the green jersey. Continue reading →

5 Young Irish Players Set To Shine In 2018

declan rice Despite the fallout from the play-off defeat to Denmark, the Republic of Ireland have a good group of young talents on the periphery right now and they’re just starting to show what they’re about at their clubs. With manager Martin O’Neill pledging to introduce new blood, which five players should we be keeping an eye on ove Continue reading →