The Blog Reel

Bosnia’s Own Paris Heartache

Bosnia & Herzogovina have plenty in common with Euro 2016 rivals Republic of Ireland. Both have experienced heartache in play-offs and both endured cruel luck at the Stade de France.

All to Play Off For…10 Talking Points

Before the Germany clash in Dublin, we’d have taken a play-off spot with both hands but humbling the world champions caused Irish fans to dream. A frustrating night in Warsaw raised doubts again but Ireland still have a shot at Euro glory. At the end of a qualifying campaign with a final act to play, here’s ten talking points.

The Curious Case of the Cork Athletic Committee Member

“I was in court both days before the replay. The case was definitely a contributory factor in our defeat.” As Cork City and Dundalk prepare to face off in the 2015 FAI Cup final, Cian Manning looks back at the extraordinary build-up to the 1952 decider when Leesiders Cork Athletic took on the Lilywhites.

Square Ball: This is Sparta

“The squares of Prague are heavy with the weight of history.” From these same streets fans of Bohemians 1905 gather to make their way acros the city to the home of Sparta. Among them is ex-pat David Toms. It’s derby day in the Czech capital.

The Stretford by Adidas Originals

Coming soon and in extremely low numbers of just 1,200 pairs, Adidas are set to release the limited edition Stretford for Manchester United fans.

A-League Season 11 Preview

With the A-League about to start, Ian Kerr of Thin White Line magazine previews the coming season in Australia’s premier football competition.