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Treaty City to Three Lions: Big Sam in Limerick

At his first press conference as England head coach, Sam Allardyce referred to his first management job at the helm of Limerick in the League of Ireland. Travelling the country in a mini-bus with Father Joe Young, Allardyce not only led the Shannonsiders to promotion, but he had started out on the road to Wembley and one of the biggest jobs in world football. Cian Manning looks back.

Nike Present the Switch

Nike’s EURO 2016 football advert is here and it’s epic. Starring Cristiano Ronaldo, the brilliant twist on movies like the Change Up sees the Portuguese star collide with a ball boy and their abilities are swapped.

My Love of Non-League Football

Tony Incenzo of talkSPORT Radio was bitten by the non-league football bug at a young age and it started a lifetime of groundhopping across divisions international borders, and even prison walls.

When England’s Ad Stole George’s Greatest Line

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. The Carlsberg England World Cup advert ahead of last year’s tournament featured Jeff Stelling, Paddy McGuinness, and Ian Wright and perhaps in a nod to their near neighbours also borrowed George Hamilton’s most famous line.

Anthem for a New Generation

It’s been 20 years since the English anthem was played before a senior football international in Dublin. The question is, have Irish fans grown up in that time?

Ireland v England: A Brief History

The history of the England v Ireland fixture is a long and often one sided affair punctuated by rare but glorious victories for the Irish. Ahead of Sunday’s latest installment at the Aviva Stadium, acclaimed football blogger Layth Yousif looks back at past meetings

Teenage Dream’s So Hard to Beat

October, 1974, Dublin. Wavy haired 18-year-old Liam Brady is thrust into the spotlight by player-manager John Giles at a pulsating Dalymount Park and plays his part is one of our finest-ever victories. Brady, Keane, Duff – Martin O’Neill says Jack Grealish is not ready but he wouldn’t be our first teenage star.

June 22, 1986: Maradona vs England

On this day in 1986, Diego Maradona scored two of the most talked about goals in World Cup history. The ‘Hand of God’ at the Estadio Azteca in Mexico City was followed by what many still consider to be the greatest goal of all time.

‘Real Banksy’s’ England Good Luck message

The Football Pools have created a good luck message to the England football team with a little help from a World Cup legend Gordon Banks. He created a piece of Banksy artwork to commemorate ‘That Save’ against Pele in 1970.