The Author

Kevyn Doran
Kevyn Doran

Increasingly bored Economics graduate who dabbles in sports writing.

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Ronaldo – Defining Moments (Part 5)

by Kevyn Doran

In the final installment of his tribute series, Kevin Doran reflects on what Ronaldo meant to a generation of football fans, and what made the Brazilian so special.

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Ronaldo – Defining Moments (Part 4)

by Kevyn Doran

In the penultimate episode of his Ronaldo tribute series, Kevin Doran takes a look at the goal that left one of football’s most cultivated managers and most revered professionals in disbelief.

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Ronaldo – Defining Moments (Part 3)

by Kevyn Doran

In the third of his five installments on the career of the recently retired Ronaldo, Kevin Doran takes a look at the moment that captured the hearts of fans worldwide in March 2009.

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Ronaldo – Defining Moments (Part 1)

by Kevyn Doran

A footballing phenomenon hangs up his boots this week as Brazilian legend Ronaldo calls time on a sensational career. In the first of a 5 part series, Kevyn Doran looks at the special moments that defined a superstar.

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What Could Have Been: Ricardo Quaresma

by Kevyn Doran

Kevyn Doran returns with his popular column, discussing past players who failed to live up to their astronomical potential. Today, Kevyn profiles Ricardo Quaresma.

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What Could Have Been: Álvaro Recoba

by Kevyn Doran

Uruguay’s World Cup dream came to an end on Tuesday night in Cape Town, with the tournament’s surprise package falling at the penultimate hurdle in the shape of Bert Van Marwijk’s highly organised Holland. Fans were left wondering what could have been had a couple of contentious decisions or half chances gone their way, but […]

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Talking Points: Argentina 0-4 Germany

by Kevyn Doran

Germany turned in a performance of the highest standard in Cape Town today, sending Diego Maradona’s Argentina side crashing out of the World Cup with their tails between their legs. As usual, there were plenty of Talking Points to be discussed as Kevin Doran reports.

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Down and Out in Bloemfontein: The England Analysis

by Kevyn Doran

England were taught a footballing lesson by perennial rivals Germany this afternoon as Fabio Capello’s men were sent packing from the World Cup in South Africa. Kevyn Doran sifts through the rubble of the Italian’s fallen empire to find the answer to the question on a nation’s lips this summer: Just what exactly went wrong? […]

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Talking Points: Chile 1-0 Switzerland

by Kevyn Doran

Chile chipped away at a dogged Swiss defense until Mark Gonzalez found the break through with the only goal of the game. An enthralling match with chances and cards aplenty, there was no shortage of Talking Points as Kevyn Doran reports. 1. Chalk and Cheese We all expected this game to be the relentless attacking […]