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Niall Farrell
Niall Farrell

Niall is a freelance reporter currently writing for Extratime.ie and can also be found on www.niallf.net.

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Ligue 1 Season Preview 2009/10

by Niall Farrell

With a lot of talking point in French football this summer, Niall Farrell gives his insight in to the new Ligue 1 campaign. Of the ‘big 5’ leagues last year (the top 5 UEFA leagues, based on coefficient – that’s the EPL, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1 respectively), the French Ligue 1 […]

Sports News - February 20, 2009 3

An Eye on Germany: 1. FC Union Berlin

by Niall Farrell

To the casual observer, a 3-0 win for a side from Berlin over another side from a western town with just over 200,000 inhabitants might not seem like a big deal. A win for Union Berlin over Rot-Weiss Oberhausen might not even register in most fans’ minds, what with all the glamour in the Bundesliga. […]

Sports News - February 20, 2009 4

Eredivisie Season Preview 2009/10

by Niall Farrell

Up until a few years ago, I will admit I didn’t hold the Dutch Eredivisie in particularly high regard. I saw it as a closed shop. One year Ajax would win, the next year it would be PSV and the next year Feyenoord. This footballing oligarchy never made for good viewing, in my eyes. Then […]

Sports News - January 31, 2009 5

Bundesliga Season Preview 2009/10

by Niall Farrell

Last year; apart from Aston Villa and Hull’s brief stays in the top four, at the start of the season a child could have predicted the teams who would occupy the Champions League spots in May. Are you sick of this predictability? Then look no further than what has become the greatest footballing contest in […]