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Euro 2012: Ireland Focus

by Ian Walsh

Just before the hysteria strikes, Ian Walsh is here to analyse the Irish side at the Euros – how did they get there, and who is joining them?

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Season Preview: Wolves

by Ian Walsh

The penultimate preview of the summer comes from Ian Walsh, who takes a look at perennial relegation battlers Wolves.

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Season Preview: Everton

by Ian Walsh

It has been another typically quiet summer at Goodison Park on the transfer front. At the time of writing, the Toffees have yet to dip their toe into the market – which displays the lack of financial clout they currently possess. Despite this – Everton seem to be in a stable enough position having already […]

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Is this a new dawn for Liverpool FC?

by Ian Walsh

At last there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for Liverpool Football Club and their fans. American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett announced this week that the club is up for sale after a tumultuous three years at the helm. And while fans may be able to breathe a sigh […]

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Home Views: Rising /falling attendances, and a league in crisis.

by Ian Walsh

Part 2 of this two-part series on Irish football Ian Walsh looks attendances, as well as the league as a whole, and what the future holds for Irish football. Last Friday’s nights tie between Shamrock Rovers and Bohemians drew a crowd in excess of gates at four League One matches in the UK, showing the […]

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Home Views: Part-time or full-time? A time of transition in Ireland

by Ian Walsh

In this two-part series Ian Walsh will delve into Irish football, to see the benefits of part-time or full-time football, and will try to answer the questions associated with it. Financial difficulties is a word that has become associated with most League of Ireland clubs this season, but the big question for many is whether […]

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Kenna resigns, leaving Pat’s without a Saviour

by Ian Walsh

Ian Walsh’s Home Views looks over an eventful week in Irish football as St. Patrick’s Atheltic ends Jeff Kenna’s time in the managerial hot seat. ‘We want Kenna out’ were the cries from the St. Patrick’s Athletic supporters after a 2-0 defeat to Waterford United in the FAI Ford Cup mid-week. And what the fans […]

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Champions League 2009/10 – Group by Group Preview

by Ian Walsh

With Champions League football returning to grounds around Europe this week, Ian Walsh previews each group which ties some big teams against each other, none bigger than Barcelona and Internazionale. Group A Bayern Munich, Juventus, Bordeaux, Maccabi Haifa Bayern Munich have had a busy summer with Louis Van Gaal taking charge, Frank Ribery decideding to […]