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  • Sexism, refs and videotape

    January 26, 2011 @ 11:12 am | by Jason Michael

    Back in the day, when sky was something over your head and football was freely available on terrestrial channels, Saturdays followed their particular rituals. (more…)

  • Hammer time for Robbie?

    January 21, 2011 @ 5:08 pm | by Jason Michael

    There are subjects floating around lately that, despite my best efforts, worm their way into my consciousness – stuff like the names of obscure Fianna Fáil backbenchers or television talent shows proving a real lack of self-awareness out there. (more…)

  • Hayes not the right option for Kidney

    January 19, 2011 @ 5:23 pm | by Noel O'Reilly

    As always with Declan Kidney’s squad selections, there was a certain amount of head-scratching around these parts when the panel for the Six Nations was announced this afternoon. The headline news was the jettisoning of Munster’s Tomás O’Leary and Tony Buckley. O’Leary has every right feel slightly hard done by, Buckley less so. (more…)

  • Munster need to go back to their roots

    January 17, 2011 @ 2:37 pm | by Carl O'Malley
    Backs against the wall. Even Hellboy couldn't save Munster in Toulon!

    Backs against the wall. Even Hellboy couldn't save Munster in Toulon!

    Let’s face it, Munster’s demise has been coming and could be seen a long way off. The only thing that kept the naysayers a little more muted than usual was the fact it was the great red machine they were talking down. (more…)

  • Who’d be a Premier League manager?

    January 6, 2011 @ 6:57 pm | by Paul Gallagher

    With the exception of king Fergie – or perhaps Arsene Wenger and of course Ian Holloway – has there ever been a more precarious time for managers in the merry-go-round Premier League.

    Never mind January transfer business on the pitch, it’s who will occupy the dotted white line confines on the sidelines which captures the imagination just now. (more…)

  • Ins, outs … ifs, buts and maybes

    January 5, 2011 @ 4:49 pm | by Carl O'Malley

    Day Five in the January transfer window. (more…)


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