Dead Rubber »

  • Mixed messages not helping anyone

    May 26, 2011 @ 4:39 pm | by Carl O'Malley

    Marco Tardelli’s press briefing yesterday highlighted exactly what has been missing from Giovanni Trapattoni’s management of the Republic of Ireland from day one; consistency of communication. Since the start of the week, the message coming from the team management has been mangled and at times incomprehensible. (more…)

  • Luck played no part in heroic comeback

    May 23, 2011 @ 12:36 pm | by Carl O'Malley
    Leinster lift the Heineken Cup after defeating  Northampton 33-22 in the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

    Leinster lift the Heineken Cup after defeating Northampton 33-22 in the final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

    If ever there was a lesson for a country on its knees, it came on Saturday in the shape of Leinster’s truly astonishing second half comeback in Cardiff.  (more…)

  • Where does madness in Scottish football end?

    May 12, 2011 @ 9:51 am | by Paul Gallagher

    YouTube Preview ImageJust where does the madness end? The sectarian hatred brewing within Scottish football, and in particular from the Old Firm, cannot and should not be tolerated any further. (more…)

  • Seve Ballesteros, a true genius

    May 7, 2011 @ 4:21 pm | by Noel O'Reilly

    For all the hundreds of thousands of words that will be written about the late Seve Ballesteros this weekend, few will come close to serving any sort of justice to one of the most remarkable and charismatic sporting icons of this, or any, era. The term genius is bandied about far too often in sports writing. Seve, as he became simply known to millions of adoring fans, was one of a select few to earn the title. (more…)

  • Here, Trap, who’s yer man?

    May 5, 2011 @ 9:56 pm | by Carl O'Malley

    So, who is this Simon Cox and what’s to be done with him? (more…)


Search Dead Rubber