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Irish Joy

Two outrageous pieces of luck saw Ireland storm to a 28-24 victory and in so doing claimed a second Triple Crown in three years and consigned England to their 8th defeat in 15 Tests. Oh dear what will nanny say? Must beat the servants when I get back to the country. The officials made two … Continue reading

The Impossible Job?(Andy’s Candidates)

Now that the debate over the succession is out in the open, all sorts of suggestions have been made. Here’s my tuppence worth…  Allerdyce           Graham Taylor Mk II.  Curbishley         Done a great job with limited resources. Not proven at top level. The divas wouldn’t respect him.  Ferguson           This is a joke, right?  Hiddinck            Let’s see…World … Continue reading

Thomond Miracle (Again)

Munster recorded yet another miracle win at Fortress Thomond as they convincingly beat a Sale team who sit top of the English Premiership. Away teams seem to wither and collapse when they run out at the famous old Limerick ground and it’s with great pride that I follow this wonderful team from afar. I’ve only … Continue reading

Arsenal 2005

Arsenal suffered a very in and out 2005, securing a deserved runners up berth in the Premiership and winning the Cup in  most bizarre fashion at a rain swept Millennium Stadium. What made it so sweet was that Man Ure played Arsenal off the park, creating a number of decent chances, but Horseface couldn’t have … Continue reading


It’s been a whopping SEVENTEEN YEARS since I attended my first Arsenal game and it was an auspicious start as the Gunners tonked Gascoigne and his new Spurs team mates 4-0. If only it was always as easy as that… The setting was Wembley and the occasion the defunct Makita Cup involving Bayern (beaten 3-0) … Continue reading

City/Test Match

A strange and bizarre match saw City move up two places after an ill deserved draw at home to Premiership outcasts Southampton. The (former) Dell Boys had contrived to turn three nil up with 20 minutes left into a 4-3 reverse at home to Leeds and I felt they would either be nervous wrecks or … Continue reading


Both sets of British and Irish Lions have endured a horrible run of form over the last year and last nights capitulation by the League Squad Was typical of what’s been going on in International Circles in both codes. I always enjoy the Union Lions Tours as it’s a chance to bury all the anti … Continue reading

Why I HATE Roy Keane.

Inevitably Ireland failed yet again to qualify for a major tournament.Since Jack left in 95 we’ve only managed to qualify for the 2002 World Cup but at least we’ve been eliminated in a play off (Holland in 95,Belgium 97,Turkey 99).Under (Wayne) Kerr we have been crap and deserved to finish an abysmal fourth. You can’t … Continue reading

International Football

An odd sort of weekend on the international front as England qualified for the World Cup Finals amist rancour and controversy surrounding the generally pathetic performances of the team in the last four games,and Sven’s rocky relationship with the tabloids and the fans.   Austria were dispatched 1-0 but yet again it was a limp … Continue reading

The Premiership

Bloody computer crashed AN HOUR into my musings on the history of this now tarnished competition.   I will fill in various bits in other entries.   Here is the Gist.   Don’t believe in "Golden Ages" for the sake of it. Liverpool dominated in 70’s and 80’s but there were a SERIES of challengers. … Continue reading

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