So the ghost of Mick McCarthy and the Euros that may never be is finally behind us. A long long often cruel campaign that let’s face it, we didn’t deserve anything from. It’s hugely disappointing that we won’t be playing in a major tournament when it finally comes to our shores, but would we have… Continue reading OUR EURO DREAM IS DEAD.TIME TO NOW FOCUS ON… THE EUROS
Stephen Kenny has announced his squad for the triple header next month. All three games are vital with a place at this years/next years Euros at stake and the chance to qualify automatically for the following Euros. ( yes It’s horribly confusing I know ) Not too many surprises in terms of personnel in this… Continue reading A LOOK AT KENNY’S SECOND IRISH SQUAD FOR THE UPCOMING TRIPLE HEADER.
Before Mick McCarthy’s first game in charge which was away to Gibraltar, the nation’s football fan’s were relatively excited at the prospect of seeing someone new take over the Irish team. Anything was better than the depression that was Martin O’Neill’s final few games in charge. This week we find ourselves in the exact same… Continue reading Kenny is the man to finally take Ireland down the right path and in the right way.
Firstly it’s great to see a first squad announcement be a final squad announcement! Gone is the usual rubbish of naming an over stacked preliminary squad with a bunch of player’s you know wouldn’t make the final cut. This was a tradition of McCarthy and O’Neill that really didn’t benefit anyone, especially the player’s that… Continue reading Kenny’s first Squad choice is an experienced one.
Welcome to the second annual TBPOF Premier League end of Season Awards. A strange strange season that was nearly like two separate seasons in one. The football may have not been quite the same since it restarted but credit where it's due, as they made the best of a bad situation. Now onto the awards....… Continue reading TBPOF TEAM OF THE SEASON AND END OF SEASON AWARDS
We all know people in jobs that they shouldn’t be in, getting paid loads of money for something they’re not really good at doing. You know the ones. The ones that got lucky and don’t really know how they fell into the job. Then you have the ones that can talk their way into any… Continue reading THE PREMIER LEAGUE’S TOP 5 WAGE THIEFS 19/20
At the end of the storm there's a golden sky. Or so they’ve been telling us for the last 30 years. That’s one long ass storm. Liverpool have finally won that league they’ve been chasing through that storm for what seems like a lifetime. For many it has been. As a Liverpool fan I’ve watched… Continue reading 30 YEARS OF HURT – A GREATEST WORST HITS LIST
The Premier League is back this week finally. Here's a paragraph on every team, just incase you had forgotten what's going on. The state of play ARSENAL – Sacked Emery and put an underwear model in charge for a bit. Stole Arteta off Pep, but unfortunately David Luiz and co concede more than the brilliant… Continue reading A NOT SO SERIOUS PREMIER LEAGUE MEMORY JOG.
Yes, yes, we know the Bundesliga has been back for the last few weeks, and the Portuguese league is back already along with the Polish league, and don’t forget the South Koreans either who were one of the first leagues back. And yes, we realise the lads in Belarus were all trying to do us… Continue reading THE FOOTBALL WE LOVE IS COMING BACK AND NOT A MOMENT TOO SOON.
Best & Cruyff Here's the last piece I wrote, it was for Forgottenclubs. It's all about the L.A Aztecs. They were an old NASL tean that had a short but really interesting history. They were part owned at one stage by Elton John and recruited the likes of Geroge Best and Johan Cruyff. I was… Continue reading The L.A Aztecs