April 30, 2020

Kudos to any fan that travels the length of the country to watch their League of Ireland team play every second week (when we actually get to again anyway that is.) It's the reason I wrote JFTF.

It may mean a five hour trip from the South-East to Sligo Rovers to watch y...

April 29, 2020

Sadly we lost Micheal Robinson this week. Taken far to young from a bastard illness we are sadly all to familiar with and as we listen to the lovely kind words about a man who appeared to many of us on the field for the Republic as the a darling of Lansdowne (in the da...

April 24, 2020

1984. A year when 50,000 souls emigrated across the pond, stateside, in hope of a job of any sort, and with it adding the unfortunate moniker of "illegal alien." Hillery was president, Fitzgerald lead a Fine Gael/Labour government as useless as a one legged man in an a...

March 26, 2020

A little look back in time from one of my books. This time its from 50/50 and two Waterford bands of the Eighties...

            TASC (1984-88) (reunion gig 2008)

Ah the eighties...big hair, shoulder pads and hairspray, lipstick and make-up. And...

February 14, 2020

NUMBER SIX 

Song; Ben

Who to blame; Michael Jackson

Song;  BEN . Who to Blame; Michael Jackson

Chart Position US Number 1  UK Number 7 

Heartbreak Rating 0/10. It's hard to get distraught over a piece of vermin.

       

Only the late Michael...

December 26, 2019

“Age is not about how old you are but how old you feel” Johnny Matthews (1946-2019)

There are many characters in the history of League of Ireland football. Some famous. Some infamous. Mick O’Brien would court danger by breaking the crossbar of his goalposts when Athlone...

November 2, 2019

Last night officially brought down the curtain on the League of Ireland First Division with Drogheda United narrowly losing out 2-1 after extra time in their two-legged Promotion/Relegation Play-off against Finn Harps.

It was a game that many outsides of both clubs woul...

September 12, 2019

Don’t pretend you don’t know them. There’s always one within earshot of you tell the truth. You know the type. Whether it be once a season “gosh they have seats here, do they serve prawn sandwiches at half-time” free-loaders, to  the rose tinted glasses individual who...

May 26, 2019

I think most will agree there has been an improvement in facilities at League of Ireland grounds over, say, the last 

10-15 years. Summer soccer has helped and an improvement in crowds. However, like our English counterparts, there was a time when , well our stands...

March 22, 2019

So another chapter in the Republic's book begins tomorrow with what should be a routine win over the minnows of Gibraltar (if you seriously think their pitch will sway the result their way you really are clutching at the very last straw in the box) and a welcome return...

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