Note: This article was originally published in SIN before Declan Rice announced his decision to declare for England By Darren Casserly Love it or hate it, the granny rule has played a key role in the Irish national team set up for decades. From Ray Houghton putting the ball in the back of the English net, to dreaming of a team of Gary Breens, there have been many great … [Read more...] about Should Mick McCarthy utilise the granny rule or focus on home grown talents?
By Paul O’Malley The Champions League is back, and SIN have taken a look at all the fixtures and given our verdict on what might happen in the round of 16. Schalke v Manchester City Schalke have been unimpressive in the Bundesliga this season and are currently sitting in 12th place. They made it through a relatively easy group along with Porto, overcoming … [Read more...] about Champions League round of 16 preview
By Markus Krug The world loves a good anti-hero. The charming rule-breaker of the movie, who does questionable things with just enough genius for us to love him. It seems the football world has just found such an anti-hero in Argentinian coach Marcelo Bielsa. The Leeds United boss took full responsibility after it was brought to light that someone at LUFC had spied on the … [Read more...] about Bielsa spygate: Impressive, but not right
By Daniel Brennan Following the long overdue sacking of the perpetual source of footballing misery called Jose Mourinho, Manchester United shocked the entire footballing world with the appointment of former United player and club legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as caretaker manager until the end of the 2018/19 season. After underwhelming stints at Norwegian … [Read more...] about There’s Ole one man for the Manchester United job, and it’s Solskjaer
By Darren Casserly Recently, with the release of the Netflix series Sunderland ‘Til I Die, a fly-on-the-wall documentary following in the footsteps of Amazon’s Manchester City’s All or Nothing, many of us questioned if these kinds of productions are even worth watching or is just positive PR for the subject. Both of these documentaries follow the clubs' varying seasons, … [Read more...] about Football club documentaries: good TV or just good PR?