Austria Preview Podcast

We caught up with the lads at Red Heart Blue Blood for a chat about:

  • Where we can hurt Austria;
  • Should Randolph be dropped?;
  • Whether LOI players should be in the National squad; and
  • eh Sean Maguire's girlfriend.

We Need To Talk About Jeff

Jeff Hendrick came of age at Euro 2016. He stood tall, and was an outstanding performer for us. Since then though, his performances have been meek at best. What has contributed to this? Is his place actually under threat? 

Martin, Unleash the Youth

We had the oldest squad at EURO 2016 and have seen little evolution of the squad in the time since. Tonight is a great opportunity to integrate some of our younger players into the world of international football.

The View From The Valleys

Welsh football has never been so strong. We caught up with Scott Salter of In Bed With Maradona and Welsh football blog Y Ddraig to look ahead to our crucial Group D game from a Welsh perspective.  

Taming The Dragon

Semi finalists of Euro 2016, packed with quality, and one particular giant of the world game. Wales come to town for what is, without doubt, the biggest game of our year. What can we expect from them? We explore.

An Appropriate Sense of Irishness?

Harnessing the Irish Diaspora for the benefit of our national team has long been a contentious topic, raised again by Martin O'Neill's pursuit of Scott Hogan. Where should the line be drawn? Feargal Brennan gives us his two cents.

Opposition Watch: Serbia

The Serbian squad is littered with talent yet they had an abysmal Euro 2016 qualification campaign. We got the lowdown on the Serbian side from Serbian football writer Milos Dusanovic.

The Developmental Impact of Tournament Football

High intensity competition is one of the greatest tools for development of our players, tournament football can have an accelerative impact in this respect. With the commencement of our Russia 2018 campaign nigh, we look at why qualification is so important to the development of Irish football.

The Emerging Fringe

As preparations begin for Russia, Martin O Neill this week announces his first squad for the friendly against Oman. With 13 months of qualifiers ahead, we pick out 11 lads who we think can break into the squad and make an impact come Moscow. 

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