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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Tactics

With Euro 2016 about to commence, we take a quick look at the tactical options that O'Neill and Keane have available to them and how they may evolve with the differing challenges presented by the Group E opponents. 

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