By Darren Casserly There’s a saying in football “never go back” and for the most part it’s true. Whether it’s Mourinho at Chelsea or Keegan at Newcastle, the second stint for the most part has only served to sour the legacy. However, saying this, never has a manager returned to the same club after only a few months and after winning five trophies, including three … [Read more...] about Zidane returns to Real Madrid: stroke of genius or legacy destroyer?
First year diaries: goodbye and good luck
By Darren Casserly In the immortal words of Jim Morrison’s 'This is the End', the one thing I can say about this year is that it flew by. It only feels like yesterday that I was submitting my first diary just hoping that I didn’t screw it up. To be totally honest at first I regretted taking the column because I don’t live that interesting of a life, and I thought I’d … [Read more...] about First year diaries: goodbye and good luck
First year diaries: Procrastination
By Darren Casserly Another month goes by and you know what that means, another month closer to exam time. It also means that there is only a few more weeks of lectures, and for some people that is a joyous thought. No more 9 o’clock lectures where all you want is the sweet release of death. I know I’m being a little hyperbolic there but, you have to exaggerate if you want to … [Read more...] about First year diaries: Procrastination
Galway United season preview: A fresh start
By Darren Casserly The 2019 season will be a new beginning in many aspects for the tribesmen. Having announced Alan Murphy as full-time manager, there has been a complete makeover of the squad. Murphy has let a lot of experienced players go such as Ryan Connolly, Robbie Williams and Danny Furlong who were all guilty of underperforming for large parts of last … [Read more...] about Galway United season preview: A fresh start
First year diaries: can you complain too much?
By Darren Casserly If you’re reading this, it means you’ve survived unofficial RAG Week, and for that I applaud you. Even compared to previous years, it was like someone let the patients of an insane asylum out onto the streets of Galway for a week and let them run wild. I mean, if you’re drunk before noon life is either really good, or really bad, or it's RAG Week, so … [Read more...] about First year diaries: can you complain too much?