Athlone Town A.F.C Position finished last season: 9th Predicted finish this season: 5th Crucial Player: Killian Cantwell Last season’s SSE Airtricity League First Division was one to forget for Athlone Town with a ninth-place finish and only a better goal difference saving them from the bottom of the table. The Town instead focused on the FAI Cup and were … [Read more...] about League of Ireland SSE Airtricity League First Division Predictions
By Markus Krug Every football fan has faced this age-old question at least once: who is the greatest football player on the planet right now? And for the last ten plus years, this usually has come down to a decision between two fantastic players. Argentinian magician Lionel Messi or Portuguese force of nature, Christiano Ronaldo. Both have been head and shoulders above … [Read more...] about Alien Amongst Men
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?
Note: This article was published in SIN's print edition before John Delaney's Oireachtas appearance on 10 April. By Mark Lynch With the recent international break leaving many fans feeling slightly less entertained than they would be with the usual hullabaloo of the club game, the FAI have stepped in to provide us with enough off-field distractions to shock and bewilder … [Read more...] about Latest FAI scandal putting enormous strain on camel’s back
By Tomás Keating On St. Patrick’s Day, Corofin cemented themselves as one of the greatest club teams of all time. It is not only the fact they retained their title, but it is the fashion in which they did it. The North Galway club are the complete antithesis to most inter-county teams nowadays, in terms of style of play. Corofin became the third club to retain the Andy … [Read more...] about Dominant final display secures Corofin’s place amongst the greats