Brady needs Premier League football if he is to be Ireland's saviour

Brady needs Premier League football if he is to be Ireland's saviour

Robbie Brady was inspirational for the Republic of Ireland at this summer’s European Championship in France but the Norwich City man may have a hard time trying to impress Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane whilst playing in the Championship. The Canaries were relegated at the first time of asking last season and Brady’s status on the international stage could suffer unless he pushes for a move away from Carrow Road this summer. And if truth be told, the player is …
Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Italy vs Ireland Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

Republic of Ireland have a daunting task at their hands if they are to qualify to the round of 16. The 1-1 Draw against Sweden and a 3-0 thrashing means that not only should Republic of Ireland beat Italy, Sweden must drop points against Belgium in order for them to have a realistic chance at qualification. However,  manager Martin O'Neil is unperturbed and believes that his side has all it takes to qualify for the next round. Team News Italy …
Belgium v Republic of Ireland Preview | Team News and Key Men

Belgium v Republic of Ireland Preview | Team News and Key Men

Belgium will face the Republic of Ireland in what could be a pivotal encounter in Group E that may decide the fate of Marc Wilmots' side after their opening round loss to Italy. It was not the scoreline or the result that may have troubled the Red Devils but it was the manner in which they collectively failed against an organised and well drilled Azzurri outfit masterminded by Antonio Conte. Although, the next two games, including the one on Saturday …
Swansea City vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Swansea City vs Stoke City Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Stoke travel to the Liberty Stadium this weekend for what will widely be regarded as a 'dead rubber'. Swansea currently sit in eighth position, seven points off Europa League qualification, yet Gary Monk has had a hugely impressive first full campaign in charge, and will be looking for a strong finish to rubber stamp a successful season. Stoke are just three points behind the Swans, and Mark Hughes will also be happy with how his side have performed so far. …
Hull City Vs Stoke City Preview | Key Players, Stats & Team news

Hull City Vs Stoke City Preview | Key Players, Stats & Team news

Hull City host Stoke City at the KC Stadium this weekend, in a match that will likely spawn ‘jokes’ of the fixture being more associated with rugby rather than football due to location and playing styles of each club. Hull have had some contrasting results in the last month, with victories against Liverpool and Sunderland being outdone by poor defeats to Crystal Palace and Southampton. Stoke, on the other hand, have suffered their results in patches with a 8-match streak …
Italy 1-1 Croatia Report & Why Croatia were 39.8% ‘Luckier’? [PDO v2]

Italy 1-1 Croatia Report & Why Croatia were 39.8% ‘Luckier’? [PDO v2]

Both the Azzurri and Croatia came into this game unchanged and in full confidence after their recent performances against Spain and the Republic of Ireland. Italy’s first half performance was comfortable - with the midfield trio of Pirlo, Marchisio and Thiago Motta running the show and the front line of Balotelli - Cassano were provided with constant ammunition. It was Andrea Pirlo who broke the deadlock with a trademark placed free kick from 25 yards out. Incredibly, Pirlo became the …