The Absence Issue

Throughout last week as I read about Anthony Foley, saw clips of the great days of Munster rugby and even when I saw the heartbreaking, and I would argue intrusive, photos from his funeral, I thought about icons. Irish rugby has known many of them. Foley was an icon. The Munster obsessed boy from Clare…

HOTD Podcast Episode 9

We’re baaaaack. Christ, that felt like too long away. But we’re back and this week on the show the topics on every one’s minds revolve around Sam’s. First up; it’s Big Sam. Just 20 minutes before recording this it was announced that he was no longer England manager, so we take a look over what…

The Trailer Trials: An Update

If you’ve been following our activity on this site from the beginning you’ll know I wrote an article earlier in the year called The Trailer Trials. If you read that article, and you’re now reading this article, there’s one thing I’d like to say to you. Hi mam. However, if you didn’t read that but…

“I’m the boss, I’m the gaffer”: Germany

Photo: dfb.db I was just starting into my article about why I wanted to manage Spain when the David De Gea prostitution story broke. It’s far too early to say how factual the claims are or how the story will unfold, all I know is that I’ve too much going on at the moment (work,…

No country for tribal men

At the end of June, Britain will go to the polls to decide whether or not to remain part of the European Union. While the weightier topics in the campaign have been economic and legislative matters, a large part of the debate has also focused on the notion of identity. The ‘Leave’ campaigners have been…