Peculiar Ireland scarves for sale

When there is a big international football match on in Dublin it’s common to see people attempting to sell the dreaded half-and-half scarves and other match-day regalia on the way to Lansdowne Road. German street vendors are no different and it seems they were keen to tap in to the inner Irish republican of the travelling Irish support in Gelsenkirchen […]

Kroos but no cigar

Like a lot of footballers on the day of a game, Real Madrid star Toni Kroos posted a message on Twitter revealing his excitement. In a post delivered to to 1.64 million followers ahead of Germany’s crucial Euro 2016 qualification clash against the Republic of Ireland, Kroos exclaimed: “Matchday !!!”  followed by the German word “wichtig”, meaning important. However, the […]

“That was certainly one of those moments”

On the day that the Republic of Ireland face Germany in Euro 2016 qualification, it is only right to reminisce on that moment when 21-year-old Robbie Keane snatched a draw from Die Mannschaft at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan. Ironically, the goal itself represents an enduring victory for the reviled ‘Route One’ brand of football but, when all […]