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  • Episode 72 - Virage Lyonnais!

    We're delighted to be joined by Virage Lyonnais podcast host Vladiimir Chinoune to discuss the history of Olympique Lyonnais, their season in Ligue Un, and Jake O'Brien's performances since he joined last August.Subscribe to Virage Lyonnais on Spotify here:

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  • Episode 71 - Qualifiers, the process, and promotions

    I'm joined again by Mark Kennedy of Hawkeye Sidekick to discuss the women's national side's qualifiers against France and England in April, the neverending quest for a new manager, and, with the season in England reaching its conclusion, we congratulate the players who have won promotion with their sides across the leagues
  • Episode 70 - Meet the interim boss

    I'm joined by Mark Kennedy of Hawkeye Sidekick and Philip Flanagan of The Bottomless Pit of Football to discuss the Republic of Ireland's friendlies against Belgium and Switzerland, under interim manager John O'Shea. Did the rookie boss do enough to convince the FAI, and the fans, that he's a genuine candidate for full time manager of the senior men's team? While the U21s got their European Championship campaign back on track against San Marino, the more important result came in Italy, where a last minute goal earned a draw for Turkey. What do these do results mean for the team's chances of qualification for next year's tournament in Slovakia?And finally, we discuss the women's team's opening fixtures in their European Championship qualifying campaign. We've earned the right to face the top teams in the world, what do we need to do to continue facing them?
  • Episode 69 - Fein op Woudestein!

    Myself and Philip Flanagan of The Bottomless Pit of Football are delighted to be joined by Richard van Zijl of Excelsior Rotterdam fan podcast Fein op Woudestein to discuss the history of the club, how Troy Parrott is performing in the Eredivisie this season, and cult hero, for both Ireland and Excelsior fans, David Connolly!Subscribe to his podcast for discussions on all things related to Exclesior here -
  • Episode 68 - The 2024 UEFA Nations League and January 2024 Transfer Window

    Myself, Mark Kennedy of Hawkeye Sidekick, and Philip Flanagan of The Bottomless Pit of Football discuss the draw for the 2024 Nations League. With the Republic set to face England, Finland, and Greece, what can fans expect to see when the competition kicks off in September. The search for Stephen Kenny's successor continues, and we talk about the pros and cons for the current favourites, and who we'd like to see take the job.There were more than 30 transfers of Irish players in the January 2024 transfer window, along with 28 loans, but which moves caught our eye?
  • Episode 67 - 2023 Women's World Cup, UEFA Nations League, and the U17 European Championships

    In the second part of our review of 2023, myself and Mark Kennedy of Hawkeye Sidekick review the Republic of Ireland Women's year, the build up to their first World Cup appearance, performance at the tournament itself, and the Nations League. We also take a look at the performance of the U17 Mens Team in the UEFA Under-17 Championships in Hungary, and discuss what the experience could mean to a highly talented squad, some of which have already gone on to play first team football
  • Episode 66 - The Year That Was 2023 In Irish Men's Football

    I'm joined by Mark Kennedy of Hawkeye Sidekick and Philip Flanagan of The Bottomless Pit of Football to review the performances of the Republic of Ireland Senior Men's team in 2023, from the opening friendly against Latvia in March, through the qualification campaign for Euro 2024, to the final game of Stephen Kenny's time in charge against New Zealand in November.What were the highs and lows, and that, if anything, was learned from each game?