Whose got 2 thumbs and banged a perfect series – not this guy, but First Derivative. Results after the jump. Continue reading
Sligo 2 – Bray 1
Cork City 0 – Drogheda 0
Derry City 3 – St Pat’s 0
Dundalk 0 – Shamrock 0
Bohemians 2- Galway 0
Cork City vs. Drogheda
Pick – Cork City
Apparently fans are being let into Turner’s Cross for free. They must think it’s an exhibition with the Drogs come to town.
FD- Cork City
Dundalk vs. Shamrock Rovers
Pick – Dundalk
Rovers almost lost to Drogheda. Yikes.
Galway United vs. Bohemians
Pick – Bohs
Galway has been a pleasant surprise, but the Gypsies will be looking to bounce back from Friday’s loss.
St. Patrick’s Athletic vs. Derry City
Pick – Derry City
Pats are banged up but good, while Derry is hitting its stride early as the class of the league.
FD – Derry City
Sligo Rovers vs. Bray Wanderers
Pick – Bray Wanderers
Sligo is a no-go, while Bray builds off a gritty win in lousy conditions at St. Pats last Friday.
Cork City chairman Tom Coughlin, apparently looking for an even better excuse to not pay his players, is not taking money for today’s game against Drogheda. From http://www.loi.ie –
“We recognise that people are facing tough times at the moment; you only have to look at the papers or turn on the radio or TV to see that people are struggling financially. As a football club which is rooted in the community, we feel an obligation to show some leadership and help to lift some of the doom and gloom and that is why we are offering the people of Cork the chance to come and watch City free of charge on Tuesday.”
That’ll teach his players to start demanding pay.
So this format’s gonna change till we figure out what we like. Today is a brief editorial on this week’s results by FD Continue reading
Newsworthy enough to get its own post!!
Each week FD and This Guy go over the matches. Check out FD’s analysis at Avoiding The Drop, due to FD not being able to read a calender and inform the folks there that all of the reports come out on Thursday, and him having to spend approximately 3 hours doing all the legwork that LoI usually does regarding injuries and whatnot. Anyway, after the jump a detailed preview of the week in action. Continue reading
For as long as we find new, cool, and interesting (by which I mean totally rediculous or gratuitous) products, FD and this Guy will be running a weekly feature where we each focus on a product for sale at one of the LoI club’s stores. We swear we’re not making these products up. This week FD tackles FAI Air Freshener, while This Guy examines the Bohemians Wine Case after the jump Continue reading
The Irish National Team continued its excellent play in World Cup qualifiers today with a draw of Italy, who played 88 of the 90 minutes without striker Giampaolo Pazzini, who was hit with a red card after a rather foolish challenge against Irish defender John O’Shea. Forced to play a man down, Italia pushed one across the mesh in the 11th minute when Ireland failed to defend its flanks.
While Italy held the advantage for the first half, their tiredness began to show (perhaps too much wine and pasta during intermission – I kid, I kid) and the Republic had an array of free kicks and corners in the Italian side of the pitch. Finally, in the 82nd minute, Robbie Keane pushed the ball in on an in close opportunity. This was Keane’s return to international play, and it couldn’t have been more timely for the Irish. In the 84th minute, a loose ball was floating around at the Italian 6 yard line, but no Irishmen were able to finish the job.
The draw keeps Ireland in 2nd place in their qualifying group, 2 points behind group leader Italy. Their next match takes place against Bulgaria on June 6th.