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Ireland’s Wars: The Gallipoli Landings

In the run-up to the First World War, both the Entente and the Central Powers vied for the support of the Ottoman Empire, the massive political structure that nominally dominated Turkey and the Middle-East. In reality, the Ottoman’s had been … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Fifteen (Group G, H)

USA 0 – 1 Germany Between the fact that a draw would suit both teams and the torrential rain, it was easy to think that this game would not be too competitive. But while neither team really killed themselves throughout, … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Eleven (Group H, G)

Belgium 1 – 0 Russia A disappointing affair between two teams that should be showcasing far more talent than this. The defensive attitude of the 2018 hosts is a surprise, but I suppose is typical of their manager. Content to … Continue reading

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World Cup 2014: Matchday Six (Group H, A)

Belgium 2 – 1 Algeria Unfortunately, much of the early fizz of the World Cup appears to have vanished following a series of disappointing encounters. Belgium had a lot to live up to, with so much expectation attached to their … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Rankings, Awards And The Last Word

As with the last World Cup, I’d like to offer a final review of Euro 2012, rankings the teams via my own system, before giving out my own awards and final thoughts. My ranking system see’s places 16-9 sorted by … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Matchday Nine (Group A)

Poland 0-1 Czech Republic A very surprising result, a game with two very different halves. The Poles had all the running in the first 20 or so minutes, making a strong of chances, but they wasted them all, Lewandowski’s left … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Matchday Five (Group A)

Czech Republic 2-1 Greece Like the 2007 All-Ireland final, this game was largely settled in the first six minutes. The Greek defence (and goalie) simply imploded in the opening moments, conceding two very soft goals, giving the Czech’s all the … Continue reading

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Euro 2012: Matchday One (Group A)

Poland 1-1 Greece Not a bad opening contest, it ebbed and flowed, occasionally boring, occasionally entertaining. Poland bossed most of the game, including nearly all the first half. Very eager, well up for it. Maybe to too much of extent, … Continue reading

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Syria

It has been pointed out that I haven’t said anything about Syria at all, which may seem odd considering the amount of time I spend harping on about Libya. Part of this is a general burnout on such a topic, … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Tsushima

It’s pronounced “Sue-She-Ma”. Name: The Battle of Tsushima, also known as the Battle of Tsushima Strait, or the Sea of Japan Naval Battle. The War: Russo-Japanese War When: 27-28th May 1905 Where: The Straits of Tsushima, between Japan and Korea. … Continue reading

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