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Karl Graham

Karl is a student of Journalism at Dublin Business School. He has a passion for writing with his main interests being in football, GAA and boxing. Previously a student of engineering, Karl made the drastic change after two years traveling the globe. Follow Karl on Twitter via @Karlgraham13

André & Jordan Ayew: The New Siblings On The Block

Throughout the years, the Premier League has had no shortage of brothers turning out in the league at the same time. The Toures, Nevilles, Da Silvas, Ferdinands and Wright-Phillips, among others, have all turned the Premier League into a family matter. The new siblings on the block are André and Jordan Ayew, who have recently signed for Swansea City and …

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The Top 5 Most Ridiculous Transfer Rumours Of All Time

The summer creates a whirlwind of transfer rumours that can at times get ever so slightly out of hand. Here we take a look at some of the most ridiculous proposed moves past & present transfer windows have provided us with. _____ 5. Jay Bothroyd To Serie A’s Big Guns Jay Bothroyd was something of an enigma in that he seemed …

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7 Championship Stars To Light Up The Premiership This Season

Karl Graham looks at seven players who are sure to make a splash in the big pond next season. James McClean Despite many Baggies fans grumbling about their team’s capture of James McClean, it will please a host of others as his direct approach is something manager Tony Pulis is a big fan of. The 26-year-old Irishman burst onto the scene …

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Ronaldo: From Football Pitches to Poker Tables

Cristiano is in the headlines, but the original Ronaldo is leading quite the interesting life at present.    The younger, better looking Ronaldo may be the one grabbing all the headlines these days; however his Brazilian predecessor still harbours a winning touch. While Cristiano is busy winning his third Ballon D’or, the man considered as one the greatest strikers ever …

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World Transfer Records No.15 – John Sewell to Sheffield Wednesday

As we continue to count down the world transfer records since the introduction of the professional game, Karl Graham takes us back to 1951 and John Sewell’s transfer from Notts County to Sheffield Wednesday.  Ever since the introduction of professionalism in football by the English FA in 1885, there have been 43 world transfer records. Over the next few months, Karl …

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TBT: Top 10 Goalscoring Debuts To Remember

Following Jordan Rossiter’s debut goal for Liverpool in their Capital Cup victory over Middlesbrough, this week’s Throwback Thursday takes a look back at other memorable debut goals. #10 Michael Owen – LIVERPOOL Vs Wimbledon 1997 There was huge excitement when Michael Owen pulled on the red jersey for the first time at senior level. Only 17 at the time, he …

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World Transfer Records No.14 – Trevor Ford To Sunderland

Today’s record transfer concerns Trevor Ford’s transfer to Sunderland in 1950. Here Karl Graham looks back at Ford’s career.  Ever since the introduction of professionalism in football by the English FA in 1885, there have been 43 world transfer records. Over the next few months Karl Graham will be bringing us up to date with the history behind every single record. …

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TBT: Memorable Liverpool Moments In European Competition

In this week’s edition of ‘Throwback Thursday’, Karl Graham looks back at some of the most historic nights in Liverpool Football Club’s famous history, specifically their most memorable European moments. Following Liverpool’s first Champions League venture since 2009 as the Reds faced Ludogorets last Tuesday, this ‘Throwback Thursday’ looks at the club’s top five most memorable moments from European competition.  _____ …

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World Records (No.13) – Eddie Quigley to Preston North End  

This week’s world transfer record segment looks back at the move of Eddie Quigley to Preston North End. Ever since the introduction of professionalism in football by the English FA in 1885, there have been 43 world transfer records. Over the next few months, Karl Graham will be bringing us up to date with the history behind every single record. …

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TBT: European Championships – 6 Memorable Moments

Following the start of qualification for Euro 2016, this week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at some of the most memorable events of previous European Championships. While the tournament may not hold as much glamour and draw as a World Cup, it is much loved throughout Europe and has provided a lifetime of memorable moments. Karl Graham discusses. #6 Denmark win …

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TBT: Algeria – Robbed by the Anschluss (1982 World Cup)

This week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at a 1982 World Cup game that would have a lasting effect on the tournament, changing its scheduling in the process. The tournament in question was the Spanish one of 1982. It was won by Italy but is probably remembered more for the controversy surrounding a match between West Germany and Austria. The incident …

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TBT: When Fans Attack – Worst Five Moments

Following the horrific killing of Cameroonian Albert Ebossé last weekend, this week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at the five worst incidents of fans attacking players. While football in this part of the world is, for the most part a family event, the same can’t be said for other parts of the football community. _____ No. 5 – Corinthians Fans break Into …

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World Transfer Records No.10 – Bob Kelly to Sunderland

Over the next few months, Karl Graham will be bringing us up to date with the history behind every single world transfer record. This week we look at the transfer of Bob Kelly to Sunderland. No. 10: Bob Kelly to Sunderland Three years after they signed Warney Cresswell from South Shields, Sunderland broke the transfer record once more when they …

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TBT: Shamrock Rovers – America, Homelessness & The Europa League

This week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at the first Irish team to make it to the group stages of a major European competition, Shamrock Rovers.  In a time before every player who showed potential was whisked off to the UK, Ireland’s most successful team, Shamrock Rovers, had some of Ireland’s finest players representing them – Jimmy Dunne, Johnny Giles, Eamonn …

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World Transfer Records No.9 – Warney Cresswell to Sunderland

Ever since the introduction of professionalism in football by the English FA in 1885, there have been 43 world transfer records. Over the next few months, Karl Graham will be bringing us up to date with the history behind every single record. A new one shall be revealed on the site every week, from the very first one in 1893 …

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TBT: New York Cosmos – The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth

This week’s Throwback Thursday looks back at a unique club who assembled a team of international superstars in a country bereft of love for the game. Karl Graham discusses the rise, fall, and subsequent rebirth of the New York Cosmos. While there was a lot of talk over the stature of football in the USA during the World Cup, efforts to …

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