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Liam Cairns

Passionate about Football, F1, Tennis and Snooker. On-site athlete researcher for US media company Gracenote during the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Liverpool F.C. – When Will The Slide End?

Following Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat to Real Madrid, Liam Cairns looks at the reasons why the Anfield club have found it so difficult to recapture the form they managed last season. Few, if any Liverpool fans across the globe will feel euphoric with the current state the club finds itself in. Still within touching distance of the top 4 but overall …

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European Football – The Constantly Evolving Enigma

When one looks at Serie A, one would instantly think of a decrepit stagnating league light years away from its former past glory of the ’80s and early ’90s; a continental league where at the time the greats of the game packed their bags and headed to the Italian peninsula, commanding top dollar on the wages front. It’s easy to …

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Southampton Football Club – What Crisis?

Liam Cairns discusses how the departures during the summer at Southampton haven’t instigated any crisis and the success of Ronald Koeman and players like Graziano Pelle are helping Southampton punch above their weight.  Southampton Football Club on paper looked to be heading for a woeful season for 2014/15 considering the big names that have left. Rather worryingly during the transfer …

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Andrea De Cesaris – An Unlikely Formula One Hero

With the untimely passing of Formula One legend Andrea De Cesaris over the weekend, Liam Cairns discusses the effect the driver had on him as a young Formula One fan. Few incidences or one off occasions leave an impression on a person where in turn you spend the rest of a lifetime passionate about one sport. As I sat down that eventful Sunday …

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Sebastian Vettel Signs For Ferrari For 2015

With news breaking of Sebastian Vettel’s pending move to Ferrari for 2015, few will have cut a surprised figure across the motor sports world. After disclosing his wishes to team boss at Red Bull, Christian Horner last Friday, he will reportedly be on £40 million a season after signing a three-year contract. Now that it is official this will pave …

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Le Mans 1961 – The Onslaught of The Rodriguez Brothers

Few motor sports events stand out more than the 24hr Le Mans. Even fewer when you look further down the grid after the checkered flag is waved for a person or persons that had put in a shift worthy for any archive. But one particular edition gave the world a glimpse of two tenacious Mexicans, both of whom grappled this infamous iconic …

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Jack Harper – Fighting The Galactico Trend At Real Madrid

Liam Cairns discusses Jack Harper, the young Real Madrid player that could be set to reignite Scottish football. When looking at the current Real Madrid squad, it instantly strikes fear into opponents. Forever possessing the ‘Galactico’ tag, Madrid strive to entertain both on and off the pitch and will always replenish the squad with the next best commodity on the world’s footballing stage; …

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Luca Di Montezemolo – End Of An Era For Ferrari & F1

It’s the end of an era for both Ferrari and F1 as Liam Cairns looks at the fallout of Luca Di Montezemolo’s decision to step down as chairman of Ferrari’s F1 team.  With an association spanning two terms and the best part of three decades, one partnership this week has come to an end at one of  the most famous motorsport …

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Monza 1970 – Jochen Rindt Forever Ingrained In F1 Folklore

Jochen Rindt’s fate on 5th September 1970 at Monza has along with many other racing drivers’ demise cast a very dark shadow over this racing circuit for many years. After an exciting ascendance to the top of the Formula One standings, Jochen, having won four of the last five races, was the form driver without question in 1970 after finally finding …

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Radamel Falcao – Why Real Madrid Need Another Striker

It’s a massive 24 hours for Radamel Falcao, with a number of Europe’s heavyweights, Real Madrid included, fighting for his signature. Liam Cairns argues that Real Madrid need the Colombian to complete their team of Galacticos. With Radamel Falcao prematurely announcing his arrival at the Bernabeú on Saturday, then removing his tweet and claiming his Twitter account was hacked, no …

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Bayern Munich – Bundesliga Champions Are Rebuilding From Within

With an abundance of world class talent, all of whom are household names, two future stars have made the transition from the youth set up into the Bayern Munich first team for the coming 2014/15 Bundesliga season. Both players’ surnames will cast minds back to famous fathers who had not only played in the Bundesliga but for the German national side too. …

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Barcelona – São Paolo’s Douglas To Replace Dani Alves

Barcelona look to add further strength to its backline with the Sao Paulo president confirming a deal for their young right-back Douglas is imminent. The defender was left out of a recent cup match, adding further speculation that a deal is about to be done. His absence is a common trend in these sort of circumstances. São Paulo right-back Douglas, …

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Manchester United – Louis Van Gaal Needs To Act Fast

“You can’t win anything with kids.” Alan Hansen remarked after Manchester United lost away to Aston Villa on the opening day of the 1995/96 season. A certain quip lambasted by the world’s media for many years and still rehashed to this very day. A comment that never, unlike United’s back four from last season, gets old. A sort of instant …

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FC Barcelona – A Team In Transition

FC Barcelona, famed for its youth academy, have splurged out a heavy sum this transfer window on what can be seen as a mix of youth coupled with experienced professionals to add craft to each segment of its current team. Liam Cairns discusses the transitional period of the Catalan club. After what can be described as a dreadful season by their …

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Football Transfers – A Snippet Of The Past And Present

As the world’s footballers become more and more familiar and accustomed with the new surroundings at each club, each player’s journey has a snippet or a whimsical foray that delights the world’s media. Luis Figo, trying to take a corner at the Camp Nou, with a pig’s head flying past his ear. Or Eric Cantona being jettisoned for £1.2million from …

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The Dassler Brothers – The German Giants Of Sporting Equipment

The story of the Dassler brothers and the creation of both Adidas and Puma is a fascinating one. Liam Cairns discusses the feud that helped to establish two of the world’s major sporting brands. As the bombs roared over Germany, both brothers Rudi and Adi Dassler began to journey underground clambering down into the bunker for safety from the bombs above. As the flashed …

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From Pit Lane To Podium – Is This The Turning Point For Lewis Hamilton?

As the Formula 1 battle runs into the business end of the season, there are eight races left where points and mental toughness are of the essence. Both Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg gave another performance at the Hungarian GP that tested both drivers’ resolve and driving ability to the highest standard. Afterwards, as Lewis smiled from ear-to-ear, this …

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Juan Bernat – The Bayern Munich Signing You May Not Know

As the transfer merry-go-round goes up a couple of notches, one particular singing may have gone unnoticed. The location was Germany, Munich, and as Bayern Munich look to build for next season they completed the signing of a young Spanish left back by the name of Juan Bernat. At just 21 years of age, Juan Bernat was signed as backup …

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