1. Rugby World Cup 2011: Where Do Ireland Go from Here?

    With Ireland crashing out of the Rugby World Cup in the quarters, and a number of the "golden generation" never to feature again at the highest level, the onus on Declan Kidney and Co...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 3 years ago 430 reads 15 comments

  2. WWE and Linda McMahon: How Politics and Wrestling Mix

    As many WWE wrestling fans have gathered by now, CEO Linda McMahon is running for the US Senate in this year's US midterm elections as a Republican candidate...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 3 years ago 1,960 reads 17 comments

  3. UFC PPV: Dana White Must Keep Yoshihiro Akiyama Around Longer

    With two losses and a sole points decision win, "Sexyama" seems to be on his way out of the UFC; and if not quite yet, he's at least on very thin ice indeed. One more loss could see the end of Akiyama's participation in MMA 's premier organization...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 4 years ago 1,495 reads 9 comments

  4. Wayne Rooney: Is Manchester United's 'Loss' Manchester City's Gain?

    So, it's all over for United. Wayne Rooney, talisman, star striker and frequent English national hope will be bitterly leaving Manchester United and in an ironic twist, for fierce, newly endowed rivals Man City...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 4 years ago 609 reads 1 comments

  5. World Cup 2010: Obituaries and Accolades Pour In For Icon Emile Heskey

    Obituaries and accolades from all over the footballing world poured in for Emile Heskey on Friday as one of the sports' greatest giants of the game publicly announced his retirement ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 4 years ago 654 reads 4 comments

  6. World Cup 2010: Never Write Off the Germans (Really)

    "Never ever write off the Germans." It's a cliché at this stage, but there is an element of genuine truth to it too...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 4 years ago 978 reads 2 comments

  7. Champions League Roundtable: First Knockout Stage Reviewed

    It's that time of the year again, when the birds are singing, the lambs are springing about, and the flowers are starting to...uh...flower.....

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 4 years ago 285 reads 6 comments

  8. The Definitive World Football XI 2000-2010

    2000-2010...what was all that about, eh? In a decade where England, Spain and Italy established their dominance in the market, footballers salaries skyrocketed and record transfer fees ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 4 years ago 5,240 reads 22 comments

  9. Champions League Round Table: Group Stages Reviewed

    The Champions League Round Table is back! It's been a few months since we previewed the group stages when we were like giddy schoolboys in the run up to Christmas (I guess kind of like now) with the idea of the groups to play out before us...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 4 years ago 282 reads 5 comments

  10. Ireland 1, FIFA 2: A Scorned Lover Again

    “They’re all probably clapping hands, [Michel] Platini sitting up there on the phone to Sepp Blatter, probably texting each other, delighted with the result...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 4 years ago 935 reads 33 comments

  11. Chelsea And The Many Silver Linings To Their Transfer Embargo

    On the face of it, admittedly, a year-long transfer embargo isn't exactly the making of many a Chelsea supporter's dreams. But look closer, and there may actually be much to be mirthful about in the coming months at Stamford Bridge...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 5 years ago 497 reads 4 comments

  12. Champions League Roundtable: 09-10 Season Preview

    With the group stages kicking off in less than two weeks, the qualifying rounds complete, and with the dust finally starting to settle on the historic domestic and European campaign waged by ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 5 years ago 412 reads 24 comments

  13. Roma's Luciano Spalletti Resigns: Thinker Replaced By Tinkerman

    My first reaction as a Roma fan—shock. My second reaction as a Roma fan—horror. Shock at learning Luciano Spalletti, the club's most successful coach in recent times called ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 5 years ago 297 reads 20 comments

  14. Flashback: Wrestlemania X-Seven

    On April 1, 2001 in Houston, Texas, the WWF hosted in my esteemed (okay, let's face it, probably worthless) opinion the finest event/card in its amazing history...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 5 years ago 1,231 reads 20 comments

  15. A Tribute To 10 Top Asian Sportsmen Around Today

    Being half-Chinese and half-Irish I was at once pleased that Yang finally landed Asia's first major but also dissappointed Irishman Padraig Harrington harikaried the 8th, ending the defending champions hopes...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 5 years ago 2,660 reads 23 comments

  16. Did Forrest Griffin Throw The Fight?

    Its been more than a couple of days now but the events of UFC 101 still play a bit like a broken record in the mind for many a UFC fan, not least due to the controversies that arose...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 5 years ago 492 reads 53 comments

  17. Lawrence Dallaglio: 'Lol's' Legacy

    One year has now passed since Dallaglio last scrummaged for London Wasps and over 2 years has passed since that faithful night in the Stade De France where he was to make his last appearence ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 5 years ago 259 reads 1 comments

  18. Exclusive: McMahon-Russo Plot Revealed

    I was instructed to be on level three of a nearby carpark at exactly 3.30 p.m. yesterday. The piece of paper with this court message, dredged from words and letters from various magazine clippings, gave me no clue as to whom...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 5 years ago 517 reads 40 comments

  19. No Alonso: No League Title for Liverpool

    And so the inevitable happened: Real Madrid eventually got their man. After months, indeed years of on-off specualtion about a return from Anfield to Spain, Florentino Perez finally ended his ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 5 years ago 520 reads 73 comments

  20. Should Adrian Mutu Pay Chelsea €17m?

    Last week's decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) could have ramifications for football as big as the Bosman ruling in 1995 and the Webster ruling in 2006...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 5 years ago 818 reads 33 comments

  21. Little Big Men: Why Can't Small Wrestlers Make It to the Big Time in WWE?

    The WWE is a big man's world. The Khalis and Kozlovs of this world seem to get a free pass to the main event scene...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about almost 6 years ago 970 reads 37 comments

  22. I Know Arsenal Won't Buy Him, But Still I Will Suggest: Patrick Vieira

    "Vieira, woa-oh-oh-oh, he comes from Sene-gal, he plays for Arse-nal" It has now been four long years since this chant was last heard emanating from Arsenal supporters, and four long years they have been for Arsenal indeed...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 1,423 reads 41 comments

  23. Flashback: Survivor Series 2000

    This flashback is inspired by a strange and wonderful event this morning. While rooting through the family videotape collection earlier (yes, there was "home entertainment" before DVDs and YouTube ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 1,116 reads 8 comments

  24. MMA: "The Greatest Sport in the World"...?

    Watching UFC at 5 AM in the morning, I couldn't help but prick my ears up at an aside comment by commentator Joe Rogan to his fellow announcer during one of the fights: "Right now you are watching the best sport in the world...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 734 reads 9 comments

  25. Why Arsenal Should Sell Francesc Fabregas

    The rumors never go away and neither will the interest from Spain's biggest clubs. It is now just not a question of if, but when Fabregas will end up playing in La Liga...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 1,019 reads 43 comments