1. The Great Khali: The Greatest Wrestler Of All Time

    Where were you fellow wrestling fan when The Great Khali first strode into your lives? In front of the TV eating dinner with your moms, dads, uncles, grand-uncles, second cousins, ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 1,750 reads 18 comments

  2. The Lions' 2009: Reflections, Conclusions, and Player Ratings

    "They don't give the trophy to the winners for nothing, you know" So said Lions captain Paul O'Connell post-match after a deserved but belated third test victory which finalised an overall 2-1 series defeat; now etched in the history books for all time..

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 166 reads 2 comments

  3. Football Memories: Real Madrid V Manchester United 2003

    This was my favourite game of all time and in my opinion, the tie of the decade. It was a clash between the two biggest, richest and most famous clubs in world football. The English champions against the Spanish champions of 2003...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 6,124 reads 17 comments

  4. 2009 Confederations Cup: What I Learned (Just Say 'No' To Vuvuzelas Kids)

    The 2009 edition of the Confederations Cup was certainly memorable in the truest sense of the word. The upsets, surprise performances and different styles of play brought to the competition ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 303 reads 10 comments

  5. Ronan O'Gara: What We're They Thinking, WHAT?!

    At half time James Hook gave an interview to Sky Sports. Today was his birthday. He wasn't even named in the matchday 22. Ronan 'O' Gara was...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 1,503 reads 8 comments

  6. Corruption: A Football Story - Coming To a Club Near You!

    We've seen the trailers, heard the reviews and greedily bought the merchandise. Now as we prepare to take our seats for the 2009-10 season screening, new bad guys have emerged in the wild west of football ready to get their butts kicked by our heroes...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 613 reads 1 comments

  7. Bret Hart: The Hitman's Legacy

    Bret Hart's story is easily the greatest wrestling story ever told. It is in essence an historical document of the business as told by one who has lived through and survived (barely) ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 1,011 reads 21 comments

  8. Ronan O Gara Is Being Found Out Again

    The only player to amass 1000 points in Heineken Cup history. Record points holder in the 6 nations. Ireland and Munster's highest ever points scorer. 2 Heineken cups, A Grand Slam, Magners League and Celtic Cup winner...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 510 reads 2 comments

  9. Top 10 Favorite Wrestling Themes

    Entrances and entrance music are a big part of wrestling. They help make wrestling larger than life for younger eyes and become signatures over time for older fans...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 3,114 reads 15 comments

  10. What Will Happen to Manchester United When Sir Alex Retires?

    "Mountains will fall, cities will crumble, skeletal horsemen will ride chariots of fire across a bleeding moon...so it is said these things and more will come to pass when Sir Alex of the Fergusons leaves the Old Trafford dugout for the last time...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 529 reads 11 comments

  11. Saying Arrivederci To Serie A's Greats

    Today, on the last weekend of the Serie A calender of 2009, and on the last occasion 3 greats walked onto the pitch as a professional footballers, we finally came to that day we knew would eventually have to come...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 248 reads 2 comments

  12. The Decline of Pro-Wrestling: 2001 - ?

    Almost a decade to the day a spotty, but animated version of myself was sitting outside on a wall with similarly enthusiastic pro wrestling fans talking about what would be the ultimate WCW vs...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 1,782 reads 45 comments

  13. Brian O'Driscoll: Like a Phoenix from the Ashes

    In 2005, when Brian O'Driscoll (BOD), Lions captain, was controversially spear tackled by the ferocious All Blacks double team of Tana Umaga and Keven Mealamu, his Lions campaign ended instantly with a dislocated shoulder...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 338 reads 0 comments

  14. How Barcelona Became 2009 Champions of Europe

    It's the second half of the second half of the final of the Champions League and Barcelona are 2-0 up in the biggest game in the history of the club against the reigning English, World, and European champions, Manchester United...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 893 reads 0 comments

  15. Top 10 Footballers I Love To Hate

    To complete my slideshow trilogy, I round it off with probably the most subjective of lists possible. Being careful not to wander into the realms of defamation or slander in this slideshow will ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 1,072 reads 26 comments

  16. Top 10 Most Underrated Footballers in the World

    Last week I denounced the overrated for their extravagant and wicked ways, but today I celebrate to my mind, the most underrated players playing in top level European football. They may not sell many t-shirts...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 5,668 reads 18 comments

  17. Top 10 Most Overrated Footballers In the World

    They adore adulation. They demand respect. They 'earn' more money in 1 year doing things that children do than 99% of adults make in a proper job in a lifetime...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 9,467 reads 66 comments

  18. Ray Hudson: The Best Commentator in the World

    “How do you describe magic? How do you describe this? It’s virtually impossible. Roman applauds, the ball’s dished off for Tevez, Tevez is begging for it back, Messi sees, I ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about 5 years ago 1,759 reads 6 comments

  19. We Need a European League

    As we prepare for another round of Champions League action both fans and clubs alike will be eagerly anticipating what lies in store for the eight quarterfinalists...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 5 years ago 324 reads 26 comments

  20. Directing Football: Help or Hindrance?

    “If I go into a job and someone says to me that you have a director of football who buys and sells the players, I accept or don’t accept it. If I accept it, I cannot complain...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 5 years ago 72 reads 3 comments

  21. Ireland's Grand Slam: What I Learnt

    As the dust settled on one of Ireland's most historic sporting achievements, the Grand Slam and Six Nations win at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium yesterday, I sat back, Bulmer's in hand, to reflect on the journey Declan Kidney's new Ireland setup had taken.

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 5 years ago 99 reads 2 comments

  22. David Beckham: The Man, the Myth, the Marketeer

    Let's face it, David Beckham is the most well-known footballer on the planet, and if anyone can claim to be 'The' ambassador for lo Joga Bonito—believe it or not, he's the one...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 5 years ago 531 reads 7 comments

  23. The Rising Bodycount of Pro Wrestling

    Pro wrestling is the most dangerous mainstream entertainment industry in the world today. It's beginning to rival the postal service of yesteryear in its suprisingly shocking fatality rate. If it keeps it up, it could give the US Army a run for its money.

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 5 years ago 1,401 reads 9 comments

  24. From Galacticos to Chumps: The Decline of Real Madrid, 2003-Present

    Name the galactico missing from the above photo. Think they're all there? Well, think again my friend. Here's a clue: what happens when you remove the engine from a Bentley? Nothing, stupid! ...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 5 years ago 1,316 reads 10 comments

  25. Rafa's Legacy: What His Latest Euro Scalp Tells Us

    5-0. The ramifications of Liverpool's latest major European scalp under Benitez are earth-shaking. Now I'm not Benitez's biggest fan, God knows I've nodded off many a time while I've watched Liverpool "play"...

    Matthew Maloney Written by Matthew Maloney about over 5 years ago 122 reads 1 comments