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Dave Langan “Running Through Walls” Book Review

In his book “Running Through Walls”, Langan tells a story of how a naïve lad from Ringsend, Dublin became Blues record signing, played 26 times for the Republic of Ireland and a League Cup winner before injury and depression hit and left him racked with pain and for a time homeless.


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Where Are They Now? Part XVIII – Red Card Roy

Do you remember the hard men of football? The ones who would get into scraps week in, week out, who would shed blood – theirs and other people’s – for the cause and who would then have pints with the fans afterwards? The person I’m talking about today did all that and more and currently holds the record for the most red cards in the pro game with 22. I’m of course referring to “Red Card” Roy McDonough.


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Book Review: The Element in Football Violence.

My review of “The Element in Football Violence” by Russell Leond.

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Book Review: The Smell of Football by Mick “Baz” Rathbone

My review “The Smell of Football” – by Mick “Baz” Rathbone (22 league appearances for Blues between 1977 and 1979)


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