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Eugene was born in Castlebar, Ireland in September 1989 and has lived in Crawley, West Sussex since the age of 3. An avid follower of football since the age of seven, Eugene has been writing for Soccerlens since July 2007. He follows the Republic of Ireland national team, along with being a keen watcher of domestic and European club football.

A Massive World Cup Qualification Preview

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Watch World Cup qualifiers live here. International press conferences at the best of times tend to be mundane, by the numbers affairs filled with platitudes...

Can Manchester City oust Arsenal from the Big Four?

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Here comes the second 'Blue Revolution'. Manchester City's new found riches have seen them overtake the rest of the Premier League in terms of...

Should Scolari give Sheva a chance?

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It's been a good month for Chelsea and Luiz Felipe Scolari.  The new manager of the Blues has overseen a successful preseason campaign including a morale-boosting...

Can Tottenham Hold Onto Their Stars And Break Into The Top Four?

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There is a tendency within many different avenues of football to overplay the concept of a 'big club' in world football. By nature, there...

A lesson in class, or why Everton, Manchester City, Aston Villa and Portsmouth can’t...

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It's not been a good 10 days for the Premier League, for Richard Scudamore or for their grand plan to take the league to...

Newcastle United: As Allardyce goes, who’s to blame? As Redknapp comes in, who’s to...

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All of us have had a few days to muse about the departure of Sam Allardyce from Newcastle United now, the announcement coming on...

Fergie’s Greatest Ever? We may well be looking at them…

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Towards the end of 2006, certain pundits and magazines were proclaiming the birth of Sir Alex Ferguson's third (for some, fourth) great team stemming...

Watford’s Al Bangoura Probable Deportation by British Goverment

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The story of Alhassan Bangoura has been fairly well documented in the gathered media over in Britain over the last few days. That article is...

Where does Ireland go from here?

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We've been here before. After the failure of the Republic of Ireland to qualify for the 2006 World Cup two years ago, the arrogant,...

Iraq’s AFC title gives people hope for recovery

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Ed's note: In the rush to crucify Rob Styles, predict Jol's replacement and criticise Manchester United, we tend to forget that there's more to...

Manchester United vs Chelsea – boring as always?

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Many things were said about the Community Shield prior to the kick-off earlier in the day, many more comments will be made up until...

Chelsea and the peculiar case of Frank Lampard

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If Frank Lampard leaves Stamford Bridge tomorrow morning, I would not give two lights. If a Chelsea fan had said that to you a few...