• DmanDmythDledge

    by Published on 05/03/2010 1:53 AM

    The opening week of any league can be quite difficult to call, new signings have to settle in as teams form new partnerships in various areas of the field. This is even more prevalent in the League of Ireland in recent seasons as the financial troubles that have been widespread throughout the league have meant that clubs began to err on the side of caution when offering/renewing contracts, which saw a huge increase in the amount of players out of contact at the end of the past couple of seasons- a staggering 90%+ players were out of contract at the end of last season. Although many players ended up remaining at the clubs they were with last season, there has still been an increase in the amount of transfer activity in the league this off-season. Despite all this, however, there are still games which represent value in the opening set of fixtures.

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    by Published on 26/02/2010 6:27 PM

    After an off-season full of controversy (which seems to be the norm in recent seasons) for the League of Ireland, the big kick-off is finally just one week away. As a warm-up, however, the First Round of the Leinster Senior Cup has begun this week after a 10 year hiatus. Traditionally, it has been a competition that the League of Ireland clubs would not take 100% seriously, usually putting out weaker teams la the League Cup. Nevertheless, with the first game of the 2010 Airtricity League of Ireland just one week away the games will be a more competitive pre-season friendly for the league clubs and one that they will want to take seriously.
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