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Archives for August 2009

Making headlines for the wrong reasons

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Joel Taggart | 13:51 UK time, Tuesday, 18 August 2009

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What a weekend that was. I mean, Friday night and Saturday morning we have the Carling Premiership projected into the limelight with the news that former Northern Ireland international Keith Gillespie is going to sign for Glentoran.

By 5.00pm on Saturday afternoon we have an idiot on the pitch trying to attack one of Gillespie's new team-mates and, but for the intervention of most of the Glentoran players and to his great credit manager Alan McDonald, we could have had a repeat of the Oval riot on our hands.

I was unfortunate enough to be at the Oval that fateful day, I was also at Pittodrie commentating when Rangers and Aberdeen fans confronted each other during a game that had to be stopped for 20 minutes.

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Selection posers for NI boss Worthington

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Joel Taggart | 17:05 UK time, Thursday, 13 August 2009

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So what did we learn from the friendly international against Israel that we did not know already? Well probably not a lot.

Grant McCann showed again why he is worthy of a place in the starting 11, and everybody is well aware how a lack of games at club level seems to be hindering David Healy in his quest to get back among the goals at international level.

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First impressions of the new season

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Joel Taggart | 20:04 UK time, Monday, 10 August 2009

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So how was opening day for you? Probably quite eventful if you were at the Coleraine Showgrounds.

Sounded like quite a game, unfortunately I missed it.

It is pretty sad that we now live in an age when players are sent off (I know it was a second yellow) for goal celebrations.

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