Heart of Football

Author: Bryan J. Moore

  • Striking the Angle: U-turns, photoshop signings and the 85 million – 20 minute flop

    Striking the Angle: U-turns, photoshop signings and the 85 million – 20 minute flop

    Bryan is back, and he is once again exasperated at the warped world of modern football with clickbait, photoshop madness and flop-shaming in the firing line.

  • Hope

    Hope

    It is usually said of sport that ‘you couldn’t write it’ – never a truer phrase was spoken.

  • Korea & Japan – 20 years later

    Korea & Japan – 20 years later

    It was a tournament for the ages…that remains in the hearts and minds of all who had the pleasure of witnessing it forever.

  • Euro 2028 – The Bid, The Excitement, The Realities

    Euro 2028 – The Bid, The Excitement, The Realities

    It is now official: The United Kingdom and Ireland are bidding for the European Championships in 2028. The FA, FAI, IFA, SFA and the FAW are joining forces to put together a bid to host the Euros having been advised not to pursue the World Cup in 2030.  There are several types of excitement that […]

  • The Demise of the 37

    The Demise of the 37

    Limerick may have a fine sporting heritage, but various incarnations of the city’s football club have struggled to compete with rugby union and GAA. Can Treaty FC put football on the Irish city’s map once and for all?

  • The trouble with pronunciation

    The trouble with pronunciation

    Why do most commentators struggle – or refuse – to respect player names by pronouncing them correctly? Bryan Moore explores the issue.

  • Striking the Angle: The neutral, the nationality & the dangers of protectionism

    Striking the Angle: The neutral, the nationality & the dangers of protectionism

    A Fantastic Game for the Neutral Broadcasters seem to love neutrals. Advertising the must-see game of Burnley vs Watford in the middle of Man Utd vs Liverpool is an odd placement; advertising is all about effective targeting after all. It must be one for the neutrals I guess. But in my opinion there are only […]

  • Basement is the Limit for Sky

    Basement is the Limit for Sky

    There will always be a point to discuss. There will always be a side upset with proceedings. But usually there are means and outlets to vent frustrations. There will always be differences in the standards of knowledge, and wide frustrations at the substandard level of punditry and commentating on several channels, in particular on the […]

  • Big Jack: Revered on both sides

    Big Jack: Revered on both sides

    On the eve of England’s first major final since Big Jack took to the pitch in 1966 and a year to the day since he died, there is no better time to look back and honour a man revered on both sides of the Irish Sea. With a glint in his eye and a wry […]

  • Striking the Angle: Passion, noisy neighbours & the third-choice keeper enigma

    Striking the Angle: Passion, noisy neighbours & the third-choice keeper enigma

    Welcome to Striking the Angle, a selection of topical ramblings from our resident no-holds-barred editor Bryan Moore. Check out his stunning photography at bryanjmoore.com – don’t take our word for it, just check out the featured image above. For now though, strap yourself in and enjoy the ride… Passion Football is a funny old game. […]