Larry Ryan - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

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LARRY RYAN: Managers happy to go along with sideshows

A week is a long time in distraction.

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LARRY RYAN: Cynicism still rules

With each passing year, Jerry Maguire’s words ring truer.

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LARRY RYAN: The myth of management

Last month, Pádraig Harrington told us, on the back of Europe’s Ryder Cup win, that Paul McGinley could do a job managing in the Premier League.

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LARRY RYAN: Throwing the book at autobiographies

57 channels and nothin’ on. Unfair on the authors but that’s how it feels when you’re promised two autobiographies from current Everton footballers in the same week. On top of all the others.

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LARRY RYAN: Football can beat downturn

From time to time, I become convinced that professional sport, as we know it, will cease to exist within my potential lifetime. Will decline, anyway.

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LARRY RYAN: A little bit of history repeated

Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was… Same as it ever was.

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LARRY RYAN: Roy’s spin in the hot-seat

We all like to find a little of ourselves in Roy Keane. And there it was.

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LARRY RYAN: A piece of Cake in Cats

Wednesday. The cartoonist rings. Drinan. Good, isn’t he? "What’s it about this week? I’ve to draw it today. Heading off."

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LARRY RYAN: Drama leaves you blue in the face

Out of bed at seven.

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LARRY RYAN: When you are out of ideas, turn to honest John

Chips and chocolate, for some of us at least, still hold most of the answers.

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LARRY RYAN: Croker’s gain is Tbilisi’s loss

"Let’s have some new clichés," film producer Samuel Goldwyn once demanded.

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LARRY RYAN: Learning to play in the moment

Until this week, managers, in various codes, would demand to be judged on their records, or their signings, or perhaps, in recent times, how "the group" was getting on with their philosophy.

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LARRY RYAN: Those truly ‘up for it’ will have final edge

It is one of the great inconveniences hindering daily newspapers; the inability to postpone our All-Ireland final verdicts until Up For The Match is over.

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LARRY RYAN: Mapping changing tides of war proves tricky business

"A declaration of war," Brolly called it.

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IRB Chief Executive Brett Gosper: The organisation is to rebrand itself as World Rugby,

LARRY RYAN: Another giant step for rugby kind

The hurler and footballer and soccer player on the ditch is a great fella for tradition. This can be a nuisance for brave, forward-looking men like Páraic Duffy and Pete Winkelman.

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