Liam Mackey - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

LIAM MACKEY: An Irish rhythm to Mersey beat

Tomorrow’s meeting of Liverpool and Manchester City is probably the most eagerly anticipated Premier League game for neutrals this season, as England’s two highest-scoring teams meet in a game which will go a long way to deciding the outcome of the 2014 title race.

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LIAM MACKEY: Tackling the hard questions

RTÉ’s Tony O’Donoghue is on a bit of a roll at the moment. First, there was his interview with Roy Keane in their native Cork, a stand-up affair in front of an invited audience in the august surrounds of the Aula Maxima in UCC.

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LIAM MACKEY: O’Neill could have been ‘Chosen One’

As the faithful and the unfaithful look to the skies above Old Trafford today, it’s sobering to think that Martin O’Neill could have been ‘The Chosen One’, the man to manage Manchester United when Alex Ferguson retired.

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LIAM MACKEY: Managers prove game for a laugh

A break from the norm for a bit of light relief this week, if only to mark David Moyes’ sudden change in fortunes on Wednesday night.

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LIAM MACKEY: Clash of empires not one to miss

The temptation to bill tomorrow’s meeting of Manchester United and Liverpool as a clash of red empires is almost irresistible — with no prizes for guessing which red empire is on the rise and which in decline.

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LIAM MACKEY: Serbs deliver rude but useful wake-up call

If you could cash a reality check you’d be up to your eyeballs in folding stuff this weekend.

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LIAM MACKEY: Friends in low places

They say you should be careful what you wish for, something which the FAI delegation in Nice last weekend must have had reason to ponder on the back of a testing Euro 2016 qualifying draw.

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LIAM MACKEY: Going for the Gunners

Just what on earth was going through the minds of all those Gooners who booed long and loud at the final whistle in Arsenal’s scoreless draw with Manchester United at the Emirates on Wednesday night?

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LIAM MACKEY: Suarez not yet in Anfield hall of fame

As Liverpool host Arsenal at Anfield today, Luis Suarez could well feel the hand of history on his shoulder, this being the rivalry which boasts more hat-tricks than any other in Premier League history.

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LIAM MACKEY: No way, Jose

Most entertaining managerial spat of the season so far has to be the frank exchange of views between Jose Mourinho and Sam Allardyce after West Ham held Chelsea scoreless at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

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LIAM MACKEY: The heart of the Mata

When even the Old Bill are struggling to keep a straight face, you know you’re in trouble.

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LIAM MACKEY: Messi still the masterful one

No surprise to learn this week that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi declined to vote for each other in the Ballon d’Or.

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