Three Monkeys Online

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Gerard Fitzgibbon

Lille Farce Churns Out Dangerous What Ifs

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

Now we’ll see how hard line Michel Platini really is. At the Stade Felix-Bollaert in Lens on Tuesday, Lille effortlessly undermined their sprightly, hard working performance against Manchester United with a display of petulance which could easily have enflamed a tense situation on the terraces. Football is always greater than the sum of its parts, […]

The Screenplay of Relegation

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

The so-called 'relegation battle', that joyous struggle for survival which permeates the entirety of Premiership coverage in the month of May (as X, Y or Z have already won the title and have begun showboating in earnest by that stage), can take on many different guises. At the core of this principle are the Shylock […]

Roy Keane and the Old Trafford Legacy

Tuesday, November 1st, 2005

Manchester United, more so than any other football club, is beset with icons. The legacy of Old Trafford is and always will be underpinned by the memories of those men who fought, and even died, for their cause. This is not to say that United are alone in this sentiment, for all teams have their […]

What the Hell do Ireland do Now?

Saturday, October 1st, 2005

To claim that the Republic of Ireland football team is swirling in a quagmire of shit is a bit of an understatement. In truth, Ireland's fate in Group 4 of the World Cup 2006 qualifiers was as predictable as that of a drunk farmer from Cavan trying to take on Mr. T, armed only with […]

The Arsenal Project Coming Undone?

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

Arsene Wenger has long been regarded as somewhat of a football enigma. He is a respected manager, who espouses confidence in both himself and his team. He speaks like a child of the enlightenment, an apparent champion of football purity. The eleven players that he sends onto a football pitch, be it at Highbury, the […]

Ambushed and Frozen- A Keith Wood Interview

Tuesday, February 1st, 2005

Keith Wood is in a jovial mood at the University of Limerick Ulster Bank this morning. He is here as an ambassador for the RBS Six Nations tournament and is accompanying the Six Nations trophy, as well as a considerable PR entourage, on a whistle-stop tour of Limerick city this icy Monday. Three Monkeys loiters […]