Six Nations – A Glimmer Of Hope

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In any other year we would probably meter expectation after a demolishing of Italy, especially with such an embarrassing showing from the Azzurri as we got on Saturday. In a Six Nations where Ireland need to make amends for a poor start and tries/points are more relevant than ever though, this was promising stuff.

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Six Nations -Tough Work Ahead In Rome

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Every game in the Six Nations is a must-win. Lose one, the Slam is gone, the Triple Crown too potentially, and with no round robin structure or pool stages the competition is already much further out of your control than it already was. That being said, we have recent precedent for a team losing their opener and still winning the tournament – Wales in 2013. Back then there were no bonus points and the Welsh had been well and truly battered by Ireland in the opening game. You’d swear that opening game never happened as they nonchalantly proceeded to run home with the trophy come the final game against England. There’s hope, that’s all I’m saying!

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Six Nations -Scotland On A Roll

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Well, that was a weird weekend. The optimism surrounding the Irish men’s senior team this year was more justified than ever before. Seems we maybe jumped the gun on that one, because Ireland slipped to an extremely unexpected defeat in their Six Nations opener. Maybe not unexpected in the result, but certainly in how it unfolded. Ireland were sluggish, blasé and in general did not deserve to come out with anything but a loss. Continue reading Six Nations -Scotland On A Roll

Six Nations – Wherefore Art Thou, Johnny?

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I mean, it’s said every year, but this truly is shaping up to be one of the most competitive Six Nations ever seen. Four of the six teams have had plenty of reason to be optimistic in the last 6 months or so, whilst Wales and Italy have had a steady time at least, if not spectacular. Most importantly, all six of them have big, pressure intensive wins under their belts recently and are perfectly fired up. Oh, and did I mention the addition of bonus points to the competition this year? Bring it on! Continue reading Six Nations – Wherefore Art Thou, Johnny?

niallon – All These Things That I’ve Done

The Killers are a funny one in my history with music. Without realising it, they’ve been one of my favourite bands for over a decade now. As a product of teenage years in the Noughties, when ‘Mr Brightside’ was unleashed upon the world, it was hard to not at least be a fan of that track. But a lot of the bands that exploded on the scene back then fizzled out quite quickly. It seemed like The Killers had done the same really for a time but looking back on it they produced an absolute opus in the form of their second album, ‘Sam’s Town’. Returning to their debut material now, the foundations are all there clear as day and none more so than in this track if you ask me. It has all the irresistible catchiness of the finest pop tunes, coupled with a good bit of “subtle” anti-war sentiment thrown in for good measure given the time of release. So here’s our spin on it and, as always, watch, like, share, subscribe!

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niallon – Hang Down Your Head

Hello, it’s us again. These unplanned sabbaticals really have to stop. The good news is, we got a fair chunk of videos shot this summer and until very recently they were thought to be lost but Lazarus rose from the dead and so we’ve a few vids on the way. I won’t sell out what exactly happened…just always check your desktop. Nice subtle dig there. So here’s our latest, this tune and a half from Tom Waits. Though I’m obsessed, I gave up on trying to get people into Waits’ music a long time ago. Most of the objections were always the same – the voice. I’ll never deny it’s just musical marmite, but for the most part when I’ve covered his material it has gone down well, with Martha still sat as one of our most viewed videos to this day. So we hope you enjoy, and as always – watch, like, share, subscribe.