What’s the best way to identify talent? The statistics vs visuals debate

Watch enough high-level matches and one begins to appreciate the complexity of true player development – or at the very least, acknowledge it. The problem, however, is that many mistake appreciating the complexity of player development with understanding it. What makes player development fascinating is the fact it’s the ultimate inexact science. People find intrigue…

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Dalymount Park: the end of an era

One hundred and sixteen years. With every step taken beneath the stand on the Connaught Street side of Dalymount Park, there is an eerie echoing sound of crunching glass and rubble. There are old turnstiles filled with empty paint cans, bottles, and bags of concrete mix. Fallen branches and overgrown weeds surround an abandoned shopping trolley with…

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