As ancient as it was lovable, the old Lansdowne Road stadium was home for Irish football fans.
It was far from perfect, but it was the place where many a famous sporting memory was made before being demoilshed.
Ste McGovern, Colm Boohig and Peter Henry of Football Faithful, remember the old ground, its special qualities, and some of the best moments that it featured.
Transfer deadline day always brings a surprise or two, so we decided to talk about some of the most surprising deals in recent memory.
From Robinho’s shock move to Man City, to Claudio Caniggia settling in Scotland, there are countless examples of player moves that no one saw coming. Ste, Colm and the prodigal son Conor sit down to discuss.
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Brian Kerr is one of the most influential figures in Irish football, producing some of the country’s best talent as the FAI’s youth manager in the nineties.
Yet, he’s not only out in the cold from the game, but he also divides opinion among football fans in Ireland. Some see Kerr as a legend, others as a jackeen fool.
Ste McGovern and Colm Boohig discuss his legacy as a manager and why he’s now performing a public service as a TV pundit.
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The World Cup is here! You know what that means: it’s time to watch English fans get ridiculously excited before it all comes crashing down, of course!
England’s failure to make any sort of impact at a major tournament in the past twenty years has been a great source of amusement for Irish football fans, and beyond.
Ste McGovern (Balls.ie), Colm Boohig (Storyful) and Conor Clancy (Forza Italian Football) run through each English exit since France 98 to see which one they find the funniest.
The Ultras also chat about their first World Cup memories, Wes Hoolahan’s goal vs Sweden two years ago, and Anthony Bourdain.
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Few teams stir the emotions of neutral football fans quite like the glorious Parma side of the nineties.
Ste and Conor return having not recorded together for a over a month now to talk about the ridiculous quality in the Parma team, how a small provincial club rose to the top table, and why it will never happen again.
The Ultras also debate whether or not this iconic team are too romanticised and if Fabio Cannavaro really deserved to win the Balon d’Or in 2006.
Let us know what you think by tweeting us @NostalgiaUltra5.
Intro theme by The Shaker Hymn.
Patrick O’Connell is not a household name when it comes to Irish football, but it should be. A footballer who grew up across the road from Croke Park, the Dubliner […]
Was France-Italy the best final of the best international tournament ever?
Ste, Conor and Colm discuss the dramatic Euro 2000 finale, which French players became a rally driver and a rap artist, classic chocolate bars, and chippers in Cork.
In 2005, the Champions League quarter-final between rivals AC Milan and Internazionale was abandoned amidst a flurry of flares and bottles raining down on the pitch. On the anniversary of that famous night Ste and Conor talk about the Milan Derby, how it started and why it’s actually one of the friendlier rivalries in football.
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Whatever happened to Master Football? It used to feature regularly on Sky Sports up until 2011, but no Masters events have taken place in the UK since then. We talk […]
Considered one of the great football mavericks, Robin Friday was infamous for his debauchery and crazy antics. But he also happened to possess an innate talent that wowed crowds when […]
There’s only one Brian Kerr.