Hero status for Mark Travers
When Niall Quinn was playing for with Man City one of the biggest highlight’s of his career was scoring a goal, and then having to play in goals. Quinn had to replace their normal keeper Tony Colon, who had been sent off, which gave Derby County a penalty. And, yes you guessed it, he saved it.
Ireland under 21s keeper, Mark Travers had one of those games while playing for Bournemouth’s Under 23s in the Hampshire Senior Cup Final against Eastleigh on Tuesday. He saved a penalty during the game and then he scored a 93rd minute equaliser to make it 2-2. The keeper went up for a corner and headed in a belter of header. Then to cap of a remarkable game he will never forget he saved another penalty in the shootout, which helped Bournemouth win 5-3 on penalties. What an absolute HERO.
Speaking to AFCB TV, Travers Said:
“I looked at the bench before the corner and I could see them telling me to go up, so I just went for it. I just thought ‘why not?’ I made that near-post run and thankfully the ball landed on my head and hit the target, so it was a great feeling.”
Igaming is here
The iGaming industry has seen major developments with the advancement of new technology. Gaming websites like GGPoker.eu which have many online poker games available for instant play, as well as live poker games too. Virtual gaming is becoming a very popular method of gaming for individuals as it is just as, if not more enjoyable than doing it in person. Research has shown that the gaming industry reached around €110bn in 2018 alone; and this is only set to increase as the years pass.
Eoin Hand Podcast
The excellent podcast A Road Less Travelled caught up with former Ireland manager Eoin Hand and had a brilliant interview with him, you can listen to the podcast here
Liam Brady one of the greatest
Modern football fans can see every minute of every game of their favourite players, but that wasn’t the case in the 1980s, and if that player was in Germany, France, Spain or in this case Italy. You really just had the occasional match report or magazine article to hear how they had played. So here is a nice video clipping of some of Liam Brady’s finest moments. The Ireland legend played for Arsenal, Juventus, Sampdoria, Inter Milan, Ascoli and West Ham.