Tag: Stephen Ireland
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from everyone at Nostalgia Ultras! To celebrate our first year as a podcast and somehow reaching 25 episodes, Ste McGovern and Colm Boohig bring you the first annual Christmas Selection Box. Rather than focus on one subject as we usually do, we talked about a number of things for which we didn’t have to do any research, and for that, we are truly grateful this holiday season. We each revealed our favourite Irish footballers of the Premier League era, talked about Ireland’s footballing diaspora, our favourite sports books of the year, some choice moments from our first few months in podcasting, and gave our unpopular opinions. Intro: Dead Trees by The Shaker Hymn Outro: Inter Bells by FC Internazionale
Stephen Ireland was his country’s great white hope when he came on the scene as a prodigious young talent in 2005. Through a combination of injuries, controversies and poor form, his creative skill and footballing talents have gone to waste. Ste, Colm and a departing Conor wonder what constitutes a wasted talent in football, who are the best examples and is Stephen Ireland the biggest one of them all.