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Mark Kelleher

Student, football blogger

Mark Kelleher writes regularly for

He has a propensity for viewing modern football with a cynical eye.

As well as writing about football, he also devotes too much time to writing and reading fiction. He is currently studying 20th century literature.

What Now, Wayne?

The nauseating bone-deep gash to his thigh was not the only thing that would have had Wayne Rooney grimacing on Saturday last.
30/08/2012 12:16 BST

There's More to Ireland Than This

There's something amiss when you leave a tournament with a 'Best Supporters' accolade stored in the overhead compartment. While the generous title may herald an admirable off-field trait, it speaks much about a team's worth when it is their fans, not their players, who leave with credit.
22/06/2012 11:40 BST

What We Talk About When We Talk About United

Reducing an entire campaign to the amount of points amassed during it is a dangerous thing. While a high total can signify a high win percentage, it says absolutely nothing about the performances that go into shaping a season.
05/06/2012 20:44 BST

Caring Only When it Suits - The Glazers and Manchester United's Supporters

It was only a few short weeks back, but the events in between have made it seem like it was an eternity ago. Eight points clear and facing into what should have been six easily attainable points against Wigan and Everton, my perpetual doomlordery came to the fore and my mind drifted - as it too often does - to the misery of United's ownership.
08/05/2012 12:10 BST

Reflections on the return of Paul Scholes

Football is more of a mental disorder than a sport. Its beauty is often too infrequent and the only real certainty it provides is that madness will inevitably prevail.
26/04/2012 15:19 BST

Patience Key to de Gea Form

It was in the dying stages at the end of a feisty affair at Stamford Bridge: <em>that</em> was the defining moment. Up until that split second, his short United career had been obituarised and wrought with doubt, to the point where even the most ardent of optimists had begun wringing their hands.
11/04/2012 16:18 BST