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#long reads

# long-reads - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Real match tickets are becoming a thing of the past - it's the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on, ladies and gents. It’s that time again.

# long-reads - Sunday 7 January, 2018

The Patriots' civil war, Right-Wing Ronaldinho and the best of the week's sportswriting

Stick on the kettle, there. We’ve got you.

# long-reads - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Stringer at 40, Phil Taylor's curtain call and the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning and you know what that means….. stick the kettle on and feast your eyes on some brilliant long reads.

# long-reads - Sunday 10 December, 2017

The crazy world of Man City during Sven's time in charge and the week's best sportswriting

Also, looking back on Hatton v Mayweather 10 years on and the rise of native-born African players in the NFL.

# long-reads - Sunday 3 December, 2017

From the FA Vase to the Bernabeu, coming out at 47 and the week's best sportswriting

It’s Sunday morning and you know what that means….. stick the kettle on and feast your eyes on some brilliant long reads.

# long-reads - Sunday 29 October, 2017

An Italian footballer's stalker hell, the misery of Browns fans and the week's best sportswriting

Stick on the kettle and enjoy the best of what this week had to offer.

# long-reads - Sunday 22 October, 2017

Oranje decline, Chalkie courage, ESPN's lack thereof and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Oranje decline, Chalkie courage, ESPN's lack thereof and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Five of our favourite pieces of sportswriting from the week that was.

# long-reads - Sunday 15 October, 2017

Isaiah Thomas out to prove the Celtics wrong and the rest of the week's best sportswriting

Plus Bill Simmons weighs in on the controversy surrounding ESPN’s Jemele Hill, and how we can love Ireland but hate the way they play football.

# long-reads - Sunday 8 October, 2017

Testimonial dinners, great teams to miss the World Cup and the week's best sportswriting

Plus a reflection on Gusserane O’Rahillys’ incredible journey in Wexford, and a reminder of the sins of the Qatar World Cup.

# long-reads - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Remembering Jimmy Magee, online trolls and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, we have Ronan O’Gara writing a tribute piece in memory of Ex-Munster and Leinster Rugby media official Pat Geraghty.

# long-reads - Sunday 17 September, 2017

The tragic legacy of Darren Sutherland, doping for a documentary and the week's best sportswriting

Plus we have Jemele Hill on the controversy surrounding ESPN after comments she made about President Trump.

# long-reads - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Isaiah Thomas's emotional goodbye, Sharapova's strange welcome and more in this week's sportswriting

Plus we have excellent profiles on Colin Kaepernick and Gennady Golovkin.

# long-reads - Sunday 3 September, 2017

Frampton before the spotlight, Jim Harbaugh on Saved by the Bell and the week's best sportswriting

Plus there’s Conor McGregor – the man for all seasons – as well as a wonderful insight into Tony Keady.

# long-reads - Sunday 6 August, 2017

How to write GAA articles like Jim McGuinness and the week's best sportswriting

Also, an Olympian’s struggles with retirement and has football in London lost its soul?

# long-reads - Sunday 28 May, 2017

Ronnie O'Sullivan and politics, Tupac and high school football - it's the week's best sportswriting

Plus, the story of the most successful underage team in Irish football’s history.

# long-reads - Sunday 7 May, 2017

The careless reporting on Aaron Hernandez, the Steph-KD dynamic and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Dele Alli, Twitter loneliness and the cautionary tale of Renato Sanches.

# long-reads - Sunday 23 April, 2017

Coleman's rise to the top, Jim McClean's forgotten glory years at Dundee and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, the last days of Aaron Hernandez’s life before his death this week.

# long-reads - Sunday 2 April, 2017

A football interview with a difference, the rise of Tiger and the week's best sportswriting

Wrestlemania, doping in football and the loss of the Oakland Raiders’ ‘Black Hole’ were also the subject of excellent journalism.

# long-reads - Sunday 26 March, 2017

The 'Tinderization' of the NBA, the racial implications of Mayweather-McGregor and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, an emotional tribute to late Derry skipper Ryan McBride.

# long-reads - Sunday 26 February, 2017

# long-reads - Sunday 19 February, 2017

The game that changed the face of European football and this week's best sportswriting

Conor McGregor, Bob Bradley and a teenaged Tiger Woods are also topics of our latest picks.

# long-reads - Sunday 5 February, 2017

From meth addict to Olympic silver, Leaving Cert maths and rugby collide and the week's best sportswriting

Plus, the end of the ‘stick to sports’ era for sportswriters.

# long-reads - Sunday 29 January, 2017

Xabi Alonso's GAA past, Brady's friendship with Trump and all the week's best sportswriting

Sit back and enjoy the best sports journalism of the week.

# long-reads - Sunday 25 December, 2016

Obama the ageing athlete, LeBron keeps his promise: The best US sportswriting of 2016

Lots of great reads here to get stuck into over the Christmas.

# long-reads - Sunday 18 December, 2016

When Michael Owen ruled the world, the legend of Francesco Totti and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, how Jerry Maguire ruined the sports agency industry.

# long-reads - Sunday 4 December, 2016

Dr. Dalton and Mr. Andy, ‘dying in silence’ at Boavista and all the week's best sportswriting

Plus, behind the scenes as the Jordan Brand goes big on Space Jam.

# long-reads - Sunday 31 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: The literary hoax who fooled Hollywood 7 Deadly Reads

Sitdown Sunday: The literary hoax who fooled Hollywood

Grab a comfy chair and sit back with some of the week’s best longreads.

# long-reads - Sunday 27 March, 2016

# long-reads - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Death in the bull ring, baseball in prison and the week's best sportswriting

We’ll also have an explainer on how exactly cheats prosper.

# long-reads - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Incredible Gatlin, pre-season insight and all the week’s best sportswriting

Grab a cuppa and settle in to catch up on some superb articles.

# long-reads - Sunday 17 May, 2015

Gigi Buffon's longevity, Daniel Bryan's future and the week's best sportswriting

Put your feet up and enjoy these long reads.

# long-reads - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Obsessed with a fictional Football Manager striker: The week’s best sportswriting

There’s also the story behind an iconic sports pic and how Bill Simmons fell out with ESPN.

# long-reads - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

‘The biggest myth about George Best is that drink brought an end to his football career’

It’s 50 years today since the late Northern Irishman won his first league title with Man United.

# long-reads - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Drugs in rugby, Joe Brolly's lament and more of the week’s best sportswriting

There are also pieces on the Seattle Seahawks, Super Rugby and an interview with Mick McCarthy.

# long-reads - Sunday 21 September, 2014

The Dublin Dons, randomness in sport and Ray Rice: lt’s the week’s best sportswriting

We’ve also got Shavarsh Karapetyan’s incredible story and an incredible feat in chess.

# long-reads - Sunday 7 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Longreads

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# long-reads - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Place-kicking, Disneyland and statistics; the week’s best sportswriting

The World Cup features strongly, while there is also an excellent article on Andy Lee.

# long-reads - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Diana Ross, NFL in LA and the All Blacks; the week’s best sportswriting

There are also articles on Leinster’s season and the world of Brazil’s ‘Organizadas’.

# long-reads - Sunday 1 June, 2014

A portrait of Suarez, Roche's nemesis and the Williams sisters; the week’s best sportswriting

This week’s selection also features a piece on the high performance culture in Team Sky.

# long-reads - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Cheating, Munster's coaching team and battling cancer; the week’s best sportswriting

We’ve also picked out articles on Marco Materazzi, Louis van Gaal and a fictional 1994 World Cup.

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