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Focus On Dave O’Leary, Arsenal & Ireland – Shoot, 1979

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I read a lot of Shoot magazine in the 1970s and the Focus On feature was always the first page I’d check out. Even though the responses were always very similar and predictable (it was almost as if there was a template with a standard set of completed answers * see below) I was always keen to find out what TV, movies and music the players were into.

Dave O’Leary was only 20 when his Focus On was published in Shoot, Feb 1979.

*Focus On – default template answers below

Favourite Food?  – Steak and Chips
Favourite TV show? –  Match of the Day, Morecambe and Wise
If you weren’t a footballer what do you think you’d be? –  No Idea
Which person in the world would you most like to meet? – Muhammad Ali

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  1. I too was a Shoot reader back in the day. Used annoy me that they called us Eire. Any of those posters still on the go?

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    • Yes, annoyed me too. No, eh, Eire team posters but intend to post a few more Focus On pages on Irish players.
      They also did a 2 page feature on League of Ireland double winners Dundalk in 1979.

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