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Interfering in selection and demanding a phone in the dugout - how Dundalk's American dream turned into a nightmare

Dundalk's US takeover was supposed to help reassert their position as standard-setters in Irish football, but behind-the-scenes acrimony and absurdity is sending the club in another direction

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David McMillan sums up Dundalk’s reaction to their Champions League exit. Photo: Sportsfile

David McMillan sums up Dundalk’s reaction to their Champions League exit. Photo: Sportsfile

David McMillan sums up Dundalk’s reaction to their Champions League exit. Photo: Sportsfile

On June 28 of last year, Dundalk went to Tallaght and scored a victory which was the decisive moment in their fifth League of Ireland title win in the space of six seasons.

What the jubilant travelling support didn't realise was that this was a night which some around the club now view as the turning point of their recent history.

The presence in the ground of Bill Hulsizer, the father of Matt, the billionaire co-founder of investment firm Peak6, was viewed as further evidence that the club's US owners had become emotionally invested in the Dundalk project.


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