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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MAY 16: Steven Gerrard of Liverpool applauds the fans as he walks a lap of honour after his final game at Anfield during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield on May 16, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Opinion: Why Jurgen Klopp Shouldn’t Take Steven Gerrard Back

Last week’s Instagram post by Steven Gerrard has left many people guessing as to what will happen with the ex-Liverpool player’s future. In the post he thanked the LA Galaxy fans for their support over the past season and said the city will always have a place in his heart. The team are currently preparing for the end-of-season play-offs, which …

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Watch: Another Joe Hart Blunder Costs Torino A Goal

Fergal Sharkey once topped the charts with his hit song “A good Heart these days is hard to find”. While the song was not specifically written about future England number 1 Joe Hart, who was not even born at the time, it sure as hell could have been. It hasn’t been the best of season’s thus far for Joe. After …

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23: Manchester United's Paul Pogba during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on October 23, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Rob Newell - CameraSport via Getty Images)

Juventus Confirm The Staggering Fee Agent Mino Raiola Received For Paul Pogba’s World Record Transfer

Paul Pogba joined Manchester United for a world record fee of £89 million last summer, with the fee rising to £92.3 million for additional clauses. It’s fair to say that the results have been mixed so far (we’re being generous).  Man United fans still smarting from Sunday’s hammering at Chelsea will be further angered by a report which emanated on …

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Fired Up Lionel Messi Explodes In Rant After Barcelona Players Hit With Bottles

Barcelona’s clash with Valencia at the Mestella on Saturday had everything, and the Catalan side also moved back to the top of the La Liga table with a win in highly controversial circumstances. Barcelona went ahead through a disputed goal from Lionel Messi as an off-side Luis Suárez impeded the view of goalkeeper Dani Alves but Valencia responded with strikes from …

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TURIN, ITALY - OCTOBER 06: Leonardo Bonucci of Italy in action during the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Italy and Spain at Juventus Stadium on October 6, 2016 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Manchester City Claim £50m-Rated Juventus Defender Wanted To Join Them

According to the Italian newspaper, Corriere dello Sport, the Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci contacted the sporting director of Manchester City to declare his wish to move to the club. In an interview with Radio Catalonia, Ferran Soriano, the chief executive officer of Manchester City, mentioned how Bonucci had called him to say he was interested in moving to City for …

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Opinion: Why International Football Is Not Actually In As Much Trouble As Fans Think

Always the man to address the hot button topics, Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher wrote an interesting piece in his Daily Mail column this week about the state of international football. The basic tenor of the article was that the World Cup qualifying rounds no longer have any value and, after two weeks of dross, now the “real” football can re-commence. Of course, …

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Cloughbawn vs Oulart-The Ballagh Wexford senior team manager Davy Fitzgerald

Davy Fitzgerald Slates Ex-Teammates In RTE Interview

Current Wexford hurling manager and ex-Clare supremo Davy Fitzgerald has launched a broadside at some of his former inter-county team-mates in a typically fortright interview with RTE Sport. While discussing his tenure as manager with the county, Fitzgerald was at pains to state he did not blame the players for his removal from the Clare management position: “The players are …

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HULL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: Chelsea team huddle prior to kick off during the Premier League match between Hull City and Chelsea at KCOM Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Hull, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Chelsea Agree New Kit Deal Worth An Eye-Watering Sum

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Chelsea are due to receive an injection of funds in the region of £900 million ($1.1 billion) 0ver the next 15 seasons. They have agreed a new kit deal with Nike that will see them pocket £60 million each year from July, 2017. At the moment the London club are assigned to Adidas, who pay at the rate …

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