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Frantic Friday Sees Callum Robinson Grab Brace While Leeds Slip Up

It was a frantic day of Championship action on Friday as Sheffield United overtook Leeds United in the automatic promotion places. Marcelo Bielsa’s men suffered a shock 1-2 defeat to relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic despite the away side going down to ten men. Leeds knew that they had to avoid defeat to overtake Sheffield United who jumped into second after an …

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Martin O’Neill’s Forest Spell Bares Eerie Resemblance To Irish Struggles

The definition of insanity, they say, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  A horribly cliched phrase certainly, but one that is constantly applicable to the way certain managers view the game. Jose Mourinho’s stubbornness arguably got him the sack at Manchester United. Mauricio Sarri’s inability to change his system has led to criticism …

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Waterford Denied UEFA Licence As European Spot Set To Go To St Pats

Waterford FC have been denied a UEFA licence meaning that they will not be able to play European football next year with their Europa League spot set to go to St Patrick’s Athletic instead. Alan Reynolds’ side finished fifth in the Airtricity League last season but will not play in Europe after UEFA’s failure to grant the club a licence. Waterford had required …

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Strengths, Weaknesses & Key Men: Analysing CL’s Last Four

With the Champions League’s last four decided we analysed each of the teams vying for European glory this season. _____ Liverpool How They Got Here: Liverpool did excellently to negotiate a difficult group containing PSG, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade. The Reds finished second, just ahead of the Italian side on goals scored. They won three games, beating each team …

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Premier League Players To Boycott Social Media In Racism Protest

Premier League players are set to boycott social media for 24 hours on Friday in protest over recent high-profile incidents of racism in the game. The Professional Footballer’s Association are organising the boycott under the hashtag #Enough and aims to bring players together to demand more action from social media networks and authorities. They are encouraging players to post an #Enough …

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UEFA Confirm Champions League Semi-Final Fixture Dates

Champions League semi-finals

Following last night’s quarter-final results, the fixture details for the UEFA Champions League semi-finals have been confirmed. Liverpool will travel to the Camp Nou on Wednesday, May 1 for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Barcelona. Jurgen Klopp’s men sealed their place in the final four with a 4-1 win (6-1 on aggregate) over FC Porto last …

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John Treacy: ‘FAI Clubs, Leagues & Members All Have A Responsibility’

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Sport Ireland CEO, John Treacy says it is the responsibility of the clubs, leagues and council members and the incoming board to ensure that what has happened within the FAI can never happen again. Disgraced former CEO, John Delaney voluntarily stepped aside from his role this week pending an investigation following numerous allegations made against him and the association. The …

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Brian Kerr Speaks Passionately About Future Of The FAI

Airtricity League Premier Division 29/6/2012 St Patrick's Athletic vs Shelbourne Former Republic of Ireland and St.Pats' Manager Brian Kerr at tonight's game

Brian Kerr gave a powerful speech about what needs to change within the next incarnation of the FAI if the country’s football is to continue to evolve. The former Irish manager Kerr has found his name in the headlines quite a bit recently, and deservedly so, after a number of passionate speeches about the current state of the governing body …

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FAI Reported For Breaking Company Law By Official Auditor

The FAI have been reported for breaking company law by Deloitte, the official auditor of the Football Association of Ireland.  The auditing company filed the report four days ago to the Companies Registration Offices (CRO) claiming that the FAI’s accounts were not being properly kept. The CRO is the governing body of public statutory information on Irish businesses Deloitte declared …

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Shane Ross: Entire FAI Board Intend To Step Down

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD watches today's bout Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross, has indicated that the FAI board have written to him and intend to step down. Speaking at a Joint Oireachtas Committee, Minister Ross said that the FAI have written to him indicating that decisive action will be taken with an EGM likely to take place. Earlier today, it emerged that proper accounts …

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