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Mick McCarthy Congratulates Robbie Keane On Middlesbrough Job

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Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy has congratulated Robbie Keane for his recent appointment as assistant-manager of Middlesbrough.  It was confirmed today that Keane will become a part of Jonathan Woodgate’s backroom staff at the north-east club with Woodgate signing a three-year contract as head coach. Keane will continue his assistant manager role with the Republic of Ireland as the …

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Northern Ireland Overtake The Republic In FIFA World Rankings


The Republic of Ireland have fallen three places in the latest FIFA world rankings.  Despite a promising start to the Euro 2020 qualifiers which sees Ireland top Group D with 10 points after three wins and a draw from four fixtures, Mick McCarthy’s side have dropped three places to 32nd in the world. Northern Ireland, on the other hand, have …

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The Future Is Now: An Exciting Irish XI Of Players 25 & Under

With another international break in the books, Ireland sit top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group thanks to a strong draw against Denmark and a 2-0 win over Gibraltar. There may be tougher challenges to come, with home and away ties with Switzerland in September and October, but manager Mick McCarthy is on the right track in achieving his sole …

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Report: Celtic Open Talks With Bolton Over Irish Prospect Luca Connell

Scottish champions Celtic have reportedly opened up talks with Bolton over the potential signing of talented Irish midfielder Luca Connell. According to the Scottish Sun, the two clubs are currently in discussions over the 18-year-old’s future with Celtic in pole position to acquire his services. Connell can leave the club, who will start the League One campaign with a fifteen …

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Survey Reveals Most Valuable Players In European Football As PL Dominates

A new survey has revealed the most valuable players in the five major European Leagues with PSG’s French wonderkid Kylian Mbappé topping the charts. The survey was conducted by The CIES Football Observatory which takes into account a wide array of variables such as age, contract, position, minutes, goals, international status and team results, and also featured a host of Premier …

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Premier League Fixtures For The 2019/20 Season Have Been Released


The fixtures for the 2019/20 Premier League season have been released. The campaign gets underway on August 9 and concludes on May 17 next year. Liverpool open their title challenge, and kick-off the Premier League season, on Friday, August 9 against newly promoted Norwich City at Anfield. Manchester City are the defending champions and they get their defence under way …

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Five Irish Players Who Were Absent At The Peak Of Their Powers

Mick McCarthy vented his frustrations during the week at the continued calls to somehow accommodate both Seamus Coleman and Matt Doherty in the same team.   In his second stint as Irish boss, the 60-year-old has been hard pressed by the media on the issue, especially given Doherty’s rousing form for Wolves this season. Having experimented with the Dubliner as …

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Robbie Keane On What Troy Parrott Needs To Do To Become A Top Player

Ireland assistant manager and former Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane has called for caution over the hyperbole surrounding 17-year old Troy Parrott who many feel is the heir to the record goalscorer’s throne. Parrott is one of Ireland’s most promising prospects having impressed for Spurs’ underage sides, scoring 19 goals this season, including 14 in just nine games for the U18s. …

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Exclusive: “No Irish Roots” Confirms Huddersfield Frontman Karlan Grant

Huddersfield striker Karlan Grant has confirmed that he is not eligible to play for Ireland despite recent speculation surrounding a potential call-up to the Boys in Green. The 21-year old had impressed in his debut Premier League season after making a mid-season move to Huddersfield from Charlton Athletic, scoring four goals in 13 games despite the Terriers’ struggles. Grant is …

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Jim McGuinness Has Been Sacked By Charlotte Independence After Difficult Start To Season


Jim McGuinness has been sacked by Charlotte Independence. The American club have relieved the Donegal man of his duties after a poor start to their season in the USL Eastern Conference, the second tier of soccer in the United States. In his first position in senior football management, McGuinness oversaw just one win in 14 matches, experiencing a difficult start …

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“I Text Him Last Night And Said, ‘Look, You’ve Got A Big Part To Play In This Ireland Team”


“He needs a fresh start.” When James McCarthy suffered a double-leg break against West Bromwich Albion in January 2018, the television cameras panned away to a worried-looking Seamus Coleman sitting in the stands. The Republic of Ireland captain was still recovering from a similar injury, 11-days away from making his return to the first-team after nine months on the sidelines. …

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Robbie Keane Offered Assistant Manager Job By Middlesbrough


“If the FAI or Mick McCarthy had an issue with me considering this job, I’d just have said ‘thanks but no’ to Middlesbrough.” Robbie Keane has revealed that he has been offered the opportunity to become Middlesbrough’s assistant manager. Jonathan Woodgate has been named as the new manager of the Championship side, and he wants his former teammate to join …

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