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Xhaka Breaks Silence After Being Stripped Of Arsenal Captaincy

Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka has broken his silence on his clash with supporters during the Gunners 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace which saw the Swiss midfielder stripped of the club captaincy. Xhaka was substituted in the second half by manager Unai Emery and was met with a chorus of jeers from the Emirates faithful as he left the pitch. This led …

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West Ham Striker Anthony Scully One Of Several Changes To Ireland Under-21 Squad

West Ham United striker Anthony Scully has received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad ahead of the upcoming European Qualifiers against Armenia and Sweden. Scully, who is the son of former Ireland B international and QPR winger Tony Scully, has been in tremendous form for The Hammers’ Under-23 side scoring 11 goals and providing six assists …

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Aaron Connolly An Injury Doubt For Ireland’s Upcoming Games

Aaron Connolly has emerged as an injury doubt for the Republic of Ireland’s upcoming games. Ireland play New Zealand in a friendly on Thursday before facing Denmark in a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier on November 18, a game they must win to qualify for the tournament next summer. Both games will be at the Aviva Stadium and Mick McCarthy could …

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Liverpool Hammer Manchester City To Go Eight Points Clear At The Top Of The Premier League

Liverpool have gone nine points clear of Manchester City after hammering their rivals 3-1 at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s team put City to the sword on Sunday afternoon, convincingly beating Pep Guardiola’s side thanks to goals from Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. Bernardo Silva scored a consolation goal for City. Although there are still two-thirds of the season to play, …

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Why Manchester City Weren’t Given A Penalty Before Lead-Up To Liverpool Goal

Liverpool dominated the first half in their top of the table clash against Manchester City on Sunday evening at Anfield scoring twice in the opening twenty minutes. It was a brilliant first 45 minutes against the reigning champions from Jurgen Klopp’s side but their opening goal appeared to come in controversial fashion. In the lead-up to Fabinho’s scintillating strike which …

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Mick McCarthy Hits Out At Derby Following Richard Keogh Sacking

Irish manager Mick McCarthy has explained that he was “astounded” by Derby County’s decision to terminate the contract of defender Richard Keogh. Keogh was sacked by the club last week with immediate effect on the grounds of ‘gross misconduct’ after he was involved in a car crash which saw Derby teammates Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett charged with drink driving. …

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Cliftonville Defender Scores Outrageous Goal From Inside Own Half

Cliftonville defender Conor McDermott scored a brilliant effort from inside his own half as his side defeated Warrenpoint 4-1 in the Irish Premiership. McDermott, who is on loan from League of Ireland outfit Derry City, found the net in his side’s impressive victory with a goal he will no doubt remember for a long long time. Clearly brimming with confidence …

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The Experimental Ireland XI McCarthy Should Play Against New Zealand

Ireland take on New Zealand next Thursday at the Aviva Stadium as they prepare for their crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark. Mick McCarthy selected a 28-man squad ahead of the Dublin doubleheader, with the game against the All Whites an opportunity for the Irish boss to give some fringe players and new faces a chance. After Ireland’s disappointing displays …

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Conor Noss Included While Harvey Neville Misses Out On Irish U19 Squad

Ireland U19 manager Tom Mohan has named his 20-man squad ahead of the European Qualifiers against¬†Switzerland, Gibraltar and Austria. The Boys in Green will play three games in six days in Austria as they look to reach the he Elite Round of qualifiers with the finals being hosted in Northern Ireland next year. Mohan has selected Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Conor …

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Klopp Admits Sean Cox Attack Was Lowest Point Of Liverpool Tenure

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted that the vicious attack on Irish Reds fan Sean Cox in 2018 was the “lowest point” of his tenure at Anfield. Cox suffered devastating head injuries when he was attacked in a random assault by a masked AS Roma supporter outside Liverpool’s stadium in April 2018. Liverpool CEO Peter Moore confirmed that Cox and …

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Upcoming Ireland Friendly Ideal Chance For Promising Duo, But Again Mick Missed A Trick

Contradictions are currency when it comes to Mick McCarthy of late. On Thursday, the Republic of Ireland boss cut his 39-man squad down to 28, ahead of the upcoming friendly against New Zealand and crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark. McCarthy included 17-year-old Tottenham prospect Troy Parrott, who has been all but guaranteed his chance against the All Whites, as …

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PFA Vow To Defend “Unfairly Treated” Richard Keogh After Derby Dismissal

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The Professional Football Association has outlined that they will defend Derby and Ireland defender Richard Keogh after his contract was terminated by the club last week. Keogh was dismissed with immediate effect on the grounds of ‘gross misconduct’ after he was involved in a car crash which saw Derby teammates Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett charged with drink driving. The …

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Stoke City Make Approach For Northern Ireland Manager Michael O’Neill

Northern Ireland have given Michael O’Neill permission to speak to Stoke City about their vacant manager’s position. The Irish Football Association announced on Thursday that the Potters have made an official approach for O’Neill. Stoke are rooted to the bottom of the Championship, with eight points from 15 games and are looking for a new manager after sacking Nathan Jones. …

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