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Brighton Ban Three Fans For Life After West Brom Trouble

Brighton have banned three fans for life after they were involved in serious crowd trouble at the FA Cup tie against West Bromwich Albion. The three individuals have had their season tickets cancelled with immediate effect following the incidents before and during the 0-0 fourth round draw at the Amex Stadium on Saturday. West Brom fans, a female crowd doctor …

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Hibs Confirm Neil Lennon’s Departure By “Mutual Consent”

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Hibernian confirmed the departure of manager Neil Lennon by “mutual consent” on Wednesday after the former Celtic and Bolton boss was suspended from his role over the weekend. Lennon and assistant Garry Parker missed Sunday’s 3-1 Scottish Premiership win at St. Mirren as an internal investigation was carried out. Hibs said both men have been cleared of any misconduct or …

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Seat Cushions Found “Likely” From Missing Sala Plane

British investigators said on Wednesday it was “likely” that two seat cushions that washed up on the French shore this week were from the missing plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala. Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), which is probing the disappearance of the light aircraft over the Channel on January 21, said the cushions were discovered on the Normandy coastline …

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GAA Felt “Bullied” Into Hosting Liam Miller Tribute Match

GAA Director General Tom Ryan on Liam Miller Tribute match

The GAA director general, Tom Ryan, has confessed that the organisation felt bullied into hosting the Liam Miller match in Pairc Ui Chaoimh last year.  The match, which featured Manchester United against Celtic/Republic of Ireland, was originally fixed for Turners Cross, the home of Cork City FC, the boyhood club of Miller. However, given the level of response to the …

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Roy Keane: “I Was Intense Because I Was Fighting For My Life”

Roy Keane

Former Republic of Ireland player and assistant manager, Roy Keane, sat down with ex-Munster star, Donncha O’Callaghan to discuss life after retirement for a new Virgin Media documentary entitled, ‘Game Over: True Lives’.  During the interview, Keane, who is set to join up again with Martin O’Neill at Nottingham Forrest, discussed a range of topics including his attitude as a player, adjusting to …

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Confirmed: Neymar To Miss Both Legs Of United Clash


Neymar will miss both legs of Paris Saint-Germain’s upcoming Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United after the French club confirmed on Tuesday that the world’s most expensive player would be out for 10 weeks with a metatarsal injury. However, Neymar will not undergo an operation, with PSG saying the Brazilian had instead agreed on “a conservative treatment” that could …

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City Lose Ground On Leaders Liverpool With Shock Defeat To Newcastle

Manchester City’s Premier League title challenge was rocked by a stunning 2-1 defeat at Newcastle, while Manchester United’s late escape preserved Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s unbeaten start in a dramatic 2-2 draw with Burnley on Tuesday. City needed a win at St James’ Park to close the gap on leaders Liverpool to one point ahead of the Reds’ clash with Leicester …

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Klopp: I Don’t Sit In Front Of The TV And Think ‘Damn’ When City Score

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Manchester City will provide relentless opposition in the race for the Premier League title this season. Klopp’s table-toppers lead second-placed reigning champions City by four points heading into this week’s matches. But this week, for the first time since December 15, City will play a league match before title rivals Liverpool, with Pep Guardiola’s men …

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Report: England & Southgate To Make Big Play To Secure Rice This Week

England manager Gareth Southgate is reportedly set to personally check in on Declan Rice as the decision over the 20-year old’s international future edges over closer.  According to ESPN FC, Southgate will be attending West Ham’s clash with Wolves in the Premier League on Thursday night and will make a big play to secure his international services amidst competition from …

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The FPL Fairy Outlines The Key Picks For Gameweek 24

Gameweek 24

The FPL Fairy is back with his top picks ahead of the Gameweek 24 deadline. _____ Gameweek 23 finished with an average points score of 53 across the 6.1m FPL managers and the highest points scoring player was surprisingly Newcastle’s Fabian Schär with a massive 21 points. Mohamed Salah was the most selected captain in the gameweek and he repaid …

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Holders Chelsea Draw Man Utd In Pick Of FA Cup Fifth Round Clashes

Defending champions Chelsea will host Manchester United in the fifth round of the FA Cup, while fourth-division side Newport County could meet Manchester City. United defeated Arsenal in the fourth round last week to record an eighth straight victory under caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but face another tough tie after Monday’s draw paired them with Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea. Welsh …

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Scott Hogan To End Villa Nightmare As Sheffield United Move Looms

Ireland striker Scott Hogan looks set to leave Aston Villa on loan after passing a medical with fellow Championship side Sheffield United. Hogan moved to Villa Park in January of 2017 from Brentford for a fee of £9m – potentially rising to £12m, but the striker has failed to live up to expectations in recent seasons. The Irish frontman has scored …

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Liam Lawrence On ‘Huge Talent’ Rice: “He’s A Better Version Of Eric Dier”

Former Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Lawrence was full of praise for West Ham’s young star Declan Rice but outlined that he cannot understand the 20-year old’s decision to consider representing England. Rice has been mulling over his international future since August when then manager Martin O’Neill outlined that he had left the young midfielder out of his squad amid …

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