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The Company Helping Turn Irish Youth Players Into Professionals: Part 2

In part two of our interview with David Knowles (part one can be found here) of Accelerate Performance Coaching – a company trying to increase the amount of Irish youth players making it as professional footballers – we discuss what type of players the business takes in and coaches, the educational and psychological side to football and how APC are also helping to coach …

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Tweet: Didi Hamann Is Not One Bit Happy With Raheem Sterling’s Agent

Raheem Sterling’s move to Manchester City from Liverpool last summer courted some considerable controversy. Since then the 20-year-old’s agent has kept shtum but today Aidy Ward has been quoted on the subject.  In an in-depth interview with the Mail Online, Ward puts forward his side of the story, stating that his client could have stayed put in Liverpool. “Raheem could’ve stayed, …

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Watch: Gary Neville Destroyed Eden Hazard On MNF Last Night

Eden Hazard has had a very poor start to the Premier League this season and last night on Monday Night Football, Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher finally sunk their claws into the misfiring winger.  Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher are now widely regarded as the top two football pundits in the world of sports commentary. Constantly providing incisive and intriguing …

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Arsenal Legend Suggests That Failure In Europe Could Lead To Domestic Success For Gunners

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes the Gunners’ potential exit from Europe could be a positive in terms of domestic progress. The ex-striker’s statements come ahead of a what is arguably the most difficult period of Arsenal’s Champions League group phase, as they take on the might of Bayern Munich twice in row. The Emirates hosts the German giants tonight (Tuesday) …

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Watch: MNF Analysis Of Manchester United’s 3-0 Win Is Top Notch

Another ‘Monday Night Football’ gem. This time Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher explain how Manchester United bounced back from a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal, to dominating Everton this weekend.  It’ was a bit of a yo-yo couple of games for Manchester United. Heading in to the international break on the back of a 3-0 defeat to Arsenal, all was not …

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Tweet: Manchester City Dominate PL Contingent On Ballon d’Or Shortlist

FIFA have announced their 23-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or, with five Premier League stars making it onto the list.  Of those five, three players from Manchester City are selected – new signing Kevin de Bruyne, expert marksman Sergio Aguero and midfield powerhouse Yaya Touré. The other two top flight players making up the total number of England-based stars come …

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Arsenal Will Move For Russian Striker In January [Report]

After grinding out an impressive 3-0 win against Watford on Saturday, Arsenal have today been linked with a new forward signing this January. Arsenal haven’t won the Premier League in over a decade now but this season, it seems fans finally have belief that they could do it. They currently sit second in the table and the squad Arsene Wenger …

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The Leeds United Cycle Of Upheaval Continues

Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino had a less than flattering nickname back in Italy. Due to his penchant for firing managers, he was given the title Il mangia-allenatori – ‘The Manager Eater’. As if to live up that name, Cellino, on Monday morning, dispensed with boss Uwe Rösler after less than five months in the job. Rösler is the fifth …

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Video: Former Arsenal Defender Calls Zlatan Ibrahimovic “S***”

Ex Arsenal flop Sebastian Squillaci made the bold statement to Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s face. Now plying his trade at Bastia in the French Ligue 1 since 2013, Squillaci took it upon himself to insult the Swedish icon. Ibrahimovic actually scored both goals in a 2-0 win for the Paris side, which might go some way towards explaining the former Arsenal defender’s outburst. After the win at the weekend, Squillaci …

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Former Ajax Coach Claims Memphis ‘Must Be Corrected’

Former Ajax coach Co Adriaanse is the latest manager to show concern regarding Memphis. The troubled Manchester United winger has been labelled a “Peruvian pan flute player” (reference) who “needs to be corrected” on Dutch TV. Memphis has endured a difficult start to life at Manchester United, with boss Louis Van Gaal and assistant manager Ryan Giggs on his case in recent weeks, and he was …

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The Company Helping Turn Irish Youth Players Into Professionals: Part 1

In part one of our interview with David Knowles of Accelerate Performance Coaching – a company that’s helping young Irish players further their football-related careers – we speak about how David became involved in coaching kids, how a career in England is not the only career path available to Irish players and the impact the under-17 and under-19 leagues could have on …

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Video: Class Of 92 Documentary To Air On Their New Club

The legendary Class of 92 are now in search of a different kind of success – as owners of a lower league football club. The trailer for upcoming BBC documentary ‘Out of their League’ has been released, which focuses on Manchester United’s famous Class of ’92 and their takeover of non-league outfit Salford City FC. Retired players Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, …

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These Premier League Players Have Been Classed As ‘Overweight’

Premier League stars such as Branislav Ivanovic, John Terry, Memphis and Wilfried Bony could be deemed overweight by NHS standards. The Manchester Evening News have revealed a list of those Premier League footballers that are over the overweight threshold of the health service’s guideline of 25 BMI. The Body Mass Index (BMI) is calculated using height and weight. NHS guidelines state that if your BMI …

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Yaya Toure Has Just Snapped At The English Media

“These people are not very smart.” In a lengthy and extraordinary tirade, Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure vented his frustrations on England’s footballing media, adding that he’s ‘sick of football’. The interview, in which the 32-year-old calls those who were ‘spreading bulls**t’ beasts, is remarkable in it’s vitriol. “In recent weeks, journalists have spoken about a new beginning for me. …

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