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FAI Ford Cup Preview: Drogheda United vs Derry City

Drogheda United welcome Peter Hutton and his Derry City team to United Park this Friday night for the FAI Ford Cup quarter-final. Hosts Drogheda come into this game following a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Athlone last Friday night while Derry come into it following a heavy 5-0 defeat against high flying Dundalk. Drogheda manager Damien Richardson must plan …

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Liverpool Boss: Not Resting Striker Led To Injury

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has claimed the thigh injury that Daniel Sturridge suffered during England training could have been prevented and admitted he was disappointed with the management of the 25-year-old’s training schedule. Rodgers spoke to talkSPORT and admitted he was frustrated that the striker suffered what he deemed to be a preventable injury. “The only disappointment for us was …

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John Delaney Feature Is A Disgrace To Irish Football

Eoin Hallissey blasts the decision by one of Ireland’s media houses to run a multi-page spread and documentary about FAI CEO John Delaney. The Sunday Independent’s entertainment section has been elevated to a strangely prominent spot in the Irish sporting mind this week. A video feature, coupled with a multi-page spread in Life magazine has seen celebrity features writer Barry …

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Star Striker Keen On Lengthy Stay At Manchester United

Radamel Falcao has been speaking about his move to England, as the star striker was unveiled along with fellow new signing Daley Blind. The Colombian superstar stated that he is hoping for a lengthy stay at Old Trafford beyond his one-year loan. The 28-year-old surprisingly spoke in English as he was unveiled to the press and the Colombian stated that …

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Top Five Players Making Premier League Debuts This Weekend

With so many incomings and outgoing on transfer deadline day a number of players are set to make their Premier League debuts. It is set to be an exciting weekend of Premier League football and we look at five players who are set to be unveiled this weekend and get their first taste of the greatest league in the world. 1.Radamel …

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The Big Year Part Two: Northern Ireland and the 1986 World Cup

Conor Heffernan continues our journey into the history of football in Ireland. This week we remember Northern Ireland’s venture into the 1986 World Cup. 1986 was a fine vintage for Irish football both North and South of the border. Jackie Charlton was appointed Republic of Ireland manager and was about to herald in a new era of success for the …

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Phil Jones Injury: New Formation For Manchester United?

Colm Hayes discusses the potential change in formation that Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal may use this weekend as a result of the injury sustained by Phil Jones on international duty. No Manchester United defender has covered himself in glory this season, but Phil Jones has still been the most impressive. A hamstring injury picked up on international duty …

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World Records (No.13) – Eddie Quigley to Preston North End  

This week’s world transfer record segment looks back at the move of Eddie Quigley to Preston North End. Ever since the introduction of professionalism in football by the English FA in 1885, there have been 43 world transfer records. Over the next few months, Karl Graham will be bringing us up to date with the history behind every single record. …

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Liverpool Boss: Committed To Giving Youth A Chance

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has spoken of his commitment to giving youth a chance, as he looks to building Liverpool’s future. Brendan Rodgers has reaffirmed his commitment to bringing young players through at Anfield, in an interview published in The Liverpool Echo. The Irishman claimed that despite the massive summer spending spree which netted ten new players the club affords youngsters the best opportunity …

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Liverpool Boss Criticises England Setup For Injury To Star Player

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has taken to the press to criticise the England set up for the injury to his striker Daniel Sturridge, while he has also spoken of his commitment to giving youth a chance. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has taken a swipe at the English management for neglecting the welfare of their star player, Daniel Sturridge, in an interview with …

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Chelsea Boss Winds Up Pep Guardiola

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist the temptation to have a dig at Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola during last week’s football managers’ meeting at UEFA’s headquarters, according to Spanish media outlet El Confidencial.  The two had a bitter rivalry when the Portugese was Real Madrid boss and Guardiola managed Barcelona. In response to the Spanard’s idea that the grass on football pitches should be limited …

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Rumours: Superstar May Go To Chelsea

Rumours continue to do the rounds that Cristiano Ronaldo may end up back in the Premier League, and Chelsea are reportedly in the hunt to land him. Stories have persisted in recent weeks that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could be in line for a sensational move back to the Premier League next summer. It is difficult to know what to make …

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Arsenal New Boy Eager To Impress In Favoured Role

Arsenal’s deadline day signing Danny Welbeck is eager to show his worth in his favored position as a striker and, with Oliver Giroud out through injury, he is expected to start against Manchester City. In an interview with the Guardian, Welbeck explained that he is confident of his ability as a central striker. A lack of goals for Manchester United could be …

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Arsenal Star Set To Return In October, Says He Will Be Quicker

Theo Walcott has vowed to return quicker and stronger and the winger has admitted that the fitness work he has been doing will benefit the 25-year-old’s already frightening pace upon an expected October return. Walcott spoke to the Guardian about his rehab and explained that he expects to be even quicker upon his return which is expected to be in …

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Controversy Around Manchester United’s Summer Star Continues

The fallout from Marcos Rojo’s transfer to Manchester United continues with the selling club, Sporting Lisbon, and Doyen, the management company that owned 75% of his rights, at loggerheads over the move. The controversy surrounding the transfer of Argentine centre back Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United rumbles on with the Portuguese club’s president Bruno de Carvalho criticising the …

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Ex-Manchester United Coach: Van Gaal Only Concerned With Short-Term

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Former Manchester United coach Mike Phelan has claimed that Louis Van Gaal is looking for short term solutions to push the Red Devils back up to the top four. Manchester United have sold a number of players this summer including academy graduate Danny Welbeck, while fellow academy graduate Tom Cleverley has left on loan. Many former Manchester United players and …

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Blind Set To Fill Manchester United Defensive Midfield Role

Manchester United’s new £14 million signing Daley Blind will play his football in a defensive midfield role at the club, according to former boss Frank de Boer and could be set to make his Premier League bow in his favoured position. Ajax boss de Boer spoke to ITV about the talented 24-year-old, who is noted for his versatility. “He [Blind] …

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