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Ex-Manchester United Defender: ‘Personal Problems’ Led To Exit

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Ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has claimed that ‘personal problems’ led to his exit from Old Trafford this summer. The experienced defender had signed a contract extension earlier in the summer but then left United to join Juventus and the French full-back now claims that personal problems led to his exit. “I went away from Manchester because of personal problems, …

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Bray Wanderers Vs St Patrick’s Athletic Match Preview

Bray Wanderers host St Patrick’s Athletic in tonight’s televised fixture. Stephen McDonnell is here to preview the Premier Division clash. The saints have come out on top in both fixtures so far this season, each game producing plenty of goals, pats have won 3-1 and 3-2 so far this season against Alan Mathews’ side. Bray’s last league outing saw them go down 2-1 …

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Athlone Town Vs Bohemians Match Preview

Athlone Town welcome Bohemians to Lissywoolen this coming Friday evening in a meeting of two resurgent teams. Adam Kelly previews the Premier Division clash. Athlone, who were, only a few short weeks ago a certainty for relegation are now only three points off UCD in search of a lifeline in the form of a relegation play-off which would be a two-legged …

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Manchester City Players Attract Controversy

In the aftermath of a disappointing Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich, Manchester City players Martin Demichelis and Yaya Toure have attracted headlines for dealings with former managers. Manchester City defender Martn Demichelis  has given the controversy hungry tabloid hacks something to write about in the wake of a bad week for English clubs in Europe. The Argentine centre back had …

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Finn Harps 4-1 Avondale United: FAI Cup Quarter-Final Replay

Finn Park was the venue as Finn Harps overcame a possible FAI Cup upset following their drawn fixture in Cork. Nigel Hegarty was at Finn Park to see Harps win comfortably and proceed to the semi-finals.  After a feisty and somewhat uninspiring encounter between Finn Harps and Avondale United ended in a 1-1 draw in Avondale Park on Sunday, the Munster Senior …

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Chelsea May May Look To Add Superstar Striker

There are renewed concerns around the Chelsea attack, Didier Drogba misfired badly in the game against Schalke while doubts persist over Diego Costa’s fitness. Jose Mourinho may look to Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani to address these issues. Chelsea fans thought with summer signing of Diego Costa and the return of club legend Dider Drogba the had consigned their problems up front to …

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Reports: Manchester United Winger Considering Move Away

According to reports, Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj is considering his future at Old Trafford after he featured for the U21 side on Monday. Spanish website Fichajes.net have reported that the Belgium international is now considering a move away and a possible loan deal may be needed for the talented 19-year-old to get some first team football. With Louis Van Gaal signing …

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Liverpool Boss Praises Striker Who Needs Time To Adapt

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has praised Mario Balotelli for his work rate but has made it clear that the Italian needs time to adapt after just joining the Reds last month. The Italian international has now featured in three games for Liverpool and scored on his Champions League debut against Bulgarian minnows Ludogorets. Brendan Rodgers is pleased with the striker’s …

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Arsenal Eye Free Agents To Solve Defensive Crisis

Arsenal are considering making moves for free agents Joseh Yobo or Diego Lugano as Arsene Wenger looks for a short term solution in defence after a disastrous 2-0 loss to Borussia Dortmund. According to the Daily Mail Arsene Wenger is now looking at signing former Everton defender Joseph Yobo or former West Brom centre half Diego Lugano. Arsenal are short …

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Champions League Matchweek One: Top 5 Performers

The UEFA Champions League got underway this week and it has seen a number of spectacular performances by some of Europe’s most exciting players. Here are five players who stood out in match week one. _____ 5. Jerome Boateng (Bayern Munich) The former Manchester City defender was impressive against his old club as he nullified the threat of Edin Dzeko …

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Newcastle Midfielder: ‘Tackle Helped Save My Life’

Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez who recently announced that he is suffering from testicular cancer has told the remarkable story of how a tackle by Bacary Sagna may have helped save his life. The 31-year-old has now revealed how the diagnosis of the illness came about following a tackle by, then Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna. ‘I had a very hard collision …

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TBT: Memorable Liverpool Moments In European Competition

In this week’s edition of ‘Throwback Thursday’, Karl Graham looks back at some of the most historic nights in Liverpool Football Club’s famous history, specifically their most memorable European moments. Following Liverpool’s first Champions League venture since 2009 as the Reds faced Ludogorets last Tuesday, this ‘Throwback Thursday’ looks at the club’s top five most memorable moments from European competition.  _____ …

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Battle Of The Southeast: Wexford Vs Waterford United Preview

Southeast bragging rights are up for grabs tomorrow night in Ferrycarrig Park as Wexford Youths take on Waterford United. David Pheasey looks at how both teams are shaping up heading into this crucial end-of-season game.  Waterford United will make the short trip across the southeast to play local rivals Wexford Youths, in the final southeast derby of the season. While the …

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Another New Dawn For Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers have announced overnight that manager John Coleman and assistant manager Jimmy Bell have left the club to rejoin Accrington Stanley. Coleman took over the Bit O’ Red after the shock decision by the board to relieve Ian Baraclough of his duties after he had become Sligo Rovers’ most successful manager ever. Coleman came in and split the fan’s …

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Europa League Preview: British Teams

The Europa League kicks-off tonight with three British sides vying for success in the competition. The great adventure that is European football has already begun this week with the Champions League but now Jason Coulter explores the prospects of the three British teams competing in the Europa League this year.  The glitz and glamour of European football is back this week …

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Goalkeepers – We’re Not Crazy You Know!

Tom O’Connor defends the goalkeeping  profession, arguing that the skill and hard work exhibited by netminders is often is overlooked by fans and commentators alike. “That O’ Connor fella’s half mad” was the first positive comment I remember hearing about my fledgling goalkeeping career. It was uttered by one local to another after hearing my 11 year old  high pitched …

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Liverpool Receive Fitness Boost As Striker Is Ahead Of Schedule

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has returned to light training following a thigh injury he picked up while on international duty. The Liverpool striker who has missed Liverpool’s last two games with the injury is not expected to be in contention for Liverpool’s game at the weekend,where the Reds travel to London to face West Ham, but Sturridge could return the following …

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Cult Heroes: Aston Villa’s Savo Miss-A-Lot-Evic

In this week’s edition of ‘Cult Heroes’, Conor Heffernan looks back at the career of former Aston Villa man Savo Milošević.   Savo Milošević, the man from Bijeljina. Bosnian born, but a Serbian legend. Born in 1973, Savo made his name in the early 90s when playing for FK Partizan where he scored an astonishing 65 goals in 98 appearances. …

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