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Lineker: Manchester United Captain Is Not An All Time Great

With Wayne Rooney’s best years supposedly behind him former Three Lions legend Gary Lineker has cast judgement on the Manchester United man’s career. Former England striker and BBC TV personality Gary Lineker has been speaking to Talk Sport on Wayne Rooney’s footballing career. Rooney broke into the Everton team at just 16 years of age back in 2002 and announced his …

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Leicester City’s Steve Walsh – The Irish Super Scout

Name: Steve Walsh Age: 61 Job: Assistant Manager at Leicester City. Previous clubs: Bury, Chester, Chelsea, Newcastle United, Hull City. Did you know: Steve worked as Chelsea’s European scout under Jose Mourinho. What do you know about the man who is credited with signing Didier Drogba, Gianfranco Zola and Michael Essien for Chelsea? Probably very little, but this man is …

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Sky Is No Limit For Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish

As the interest continues surrounding Aston Villa youngster Jack Grealish’s international future, a bizarre story has emerged; it is now understood that Grelaish and his whole family have been offered free flights by Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary should Grealish decide to play for Ireland, according to the Irish Daily Star. Apparently O’Leary made this unusual enticement to Grealish’s father and agent, Kevin, following Aston …

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Liverpool Chase European Hotshot

Liverpool are planning a move for Gonzalo Higuain in a deal worth over £30 million reportedly on the cards, according to reports. Arsenal are looking to sign Porto striker Jackson Martinez but with reports in Italy suggesting that Martinez will be Napoli’s replacement for Higuain should he go, Liverpool’s advances could stall Arsenal’s chance of signing the Colombia international, according to the …

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Gerd Muller, Boris Becker and Porn: Jurgen Klopp Reveals All

Borussia Dortmund’s head coach Jurgen Klopp is not a man without a sense of humour. The right combination of banter and barmy, Klopp once told reporters: “My wife wrote a book for children. It’s like Harry Potter – but it’s about football. There’s no Harry Potter flying on his f*cking stick – just football.” Well luckily for football fans, Klopp …

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Liverpool Legend Gerrard Hits Another Career Landmark

Sarah Fitzpatrick looks back at all ten of Steven Gerrard’s Merseyside Derby goals, an achievement that puts him 4th in the all-time scoring charts for this explosive fixture. Last Saturday, we witnessed a tight Merseyside derby between old rivals Liverpool and Everton. It wasn’t the most thrilling of match-ups, besides the two fantastic strikes from Gerrard and Jagielka. Although it may have …

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World Cup Bound: The Irish Homeless Team

With just over two weeks to go before the beginning of the Homeless World Cup, the Irish Homeless team have flown to Chile to acclimatise, train and see the sights. It promises to be an exciting time for those involved and a time to finally put their training to the test. Ireland has a good reputation amongst the other nations at …

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Champions League Preview: Arsenal vs Galatasaray

Arsenal will be looking to pick up their first points of this year’s Champions League as they welcome Galatasaray to the Emirates in a 7:45 KO. Dan Dalton is here to preview this encounter. Form Arsenal struggled in their opening Champions League game as they were ripped apart by an impressive Borussia Dortmund side in Germany losing 2-0. The Gunners …

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Champions League Preview: FC Basel Vs Liverpool

Liverpool can secure six points from their first two Champions League games with a win in Switzerland tonight vs FC Basel. Kick-off from St Jacob-Park is at 7:45pm, Dan Dalton previews this crucial game for the Reds. _____ Form FC Basel struggled in their opening Champions League encounter, being overpowered by the likes of Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo they suffered a …

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Video: Real Madrid Boss Wary Of Ludogorets Threat

Real Madrid come into this game against the weakest team in the group; Ludogorets. Madrid’s Bulgarian opponents almost came away from Anfield with a draw however, so Madrid will need to be wary of a sucker punch from Ludogorets.  Real Madrid for their own part will take massive confidence from beating FC Basel 5-1 in their opening game, which not …

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Video: Liverpool Look Ahead To Basel Clash

Liverpool travel to Basel for their second Champions League tie of the season where they will be hoping to pick up three points and continue their 100% record in the competition so far.  Basel’s opening game saw them lose 5-1 to Real Madrid but their first home tie should provide Liverpool with a sterner test. Manager Brendan Rodgers and midfielder …

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Manchester United To Make Double Juve Swoop

Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has been given more funds to improve his side in this January’s transfer window and it now looks as though United are set to make a £51 million bid for two Juventus players; midfielder Arturo Vidal and centre back Angelo Ogbonna, according to reports in Italy.  Metro reports that United will make an offer ‘imminently’ and that …

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Liverpool Urged To Sign Superstar

Liverpool are keen to sign German international Marco Reus who could be available next summer, writes Dan O’Mahony. The Star reports that Liverpool’s next mega signing could be German attacking midfielder Marco Reus. The Borussia Dortmund man is apparently disillusioned with life at the Bundesliga’s outfit, bemoaning the club’s lack of ambition. He is apparently unimpressed by the departure of key …

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Ireland’s 1990 World Cup Heroes – Where Are They Now?

Last week we looked at Jackie’s Army at the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. It was a time of great heroism for Jackie’s army but as the years have passed, time has forgotten the contribution of these great men. Today we honour their achievements by looking at the great squad and where they are today. Starting XI Packie Bonner …

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Three Conclusions From League Of Ireland Gameweek 29

With the season edging ever closer to its conclusion, Conor Hayes takes us through three of the key talking points from League of Ireland Gameweek 29.  _____ The timing of the FAI Cup semi-finals help no one A lot of grumbling could be heard from Ulster last week as the draw for the FAI Cup semi-finals placed both games in …

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Liverpool Keeper Unphased By Valdes Speculation

Liverpool’s number one Simon Mignolet appears to be unphased by indications that the Reds are looking to sign Victor Valdes on a free transfer.  The rumour of Victor Valdes coming to Merseyside has been doing the rounds for a while now but Mignolet told the Liverpool Echo that if you are at a big club one must accept these kind of rumours. “If …

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Ex-Chelsea Defender Almost Joined Barcelona

Ex-Chelsea centre back David Luiz admits that he almost joined Barcelona and not PSG in the summer transfer window, according to Sky Sports.  David Luiz is a player who caused quite a rift between Chelsea supporters and neutrals alike in his time at Stamford Bridge. The Brazil international was often criticised for neglecting his defensive duties while others found his style of …

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Manchester City Target Superstar Midfielder

Paul Pogba

The scrap to land Juventus’ Paul Pogba is underway with Manchester City leading the race to sign the youngster ahead of Premier League rivals Manchester United and Chelsea. Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini is keen to land Juventus’ Paul Pogba who he has identified as the long term midfield replacement for Ivorian powerhouse Yaya Toure, according to The Sun. The …

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