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5 Questions Facing Martin O’Neill Ahead of Tbilisi Tie

Brian Barry poses 5 questions facing Martin O’Neill ahead of Ireland’s opener in Group D.   Who will play in goals? O’Neill spent his summer pondering over who to play between the sticks. It was David Forde who was ahead of Keiren Westwood by a nose. The Galway native has never let O’Neill down since the Derryman took over last November. …

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Derry City Secure Bragging Rights Over Northwest Rivals

Derry City came from behind on Friday night to grab a much deserved win over Northwest rivals Sligo Rovers thanks to goals in each half from Ryan Mc Bride and Aaron Barry. In a first half dominated by Derry City it was Sligo who struck first after ex Derry favourite Eamon Zayed powered past the Derry defence to score, striking the …

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Manchester United Already Looking For A Replacement For Van Gaal

Manchester United are already looking for a long term successor to 61-year-old Louis Van Gaal, according to the Evening Standard. Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp is being lined up as a replacement for the experienced Dutch man. Klopp is expected to leave Dortmund when his contract finishes in 2018 and it is believed that he is the man that has …

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Chelsea Goalkeeper To Sign New Contract

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is set to sign a new contract with the club, when he returns from international duty with Belgium. The stopper looks to have beaten former incumbent Petr Cech to the number one goalkeeping spot and has now been rewarded for his performances. Courtois was pivotal to Atletico Madrid’s triumphant league campaign last season and also led …

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Tottenham Threatened With Legal Action

Sevilla are still fuming at Tottenham Hotspur for snapping up their centre back Frederico Fazio, and are threatening legal action while last summer’s flop signing Erik Lamela promises to do better. The International Business Times reports that the bitterness in the wake of Frederico Fazio’s move from Sevilla to Tottenham Hotspur rumbles on as the Spanish outfit has slapped a stadium ban on their former …

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Arsenal News: Wenger Targeted Birmingham Reject

In today’s Arsenal news, goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has warned new signing David Ospina to expect to spend some time on the bench, and reports suggest Arsene Wenger made a move for Nikola Zigic during the transfer window. Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has not exactly welcomed new employee David Ospina to Emirates with open arms telling him in no uncertain terms that the …

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Forgotten Friday – Royston Drenthe

The closing of the current transfer window was dominated by Radamel Falcao’s move to Manchester United and Danny Welbeck’s move to Arsenal. But one lesser move was the inspiration behind this week’s Forgotten Friday. This week’s Forgotten Friday is former Dutch prodigy Royston Drenthe. Less than ten years ago Drenthe was seen as one of European football’s most prestigious talents. …

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PL Heroes: Arsenal Legend Dennis Bergkamp

This week’s Premier League hero is undoubtedly the greatest technical player ot ever grace the Premier League, Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp. Dennis Bergkamp is one of the most exciting and highly skilled players to ever put on an Arsenal shirt. As a youngster, Bergkamp was part of the youth system at Ajax in his native Netherlands where he learned the philosophy of …

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Diego Maradona Tells The Pope “I Love You”

Argentinian legend Diego Maradona has an audience in Rome with Pope Francis along with a whole host of stars from yesteryear including Roberto Baggio before a charity match. While the superstar’s antics from guzzling industrial quantities of cocaine and a tendency to stray offside (on and off the pitch) would not be consistent with the church’s teachings, the Vatican boss …

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Manchester City May Snap Up Newcastle United Starlet

Manchester City are keeping an eye on Newcastle United hot prospect Rolando Aarons, while one of the the squad players at the Etihad is hoping for a move away. Newcastle United won’t be happy to hear that the Citizens are tracking Rolando Aarons, their eighteen-year-old superstar in the making, writes The Star. The starlet, who has drawn comparisons with Liverpool’s Raheem …

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Chelsea Boss: Fabregas Was Moulded By Arsenal

Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho, says he is not at all surprised by the way Cesc Fabregas has adapted on his return to the Premier League, pointing to his earlier years with Arsenal as key to his development. Fabregas has been central to Chelsea’s ascent to the top of the Premier League, recording some eye-catching assists. They currently sit at the top …

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PA Preview: St. Pats vs Dundalk (7.05pm)

St Patrick’s Athletic and Dundalk go head to head tonight in a massive game at Richmond Park. Peter Boyne previews the clash between the Premier Division holders and the apparent heirs to the throne. This week in the SSE Airtricity League, can be seen as quite a pivotal one. In last year’s renewal of this fixture, St Pats beat Dundalk …

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Look Forward, Not Backwards – Shay Should Not Be A Given

Steve Neville slams the decision to bring Shay Given back into the Ireland squad following his retirement. Toward the end of Giovanni Trapattoni’s reign as Ireland manager, there was a cloud of negativity surrounding Irish football unlike any seen before. The turnstiles turned a little less, the press slammed Il Trap and only Liam Brady seemed to have a good word to …

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Season Could Go Either Way For West Ham

West Ham have bought in a number of new faces during the transfer window to stave off a relegation fight this season. Rob Lyons looks at how the Hammers’ summer dealings will shape the season ahead.  So far West Ham are in midtable and this looks to be where they will stay for the majority of the season when looking at …

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Manchester United Legend Says Rooney Should Play Midfield

Former Manchester United player Paul Scholes has stated that England should use Wayne Rooney in midfield in their qualifier against Switzerland. Scholes revealed his opinion on his column in the Independent. “It is a radical solution and one I would propose just for the Switzerland qualifier on Monday, but I would play Wayne Rooney in midfield. “This is a not …

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Roy Hodgson Unleashes Attack On Critics

Following England’s recent 1-0 win over Norway, Roy Hodgson’s side have come under a lot of criticism for a tepid display  and Hodgson has not held back in his most recent response to the critics in an interview with the Telegraph. England managed just two shots on target against Norway but Hodgson has hit back at the critics who have …

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