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Dundalk & Cork City: League Of Ireland Run In

As the League of Ireland Premier Division title race hots up, Rob Lyons discusses the intricacies of the remaining fixtures that Cork City and Dundalk must contend with going into the home straight, including a potential league title showdown between the two sides at Oriel Park on the last day of the season. As the situation stands Dundalk are on 63 points with …

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Manchester United Could Swap Mata For Defender

Manchester United are in need of another defensive signing and Atletico Madrid’s Miranda could be just the man, with Chelsea also interested. Atletico Madrid are interested in Juan Mata and the Spain international could become part of a swap deal in January if he is deemed surplus to requirements by Louis Van Gaal. The Madrid club are insisting they will not lower …

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Liverpool Boss Confident Of Keeping Sterling

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident of holding onto arguably his brightest star for the future Raheem Sterling. Rumours have been circulating this week of a possible move to Real Madrid for the young midfielder but Rodgers’ comments to the Liverpool Echo would indicate Sterling will likely stay put at Anfield. “With Raheem we’re relaxed where we’re at with him. …

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Van Persie Reveals Manchester United’s Soul Searching

Manchester United frontman Robin van Persie has been giving the press an insight into the team sit-down following their shock reversal at the hands of Leicester City. Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has revealed there was a lot of soul searching done in the United camp in the wake of their disastrous collapse against Leciester City. The Red Devils, …

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Fan Memories: Celtic Overcome Liverpool In UEFA Cup

In the first of a new series entitled ‘Fan Memories’, Brendan Ogle remembers Celtic’s famous victory over Liverpool in 2003. ANFIELD – 20 MARCH 2003 UEFA Cup Quarter Final 2nd Leg Liverpool v Celtic Nobody gave Celtic a chance but the more I thought about it the more I couldn’t see them NOT winning. Maybe it was the rocky ferry or the dodgy …

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Arsenal Looking To Fix Troubles At The Back

With injuries to Mathieu Debuchy and Nacho Monreal  leaving Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger short at the back, the Frenchman may look to bring in Aston Villa’s Ron Vlaar in the January window to bolster his options. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is struggling to put an effective back four together in the wake of injuries to Mathieu Debuchy and Nacho Monreal. The …

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Manchester United Need To Break Bank To Land Ronaldo

With persistent rumours about a possible Cristiano Ronaldo move back to Manchester United, reports have emerged indicating the amount of cash required to make the deal happen. Meanwhile, a United fan group is taking to the skies to make its voice heard. The Cristiatino Ronaldo transfer saga continues to make the back pages with reports in The Express indicating that a …

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Manchester City Star Slated During Twitter Q&A

Arsenal

This was never going to end well.. Manchester City star Bacary Sagna took part in a Twitter Q&A session, titled #AskBacary, on Thursday night. As expected, the former Arsenal star received a barrage of abuse. Here are some of the picks of the tweets. When the rest of the squad are training on the pitch do u train as well …

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Premier League Heroes: Chelsea’s Gianfranco Zola

Today’s PL hero is a man that won the hearts of football fans worldwide. He is Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola. Gianfranco Zola lit the Premier League alight when he arrived to Chelsea Football Club from Parma in 1996 for £4.5m. The 5ft 6inch Italian had already proven himself in the Serie A but many didn’t think he would be able to …

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Jackie’s Army and Italia 90

“Put em Under Pressure” – Jack Charlton Italia 90, the two sweetest words in the English language. The Republic had yet to experience something called the Celtic Tiger but there was still an optimism in the air. Following a strong début in Euro ’88 and qualification for the World Cup in 1990 Irish fans south of the border were on a …

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League Leaders Longford Look To March On Against Struggling Blues

Waterford United welcome Longford Town to the Regional Sports Centre on Friday night as “De Town” look to edge closer to their return to the top tier of Irish football. For the home side, Friday night’s encounter will offer the young Blues side the chance to grab their first victory since before the mid-season break. Waterford come into the game …

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West Ham Star: ‘No One Is Guaranteed A Game’

West Ham’s stalwart Kevin Nolan could face a challenge in earning his place back in the Hammers’ starting XI ahead of their game against a bruised Manchester United side at Old Trafford on Saturday, according to reports. Speaking to the London Evening Standard, Nolan had this to say: “No one is guaranteed a game, “If you don’t play well there …

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Everton Dismiss Reports Of Star Midfielder’s Departure

Everton boss Roberto Martinez has dismissed reports linking Ross Barkley with a move to Premier League champions Manchester City. The Everton boss was speaking ahead of the Toffees’ crucial Meyseyside derby clash with Liverpool this Saturday and indicated that it is just a rumour and nothing more. “It’s a rumour and we’ll leave it there. We have spoken enough in the …

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Arsenal, Liverpool & Manchester United Target German Midfielder

Three of the Premier League’s top guns including Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool are heading the chase to sign Marco Reus at the end of the season. This follows reports that the Germany international doesn’t want to enter contract talks until the end of the current campaign, according to Sportbild, referenced in the Daily Express. The Dortmund midfielder is a …

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Manchester United Boss To Take Gamble On Defender

Louis Van Gaal could be about to draft in 19-year-old defender Paddy McNair as Manchester United welcome West Ham to Old Trafford on Saturday. United will be missing a number of key players in defence with Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Jonny Evans and the suspended Tyler Blackett all set to miss the clash on Saturday. McNair is a 19-year-old Northern …

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TBT: Top 10 Goalscoring Debuts To Remember

Following Jordan Rossiter’s debut goal for Liverpool in their Capital Cup victory over Middlesbrough, this week’s Throwback Thursday takes a look back at other memorable debut goals. #10 Michael Owen – LIVERPOOL Vs Wimbledon 1997 There was huge excitement when Michael Owen pulled on the red jersey for the first time at senior level. Only 17 at the time, he …

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Manchester United Star Linked With Shock Move To Spanish Giants

Robin van Persie

Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie is being linked with a move to Real Madrid or Barcelona, according to reports in Spain. Spanish newspaper AS has linked the Dutch striker with a move to either Real Madrid and Barcelona. A a move to Real Madrid would seem the more likely destination for the Dutch striker after Luis Suarez recently moved …

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