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UEFA Clear Path For Home-Nations & ROI To Reach Euro 2016

With England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all currently experiencing good starts to their respective Euro 2016 qualifying campaigns, the dream that all nations could reach the finals has a distinct possibility of becoming a reality. If all Home-Nations and the ROI were to arrive in France in 20 months time it would be an inaugural …

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5 Things to Know About Irish New Boy Cyrus Christie

22-year old Derby defender Cyrus Christie has received a call-up to the Boys In Green and could feature against Scotland. Here are five things to know about the Irish new boy. 1) He’s A Derby Regular Cyrus Christie plays for Championship outfit Derby County. He’s played in all but one of their games and they currently lead the Championship, conceding …

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Sunday League’s ‘Winter Break’ Is Fast Approaching

David Rusk discusses the consequences of pitches being unplayable throughout the winter period of Sunday League football and the implications this presents. We wait patiently, every member of the team from number one to sixteen. (Assuming your team has sixteen players.) The cold snap is about to come upon us, after only five league matches. Now, the big question on everyone’s …

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Tottenham’s Adebayor Denies Criticising Fans

Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor has denied criticising the club’s fans following his recent comments regarding the atmosphere at White Hart Lane. The Togo striker said after the home defeat to Stoke at the weekend that it would be better if the club played away from home due to the negative atmosphere created by home supporters. However, the 30-year-old has issued …

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No Timescale On Recovery For Everton’s Barry

Scans have revealed Everton midfielder Gareth Barry has sustained ankle ligament damage but it is still too early to put a timescale on his predicted recovery. The 33-year-old was carried off just 13 minutes into Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Sunderland after a late tackle by Jordi Gomez and – although initial fears of a broken leg were allayed quickly – …

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Southampton’s Schneiderlin Hints He Could Leave Next Summer

Southampton midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has hinted he could leave the club next summer if they do not qualify for the Champions League. The France international had looked set for a move away from St Mary’s last summer, only for the club to refuse to let him leave. Saints have made a fantastic start to the Barclays Premier League season under …

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A-League Roundup Week 5 – What’s The Story? (Perth Glory)

Gavin Bergin is here with a roundup of all the action from week five in the A-league. As alluded to in our season preview, last season at Perth was, at best chaotic, and at worst a complete shambles. In-fighting and club politics led to the sacking of the manager, and apparently some serious soul searching among those involved at the club. …

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Premier League Heroes: Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard

This week’s ‘Premier League Hero’ is one of the the world’s most renowned central midfielders; Liverpool and England legend Steven Gerrard. ‘Stevie G’ is arguably the greatest midfielder to ever grace the Premier League’s modern era. The one-club man is one of the most influential as well as diverse players to ever be seen in English football as he has …

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Liverpool Vs Chelsea: A Tale Of Two Strikers

With Liverpool struggling and chelsea prospering this season, encapsulated in the Reds’ 2-1 defeat to Jose Mourinho’s men at Anfield last Saturday, Colin Keane looks at the differences in attack between the Blues and the Reds. Last weekend’s instalment of the Premier League provided a number of talking points. Potentially costly slips from Manchester City and Arsenal along with Manchester United’s continued …

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To Represent Scotland Or Ireland – Or Does It Matter At All?

Following Gordon McQueen’s comments regarding Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy’s decisions to play international football for Ireland, Stephen Twomey looks at the factors which would have influenced both players’ decisions.  There was always going to be at least one “pundit” who would stick their oar in with regards the national allegiances of James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady in advance of our …

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Everton Boss Left Frustrated At Refereeing Decisions

Everton boss Roberto Martinez claimed Sunderland should have had two men sent off after a hard-fought draw on Wearside. Midfielder Jordi Gomez, who played under Martinez at Wigan, and striker Connor Wickham were perhaps both fortunate not to see red as referee Lee Mason adopted a lenient approach during a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light. Gomez, who had …

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The 10 Best & Worst #WengerOut Tweets From Arsenal’s Horror Week

There’s nothing like a crisis to bring people tweeting in their droves. Arsene Wenger finds himself the unfortunate recipient of a new #WengerOut campaign. These are the best/worst tweets.    1.@indykaila, football transfer news extraordinaire appears to have inadvertently helped the #WengerOut campaign he was asked to tweet about by err….tweeting about it. Don’t want to say much but certain @Arsenal …

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Swansea Captain: ‘It’s Great For The Team To Take That Next Step’

Swansea skipper Ashley Williams is confident Garry Monk’s high-fliers can take the next step and beat the Barclays Premier League’s big boys on a regular basis. The Welsh club moved into the top five with their 2-1 comeback victory over Arsenal at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon and belief is growing that they can better their best Premier League …

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5 Things To Know About Ireland New Boy David McGoldrick

Ipswich Town’s David McGoldrick has been called up the Republic of Ireland squad for the games with Scotland and the USA. Here’s everything you need to know about the new boy. 1. McGoldrick Says No To Scotland The current Ipswich striker is adopted and qualifies for Ireland through his birth grandmother. Although he was born in Nottingham, England, McGoldrick was courted …

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Arsenal Defender: ‘We Have To Play Simple, Even If We Are 1-0 Up’

Per Mertesacker says Arsenal must heed the lessons of back-to-back collapses against Anderlecht and Swansea and start playing “serious football” to get their season back on track. It was groundhog day for Arsenal and their supporters at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday afternoon following Alexis Sanchez’s 63rd minute goal – the Chilean’s 12th of the season and sixth in his …

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Tottenham Striker Bemoans Negative Atmosphere

Emmanuel Adebayor says Tottenham’s players are paralysed by fear at White Hart Lane and would rather play away due to the negative atmosphere generated by the club’s supporters. The Togo striker, speaking after Spurs’ 2-1 home defeat against Stoke on Sunday, said the players were afraid to get on the ball during the contest but added Mauricio Pochettino is not …

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Oscar Pens New Chelsea Deal

Oscar has signed a new five-year deal with Chelsea, the Barclays Premier League leaders have confirmed. The 23-year-old joined the club from Internacional in the summer of 2012 and has been a vital member of the first-team since, scoring 11 goals last season. The attacking midfielder has added four more goals in 15 appearances this term and has now committed …

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Is It Time For Arsene Wenger To Go?

The debate on whether Arsene Wenger and Arsenal should depart ways has reared its head again, this time only eleven league games into the season. Yet it’s the umpteenth time since Arsenal’s move to the Emirates that a ‘Wenger Out’ chorus has grown louder. Is it finally time for change? It’s come a little bit earlier this year than in …

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