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On the Road to Chile: Ireland’s Homeless World Cup Team

“One more minute, let’s go!” Graham Tucker’s voice booms around the grounds of St. Catherine’s Sports Ground. Weary eyed players look towards Tucker imploring him to stop the drill. Their efforts are in vain. Tucker is a man on a mission. The Homeless World Cup is just over one month away. If Ireland are to stand a chance, they need …

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Manchester United Midfielder Terminates Contract To Seal Move Away

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According to reports in Italy young Manchester United midfielder Davide Petrucci has terminated his contract as he looks to seal a move to Romanian club Cluj. Highly respected Sky Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio broke the story and there looks set to be more departures at Old Trafford following a number of outgoings in recent weeks with Danny Welbeck, Javier …

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Sligo Rovers & Bohemians Face Off At The Showgrounds

Sligo Rovers and Bohemians face their second game in four days on Monday night as they face off against each other in the Showgrounds. John Coleman has a seriously depleted team to choose from as suspensions and injuries take their toll on the Bit O’ Red. Danny Ledwith, Iarfhlaidh Davoren, Ruairi Keating and Paul O Conor are all suspended while …

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League of Ireland – First Division Roundup

This weekend in the League of Ireland First Division proved to be yet another thriller. With Longford drawing and Shelbourne easing to victory, there is only a single point between the two top dogs as the season edges towards its conclusion. The only game to take place on Friday night was that between Waterford United and Shelbourne. Shels were hoping to …

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League of Ireland – Premier Division Round Up

The weekend’s League of Ireland Premier Division produced fourteen goals over six games. The gap between Cork City and Dundalk was reduced to three points, while at the foot of the table, a draw for Athlone closed the gap between themselves and UCD to three points. The first game of the night came between reigning champions St Patricks Athletic and, …

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Arsenal Midfielder Hits Back At Sky Pundit Following Criticism

Jack Wilshere has responded to Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp, who had criticized the young England and Arsenal midfielder. Wilshere spoke to the Mirror about the criticism he received and claims that the Sky pundit should be more understanding as to why the midfielder could be struggling for consistency due to ongoing injuries. “With all due respect, I think Redknapp should …

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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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