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Jack Grealish’s Father Details Influence Of GAA on Villa Captain’s Game

Jack Grealish’s father Kevin has outlined that he feels the Aston Villa captain’s experience playing Gaelic football helped with his development at a younger age. Grealish has been excellent this season since returning to the Premier League with Villa scoring six times and notching up five assists as Dean Smith’s side look to avoid the drop. The 24-year-old’s form has …

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“He Wasn’t Happy When I Left Him Out, But He’s Answered Me In The Best Way”

Irish midfielder Conor Hourihane delivered a man of the match display on Monday night as Aston Villa picked up a much-needed victory over Newcastle at Villa Park. Hourihane ran the game for his side, scoring a fantastic free-kick as well as setting up teammate Anwar El-Ghazi for Villa’s second while notching up a hugely impressive 98% passing accuracy. The win …

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Liverpool Will Play Two Games In Two Days In December

Liverpool will play two games in the space of 24 hours in December after the EFL confirmed that the date of Carabao Cup quarter-final will not change. Jurgen Klopp’s team will play Aston Villa on Tuesday, December 17 at Villa Park in the EFL Cup. The following day, they will play in the Club World Cup semi-final in Qatar. Klopp …

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Conor Hourihane Full Of Praise For “Nuisance” Aaron Connolly

Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane was full of praise for Brighton striker Aaron Connolly after his recent promotion to the senior side following his impressive start to life in the Premier League. Connolly was handed his first Premier League start against Tottenham last weekend and became the first Irish teenager to score a brace in the top flight since Robbie Keane …

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“He Was One Of The Best In Training, I’m Thinking ‘Why Are You Here?'”

Former England striker Emile Heskey has opened up about his time working with Stephen Ireland at Aston Villa outlining that the ex-Irish international was one of the most talented players he trained with. Ireland spent three seasons at Villa following his departure from Manchester City in 2010 and despite impressing in spells, only made 57 appearances at the club, thanks …

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Stephen Ireland On The Two Managers He Didn’t Get On With

Stephen Ireland is viewed by many as one of Ireland’s most gifted yet unfulfilled footballers. Despite playing alongside players such as Carlos Tevez, Patrick Viera and Vincent Kompany, Ireland only ever made six international appearances for the Boys in Green. Various off-field issues have created the narrative that the midfielder is somewhat difficult to work with. However, in a wide-ranging …

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Conor Hourihane Reminds Critic Of Old Tweet After Premier League Debut

Conor Hourihane fulfilled a lifelong ambition on Saturday afternoon. After working his way up from the bottom of the English football pyramid, Hourihane finally got his chance in the Premier League. The Corkman started in midfield for Aston Villa in their defeat away to Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. However, Hourihane still remembers the Villa fan who said he …

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Scott Hogan Set For Aston Villa Exit As Stoke Move Looms

Ireland striker Scott Hogan is reportedly set for another loan move away from Aston Villa with Championship club Stoke City poised to sign the 27-year old. Hogan joined Sheffield United on loan from Aston Villa in January and he helped Chris Wilder’s side to Premier League promotion playing eight times, scoring twice and creating one goal. The frontman added some …

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Conor Hourihane Scored Two Free Kicks For Aston Villa Against RB Leipzig

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Conor Hourihane scored twice for Aston Villa in their final pre-season game ahead of the new Premier League campaign. Hourihane’s reputation as a dead-ball specialist has been well-earned, as he showed with his goal against Georgia for the Republic of Ireland in March. On Saturday afternoon, the Cork-midfielder netted two well-taken free-kicks to help Villa record a 3-1 victory over …

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Report: Glenn Whelan In Talks With Scottish Premiership Club Hearts

Ireland midfielder Glenn Whelan is reportedly in talks with Scottish Premiership side Hearts over a potential move following his Aston Villa release. According to the Scotsman, Hearts are looking for holding midfield options to cover for the injured Peter Haring, with the 35-year old viewed as the perfect candidate to fill the gap. The report also outlines that Whelan is …

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Report: Premier League Sides In Battle For U19s Star Jonathan Afolabi

Premier League sides are reportedly battling for Irish U19 striker Jonathan Afolabi following his impressive performances at the European Championships for the Boys in Green. Afolabi has been without a club since his release from Southampton earlier this year, but had been one of Ireland’s standout performers at the Euros in Armenia as Tom Mohan’s side reached the last four. …

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