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Irish Interest Aplenty As Focus Turns To Football League Playoffs

Last weekend represented the final day of the season across the English Football League with the Championship, League One and League Two all wrapping up their 46 game campaigns. In the Championship, Daniel Farke’s N0rwich were confirmed as champions as they beat Aston Villa and will return to the Premier League alongside a Sheffield United side containing a host of …

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Bamford Charged As El-Ghazi Red Rescinded After Leeds & Villa Melee

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has been charged with ‘successful deception of a match official’ following his involvement in an altercation during their game with Aston Villa. The incident occurred between the striker and Aston Villa’s Anwar El-Ghazi with the midfielder receiving a straight red card from referee Stuart Attwell despite video footage showing the Villa man barely touching his …

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Under Mick McCarthy Conor Hourihane Can Be Ireland’s Newest Talisman

Over the last two international qualifying campaigns, a talisman in green has stepped up for Ireland when they have required one most. In 2014/2015 as Martin O’Neill’s side clamoured towards Euro 2016 it was striker Jon Walters whose goals, endeavour and work rate helped Ireland reach the tournament finals in France. In 2016/2017, although Ireland didn’t reach the World Cup …

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Scott Hogan To End Villa Nightmare As Sheffield United Move Looms

Ireland striker Scott Hogan looks set to leave Aston Villa on loan after passing a medical with fellow Championship side Sheffield United. Hogan moved to Villa Park in January of 2017 from Brentford for a fee of £9m – potentially rising to £12m, but the striker has failed to live up to expectations in recent seasons. The Irish frontman has scored …

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Conor Hourihane Continues Good Form With Christmas Cracker Vs Leeds

Republic of Ireland international midfielder Conor Hourihane has been in excellent form for Aston Villa this season and scored a tremendous goal to put his side 2-0 up against Leeds United at Villa Park. Hourihane received the ball after some excellent work from striker Johnathan Kodjia and 20 yards from goal the midfielder unleashed a curling effort which evaded the reach …

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Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest Draw In Ten Goal Classic

Nottingham Forest were denied a chance to move into the Championship play-off spots by a rampant Aston Villa. The two sides remain unbeaten in November after an instant classic that saw them score five goals apiece at Villa Park. Forest were two up within six minutes, with Lewis Grabban and Joao Carvalho getting on the scoresheet, both assisted by Joe …

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Watch: Hourihane Free Helps Villa To Best Win Of Their Season

Aston Villa’s start to the season was a dreadful one. After three straight wins, just one more would follow in the next eleven games, as they were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Burton Albion and fell dramatically off the pace in the Championship table. Steve Bruce was sacked as manager of the side, and was replaced last month …

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Hogan Frustrated At Lack Of Villa Playing Time Under Ex-Boss Bruce

Republic of Ireland international, Scott Hogan has accused former Aston Villa manager, Steve Bruce of making false promises in order to keep him at Villa Park for longer.  Bruce signed the 26-year-old from Brentford in January of last year for £12 million and while he featured heavily for Villa in the second half of last season, Hogan is yet to make …

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Stephen Ireland Signs Short-Term Deal With Bolton Wanderers

Stephen Ireland

Former Republic of Ireland international, Stephen Ireland has signed a short-term deal with Championship side, Bolton Wanderers after being released by Stoke at the end of last season.  The 32-year-old made five appearances last year for the Potters but was plagued by injury during his time at the club and missed the entire 2016-17 season with a broken leg. He …

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John Terry Announces Retirement From Football

Former England captain John Terry announced his retirement from football on Sunday with the 37-year-old central defender now set to pursue a career in management. Terry, who spent the bulk of his career with Chelsea, captained second-tier Aston Villa last season. Now the Birmingham club reportedly now want him to join their coaching staff as part of a new-look set-up, …

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