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Irish International Paul McShane Confirms Reading Exit

Irish defender Paul McShane has confirmed his departure from Championship side Reading after four years at the Madjeski Stadium. McShane arrived at Reading from Hull City and was awarded the captaincy following a string of tremendous displays at the heart of the Royals’ defence. The 33-year old has struggled with injuries over the past couple of seasons and made just …

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Norwich City’s Bus Breaks Down Midway Through Promotion Parade

Championship winners Norwich City’s promotion parade hit a snag on Monday as they celebrated their return to the Premier League. Daniel Farke’s side surprised many as they stormed to the Championship title finishing the season on 94 points, five ahead of second-placed Sheffield United and 11 clear of Leeds United in third. Norwich celebrated their fantastic season with an open-top bus …

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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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The Irish Team Of The Year From Across The English Leagues

Over the past week the Teams of the Year in the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two were announced, with five Irish players included across four divisions. Middlesbrough’s Darren Randolph was included in goal in the Championship’s best XI, Luton’s James Collins and Sunderland’s Aiden McGeady were in the third tier equivalent while Bury pair Joe Murphy and …

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Frantic Friday Sees Callum Robinson Grab Brace While Leeds Slip Up

It was a frantic day of Championship action on Friday as Sheffield United overtook Leeds United in the automatic promotion places. Marcelo Bielsa’s men suffered a shock 1-2 defeat to relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic despite the away side going down to ten men. Leeds knew that they had to avoid defeat to overtake Sheffield United who jumped into second after an …

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Martin O’Neill’s Forest Spell Bares Eerie Resemblance To Irish Struggles

The definition of insanity, they say, is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.  A horribly cliched phrase certainly, but one that is constantly applicable to the way certain managers view the game. Jose Mourinho’s stubbornness arguably got him the sack at Manchester United. Mauricio Sarri’s inability to change his system has led to criticism …

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Barcelona Edge Out United In Old Trafford Ahead Of Nou Camp Decider

Old Trafford played host to the Champions League quarter-final clash between Manchester United and Barcelona this evening. At first, it was all Barcelona as the Catalan giants controlled close to 90% of the possession in the opening sections. Disaster struck early on for Solskjaer’s men as a Luke Shaw own-goal saw them fall behind in the first twelve minutes. Manchester …

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