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Alan Browne Underlines Ireland Midfield Credentials With Scintillating Performance

Alan Browne turned in an absolutely fantastic performance as his Preston North End side beat Blackburn by a scoreline of 4-1. With the Mick McCarthy-era of Irish football set to begin its second chapter shortly, Alan Browne made a real statement in Deepdale this evening as The Lilywhites welcomed Blackburn for today’s Championship clash. Two assists and a goal saw …

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Bruce Brands Cabbage-Throwing Incident ‘Hugely Disrespectful’

An Aston Villa fan vented his frustration at the club’s poor start to the season by throwing a cabbage at under-fire manager Steve Bruce.  In a dramatic night at Villa Park, Bruce’s side equalized in the last minute to make the game 3-3 before Glen Whelan missed a penalty that would have won the game. Addressing the cabbage incident, which …

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Championship Round-Up: Adams Double Ends Leeds’ Unbeaten Run

Leeds saw their unbeaten start to the Championship season come to a shock end as Che Adams’ brace gave Birmingham a 2-1 win at Elland Road on Saturday. Marcelo Bielsa’s side have set the pace in the race for promotion, but they suffered their first setback as former Leeds boss Garry Monk returned to haunt his old club, securing Birmingham’s …

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Jonathan Walters Close To Ipswich Return On Loan Deal

Ipswich Town are close to securing a loan deal for Jonathan Walters from Burnley, according to reports this afternoon.  The Republic of Ireland international had an impressive spell with the club between 2007 and 2010, scoring 30 goals in that period, before making the move to Stoke City. Walters has been with Burnley since last season but is struggling to …

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Big Green Ladder: Duffy Solid As Hendrick & McClean Bag Goals

The third in Pundit Arena’s season-long weekly look at how the Irish contingent are faring in the English leagues. With all four English divisions in full swing let’s take a look at who is positioned where in the third instalment of Pundit Arena’s Big Green Ladder _____ 1) Darragh Lenihan – Up 2  Another week another clean sheet for Darragh …

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Ireland Prospect Patrick Bamford Close To Completing £10m Leeds Move

MIDDLESBROUGH, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Patrick Bamford of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Middlesbrough and Leeds United at Riverside Stadium on March 2, 2018 in Middlesbrough, England. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford looks set to complete a move to Leeds United in the very near future. Multiple reports have suggested that the former Chelsea forward is on the verge of completing a move to Boro’s Championship rivals, for a deal that could be worth as much as £10m. Leeds United have agreed a fee with Middlesbrough for striker Patrick Bamford. …

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RFU Tackle Height Law Trial Aims To Combat Concussion

WORCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Ben Te'o of Worcester puts a high tackle in on Sam Simmonds of Exeter during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Exeter Chiefs at Sixways Stadium on September 15, 2017 in Worcester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The legal height of a rugby tackle will be lowered next season during a trial aimed at cutting down on concussion and other injuries, rugby bosses announced on Wednesday. The trial will take place in the 43-match Championship Cup competition, which is contested by clubs in English rugby’s second tier. The definition of a high tackle will be lowered from …

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James McClean Closing In On £6m Championship Switch

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: A dejected James McClean of West Bromwich Albion after going from 0-1 to ending the match 2-1 during the Premier League match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at London Stadium on January 2, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley - AMA/WBA FC via Getty Images)

James McClean’s West Bromwich Albion career looks set to come to an end in the very near future. The Irish international arrived at Stoke City’s Clayton Wood training ground on Friday morning, with a view to completing a £5m (plus an additional £1m in add-ons) move to the fellow Championship side as per regional outlets Stoke Sentinel and Express and Star. Assuming the …

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