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Bamford Charged As El-Ghazi Red Rescinded After Leeds & Villa Melee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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Five Irish Players With A Point To Prove Under Mick McCarthy

Last week Mick McCarthy decided on his final 23-man squad for Ireland’s European qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. The new Irish boss will have a difficult decision over his starting XI as the Boys in Green look to qualify for their third European Championships in a row. Among McCarthy’s squad are a handful of players with a point to prove, …

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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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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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Plenty Of Irish Goalscoring In The Football League On Matchday Two

It’s still early August, but the domestic season in England is already in full swing. A host of Irish players are making their presence felt in clubs across the Football League. In the Championship, two players on the fringes of the Ireland squad had crucial roles in their teams’ respective wins. Having arrived from Ipswich Town in the summer, David …

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Martin O’Neill Includes A Number Of New Faces In 30-Man Ireland Squad To Face Turkey


Martin O’Neill has named a 30-man provisional Ireland squad for this month’s international friendly against Turkey. It will be the first game for the Boys in Green since November’s World Cup play-off disappointment, and also the first since the manager confirmed his intention to stay on board for the UEFA Nations League and Euro 2020 campaign. In terms of the …

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How A Much-Changed Ireland Should Line Up Against Moldova

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Ireland’s slim hopes of qualifying for next year’s World Cup in Russia will almost certainly crumble to dust if they don’t beat Moldova on Friday night. The good news, however, is that the runners-up spot (if not a playoff place) is still very much in Ireland’s hands. The task (but the execution) is simple: two wins from two guarantees second …

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