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Five Things We Learned From Ireland’s Draw With Austria

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 11/6/2017 Ireland vs Austria Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane speaks to Cyrus Christie, Shane Du

As Ireland rescued a pint at home against Austria, we examine five key talking points as Ireland’s World Cup dream stays firmly on track. A negative selection for what should have been a positive approach Martin O’Neill hinted during the week that Ireland would approach this game looking for a win. Before a ball had been kicked, the team screamed …

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Three Signings Arsenal Could Make To Boost Their Title Ambitions

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Arsenal’s Champions League ambitions may have taken a major hit after failing to defeat Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, but their Premier League title hopes remain firmly in grasp. Wednesday’s draw due to Alex Iwobi’s calamitous own-goal means that unless the defending French champions fail to beat Bulgarian outfit Ludogorets, the Gunners will finish second in their group. However, the draw …

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Real Madrid: How Zinedine Zidane Killed The Galactico Era

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 05: Newly appointed manager of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane looks on during a Real Madrid press conference at Valdebebas training ground on January 5, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez seems to have finally worked out that there are some battles you just cannot win. He has taken on managers with almost spiteful regularity in the past – including sacking three previous Champions League winners over his two spells in charge – but he has met his match in current head coach Zinedine Zidane. There is …

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Arsenal Want These Five Huge Stars To Challenge For The Title

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According to the Daily Star, Arsene Wenger has plans for Arsenal to sign five widely sought after stars of European football in an attempt to fight for the Premier League title. Wenger has already added Granit Xhaka for £30m from Borussia Mönchengladbach, but according to the newspaper, the Frenchman has been given the green light to begin what would be …

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Tactics Truck: Guardiola Tactical Tweaks Lead To Bayern Munich Rout

Arsenal’s 2-0 victory at home to Bayern Munich a fortnight ago was built on the foundation of a solid defence, married to a relentless counter-attacking determination to prevail upon the German champions’ poor defensive transitions. That Tuesday night, in the Emirates, the Gunners lined up in a defensive 4-5-1, preventing their much-vaunted opposition from playing through. Munich’s deep lying-playmaker, Xabi Alonso – …

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Why Have Ronaldo & Bale When You Can Have These XI?

Eoin Lyons compiles a group of eleven players, who together would cost close to the fees paid for just three of Real Madrid’s star players.  Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez cost Real Madrid €265 million altogether. Although this money has undeniably helped Real Madrid strengthen their position as possibly the best team in football, €265 million is a hell of …

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Juan Bernat – The Bayern Munich Signing You May Not Know

As the transfer merry-go-round goes up a couple of notches, one particular singing may have gone unnoticed. The location was Germany, Munich, and as Bayern Munich look to build for next season they completed the signing of a young Spanish left back by the name of Juan Bernat. At just 21 years of age, Juan Bernat was signed as backup …

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The Best XI Absent From The World Cup

With the FIFA World Cup just one day away from kicking off in Brazil, many of the sport’s best and most exciting players have been ruled out of entertaining the world through injury. However, as we come closer to the opening fixture between Brazil and Croatia in Rio de Janeiro, it is fitting to pay tribute to those great players whose …

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Top Ten Players We Won’t See At The World Cup

There will be a lot of talented players watching the World Cup from the ‘comfort’ of their couches this summer as their countries failed to qualify for football’s premier tournament or else they simply weren’t chosen for their national squad. In rare cases, some decided to make themselves unavailable for selection. Tut tut Carlos! Here are the ten most exciting players …

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