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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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Sean Cox To Attend Charity Legends Game In His Honour

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Liverpool supporter, Sean Cox, will leave his hospital surroundings for the first time since his attack, to attend a charity football match arranged in his honour.  This Friday, April 12, a team of Republic of Ireland legends will face a team of Liverpool legends in the Aviva Stadium to raise money for the Sean Cox Rehabilitation Fund. Mr Cox was …

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Ten Absent Players Capable Of Injecting Quality Into Ireland’s Setup

Ireland recorded six points out of six in their Euro 2020 Qualifying Campaign as Mick McCarthy returned to the helm as Irish boss. For the first time in many years, arguably since McCarthy’s last tenure, Ireland deployed a structured system that offered the perfect balance of a high pressed, energetic defence and a purposeful and more imaginative attack. Among those …

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Breaking: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Confirmed As Permanent United Boss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has officially been confirmed as the new Manchester United manager following a statement released by the club this morning. The official Twitter account of Manchester United confirmed the news this morning with a statement from executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. Ole’s at the wheel! We can confirm that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed as #MUFC manager. — …

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The Winners & Losers Following Ireland’s International Break

Mick McCarthy’s return as Ireland boss has heralded two wins and two clean sheets as Ireland top their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign. In what has been an eventful week on and off the pitch, spirits have been raised with the collection of maximum points and a clear change in approach. As the international break draws to a close, we examine …

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Champions League Draw: Spurs Draw City In Quarter-Finals

The draw for the 2019 Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals has taken place with one all England tie to look forward to.  Tottenham Hotspurs, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City were all in the bowls alongside Barcelona, Ajax, Porto and Juventus. It is the first time since 2009 that four English Premier League sides have made it to the …

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James McClean Blasts ‘Hypocritical’ & ‘Stupid’ English FA

James McClean has fired shots at the English FA after once again coming under abuse from QPR fans as they played Stoke City over the weekend.  It wasn’t the first time the Derry-native has been forced to make himself heard following attacks from rival fans and all things considered, it likely won’t be the last. His Stoke side were involved …

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The UFC’s Pound-For-Pound Rankings Reimagined As A League Table

We restructured the UFC’s official pound-for-pound rankings by measuring form and performance within the last five years in a format similar to a football league-table. Before we get into things, let’s lay down the ground-rules. Scores will be allocated to fighters based on the results they have achieved in their careers within the last five years – or since the …

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Emiliano Sala Plane Wreckage Has Been Located

The plane at the centre of the search for footballer Emiliano Sala has been found. The aircraft, containing Cardiff City signing Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, went missing over the English Channel on January 21. Having flown from Nantes, where Sala played for the Ligue 1 namesake club, the flight was the subject of an intensive three day search by Guernsey …

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12 Quick Conclusions From Manchester City’s 3-1 Win Over Arsenal

After a shocking defeat to Newcastle in midweek, Premier League champions Manchester City righted the ship against Arsenal at the Etihad. Following Liverpool’s surprising draw against Leicester, City have now thrown down the gauntlet to the Reds, who lead by just two points with a game in hand. They visit West Ham on Monday night in the knowledge that they …

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Roy Keane: “I Was Intense Because I Was Fighting For My Life”

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Former Republic of Ireland player and assistant manager, Roy Keane, sat down with ex-Munster star, Donncha O’Callaghan to discuss life after retirement for a new Virgin Media documentary entitled, ‘Game Over: True Lives’.  During the interview, Keane, who is set to join up again with Martin O’Neill at Nottingham Forrest, discussed a range of topics including his attitude as a player, adjusting to …

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