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Which PL Relegations Would Have The Biggest Impact On The Ireland Team?

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: John O'Shea of Sunderland reacts during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Sunderland at Bet365 Stadium on October 15, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Having looked at the best outcome for the Republic of Ireland national team resulting from potential Premier League promotions, we now look at the scenario for Irish players in the relegation scrap. In the past the relegation of Reading, Wolves and Hull has wiped out a large proportion of Irishmen from the top flight. Last season, three regulars in Rob Elliot, Wes Hoolahan …

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Change In Football And The Fall Of Leicester City’s Fantastic Horse’

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There’s nothing quite as polarizing in football as change. A winning team fears change, anything that might upset the delicate equilibrium within which their hot streak is precariously balanced is shunned. Alternatively, a losing side welcomes change of any kind with open arms. Often a team that replaces a losing manager enjoys a bounce in form, the addition of a …

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Opinion: Why Leicester City Are Not Really Underachieving This Season

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City applauds the crowd in defeat after the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Leicester City shocked the world last season by winning an unlikely Premier League title. This season, they are in a relegation battle and many see this as them under-achieving. However, maybe they’re not under-achieving this season and just massively over-achieved last term. The Foxes are currently only one point outside the relegation zone in sixteenth and on a run of …

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Leicester City Boss Claudio Ranieri Receives The Dreaded ‘Backing Of The Board’

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 16: Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Leicester City at Villa Park on January 16, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Beleaguered Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been given the public backing of the club on Tuesday following reports his job was at risk. Having escaped relegation in 2015, Ranieri guided the 5000/1 outsiders to a fantastical first ever Premier League title last season. This season however, it appears there has been a resumption of normal service. Hovering only a …

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Manchester United Boss Mourinho Somehow Defends Mata’s Reckless Tackle On Vardy

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 01: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United gives instructions during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Hull City at Old Trafford on February 1, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Manchester United cruised to a 3-0 win over champions Leicester on Sunday afternoon, however one incident in particular has sparked much debate: Juan Mata’s late tackle on Jamie Vardy.  Despite the instigator of the incident, Mata, admitting he was late and ‘lucky’ not be sent off, his manager, Jose Mourinho, has taken to deflecting criticism away from the player and …

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Opinion: Is It Time For Leicester To Say Goodbye To Claudio Ranieri?

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Claudio Ranieri, Manager of Leicester City looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley and Leicester City at Turf Moor on January 31, 2017 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Claudio Ranieri was serenaded by Andrea Bocelli at Leicester City’s title celebrations last May, singing his hit “Time to Say Goodbye”. Fast forward nine months and many Leicester City fans will have that thought circulating in their heads as the side sits in 16th position on 21 points. A defeat against Manchester United this Sunday, and other results going against …

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Chelsea’s Matic On Alonso’s Brace And Keeping The Pressure On Those Below Them

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Nemanja Matic of Chelsea controls the ball during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea at The King Power Stadium on January 14, 2017 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Chelsea Football Club had an eventful weekend. Diego Costa’s reported bust-up with Antonio Conté has proved a fertile point of conversation in Chelsea village this weekend. The reported £80 million plus fee offered by Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian is amazing but at the same time credible. Conté’s insistance that the striker’s absence was simply due to a bad back seems …

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Twitter Reacts As Chelsea Ease Past Leicester Despite Costa Absence

Chelsea resumed their impressive dominance in the league following their defeat at Spurs with a convincing victory over the champions. With Diego Costa not with the squad after a supposed row with Antonio Conte culminating in the Italian barking “Go to China!”, it wasn’t the best of news cycles for the London side. Prior to kick-off, the former Juve boss …

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Assessing Each Of Robbie Brady’s Possible Transfer Destinations

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna, Austria 12/11/2016 Austria vs Republic of Ireland Austria's of Ireland Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Since the opening of the transfer window, Robbie Brady has become the subject of a speculated bidding war. Expected to leave last summer, the Norwich City man was one of Ireland’s star performers at Euro 2016. The Irish Independent have linked Brady with moves to Leicester City, West Ham United and Crystal Palace while Newcastle-based outlet Chronicle Live have linked the Baldoyle man with …

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One Of Liverpool’s Goalkeeping Targets A Definite No Go, According To Player’s Manager

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 17: Kasper Schmeichel of Leicester City celebrates after the final whistle during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Leicester City at Bet365 Stadium on December 17, 2016 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

With much of Liverpool’s fan base currently unhappy with the club’s options in goal – Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius – they will not be too pleased to learn that one of the Reds’ transfer targets for the position looks to have been ruled out.  While rumours have been aplenty regarding Joe Hart potentially moving to Merseyside, Friday’s news concerns …

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Leicester City’s Magic Now A Disappearing Act

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 03: Andy King (C) of Leicester City reacts after missing a chance during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Leicester City at Stadium of Light on December 3, 2016 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Leicester City could be the first team in Premier League history to be relegated as champions. But where has it all gone wrong for the Foxes? Last season’s stunningly bizarre triumph appears to be a distant memory as Claudio Ranieri’s men sit just two points above the drop zone. 13 points from 14 games is a woeful return. This is a team that …

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Leicester’s Success Acknowledged As Vardy And Mahrez Named On Ballon D’Or Shortlist

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez were both named in the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist after a stellar season last year saw the duo score 42 goals and provide 17 assists between them. Other standout performers in Leicester’s title-winning season miss out, such as N’Golo Kanté, Christian Fuchs and Wes Morgan, with only three defenders making the shortlist. Vardy …

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The Coshcast: Red Monday, Red Icardi

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: Jose Mourinho, Manager of Manchester United reacts during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Leicester City at Old Trafford on September 24, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

This week on the Coshcast: Liverpool and Manchester United share similarities with abstinence in that both are anti-climax. José Mourinho spoils Liverpool’s party again but only by a David de Gea’s breath, while Chelsea do to Leicester what everyone did to them last season. Bob Bradley wears a pullover but can’t pull one over on old Arsene, and Manchester City ask …

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