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Arsenal Name Team For Norwich Clash

Arsene Wenger has named his team to face Norwich City in this afternoon’s Premier League tie. Mathieu Flamini starts in the side as a defensive midfielder, while Hector Bellerin misses out to injury. TEAM NEWS: Here is your @Arsenal team for #NCFCvAFC pic.twitter.com/NHgI6B9gjy — Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) November 29, 2015 Despite reports that Krystian Bielik was due to make his first …

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Ireland Left-Back Crisis A Worry Ahead Of Bosnia Tie

Dennis Irwin, Ian Harte, John O’Shea. Where have all the left backs gone? The left back position for Ireland was in safe hands for the best part of 20 years. However, things have dried up, and as evidenced on Friday night, it is the one area where Ireland are truly vulnerable. On Friday night in the fog of Zenica, Stephen …

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Tactics Truck: Ireland Withstand Barrage On Left-Flank To Take The Edge

Mehmed Bazdarevic, manager of Bosnia-Herzegovina, had clearly done his homework. Recordings of Ireland’s recent visit to Warsaw would have revealed a very fragile Irish left-flank, that crumbled in the face of Polish probing to deny Ireland automatic passage to next summer’s European Championship finals in France. On Friday night, the personnel comprising that Irish left-side may have been completely different, but the …

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What Should The Republic of Ireland Boss Do With Brady On Monday Night?

The Bosnian fog may have clouded what was a rather poor Irish performance in Zenica, but amidst the blatant lack of visibility at the Bilino Polje Stadium, one thing was clear for Irish fans – the importance of Robbie Brady. Brady’s 82nd minute strike was enough to hand Martin O’Neill’s side a slender advantage heading into Monday’s return leg at the Aviva …

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Offence Will Be Ireland’s Best Defence Against Poland

To paraphrase Liam Harrison and the Goal Celebrities’ famous Italia ’90 song, this writer very much hopes Martin O’Neill gives ‘it a lash’ against Poland on Sunday night. This will have to be tempered of course against a side which boast names such as prolific striker Robert Lewandowski. The Polish talisman is what the focus will be on from the off for Ireland’s …

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Losing To Poland Would Leave A ‘Big Dent’ – Martin O’Neill

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has admitted that defeat to Poland in tomorrow night’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier at the Aviva Stadium would leave a ‘big dent’ in Ireland’s goal of automatic qualification for next summer’s tournament in France. Speaking to media today in Malahide, O’Neill said that defeat tomorrow night ‘will be a big dent in proceedings’ in group D …

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The Starting XI Martin O’Neill Should Pick Against Poland

With Ireland needing a draw at the very least to keep hopes of qualification alive, there is much debate surrounding what team Martin O’Neill will select for Sunday night. Here, Brian Barry offers the XI he would start with to beat Poland. Formation 4-4-2. _____ Goalkeeper: Kieren Westwood In what has traditionally been an easy call for Ireland managers, O’Neill finds …

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Lack Of Youth In Ireland Squad A Cause For Worry

Yesterday, Martin O’Neill announced his provisional squad for Ireland’s crucial upcoming Euro 2016 qualifier with Poland. While the focus is very much on the here and now, ie. the impending Poland match, there is one stat which does not make for easy reading amongst the Green Army. Out of the 35 players selected for the squad, just three (Robbie Brady, James McCarthy, and …

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Rated: Ireland’s Top Four Performers Against The USA

Ireland overcame the USA with a resounding 4-1 win last night at the Aviva Stadium so here we have picked out four of The Boys In Green’s best performers from last night’s victory. 1. Anthony Pilkington For the 64 minutes that Pilkington was on the pitch he caused the US constant headaches down the right flank, thanks in part to the …

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Boys In Green Impress Against Team USA

The Republic of Ireland put their Euro 2016 qualifier defeat behind them with a fine 4-1 victory over the USA in the Aviva Stadium on Tuesday night. Two goals from Robbie Brady and a goal each for Anthony Pilkington and James McClean helped the Irish overcome an attacking American side, who were inadequate in front of goal. On what was …

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Five Ireland Players Who Should Feature Against USA

Following Ireland’s 1-0 defeat to Scotland at Celtic Park last Friday, we pick out five players who should feature against the USA in an effort to give Martin O’Neill something different to think about heading into Ireland’s next round of competitive fixtures. Robbie Brady  The Dubliner came on in the 68th minute to replace Shane Long on Friday and provided much …

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Robbie Keane – Time to Say Goodbye

At 34, Robbie Keane has kicked off what is likely to be his final campaign in an Irish jersey. 135 caps and 62 goals; his record speaks for itself. But the Tallaght native is no longer the force he used to be, and judging by the Georgia game, his name does not inspire fear amongst the defences of Europe. Moving …

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5 Questions Facing Martin O’Neill Ahead of Tbilisi Tie

Brian Barry poses 5 questions facing Martin O’Neill ahead of Ireland’s opener in Group D.   Who will play in goals? O’Neill spent his summer pondering over who to play between the sticks. It was David Forde who was ahead of Keiren Westwood by a nose. The Galway native has never let O’Neill down since the Derryman took over last November. …

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Republic Of Ireland’s Expected Starting XI Against Georgia

With the Republic of Ireland having started a second string side against Oman, we look at the possible starting eleven that Martin O’ Neill will deploy for the important European Championship Qualifier away to Georgia on Sunday. GK: David Forde Shay Given’s pedigree is undisputed but, as he just back in the International set-up following retirement, it would be unfair to …

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Hull City – Transfer Window’s Real Winners

Hull City enjoyed a successful transfer deadline day with some shrewd acquisitions. Colm Hayes discusses. Steve Bruce certainly had to sign a striker to replace Shane Long, and after being rebuffed in his attempts to prise Jordan Rhodes from Blackburn, the manager decided to splash out a club-record fee of £10 million on Uruguayan forward Abel Hernandez. The powerful striker …

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Is This Ireland’s Euro 2016 Starting XI?

Plans are now underway for Euro 2016, and Ireland will be hoping for two things; qualification and progression. Here to discuss Ireland’s Euro 2016 side is Brian Barry. Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane can learn a lot when looking at the minnows who excelled at the World Cup. The likes of Iran, Greece, Costa Rica and USA all exceeded expectations …

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Five Irish Players With a Big Premier League Season Ahead

With the start of the Premier League season just weeks away, Brian Barry looks at five Irishmen with a big year ahead. 1. Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) Jack Grealish is one of a large Irish contingent at Villa. Born in England, his father hails from Dublin which ensures that he is eligible to play for Ireland. Having made his debut …

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