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The Best Tweets As Ireland Beat World Champions Germany

Last night was one of the greatest nights in Irish footballing history. Scratch that. Last night was one of the greatest nights in history. Shane Long’s second half strike stunned the world champions, and saw Ireland record one of the biggest ever upsets in European football. Since taking over at the end of 2013, Martin O’Neill has talked about making the …

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Watch Two Outstanding Goals As Southampton Destroy Vitesse

It was a fantastic night for everyone involved at Southampton F.C. as their revolution continues, just over four years since their promotion to the Championship from League One. Facing Chelsea feeder club Vitesse, the Saints played their opponents off the pitch, fans witnessing the club’s first European win at Saint Mary’s since 1981. Graziano Pelle scored this belter after an extraordinary …

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Video: Shane Long – ‘We’ve Kept It In Our Own Hands’

Following his equalising goal against Poland last night, Shane Long spoke to the FAI about how it felt to come on and save Ireland from what would have been a crushing defeat. Long also spoke about the fact that James McClean’s tackle on Arkadiusz Milik was one of the turning points in the game and it notched up the atmosphere within the …

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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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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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Top 10: Best Players To Leave The LOI In The Last 10 Years

The League of Ireland has become a bigger and bigger shop window for clubs from across Britain, with the talent emerging from the league rising steadily to the stage where now much of Ireland’s international squad is made up of ex-League of Ireland legends. Here we select 10 of the best to have left our league in the last 10 years. …

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5 Players Who Could Replace Robbie Keane

The day looms ever closer when Robbie Keane must inevitably end his international career. The world’s highest scoring international player currently playing the game has been a great servant to Ireland but we must, at some stage, find a replacement.  It is difficult to select any member of the current Ireland squad who could replace Keane but here we take a look at …

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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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Starting XI Martin O’Neill Should Pick vs Scotland

Brian Barry discusses the XI that he believes Ireland manager Martin O’Neill should deploy against Scotland on Friday.   Formation: 4-4-2 Scotland are likely to line up as a 4-4-2, or 4-4-1-1. Although Ireland played with a more conservative 4-5-1 against Germany, Martin O’Neill’s side should go to Glasgow with more abandon, confident of getting a win. In this regard, …

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Premier League Preview – Southampton Vs Leicester City

Southampton, the surprise package of the season, host a Leicester City side struggling for form this weekend, Gavin Bergin previews the game. What a feeling it must be to be a Southampton fan this season. They continue to roll on despite the very public clear-out at the club during the summer. They’ve unearthed a new hero, or rather two new heroes, in …

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Teams’ Playing Styles: Southampton

In the first of a series looking at Premier League teams’ playing styles, Gavin Nolan takes us through the style of play which Ronald Koeman has got his Southampton side playing this season. In 2007 Southampton were in fear of relegation to League Two. Last Saturday, they solidified their second place position in the Premier League with a 1-0 victory over …

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The Starting XI Martin O’Neill Should Pick vs Germany

Brian Barry chooses the team he believes should line out for the Republic of Ireland against Germany on Tuesday. Ireland travel to Gelsenkirchen on Tuesday on the back of a 7-0 drubbing of minnows Gibraltar. The Irish have a 100% win record so far during this campaign and face a German side that will be chomping at the bit following …

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Irish Football: Where Have All the Strikers Gone?

Brian Barry questions the depth of the Republic of Ireland squad in attack, as they prepare for the games with Gibraltar and Germany. In light of the opening group game, and Martin O’Neill’s latest squad announcement, this Ireland supporter is fully optimistic that the Boys In Green will qualify for France in 2016. However, in a squad which features many the exciting …

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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 Close To Record Signing

Hull City are on the verge of a record signing while Steve Bruce’s men Europa League campaign continues with a game against Belgian side Lokeren. Hull City are close to a record breaking £10 million signing of Palermo striker Abel Hernandez, according to The Mirror. The Yorkshire based outfit have cash to spend after the recent £12 million sale of …

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