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Manchester City’s Unthinkable Rise To Power: Ten Years Later

Just 10 years after he bought struggling Manchester City, Sheikh Mansour has the satisfaction of knowing his billions have transformed the club from perennial underachievers into the kings of English football. Inspired by Pep Guardiola’s managerial genius and the brilliance of Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and company, City’s record-breaking Premier League title triumph last season signalled the club have …

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Shay Given Takes Up New Role With Frank Lampard At Derby County

SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - JANUARY 14: Shay Given of Stoke City arrives prior to the Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on January 14, 2017 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Ireland goalkeeping legend Shay Given has embarked on a new post-playing career with Championship side Derby County. The 42-year-old, who was released by Stoke City at the end of the 2016/17 season but was reluctant to officially retire from the game, has been appointed as the Head Goalkeeping Coach at Derby as part of new manager Frank Lampard’s backroom team. …

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The Night Faustino Asprilla And Newcastle Stunned The Mighty Barcelona

17 Sep 1997: Michael Reiziger (left) of Barcelona takes on Faustino Asprilla (right) of Newcastle United during the Champions League match at St James'' Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Newcastle United won the match 3-2. Mandatory Credit: CliveBrunskill/Allsport

The latest in our series of classic matches remembers the night in September 1997 that Newcastle United took down Barcelona at St. James’ Park, with the help of a Colombian maverick. The Backstory  The expansion of Europe’s premier club competition from 16 teams to 24 in 1997 allowed for the inclusion of runners-up for the highest rated leagues to enter …

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Ireland Threw Trap’s Gameplan Out The Window Vs France In 2009 – Shay Given

2010 FIFA World Cup Play Off 2nd Leg 18/11/2009 Republic of Ireland The Ireland team huddle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Next month will mark eight years since Ireland were knocked out of the World Cup by France in the playoffs. The game will forever be remembered for Thierry Henry’s handball. It was a thoroughly disappointing night for the team and fans, and the result ensured that it was France that would be travelling to South Africa the following summer. However, the night remains …

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Shay Given Warns Of The Dangers Of Pinning Ireland’s Hopes On Wes Hoolahan

Former Ireland international Shay Given has outlined his fears regarding the next generation of Ireland internationals. Speaking at the eir Sport season launch in Dublin on Wednesday, the goalkeeper reflected on a disappointing night for the Boys in Green against Serbia which leaves their hope of qualifying for the World Cup next year hanging by a thread. While the immediate …

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The Most Expensive ‘Irish XI’ Of All Time Throws Up A Few Surprises

EINDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS - DECEMBER 09: Robbie Keane of Liverpool looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between PSV Eindhoven and Liverpool at the Philips Stadium on December 9, 2008 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

A number of Irish internationals have changed clubs over the summer, though the fees involved have (for the most part) been relatively low compared to the extravagant nature of other deals. Unless James McCarthy leaves Everton, Middlesbrough’s £5m capture of Darren Randolph could well end up being the most expensive Irish player of the summer. Indeed, the now-former West Ham goalkeeper …

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This Potential Ireland Star Sixes Squad Would Put It Up To Anyone

Republic of Ireland's Damien Duff (C) and Richard Dunne (R) celebrate after defeating Cyprus on October 15, 2008 during their 2010 World Cup qualifying football match at Croke Park in Dublin. AFP PHOTO/Peter Muhly (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Last week, France were crowned Star Sixes champions in London. The six-a-side indoor competition saw legends of their national teams clash in a tournament full of nostalgia and entertainment. However, there was one surprising absentee from the teams on show. The Republic of Ireland were not included in the twelve-team tournament, which is surprising considering the strength of the team that …

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Ireland Keeper David Forde Released By Millwall

UEFA European Championship Qualifier, Boris Paichadze National Arena, Tbilisi, Georgia 7/9/2014 Georgia vs Republic of Ireland Ireland's David Forde dejected after Georgia's goal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Ireland keeper David Forde has been released by Millwall following their promotion to the Championship according to BBC Sport. The Galweigen spent the season with Portsmouth, helping them to promotion in League 1 where he has an array of experience. Forde joined the Lions in 2008 from Cardiff City and was one game away from reaching 300 appearances for the London club. …

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Reports: Jon Walters and Glenn Whelan Could Leave Stoke This Summer

STOKE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 25: Glenn Whelan of Stoke City celebrates with Jonathan Walters after scoring the third goal during the UEFA Europa League play-off second leg match between Stoke City and FC Thun at the Britannia Stadium on August 25, 2011 in Stoke, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

The Independent are reporting that Irish duo Jonathan Walters and Glenn Whelan could exit Stoke City in the summer. The pair are long serving players at the Bet365 stadium but with both now into their 30s, Mark Hughes could look for some fresh options in the summer as he attempts to further progress the Potters. Stoke are currently 11th in the Premier …

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Roy Keane Warns Ireland To Forget About Euro 2016 Campaign

LILLE, FRANCE - JUNE 22: Roy Keane, assistant manager of Republic of Ireland looks on prior to the UEFA EURO 2016 Group E match between Italy and Republic of Ireland at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on June 22, 2016 in Lille, France. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

After an impressive European Championship finals in France this summer, Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side begin another qualification campaign on Monday night. The road to the World Cup in Russia begins in Belgrade next week, as Ireland take on a Serbia side still reeling from their disastrous attempt to join the Euro 2016 party. Irish assistant manager Roy Keane …

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