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#case for the defence

# case-for-the-defence - Thursday 28 December, 2017

The 10 most expensive defenders in world football, led by £75m Virgil van Dijk

There are a few Man City players there, as you might expect.

# case-for-the-defence - Thursday 14 September, 2017

Klopp: 'If these problems could be solved by one player, we would have put all our money into it'

Liverpool’s defensive problems haunted them again last night.

# case-for-the-defence - Friday 2 June, 2017

Drogheda hold out at Dalymount to frustrate Bohs

Two of the league’s lowest scoring teams lived up to their billing.

# case-for-the-defence - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Mourinho insists United won't sign a defender despite Fonte and Lindelof links

Despite being without Eric Bailly, Jose Mourinho says Manchester United won’t add to their defensive options.

# case-for-the-defence - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'It happens in many games and it's not just the All Blacks' - Lam on claims of dirty play

The Connacht boss is preparing for a Pro12 clash against Cardiff.

# case-for-the-defence - Sunday 6 November, 2016

Mourinho hails makeshift defence

Manchester United’s defence earned the praise of Jose Mourinho following a 3-1 win at Swansea City.

# case-for-the-defence - Friday 23 September, 2016

Ringrose seeking defensive improvements against high-flying Ospreys

The Leinster centre admits it’s been an adjustment trying to implement Stuart Lancaster’s philosophies.

# case-for-the-defence - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

Why Bailly might be the new Nemanja Vidic for Man Utd

Jose Mourinho appears to have unearthed a gem in the fearless Cote d’Ivoire defender.

# case-for-the-defence - Sunday 17 April, 2016

'Refereeing is a very pressurised job, he has a split second to make a decision'

Mayo manager Michael Solan has defended the performance of referee Niall Cullen in yesterday’s EirGrid All-Ireland U21 semi-final victory over Dublin.

# case-for-the-defence - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Rodgers has solved Liverpool's problems, says Lovren

The Croatian feels that the Reds have put their poor start to the 2014-15 campaign firmly behind them and says that their Irish coach deserves all the credit for the turnaround.

# case-for-the-defence - Saturday 23 November, 2013

'We're up for it': Ireland in steely mood before toughest Test

Les Kiss is looking for a massive improvement after last week’s defensive horror show.

# case-for-the-defence - Thursday 21 February, 2013

In From The Side: Forget the Heineken Cup, Jackson will thrive in 6 Nations

Seven weeks after his 21st birthday, Ulster’s out-half deserves a little respect for how much he has achieved.

# case-for-the-defence - Sunday 2 January, 2011

Stepping out: the death of the flat back four

Defending is not dead, it has simply moved forward, according to John O’Donnell.