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Soccer - Today’s News

‘It was tough to accept’ – Andy Cole opens up about kidney failure

The former Manchester United striker has spoken publicly about the illness that has afflicted his post-football life.

The rugby star given a shot at the NFL and all the week’s best sportswriting

Also, how Match of the Day has become relevant again and why Claudio Ranieri has been underestimated all these years.

Is Tottenham’s Premier League success more by accident than design?

Spurs currently sit second in the table, one point ahead of today’s opponents Man City.

Soccer - Yesterday’s News

Relief for Gary Neville as he finally gets first La Liga victory on 10th attempt

Valencia came from behind in the second half to beat Espanyol.

A good day for the Irish boys and the Premier League talking points

Louis van Gaal is on borrowed time, and Stoke’s big signing hasn’t taken long to find his feet.

Rampant Chelsea keep unbeaten run intact by putting 5 past hapless Newcastle

Three first half goals set the Londoners on their way to a 5-1 victory against strugglers Newcastle.

Ronaldo double leads 10-man Real Madrid to victory over gutsy Athletic Bilbao La Liga This post contains videos

Ronaldo double leads 10-man Real Madrid to victory over gutsy Athletic Bilbao

Zinedine Zidane’s side were 4-2 winners at the Santiago Bernabeu with James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos also on target.


Emmanuel Adebayor’s first goal since 2014 not enough as Watford sting Crystal Palace

Elsewhere, there were wins for Stoke and West Brom.

Long caps milestone appearance with the winner for Southampton

The Ireland striker bagged his ninth goal of the season at the Liberty Stadium.

Irish Canaries on song as Hoolahan adds to Brady belter

The Dublin-born pair have been on target for Norwich at home to West Ham.

Van Gaal: Europa League now a priority for Man United

United’s season is quickly unraveling with Matteo Darmian also ruled out for seven weeks with a shoulder injury.

One of Bulgaria’s heroes at USA 94 dies aged 50 RIP

One of Bulgaria’s heroes at USA 94 dies aged 50

Former Real Betis, CSKA Sofia and Rapid Vienna defender Trifon Ivanov has passed away.

Man United slip up yet again as O’Shea puts in man-of-the-match performance

A 2-1 win for Sundlerland means the Louis van Gaal’s men wasted a great chance to close the gap on the top four.

As it happened: Sunderland v Manchester United, Premier League

We followed all the action from the day’s early kick-off.

Paulie putting the fear of God into golf balls? It’s your comments of the week

We’ve also got a reference to that time Graeme Souness got conned by a name claiming to be George Weah’s cousin, and a bagel injury.

5 Premier League bets to consider this weekend

The current top four are paired off against each other this Sunday, while we’ve backed wins for Man United and Liverpool.

Man City get huge boost and more Premier League talking points

It’s a genuinely super Sunday in English football this weekend.

‘Liverpool 95-96 team were better than Man United but mentally weaker’

20 years on, Jason McAteer feels Roy Evans’ side should have won at least one league title.

Stade de France set to host two of Ireland’s greatest sporting moments of 2016

Both this weekend’s Six Nations clash and Ireland’s Euro 2016 curtain-raiser are being staged at the Paris ground.

Soccer - Friday 12 February, 2016

Paul McGuinness leaves Man United after 23 years working with the club’s academy

He oversaw the development of some of the club’s finest players.

Van Gaal: The real fans are walking with Memphis

But do they really feel the way he says they feel?

FAI obtain additional Euro 2016 tickets as fans begin to receive the good news

Uefa’s process of taking payment and confirming successful applicants will run over the new few days.

Court hears former Sunderland player Adam Johnson ‘abused position in society’

More details of the case emerged in court today.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines over the past seven days?

Sepp Blatter’s former right-hand man gets 12-year football ban

The 54-year-old Frenchman had previously denied any wrongdoing.

Premier League ticket price debate: Wenger, Klopp and others have their say

Steve McClaren has urged the powers that be: “Make prices available.”

Louis van Gaal sends Bastian Schweinsteiger on holiday ‘to change his mindset’

The German has been sidelined for the last number of weeks.

Believe it or not, Lionel Messi has just won his first La Liga Player of the Month award

“22 other players had been deemed more worthy in past editions.”

Shades of his old man as George Weah’s son hits five in youth match

Could the 15-year-old be set to follow in the Liberia legend’s footsteps?

Food, sex and football? Perfect, says Cassano

The veteran Italian attacker added that he has settled down since getting married.

Italian legend sacked by Saudi side

Fabio Cannavaro lasted just 12 matches at Al-Nassr.

West Ham’s Irish U21 starlet makes Bradford loan move

The youngster has already featured in the Premier League for the Hammers.

Louis van Gaal unhappy with Paul Scholes’ criticism

The Dutch manager will not ask Ryan Giggs to speak to the former midfielder about his comments.

Liverpool fans’ protest is part of a bigger struggle against ‘Big Football’

Tommy Martin says supporters are fighting a losing battle as clubs look to make big profits by charging big prices.

Rooney a target for Chinese clubs, says Eriksson

Jackson Martinez, Alex Teixeira, Ramires and Gervinho have moved to China and Wayne Rooney could follow.

Klopp expects Liverpool’s Premier League drought to continue

The Reds boss said he is honoured to be working at Anfield but has warned that getting the club back to the top will take time.

Van Gaal: Woodward would tell me if he was speaking to Mourinho

The Dutchman is not losing sleep over his job security amid reports linking manager Jose Mourinho to Manchester United.

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