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Soccer - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Sky Sports are banning fans from transfer deadline day after last year’s chaos Scrapped This post contains videos

Sky Sports are banning fans from transfer deadline day after last year’s chaos

The channel’s reporters had sex toys waved in their faces live on air back in September.

After striking out in England, Sean St Ledger has been given a lifeline in America

Henderson and Sterling: Liverpool’s leaders for the post-Gerrard generation

Neither are likely to have the impact at Anfield as the 34-year-old, but they won’t need to

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Rodgers keen on Barca’s German keeper

There’s also the latest on Andre Schurrle, Darren Fletcher and a potential striker for Arsenal.

Balotelli is happy at Liverpool but we’ll see in the summer, says agent

The Italy striker has struggled for game time in recent weeks and Reds boss Brendan Rodgers suggested he currently has no part to play in his in-form line-up

Manchester United reject Paris Saint-Germain’s approach for Januzaj

The French champions have registered their interest in the 19-year-old, but the player’s agent claims Louis van Gaal has no plans to let the Belgium international leave

Van Persie casts doubt over Manchester United future

The Dutchman’s current contract expires in 2016.

Dubliner Mark Yeates: Mourinho’s visit to our dressing room shows the class of the man

The Bradford City midfielder believes Premier League opponents won’t fancy playing on their pitch.

Cristiano Ronaldo is totally modest, says James

The Puskas Award winner has nothing but praise for his team-mate’s work ethic.

Newcastle have appointed a manager until the end of the season but it wasn’t a very popular choice

Alan Pardew’s former assistant will be in charge until the end of the season.

Soccer - Monday 26 January, 2015

A footballer from Midleton was included in Jurgen Klinsmann’s latest USA squad

Defender Shane O’Neill has played for the US underage teams.

Good news for Ireland as James McCarthy poised to return from injury

Meanwhile, Sylvain Distin is also nearing a comeback as the pair have returned to full training

Remember Peter Kay’s ‘John Smith’ volley? Bojan just gave us that in goal form

You can leave all the jokes about Bojan doing it on a wet night in Rochdale right here.

We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland’s injury worries, Ravenhill gets a final and all today’s sport

Also, James McCarthy is close to returning to action for Everton.

Power ranking the 8 biggest-ever FA Cup upsets

There were some shocks at the weekend but do any make it into our all-time list?

Arsenal, Man United and Liverpool all avoid each other in FA Cup fifth round draw

The holders face Middlesbrough while Liverpool will meet Crystal Palace and Man United are away to Preston or Sheffield United if they both come through their replays.

Real Madrid splash €14m on Brazilian midfielder to more than likely warm their bench

Lucas Silva joins the European champions from Cruzeiro on a five-and-a-half year deal.

If you think footballers make too much, wait ’til you see what Fergie earns as a United ambassador

We all need to apply for ambassadorial roles as soon as possible.

Even Google Dictionary is taking sly digs at Tottenham’s dodgy defence

Someone at the company is an Arsenal fan, it seems.

Mourinho: I refused to speak to Chelsea players after Bradford defeat

The Blues were humiliated by their League One opponents at Stamford Bridge.

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Darren Fletcher edges closer to United exit

Meanwhile, a host of Premier League clubs are interested in signing Sergio Busquets.

Philippe Mexes was undoubtedly the angriest man in football this weekend Calm Down This post contains videos

Philippe Mexes was undoubtedly the angriest man in football this weekend

AC Milan’s hot-headed defender was sent off on Saturday after attempting to choke and headbutt Lazio’s Stefano Mauri.

An Argentine footballing legend and nutmeg king has announced his retirement

The former Barcelona man has confirmed that he will bring an end to his career at 36-years-old.

Phil Neville jokes that he would ‘two-foot’ Rosicky for no-look pass Tongue In Cheek This post contains videos

Phil Neville jokes that he would ‘two-foot’ Rosicky for no-look pass

The Match of the Day pundit has received some criticism for comments made last night.

Introducing the internet’s latest trend – #cahilling

The former Everton forward reposted a meme of himself riding on a rhino.

Bray Wanderers issue an official response to fraud allegations

The League of Ireland club say they’re unaware of any Garda investigation.

Wenger admits Gabriel’s Gunners switch is ‘very, very close’

The Arsenal boss can’t wait to get his hands on a centre back.

Soccer - Sunday 25 January, 2015

Incredible scenes as AFCON hosts Equatorial Guinea qualify for quarter-finals

The team’s manager Esteban Becker was only appointed 11 days before the tournament began.

This German footballer fulfilled every 5-a-side ‘keeper’s dream with this long-range effort

Many have attempted a similar shot, few have succeeded

Five talking points from this weekend’s FA Cup action

It was a weekend of cup shocks to say the least.

Walcott and Ozil on target as Cup holders Arsenal hold off Brighton

The 3-2 victory was the Gunners’ fourth straight win and booked their place in the last 16.

Sakho heads Hammers into the last 16 while Aston Villa push past Bournemouth

Paul Lambert’s side scored twice in a game for only the third time this season.

Terminally ill Fernando Ricksen returns to Ibrox for fundraising game

Former Rangers player is battling motor neuron disease.

At last! Aston Villa have scored a goal…and it’s a screamer

New signing Carles Gil is the man to have made the breakthrough.

Wenger defends Arsenal players taking selfies

The Gunners boss has backed his players after they were criticised for posting photos on social media.

UFC fighter Colby Covington trolls Cathal Pendred with unfortunate anti-Irish tweets

The American said he would bury his opponent “like the British did to the Irish”.

Steven Defour smashes ball at Standard Liege fans & gets sent-off

Anderlecht midfielder made his name with Standard & captained them to numerous successes.

Paul Pogba put on a masterclass for Juventus this afternoon

Why, oh why, did United let him go?

Shane Long is on the mend after suffering rib injury during FA Cup clash

The attacker is facing close to a month in the treatment room.