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Soccer - Friday 17 April, 2015

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John Giles says ‘resentment’ stopped him succeeding at Shamrock Rovers

The Leeds legend and RTÉ pundit recalled his time at the helm of the Irish side on Off the Ball.

‘We’re playing as a proper team this season’ – Murphy relishing new role with high-flying Bohs

After 7 games, Keith Long’s men have surprised a few by climbing to second in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table.

The League of Ireland needs to focus on bringing home players like Damien Duff

In his latest column, John O’Sullivan argues we should adopt something of an MLS approach to player recruitment.

Injury headache for Manchester United ahead of Chelsea clash

Louis van Gaal has a defensive headache while Wayne Rooney may be handed a midfield role

Guardiola will join Manchester City after Bayern contract ends, claims Scholes Pep

Guardiola will join Manchester City after Bayern contract ends, claims Scholes

The ex-Manchester United midfielder expects the Spaniard to move to the Eithad Stadium in 2016, while he also feels Jurgen Klopp would be a success in the Premier League.

A world of Kurt: Could Zouma be used to stop Marouane Fellaini?

Can Mourinho out-fox his old mentor this weekend?

‘If we went out with a whimper, I would have to look at myself’ – O’Neill

The Ireland boss admits he would consider his future if they performed poorly while missing out on a place at Euro 2016.

Di Maria red card saved Manchester United’s season – Scholes

The £59.7 million signing from Real Madrid was given his marching orders in the FA Cup sixth round, and the Red Devils have since gone on to win their next four league matches.

Soccer - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Bayern’s doctor has resigned after being blamed for their defeat to Porto

The German side were beaten 3-1 in the UEFA Champions League last night.

5 reasons for Man United’s sudden improvement under Louis van Gaal

Fellaini’s increasing proficiency as a target man and other plus points.

Power ranking the 8 teams left in the Champions League*

*In accordance with their chances of triumphing.

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Barca brilliance, brutal Bayern and more Champions League talking points

Bayern down but not out and other thoughts from Tuesday and Wednesday’s games.

Ireland U17s clinch the final qualification spot for the European Championships

The Girls in Green are off to Iceland this summer.

The shortlists for PFA Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year are out

Chelsea, Man United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Spurs all have players in contention for the top prize.

Do you agree with our Champions League team of the week?

Luke Modric is among the stars to feature in our lineup.

Top French football clubs boycott TV channel over incriminating film

Paris Saint Germain and Marseille are not happy with Canal Plus.

‘Loner’ Roy Keane hasn’t changed – Jason McAteer

“He forgets that his opinion is just another opinion at the end of the day.”

Luis Suarez no longer holds the record ban for biting

The midfielder was suspended for 10 matches last season after altercations with two Chesterfield players.

With three games left, who’s going to win promotion to the Premier League?

AFC Bournemouth, Norwich City, Middlesbrough and Watford are the main four contenders.

David Luiz plays like an eight-year-old – Hoddle

The Brazilian defender was the subject of a scathing attack by the ex-England coach after his performance in PSG’s loss to Barcelona

5 of the best quotes from everyone’s favourite football hipster

“Finishing the first half of the season in 17th place felt like how going on holiday and sleeping on a bed of nails must feel.”

Soccer - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

A United youngster has given a refreshingly honest take on his performances

As an injury-hit first season at Manchester United nears its end, the defender reflects on his displays.

Nutmeg king Suarez makes a show of Luiz and hands Barca commanding first leg lead

Luis Enrique’s men were 3-1 winners in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final in Paris.

Porto in line to cause major shock after catching Bayern Munich on the hop

The Portuguese club were 3-1 winners at home to the Bundesliga champions this evening.

As it happened: PSG v Barcelona, Champions League quarter-final

PSG took on Barcelona in the first-leg match at the Parc des Princes.

We’ll Leave It There So: Hernandez handed life sentence, Keane sings Boy George and today’s sport

There are also tributes for a Dublin GAA stalwart and disappointment for Ken Doherty.

Book links ex-Bradford chairman to Valley Parade tragedy and 8 other fires

Martin Fletcher, who fled the fire, which killed his brother, father, uncle and grandfather, has released a book on the incident.

‘The real cost of Hillsborough is not quantifiable’

The anniversary of the 1989 stadium tragedy takes place today.

Manchester United tracking transfer targets since January, reveals Van Gaal LVG

Manchester United tracking transfer targets since January, reveals Van Gaal

The Dutchman claims the club have targeted potential signings and are monitoring the progress of players who are out on loan this season.

Blind warns Chelsea: Manchester United will challenge for the title next season

The Dutchman believes his side has improved vastly over the course of the season under Louis van Gaal after Sunday’s 4-2 victory over Manchester City.

‘It’s in the hands of the Gods’ – Euro qualification hopes in the balance for Ireland U17s

After yesterday’s 0-0 draw against Hungary, Dave Connell’s girls won’t know if the have done enough until tomorrow.

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‘My missus gives me a harder time’ – James McClean mocks Millwall boo boys

The Ireland international could be playing League One football next season, after Wigan suffered another bad loss.

‘We’ve the fundamentals in place to produce better footballers’ – John Delaney

The FAI boss was speaking at the announcement of over €2 million funding for the organisation.

‘There was no bite’ – Mario Mandzukic clears Dani Carvajal after Madrid derby row

Real Madrid defender could still face retrospective punishment from UEFA.

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Jürgen Klopp will leave Dortmund at the end of the season

The patron saint of football hipsters says he has no plans for a sabbatical, contrary to earlier reports.