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Soccer - Today’s News


Soccer - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

3 signings that could make the difference for Manchester United this season

Time is running out for van Gaal with the window closing at 6pm on Tuesday 1 September.

No smoking, nightclubs or dodgy haircuts – Milan give Balotelli a list of things he can’t do

How long do you think it will be before he breaks one, or all, of the rules set out?

West Ham striker blasts club’s medical staff, admits he wants out of London

He claims the club are keeping him in the dark over his condition.

Barcelona eye former Liverpool target, Celtic defender to leave and today’s transfer gossip

Meanwhile, Barca have dismissed talk of Neymar joining Man United.

‘Sleep was my only escape from injury agony’ Woe

‘Sleep was my only escape from injury agony’

The Bayern Munich midfielder has revealed the extent of his physical and mental anguish during his year out of the game.

When does the summer transfer window close and why is it later than usual this year?

It’s been a busy few months for clubs with a hectic couple of days expected before the deadline.

Deila accuses Celtic of being ‘scared’ after Champions League KO

The Celtic boss was left to lament a ‘terrible’ call that denied his side a crucial goal.

Soccer - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Here’s the Capital One Cup third round draw as the big boys enter the fray

A couple of tasty ties in store.

Jack Grealish helps Villa survive League Cup scare, Walters on the mark for Stoke

Watford were the only Premier League club to exit the competition tonight.

Celtic dumped out of Champions League after being outclassed in Sweden

Ronny Deila’s men crash out at the playoff stage.

San Marino MP compares Roy Hodgson to an elephant after cricket joke

The England manager has come under fire for a “joke in bad taste”.

Louis van Gaal has revealed his solution to Man United’s goal-scoring problems

The Red Devils are in Belgium for their Champions League qualifier.

We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland’s history makers, Stones wants out and today’s sport

Plus there’s good news on the injury front for Joe Schmidt.

Chelsea ship Cuadrado off to Juventus after just 15 appearances

The Colombian winger is heading back to Italy to link up with the Serie A champions on a season-long loan.

Everton’s John Stones hands in transfer request amid talk of £40million bid

The youngster has impressed since making his Premier League debut for the Toffees in September 2013.

Should this ‘ghost goal’ from the FAI Cup have been awarded?

Bray Wanderers benefited from a hugely-contentious call at Dalymount Park on Friday night.

Russell Crowe would buy Leeds United if it wasn’t for those pesky kids

“I’ve loved Leeds all my life. I will always.”

Balotelli, Soldado and 11 more of the worst signings in Premier League history

At £16 million, he has been a pretty costly mistake for Liverpool.

It’s 4 years today since one of the best results in Irish footballing history

Stephen O’Donnell’s penalty with eight minutes remaining set up a famous win.

How did 2 key Ireland players fare against the Premier League’s in-form team?

Everton were beaten 2-0 by Man City, but how did Martin O’Neill’s players do?

Arsene Wenger hits back at Gary Neville jibe

The former Man United defender suggested the Arsenal boss’ transfer policy is either “naive” or “arrogant”.

Jamie Carragher says what every Liverpool fan is thinking about Mario Balotelli

Gary Neville, meanwhile, insisted that the Italian striker has “quality”.

2 Tottenham flops are suddenly coming good for their new clubs

A week is a long time in football.

West Ham striker arrested ‘on suspicion of threats to kill and witness intimidation’

Senegalese forward Diafra Sakho denies the allegations, however.

Milan confirm return of Liverpool misfit Balotelli

Former Milan midfielder Zvonimir Boban has called the club’s decision to take the player on loan “totally absurd”.

Barcelona preparing new Neymar deal amid reports of world record Man United bid

The club’s president has dismissed talk that their Brazilian star could be set to leave for Old Trafford.

Arsenal target Benzema alternative, United defender set to leave and all today’s transfer gossip

Meanwhile, Everton’s John Stones is reportedly considering putting in a transfer request.

Eamon Dunphy calls van Gaal a ‘spoofer’ who’s ‘making it up as he goes along’

The RTE pundit also believes Memphis Depay wouldn’t get in Manchester City’s reserve team.

Another ex-Ireland international has found a home in the LOI

Former Blackburn Rovers and Burnley winger Keith Treacy joins Roddy Collins Jr as Drogheda United’s latest recruits.

Goalkeeper controversially sent off for escorting pitch invader off the field

We’re not sure the referee has taken the correct decision here.

Redefining Celtic: Champions League can make derby days irrelevant

Tommy Martin says if Celtic want to be a big club, they have to act like one.

‘It’s either naive or arrogance’ – Gary Neville was in good form on MNF Square Pegs In Round Holes This post contains videos

‘It’s either naive or arrogance’ – Gary Neville was in good form on MNF

Neville says Arsene Wenger’s midfield just doesn’t make sense.

Soccer - Monday 24 August, 2015

5 talking points as Arsenal and Liverpool share the spoils on Monday Night Football

Coutinho and Benteke were impressive but the were Reds left to rue missed chances.

Irish midfielder on target and the rest of the weekend’s Championship action

There was potentially bad news for Martin O’Neill, however, as Greg Cunningham went off injured.

Petr Cech redeems himself after debut howler in cracking goalless draw

Somehow Arsenal and Liverpool finished scoreless.

Premier League team have ‘too many’ players but will ‘probably’ sign even more

Watford manager says his squad is too big, but the club will still make more additions.

We’ll Leave It There So: ‘Baffling’ GAA rules, a Rugby World Cup shock & all today’s sport

Plenty of drama at the World Athletic Championships while a first-timer will take charge of this year’s All-Ireland hurling decider.

As it happened: Arsenal v Liverpool, Premier League

The Gunners entertained Brendan Rodgers’ side at the Emirates.

Robbie Keane makes a mockery of Irish non-selection with recent performances

With other MLS-based players widely ignored by Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane, you’d think there’s an embarrassment of riches at their disposal.