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Soccer - Today’s News


Soccer - Saturday 30 January, 2016

‘Unbelievable Martial has incredible potential’ – Mata Star In The Making This post contains videos

‘Unbelievable Martial has incredible potential’ – Mata

The Spanish midfielder thinks very highly of his Manchester United team-mate.

Fenerbahce reject €20 million bid for Nani from mystery Chinese club

The former Man United winger was offered €10m-a-year to sign for an unnamed club but is apparently committed to the Turkish league leaders.

Greek footballers stage remarkable protest over migrant deaths with pitch sit-in Making A Point This post contains videos

Greek footballers stage remarkable protest over migrant deaths with pitch sit-in

An incredible scene during last night’s game.

‘The soccer team are the people’s team. The country shuts down during major tournaments’

The FAI chief believes the whole country will shut down for this summer’s European Championships.


Van Gaal dreaming of FA Cup glory after Man United avoid upset at Derby

He celebrated last night’s win with a fine wine given to him by Ed Woodward.

Forrester ready to test himself against Premier League opposition after bright start to life in England

The former St Patrick’s Athletic midfielder is likely to be involved in Peterborough’s FA Cup tie against West Brom this afternoon.

A Mayo legend for the Second Captains Great Wall? It’s your comments of the week

Also, one reader does not envy some of the young lads who’ll be turning out to face 53-year-old Stuart Pearce this weekend.

4 talking points ahead of the FA Cup fourth round ties

After Man United’s win last night, we take a look at the other big games down for decision.

‘I’d love to make Euro 2016 because I love being part of the squad and I’m proud to represent Ireland’

These days playing regularly at Sheffield Wednesday, Keiren Westwood is aiming to catch the eye of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill ahead of this summer.


Soccer - Friday 29 January, 2016

Ireland’s Aiden McGeady could be set for a stint in La Liga – reports

The Irish international seems set to be offered an escape route from his Everton nightmare.

Ribery loses lawsuit against journalist who called him ‘scum’

The French forward was lambasted by the writer and labelled a “gangster”, for his poor behaviour.

Liverpool told to pay €70 million for Alex Teixeira

The Shakhtar Donetsk striker is reportedly eager to seal a move to Anfield.

Chelsea complete loan deal for Brazil star Pato

The 26-year-old will add to Guus Hiddink’s attacking options at Stamford Bridge

Real Madrid transfer ban suspended during appeal

The Fifa sanction has been lifted while they appeal to world football’s governing body.

Rooney, Mata and Blind send Man United into the FA Cup fifth round

The Red Devils were 3-1 winners over Derby County this evening.

As it happened: Derby County v Manchester United, FA Cup Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Derby County v Manchester United, FA Cup

Louis van Gaal’s men were on the road to face Championship opposition in the fourth round tonight.

We’ll Leave It There So: Man United legend retires, Murray fires Down Under and today’s sport

Miss any of today’s headlines? Here’s what you may have missed.

John Delaney and the FAI will be backing this man for the Fifa Presidency

The current general secretary of Uefa is one of five candidates in the running.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

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

25 Irish players to watch out for in the FA Cup this weekend

A number of the Irish contingent will feature, as Derby take on Man United this weekend.

Man Utd chasing CSKA striker, Swansea’s big-money deal and more of today’s transfer gossip

Elsewhere, Pato’s Chelsea move hits speedbump and Sunderland near deal for forward.

Former Man United captain Nemanja Vidic has retired from football aged 34

The defender has called time on his career.

Missing Sepp Blatter? Don’t worry, the man ready to succeed him as Fifa boss is a great guy

Tommy Martin takes a look at the man trying to firm up election support, Sheikh Salman of Bahrain.

Derry five-a-side footballer channels his inner Dennis Bergkamp with this tidy finish Double Dutch This post contains videos

‘Beating United could rebuild my reputation’ – Warnock

Stephen Warnock believes helping Derby County defeat Manchester United in the FA Cup would improve his knocked reputation.

‘Daniel Sturridge injuries not a coincidence’

The England striker has been beset by problems since moving to Anfield in January 2012

Blow for Man City’s title hopes as De Bruyne confirms extended layoff on Twitter

The 24-year-old was influential in helping City past Everton in Wednesday’s League Cup semi-final.

Soccer - Thursday 28 January, 2016

‘Arrogant referee mocked my defending’

The Everton captain hit out at the officials following his side’s League Cup semi-final defeat.

Pep Guardiola faces unrest in Bayern squad — reports

The Spaniard has said he wants to coach in England next season, but wants to sign off with the treble.

One of Ireland’s most underrated forwards has joined Wolves

The 24-year-old has signed for Kenny Jackett’s side in a reported €3.9 million deal.

West Ham youngster joins Sligo Rovers on loan

The striker will play for The Showgrounds outfit on loan until the end of August.

We’ll Leave It There So: LVG going nowhere, Ireland’s expectations tempered and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news about UFC 196 and the Australian Open tennis.

A day in the life: Cork City captain John Dunleavy

The Donegal man’s season gets under way on Saturday in the Munster Senior Cup.

Stuart Pearce, 53, joins ‘England’s worst football team’ for relegation battle

Longford AFC have lost 19 games from 19 and have a goal difference of minus 180.

Furious Louis van Gaal blasts ‘resignation’ reports

The Manchester United manager insists he has the full backing of the club’s board.

Chelsea include Remy as part of Vardy offer and the rest of today’s transfer gossip

Meanwhile, Liverpool make another bid for Teixeira and Newcastle unveil Andros Townsend.

St Pat’s Player of the Year Chambers agrees move to the US

It’s pastures new for the midfielder as he joins Bethlehem Steel.

Di Maria back to his best and scoring spectacular goals for fun at PSG Settling In Well This post contains videos

Di Maria back to his best and scoring spectacular goals for fun at PSG

That’s 12 goals and 12 assists for the Argentine winger since moving from Manchester United.

Lallana lifts lid on Liverpool bust-up LFC

Lallana lifts lid on Liverpool bust-up

The midfielder says the squad exchanged a number of cross words at half-time following a poor first-half showing in their League Cup semi-final clash with Stoke City.