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# football - Friday 6 February, 2015

Jose Mourinho explains why he refused to talk to the media last week

The coach has given a cryptic explanation for his blackout of journalists.

Rod Fanni joins the list of people who would like to punch Zlatan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has drawn the ire of Marseille’s Rod Fanni, who says he has often wanted to punch the Paris Saint-Germain striker.

# football - Thursday 5 February, 2015

We’ll Leave It There So: Ireland team named, Sigerson Cup controversy and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news of an All Black superstar moving to Europe.

Martinez vows to ‘chase’ photographer who made Aaron Lennon look so glum

The former Spurs winger appeared less than pleased with is move to the Toffees.

Former footballer Clarke Carlisle speaks out over suicide attempt

The 35-year-old hopes to help others suffering from depression after revealing he attempted to take his own life in December.

‘We showed brilliant character’ – Rodgers delighted with Liverpool’s FA Cup progression

The manager saw his side score two late goals to beat Bolton Wanderers.

# football - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Anderson blames injuries, not being a bit rubbish, for the end of his United career

The Brazilian believes he came back from injury too soon.

# football - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Harry Redknapp has parted company with Premier League strugglers QPR

Impending knee surgery has prompted him to step down after just over two years in charge.

Spurs win race to sign 18-year-old dubbed the ‘next Steven Gerrard’

Wonderkid Dele Alli has opted to join Tottenham on a long-term deal, but will stay with MK Dons for the rest of the season.

# football - Monday 2 February, 2015

A Jordanian prince, a Dutchman and Luis Figo will take on Sepp Blatter for the Fifa presidency

Football’s world governing body announced the four candidates today.

Sturridge not ready to start, says Brendan Rodgers LFC

Sturridge not ready to start, says Brendan Rodgers

Daniel Sturridge may be the key to Liverpool’s top-four chances, but manager Brendan Rodgers will play it safe with the striker.

# football - Sunday 1 February, 2015

Forest sack Stuart Pearce and install Dougie Freedman as new boss

We didn’t even get a couple of Roy Keane speculation days.

Rapid fire Barca best Villarreal to keep pace with Real

Two goals in three minutes helped the Catalan side to a 3-2 win.

# football - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Bale rubbishes talk of United move and rift with Ronaldo

The Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has no plans to move to Old Trafford.

Mourinho refuses to wade into Costa incidents after Chelsea’s defeat of Liverpool

The manager kept his counsel on incidents involving the Spanish international.

# football - Tuesday 27 January, 2015

Van Persie casts doubt over Manchester United future

The Dutchman’s current contract expires in 2016.

# football - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Champagne: Ginola’s Fifa campaign is a joke

The former Newcastle player’s presidential campaign has been dismissed as a stunt by one rival.

# football - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

‘Arry’s Transfer Window: Arsenal sign a defender while Ronaldo disappoints Manchester United fans

We’ll also have news of Samuel Eto’o and Marco Reus.

# football - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Celtic fans give 11-year old Jay Beatty another day to remember

The Scottish champions have taken the young Armagh man to their hearts.

# football - Saturday 17 January, 2015

After failing to make an impression at Anfield, Suso has left Anfield for AC Milan

He made just 21 appearances in four years for the Reds.

# football - Friday 16 January, 2015

Thomas Müller thinks Bayern Munich’s training is tougher than Bundesliga matches

The German international has suggested the club’s sessions often offer a more difficult test than league games.

Rodgers refusing to discuss Gerrard return

The Liverpool boss would not be drawn on speculation surrounding a possible return to Liverpool on loan.

# football - Thursday 15 January, 2015

People just want to ‘have a pop at Geezer’ says Kevin Dyas

Dyas thinks that McGeeney’s reputation has led to a lot of false reports recently.

From He doesn’t miss the football, but Billo misses his old pals Eamon and Johnny New Job

He doesn’t miss the football, but Billo misses his old pals Eamon and Johnny

He said he thinks his replacement is doing a good job too.

# football - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Ronaldo urges Real Madrid fans to back Gareth Bale

The Welshman came under criticism during Real’s 3-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday.

Falcao can find another top club, says agent

The Colombia striker joined United from Monaco until the end of the season in September.

# football - Monday 12 January, 2015

Martinez insists Coleman won’t be sold in January amid Man United speculation

Ireland defender Coleman has been linked with a move while Samuel Eto’o could be off to Italy if reports are to be believed.

POLL: Is Joe Brolly right, should inter-county teams only hire from within? Outside Influences This post contains a poll

POLL: Is Joe Brolly right, should inter-county teams only hire from within?

The Sunday Game pundit made the comments on Saturday.

# football - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Kildare’s 3-in-a-row O’Byrne Cup bid remains on course

The winners of Group 2 and 4 have been decided.

20 of our favourite pictures from the weekend’s GAA action

The preseason action just keeps on coming in football and hurling.

Debuchy faces spell on sidelines after Arnautovic shoves defender into advertising boards

Arsene Wenger confirmed the Frenchman dislocated his shoulder.

# football - Saturday 10 January, 2015

Richard Dunne involved in angry confrontation with QPR fans

Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp was left fuming at QPR’s “horrendous” defending for Burnley’s second goal.

# football - Thursday 8 January, 2015

‘I’m happy doing what I’m doing now’ – Glenn Hoddle plays it cool on Newcastle link

Former England boss happy to concentrate on his coaching role at QPR.

Ancelotti rubbishes crisis talk after Real Madrid suffer back-to-back defeats

The Italian has watched his side’s winning streak come to an abrupt end with losses to Valencia and Atletico Madrid.

# football - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

# football - Monday 5 January, 2015

From Opinion: Sexism and homophobia will be big issues for the beautiful game in 2015 Not So Beautiful

Opinion: Sexism and homophobia will be big issues for the beautiful game in 2015

Professional football has certainly become more tolerant regarding race, but I genuinely believe that sexism and other forms of intolerance are getting worse.