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# football - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Carroll: West Ham can win Premier League title

The striker sees no reason why his side cannot win the Premier League title this season.

‘He had no confidence’ – Van Gaal on why he withdrew Paddy McNair before half-time

“He had already given three big chances away,” the manager added.

# football - Monday 8 December, 2014

Falcao just a bit part player for now says Van Gaal

The Colombian can only play ’20 minutes’ according to his boss.

# football - Saturday 6 December, 2014

City close gap to three points but narrow win over Everton overshadowed by Aguero injury

Yaya Toure’s first-half penalty was enough to separate the sides.

Lacklustre Liverpool fire blanks as Sunderland hold firm to earn Anfield point

Not even Steven Gerrard’s second-half introduction could inspire the Reds.

Owen Coyle looks set to take over an MLS club

Former Ireland international Coyle is in talks with Houston Dynamo.

# football - Friday 5 December, 2014

Optimistic Smalling claims United are still in Premier League title race

The defender believes the Red Devils are building the belief and momentum to close the gap on the top two.

# football - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

He’s jinxed it now: ‘Chelsea want to be the new Invincibles’ – Matic

The midfielder insists he relishes the pressure of matching Arsenal’s unbeaten campaign.

Spanish clubs considering partial stadium closures to tackle ultras after death of fan

The 43-year-old father of one passed away having had a heart attack after a clash between supporters on Sunday.

# football - Sunday 30 November, 2014

‘I just asked him to simplify his game’ – Rodgers backs under-fire Mignolet LFC

‘I just asked him to simplify his game’ – Rodgers backs under-fire Mignolet

The Liverpool boss was pleased with his goalkeeper’s performance in the 1-0 win over Stoke.

# football - Saturday 29 November, 2014

‘I wasn’t aware of it’ – Rodgers defends dropping Gerrard on 16th anniversary of debut

The Liverpool boss also paid tribute to the courage shown by Glen Johnson.

# football - Friday 28 November, 2014

Real Madrid aren’t happy with Michel Platini’s latest Ballon d’Or comments

Platini wants one of Germany’s World Cup heroes to win the big prize next January.

# football - Thursday 27 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Was John Delaney’s apology necessary? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Was John Delaney’s apology necessary?

A video of the FAI chief singing a republican song caused quite a stir, but was it all blown out of proportion?

Brendan Rodgers pleased despite Ludogorets late show

“To go a goal behind in this competition so early, you need a team that is together and has spirit.”

# football - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge This reader’s letter redefines what it means to ‘play like a girl’ Playing Like A Girl

‘To win 5-0 away in the Champions League is not normal’ — You said it, Jose

Jose Mourinho hailed another “complete” performance by Chelsea after they thrashed Schalke 5-0.

# football - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie KATs (Kill All Taigs) graffiti on children’s bus labelled a hate crime PSNI

KATs (Kill All Taigs) graffiti on children’s bus labelled a hate crime

The incident occurred in Belfast around two weeks ago.

# football - Saturday 22 November, 2014

It seems Raheem Sterling is not going anywhere soon despite links with Real Madrid

The winger insists he is happy at Anfield.

# football - Friday 21 November, 2014

Daniel Sturridge ‘devastated’ by latest injury setback

The Liverpool striker was due to return to first-team action but is now out for another six weeks.

Balotelli: The goals will come at Liverpool for me at Anfield

The Italian striker is confident he’ll come good on Merseyside.

‘I would never insult a Jewish person’ – Wigan owner apologises for comments

A statement from anti-racism campaigners Kick It Out questioned whether the 77-year-old was a “fit and proper person”.

# football - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Alan Pardew compares Newcastle to Bayern Munich

And we think he’s being serious.

# football - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Are you the type of person who leaves a game early?

Go on then, spill the beans.

Klinsmann: The USA have to be ‘nastier’ to win

United States coach Jurgen Klinsmann called on his team to get stuck in more after last night’s loss.

# football - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

McGoldrick stars on debut as Ireland outclass USA

The Ipswich Town forward set up the opening two goals for the hosts.

Disgraced Malky Mackay is a candidate for the vacant Wigan job

Malky Mackay is set to be interviewed for the vacant managerial position at Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic.

Get on the couch… these are the top international friendlies going on around Europe tonight

If Ireland v USA isn’t as awesome as we hope, there’s plenty more.

United unlikely to do business in January window – Woodward

“We have targets we are looking at for next summer.” says the Old Trafford boss.

McCarthy was ‘desperate’ to play in Scotland game says Martinez

The Everton boss also says it’s too soon to say if he’ll play this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie The PFAI has removed blog post defending convicted rapist Ched Evans Anger

The PFAI has removed blog post defending convicted rapist Ched Evans

The article appeared on the association’s website.

# football - Monday 17 November, 2014

We’ll Leave It There So: Concern for Chris Henry, O’Neill has his say and all today’s sport

We’ll also have news on a Conor McGregor opponent and a new face at Leinster.

# football - Sunday 16 November, 2014

Rojo: I went on strike to force Manchester United move

The Argentina international admits he got so angry he refused to train when it seemed as though the transfer would fall through – until Juan Sebastian Veron changed his mind.

# football - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Teumuri Ketsbaia steps down as Georgia manager after heavy defeat to Poland

The former Newcastle attacker had been in charge since 2009.

Michael O’Neill still upbeat despite Bucharest defeat

After opening their campaign with three straight victories, the North lost last night.

Gordon Strachan was delighted to win ‘epic duel’ with Celtic cousins

A fine strike from Shaun Maloney gave the home side a vital 1-0 victory over their fierce rivals at Celtic Park on Friday night, much to the 57-year-old’s delight.

# football - Friday 14 November, 2014

Police investigating after rape tweet targets Jessica Ennis-Hill

Olympic champions spoke out yesterday against convicted rapist Ched Evans.

# football - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Jessica Ennis-Hill wants name removed from Sheffield United stand if Ched Evans gets contract

The Olympic champion is opposed to the player’s possible return to Sheffield United.

# football - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

QUIZ: Which Off the Ball presenter are you?

It’s science people. SCIENCE!

# football - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Ched Evans trains with Sheffield United after release from prison

The convicted rapist will link up with his former club after a request from the PFA.