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#High praise

# high-praise - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'The best thing I've seen in 2017' - Federer-Nadal hailed as tennis classic

The two tennis legends competed in a mesmerising five-set affair earlier.

# high-praise - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

'Only Messi and Ronaldo have been better than Rooney'

Stan Collymore believes that the Manchester United and England frontman has had a decade that compares with the world’s best.

# high-praise - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

James Milner the second-best performing full-back in Europe - study

Meanwhile, Man City’s Kevin de Bruyne is the highest-rated attacking midfielder.

# high-praise - Sunday 1 January, 2017

'Outstanding' Ireland youngster Manning hailed by QPR boss Holloway after making debut

The former Mervue United and Galway youth started for the Championship club in yesterday’s victory.

# high-praise - Monday 5 December, 2016

'You haven't seen the best of Joey yet. He is the future of Leinster Rugby'

The young out-half is primed to take centre stage for Leinster in Europe later this week after another standout performance against Dragons.

# high-praise - Monday 21 November, 2016

'He's an incredible athlete and we didn't have the legs to stay with him'

Glen Rovers captain Graham Callanan and his team-mates were in Tony Kelly’s slipstream at Semple Stadium.

# high-praise - Saturday 5 November, 2016

'If Martin O'Neill left the job tomorrow, Stephen Kenny would rightly be the favourite for Ireland manager'

RTÉ pundits Eamon Dunphy and Dietmar Hamann sit down to discuss Dundalk, Ireland and next week’s World Cup qualifier with Austria.

# high-praise - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Carragher: Coutinho is good enough for any team

The 24-year-old Brazilian is reportedly attracting interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

# high-praise - Wednesday 21 September, 2016

Spurs boss says teenager Edwards reminds him of a young Messi

The 17-year-old has been compared to two Argentina stars by Mauricio Pochettino.

# high-praise - Saturday 17 September, 2016

'We played like hell' - Klopp revels in Liverpool show

“I told the lads before the game anything can happen, but if we lose we must lose in our way.”

# high-praise - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

'That's why he's the best player of all time... He is total football'

Luis Enrique says Barcelona star Lionel Messi is history’s greatest player because he can adapt to any role in the team.

# high-praise - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

'Luis Suarez is one of the most beautiful men you could come across'

Ahead of their reunion in Tuesday’s group stage clash, Brendan Rodgers said the Uruguayan was peerless.

# high-praise - Friday 2 September, 2016

Aiden McGeady signing 'a real coup' for Preston

The former Celtic and Spartak Moscow midfielder has moved away from Goodison Park in search of first-team football.

# high-praise - Sunday 7 August, 2016

'Best player in the country' Daryl Horgan should be playing in England and for Ireland, says Dunne

The 23-year-old winger has been a crucial part of Stephen Kenny’s side.

# high-praise - Wednesday 3 August, 2016

Martin O'Neill visited the Dundalk dressing room to hail their Champions League victory Nice Touch This post contains videos

Martin O'Neill visited the Dundalk dressing room to hail their Champions League victory

The Ireland manager labelled their performance last night as “phenomenal”.

# high-praise - Monday 1 August, 2016

Messi is better than Pele and Maradona, says Pope Francis

The San Lorenzo supporter was not shy when quizzed on football’s greatest player.

# high-praise - Tuesday 26 July, 2016

'He has a real brain for football' - Rodgers impressed by Celtic's Irish defender O'Connell

The Cork native is hoping to nail down a place in the Hoops’ first team this season.

# high-praise - Monday 18 July, 2016

'Hopefully Paddy Kelly can stay fit. This guy is a genius'

Cork selector Eoin O’Neill was thrilled with the 30-year-old’s influence in only his second game of 2016.

# high-praise - Thursday 23 June, 2016

'I've never been prouder of a group of players'

The manager joked that Wes Hoolahan would have “lost his head” if Ireland hadn’t won.

'I told Tottenham to sign him years ago!' - Keane hails Hendrick as one of Euro 2016's best midfielders

The Ireland skipper believes his team-mate could play at much higher level than the Championship.

# high-praise - Friday 17 June, 2016

'Shane Long at the same level as Belgium's strikers'

The Ireland striker has scored against Thibaut Courtois once already this season.

# high-praise - Sunday 5 June, 2016

'Kane can be as good as Ibrahimovic and Ronaldo'

A Tottenham great has backed the England international to make a big impact in years to come.

# high-praise - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Ronaldo tops Uefa's player rankings, Milner in top 5

The barometer “tracks players’ form in the build-up to and during the tournament.

# high-praise - Monday 4 April, 2016

Ireland's Keiren Westwood 'the best goalkeeper in the Championship'

The Sheffield Wednesday stopper has earned 11 clean sheets this season.

# high-praise - Monday 28 March, 2016

‘Daniel Sturridge is one of the best players in the world’

A Liverpool legend doesn’t think it would be wise for his former club to cash in on the injured-plagued marksman.

# high-praise - Friday 4 March, 2016

# high-praise - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Alex Ferguson thinks Pochettino is the ‘best manager in the Premier League’*

*According to Labour MP for Tottenham, David Lammy.

# high-praise - Friday 15 January, 2016

‘Alex Ferguson is the John Lennon of football’

Jurgen Klopp had his say on past and present Manchester United managers today.

# high-praise - Sunday 3 January, 2016

‘Pep Guardiola is the greatest coach in history’

The former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti will replace the Spanish coach at Bayern in June.

# high-praise - Friday 1 January, 2016

LVG: United fans are the best I’ve ever seen

Under-pressure manager heaps praise on vocal supporters ahead of Swansea showdown.

# high-praise - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

‘Complete Mesut Ozil has shades of Dennis Bergkamp’

The former Real Madrid man set up one of the Gunners’ goals and scored the other.

# high-praise - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Steven Gerrard on the Premier League’s best attacking midfielder on current form

“Mentally, I don’t think he’ll be happy himself playing out wide.”

# high-praise - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Seamus Coleman compares Everton team-mate Deulofeu to Ronaldo

The Irish international said Deulofeu’s stepover skills remind him of a young Cristiano Ronaldo.

# high-praise - Friday 27 November, 2015

Van Gaal likens ‘nasty’ Vardy to Bergkamp, says possible interest is ‘none of your business’

Man United’s boss admitted that the Foxes forward is difficult to deal with and also defended his decision to send James Wilson out on loan.

# high-praise - Monday 23 November, 2015

Vardy reveals secrets behind goalscoring record, Ranieri compares him to Batigol

The Leicester City forward has regular cryotherapy treatment and analyses defenders’ weaknesses before matches.

# high-praise - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

O’Shea has left Tipp legacy “that will be seen for the next 10 years” – Fanning

Declan Fanning is full of praise for departed former Tipperary boss Eamon O’Shea.

# high-praise - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Evans hails “great appointment” of former sidekick as new Tipperary manager

Kerry natives John Evans and Liam Kearns worked together with Roscommon this year.

# high-praise - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Thierry Henry on the Premier League’s ‘greatest ever’ player

The Arsenal legend feels a certain midfielder does not get the credit he deserves.

# high-praise - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

From The Daily Edge Here’s how one Irish singer got Ed Sheeran to tweet him some serious praise Tweeting Out Loud

Here’s how one Irish singer got Ed Sheeran to tweet him some serious praise

A chance encounter in New York and a CD was all it took.

# high-praise - Monday 21 September, 2015

‘Coutinho has the class to play for Barcelona’

The former Santos man believes his Brazil international team-mate has the quality to follow Luis Suarez to the Nou Camp.

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